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Fiction Review: A Dream of Wessex by Christopher Priest

If Christopher Priest has a formula, it can be summed up as two worlds = one character. In A Dream of Wessex, one of Julia Stretton’s worlds is an experiment conducted by the other: a utopian future based around the

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Fiction Review: Blindsight by Peter Watts

A laser is asked to find darkness in a dark room. This will be easy, thinks the laser, how hard can it be to find what I’m surrounded by? Yet wherever the laser looks, all it sees is light. The

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Caresaway Discount on Kindle

The Kindle edition of Caresaway is down to 99c this week, or whatever Amazon decides that is in your local currency. If you’d like to read a novelette about what happens when a psychopath reaches a position of great power,

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Return of the Voice

Should I say something? Anything in particular you’d like to hear? You want to hear about my radical student days, back in the nineties? Yeah, I know, I was two decades late. Sitting around gabbing about how the fascist regime

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Inspirations: Riding the bomb to Saturn

The nuclear pulse drive would power a spacecraft with a series of nuclear explosions. Project Orion, led by Freeman Dyson, planned a four-year round trip to the moons of Saturn. After Orion was abandoned, pulse drive has led to several

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The Caresaway Kindle Countdown

Caresaway is on a Kindle countdown for the next couple of days so grab it if you’d like to read a novelette about what happens when a psychopath reaches a position of great power. I promise you that it’s fiction

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Oak in Winter

The winter sun is our friend. The kind that half-rises in the middle of the morning, makes a half-hearted effort to force some light through the iron sky for a few hours and loses interest by the middle of the

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Caresaway is being given away

Caresaway is a novelette about a man who recovers from depression by becoming a psychopath. Psychopaths never do anything that doesn’t benefit themselves so it’s fortunate that Melanie Nelson of Annorlunda is not a psychopath. In fact, she’s so far

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Caresaway is Here

Caresaway will cure your depression. Caresaway will make you successful beyond your wildest dreams. Caresaway will make you into a psychopath. And more to the point, Caresaway is now published in hardcopy and Kindle editions. If you’d like to know

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Under the Hooked Cross – 17: Seamus Silversmith

Previous instalments: 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 The duty officer droned on. “Brundtmann?” “In the canteen. All safe here.” “Fleischer?” “Observatory. All safe here.” Silversmith grinned in anticipation. Any

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