Monthly Archives: April 2015

Giveaway: Perchance to Dream

The English may have been a beleaguered people when Spitfires roared over their heads but they were a relatively simple people. They had schoolmasters to tell them how to live and how to die, and the Church of England to

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Greater Minds: Freeman Dyson says let’s look for life in the outer solar system

NASA’s New Horizons probe is approaching the Kuiper Belt. Freeman Dyson suggested Europa and the Kuiper Belt as habitats for life in the solar system. Europa’s ocean is under an ice pack, so life would be undetectable. If there is

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Last chance to get Coldwater Cottage for free

The Coldwater Cottage giveaway ends 24h from now. Grab it quick before you have to pay for it! Until then, Coldwater Cottage is available from the following Kindle stores: US UK DE FR ES IT NL JP BR CA MX

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Unshod

None of this would have happened if you hadn’t lost my shoe. Yes, I know you only lost one. I still don’t know how you did that. But it doesn’t make any difference does it? What was I supposed to

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Giveaway: Coldwater Cottage

What would you do if your long lost sister asked you to hunt for your mother’s jewellery twenty metres under the English Channel? This week’s giveaway, Coldwater Cottage, tells the story of one man’s answer to that question. Of course

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Greater Minds: James Ellroy

 James Ellroy claims his mother’s murder is key to understanding who he was but not who he is. His obsessions kept him happy when he was a homeless drug addict, then he channelled them into creating fiction. Ellroy claims to

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Last chance to get Virulence for free

The Virulence giveaway ends 24h from now, after which you’ll have to pay the princely sum of 99c, or whatever Amazon decides is the equivalent in your currency. Until then, Virulence is available from the Kindle stores for the following

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Solo

How fast does a man alone travel through time? That was the question Adam should have considered before he opted for immortality. It had seemed like a good idea at the time. Six months or eternity to live wasn’t a

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New Covers and Giveaways

Two pieces of good news today: First, Manda Benson took me to task for my amateurish covers and, being more inclined to constructive endeavour than criticism, she offered to redesign them. Her covers are a vast improvement on mine, and

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Inspirations: Artificial Intelligence

AI has reached the point where it has an impact on society. It may be impossible for a machine to emulate human intelligence, but they can do things that humans can’t. A poorly designed AI that can redesign or replicate

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