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Sex, Violence, Aliens, Violent Sex, Violent Sex with Aliens

Sales of my SF bonkbuster Siege of Stars and the first of its sequelae Scourge of Stars are pootling along nicely, and if either of you are remotely interested in what (if anything) goes through an author’s mind while he is … Continue reading

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It’s just occurred to me that I have the manuscripts of three different books at three different publishers, in three different genres, at once, all together, simultaneously, and at the same time. This has never happened before. The Beowulf Effect: … Continue reading

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Pippa Middleton’s Guide to Sex and Cooking

I’ve finished the draft of ‘The Beowulf Effect: Fossils, Evolution and the Human Condition’ and I have packed it off to the publisher. If you’d like a sneak preview, let me know and I’ll send you a pdf.

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Being yet another excerpt from the ongoing project that is The Beowulf Effect: Fossils, Evolution and the Human Condition. This part concerns the evolution of bipedality. Why, precisely, did humans get up on their hind legs and walk? I think … Continue reading

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Ban It

The British Medical Association has called for a ban on people smoking in cars. Not other peoples’ cars – their own cars. Now, I don’t know about you, but I think it’s an outrageous idea. What business do doctors have … Continue reading

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What I Read On My Summer Holidays

Having just returned from a short break in La France Profonde I am compelled as if by the urugations of my fundament to tell you about the two books I read while sleeping off yet another repast cooked in goose … Continue reading

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Regular readers (both of you) will no doubt recall the day almost two years ago when Mrs Crox and I rescued four battery hens and gave them new homes. But seriously, this is a somewhat Guardian Weekend form of animal … Continue reading

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Yesterday I was in the London Borough of Waltham Forest where, for the third year running, I was a judge at a science debate competition. Teams of youngsters from secondary schools across the borough pitted their oratory, rhetoric and critical … Continue reading

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A nice little old lady of Mrs Crox’s acquaintance came up to Mrs Crox in the street and gave her a pamphlet which she thought might be interesting, as it mentioned me. I sighed – it was Christian literature in … Continue reading

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So, Instead, I’m Going To Talk About Sex

I haven’t got much to say right now. Well, actually, there are lots of things I’d like to say, but they concern things which, are, as it were, in a state of flux. Imagine, if you will, children roasting on … Continue reading

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