blog posts index…

Oct ’20 – Nuclear weapons treaty campaigners hail new era for nuclear disarmament – BBC news report…
Oct ’20 -NASA’s OSIRIS-REx Seeks to Grab a Piece of Asteroid Bennu – Scientific American
Sept ’20 – Possibility of dark bosons entices physicists – article in Scientific American.
Aug ’20 – Mixed reactions to three stories from 1978, 1989 and 1991…
July ’20 – Hacking attempts continue on my old, mothballed domain…
July ’20 – I’m writing again after a nice long break…
May ’20 – Book review: ‘Diving into the Wreck’ by Kristine Kathryn Rusch
Apr ’20 – Choosing how to format your author name…
Feb ’20 – I enjoyed re-reading Nigel Kneale”s 1979 novel ‘Quatermass’.
Feb ’20 – I have just re-read Michael Crichton”s ‘The Andromeda Strain’ (1969) and totally enjoyed it…
Feb ’20 – I have just finished reading ‘Gravity’ (1999) by Tess Gerritsen – I”m so pleased that I did, it is one of the very best science fiction novels I have ever read!
Feb ’20 – I recently visited the RAF Museum near Watford, London…
Feb ’20 – I recently visited the Royal Observatory at Greenwich…
Feb ’20 – I”ve just re-read James Herbet”s 1975 novel “The Fog”…
Feb ’20 – Just shared my latest vlog about progress on the second book in my “Lissa Blackwood” conspiracy-thriller series
Feb ’20 – I had a real ‘boy”s own’ moment while on holiday and sat in the cockpit of a Vulcan bomber!
Feb ’20 – I finally read William Gibson”s ‘Neuromancer’, and it”s awesome!
Feb ’20 – After nearly forty years of trying, I have just finished reading Bram Stoker”s ‘Dracula’
Feb ’20 – More progress on my 2nd “Lissa Blackwood” conspiracy-thriller…

Apr ’19 – Change of style for showing inner thoughts in my writing…
Apr ’19 – Jem’ – Frederik Pohl
Apr ’19 – Approaches to writing Effectively and Efficiently…
Apr ’19 – “As You Like It” – RSC production 17/4/19…
Apr ’19 – “All About Eve” – NT Live, 11/4/19
Mar ’19 – Hellstrom”s Hive’ – Frank Herbert
Mar ’19 – Extinction Game’ – Gary Gibson
Jan ’19 – First Alpha-reader feedback about ‘Evil Eye’…
Jan ’19 – Using a digital voice recorder and YouTube to automatically convert your spoken word into text…

Dec ’18 – I”ve now printed the first 4 alpha copies of “Evil Eye – A Lissa Blackwood Thriller”…
Dec ’18 – Hospital Station’ by James White – first published in 1967…
Dec ’18 – How I Learned to Live with Climate Change’…
Dec ’18 – The 10 Rules of Writing Large Casts of Characters…
Oct ’18 – Latest vlog about ‘Evil Eye – A Lissa Blackwood Thriller’…
Sept ’18 – Day Four’ – Sarah Lotz – book review…
Sept ’18 – Which Star Trek movie starring the Original Crew is the best?
Sept ’18 – Why Blake’s 7 remains relevant today, 40 years after it was first broadcast on BBC1…
Aug ’18 – James Phelan – ‘The Spy’ and ‘Dark Heart’…
Aug ’18 – James Phelan – ‘The Hunted’…
Aug ’18 – The best place to begin? John le Carré…
Aug ’18 – The first draft of ‘Evil Eye – A Lissa Blackwood Thriller’ has been completed!
Aug ’18 – ALICE: Where does the Solar System end and inter-stellar space begin?
Aug ’18 – If I could only keep 1 singer from the “80s it would be…
Aug ’18 – Cold War memories…
Jul ’18 – From “Evil Eye – A Lissa Blackwood Thriller”: A walk across London in the footsteps of the Head of SIG, Colonel Peter Carson, DSO with Bar, MC…
Jul ’18 – Space 1999: the problem with Victor Bergman…
Jul ’18 – Crawling around inside Nuclear Bunkers…
Jul ’18 – Just 5 more scenes to go and then the first draft of ‘Evil Eye’ will be complete!
Jul ’18 – Online Science Fiction Book Club: Robert Heinlein Society Panel interview, June 2018…
Jul ’18 – Spectral’ – Netflix (2016)…
Jul ’18 – Born with the Dead’ – Robert Silverberg, 1974
Jun ’18 – Evil Eye – A Lissa Blackwood Thriller
May ’18 – Are “Ghost in the Shell” and “Ghost in the Shell: Stand Alone Complex” the perfect anime?
Apr ’18 – Thrillers, Espionage and Nietzsche…
Feb ’18 – Smoke Above the Village’
Jan ’18 – Falling in love with ‘Red Dwarf’…
Jan ’18 – Atomic Blonde’ – a great fun film starring Charlize Theron
Jan ’18 – Awestruck by the drive & dedication shown by the climbers in the film ‘Meru’…

Dec ’17 – A review of the books I read in 2017, mostly as preparation for my new post-BREXIT espionage-thriller novel…
Sept ’17 – I”ve just created a new video about my sci-fi adventure novel “Dead Snow”…
Sept ’17 – “This Is Your Revolution”
Sept ’17 – Started my next project: A 3-book series of Conspiracy-Thrillers based in the post-BREXIT world…
May ’17 – ‘Dead Snow’ is now getting great reviews and 4.5 stars on Amazon!
Apr ’17 – “Dead Snow” is now published in paperback and on the Amazon kindle…
Jan ’17 – Completed the first draft of “Dead Snow”…

Nov ’16 – Writer”s blog – ‘Keeping control of your characters…’
Nov ’16 – Viking Landers on Mars – 1976
Nov ’16 – Philae”s landing on Comet 67P
Nov ’16 – How to load .mobi books onto Kindle e-readers…
Nov ’16 – Video blog: ‘Texture in Fiction’
Nov ’16 – More from Comet 67-P
Nov ’16 – From 13/7/16: ”Young star offers a glimpse of the Sun’s past’ – interesting news story from NASA/ESA…’
Nov ’16 – From 9/8/16: ‘King Arthur”s Beard at Wookey Hole caves…’
Nov ’16 – From 14/8/16: ‘Comet 67P/Churyumov–Gerasimenko’
Nov ’16 – 1967 solar flare nearly took U.S and Soviets to the brink of war…’
Nov ’16 – From 29/9/15 – ‘Cymbeline by the RSC’
Nov ’16 – From 30/9/15 – ‘Review of “Dark Matter” by Michelle Paver…’
Nov ’16 – From 16/11/13 – ‘Twin Peaks…’
Nov ’16 – “An End of Beginnings” was published on 1st June 2016.
Nov ’16 – From 1/5/16: ‘I recently gave a talk to colleagues about “Imagination and Science Fiction”…’
Nov ’16 – From 20/8/15: ‘Visions of the Future…’
Nov ’16 – From 20/8/15: ‘Great fun at ‘Sci-Fi by the Sea’ at Herne Bay…’
Nov ’16 – From 28/7/15: ‘Some Thoughts About Societal “Culture”…’
Nov ’16 – From 5/11/14 – ‘ISS Oddity’
Nov ’16 – From 1st Nov 2014 – ‘Halloween Horror!!’
Nov ’16 – From 19/4/14 – Gabriel García Márquez – died 17th April 2014…
Nov ’16 – Crisis in Crimea
Nov ’16 – Another concept drawing for ‘An End Of Beginnings’…
Nov ’16 – Harry Potter World – great for the imagination!
Nov ’16 – Another piece of concept art from “An End of Beginnings”
Nov ’16 – An early picture from “An End of Beginnings”

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