Saint, Snakes, Shamrock

As I write, it’s nearly the 17th of March again. I groan when I visit the shops and especially commercial web sites. St. Patrick was a real person, though probably Welsh Celtic rather than Irish. Unfortunately most Irish traditions about…

Facebook. Destroying humanity one person at a time.

Facebook provides NOTHING. You need email anyway to use it. They want your phone number. They make billions selling your personal information. The right sidebar is full of clickbait fake news (Fake claim of a death of a celebrity is…

World Book Day!

I think 4th March 2nd of March is World Book Day. Buy a book in your local bookshop. Edit: Wikipedia suggests it’s the 2nd of March, the first Thursday in the UK. Other countries may have it on the 23rd…

The Master’s Talent: Release Date

“The Master’s Talent” will be released on Monday 13th March (just after 12th March Midnight local time) on all the major eBook stores. It will include the full revised text of “Starship Chief”. It’s about 114K words, excluding “Starship Chief”.…

New Year, New Story, New book

I’ve been busy writing new stuff, editing old stuff and proofing. Less than two weeks now till “The Solar Alliance” is released (23rd Jan 2017). It’s not an original name for an organization in SF (one reference is 1956). Since…

The Solar Alliance Release

Proofing of “The Solar Alliance” is done, though, just in case the release date is set for the 23rd January 2017.   It will include the Novella, “Laying Ghosts”, which takes from near the end of “The Solar Alliance”, from…