Excellent News

I could not be happier! I can now share some news that I have known about for a few days: My short story ‘Warm Gun’ has been awarded first place in the 2016 BFS Short Story competition. This is an … Continue reading

Embryo novel – first peak.

No, not a novel about embryos (hmm, makes quick note), but here’s my 0.02 draft of a new SF novel. As usual this consists of a whole lot of little bits of paper laid out in rows according to Acts, … Continue reading

Open Waters – Now on Kindle!

My short story collection, ‘Open Waters’, from TheEXAGGERATEDPress, is now available as an e-book from all the usual places. Open Waters has sixteen of my short stories, a mix of SF and fantasy and the strange, including four never previously … Continue reading

How To Get an Agent in 530,000 Easy Steps

So this time around I signed with an agent. It was interesting to look back at previous submissions and think about what I did differently. Apart from one thing, it wasn’t that easy to see exactly what that was. My … Continue reading

Out and About – Interviews & Readings (Free beer)

For the first time in my life I had the pleasure of being interviewed for a podcast! This took place earlier this year at the brilliant Archipelacon, along with my partner, Gaie Sebold.  We talked with the humungously charming Greg … Continue reading

The Future of Humanity

Just a few years from now advances in physics lead to a full understanding of gravity, and our ability to manipulate gravitational fields. Humanity being what it is, the first commercial application was the anti-gravity brassiere. As with all new … Continue reading

A Free Short Story – Schenectady

Here’s a little story about ideas, and where writers really get them from. Could it be we just make this stuff up, or is it as Harlan Ellison says – we get them wholesale from that little old lady in … Continue reading

Working from Home; Walking to Work

Last week I decided to start walking to work. It’s already done me a lot of good. Let me explain – I work from home. Up until last week my commute was nothing more than the distance between the bedroom … Continue reading

Free Story – Geronimo’s Cadillac

Here’s another free story – this one’s about war, the invasion of an alien planet, and what happens when it all goes horribly wrong.. This particular story had about the longest gestation of any I’ve written so far. Although I … Continue reading

Bucket List – Baptised by Neptune

I have this joke in my author bio that my first girlfriend was a mermaid. It’s true in a way, she was Marina from Gerry Anderson’s Stingray, and I was seven years old. She was rescued from slavery in Triton’s … Continue reading