Voyager, my second novel, was an anomaly, much like the central premise of its story. I’d just written Irex, an intense, brooding and claustrophobic historical mystery; I expected to continue in a similar vein. Instead, I had a very vivid dream in the summer of 2016 in which I saw the central motif of Voyager’s… Continue reading Voyager – an odyssey in the making!
Storytelling is the creative skill du jour. It's an increasingly common way for ordinary people to express their imagination to the world at large. The rise of self-publishing and its tyrannical champion, Amazon, has given an unprecedented platform to those who want to express themselves through writing. Having cut their literary teeth on the digital… Continue reading The Indie Wasteland – A Post-Apocalyptic Trap for the Unwary
A grown-up Dredd without any Dredd? How is this so good? I've finally got to read this legendary story from the earliest days of the Megazine (blurgh!) in the early 90s. And it is mind-blowingly good. From the pen of Dredd creator John Wagner and the astonishing colour artwork of Colin MacNeil, this is unlike… Continue reading America: The Judges are Judged.
Recently*, I celebrated my birthday. My teenage daughter, who clearly is kind enough to listen to me from time to time, remembered me talking about the sci-fi fixations of my youth. To my extreme surprise and great pleasure, she presented me with a bound collection of Judge Dredd comic strips from the legendary British sci-fi comic… Continue reading Sci-fi Inspiration