Monthly Archives: May 2015

Last chance to get Rainfire by Night for free

The Rainfire by Night giveaway ends 24h from now, at which point the price will go up to 99c or equivalent. Until then, Rainfire by Night is available from the following Kindle stores: Rainfire by Night is part of the

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Evader

The monitor lizards have been at the kayak again. The smell of the food I’d stolen must linger in there, because they keep pulling the palm fronds apart to get at it. A bright orange kayak wouldn’t have been my

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Giveaway: Rainfire by Night

In a future dominated by warring tribes, status is measured by how hard a man can swing a sword. A woman like Rainfire will never stand among men like her father. It’s only when her people are threatened by a

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How I write: Science fiction

An idea drawn from current science or politics is likely to end up being science fiction. The story needs characters impacted by the idea and a situation that forces them to confront it. A story set in the present can

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Measles vaccination saves even more lives than anyone thought

A few weeks ago, I flew into one of my rages at pseudoscientific misinformation and listed the many reasons to ignore the scaremongers and vaccinate children against measles. A study published a couple of weeks ago showed the benefits of

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Last chance to get The Redeemed for free

The Redeemed giveaway ends 24h from now, after which it will go up to the unholy price of 99c or equivalent. Until then, The Redeemed is available from the following Kindle stores: The Redeemed is part of the Steel in

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Waiting

“He’s gone,” I say. “He’s not coming back.” Silence is a condition of my being here and I meant to keep my promise. It’s the yearning in her half open mouth that prised the words from me. That and the

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Giveaway: The Redeemed

Winter in the Sanctuary was miserable enough before something started murdering children, but the people are lucky to have the Redeemer to guide them. He alone speaks the language of the Lord, and they will need every scrap of his

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Greater Minds: David Grinspoon on Visions of Life

Tension in science fiction derives from the problems the technology can’t solve. Predictive science fiction is unlikely to be accurate because technological progress is not linear. What science can tell us about other planets offers plenty of scope for tension.

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The Hedonist

If I answered the door with a scowl, blame it on the climate. By the time I got out of the jeepney, all I wanted was to get out of my sweaty clothes. I certainly didn’t want to talk to

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