New Book: Making Waves

Welcome to Triton, the largest moon of Neptune. Or, welcome to Triton again, if you have already read INSIDE OUT. It’s a little bit chilly, and it’s a little bit distant (only about 4.5 billion kilometres away, give or take). But it’s a freedom-loving place, especially if you’re a corporation keen to maximise your profitsContinue reading “New Book: Making Waves”

Waves Approaching

I published my first science fiction novel, Inside Out, last year and I am now about to publish its sequel, Making Waves, following the fates of the idiots who travelled to Triton in the first book. As before, it is primarily a book about characters and how they respond to events, but naturally it isContinue reading “Waves Approaching”

One Giant Leap in Profits: Space and the Corporations

In 1957, a 2’ wide aluminium globe made it into orbit around Earth. It was called Sputnik and I remember it well, not because I was interested in Space as a toddler, but because my brother called his guinea-pig Sputnik. Sputnik was launched by the Soviet Union. Four years later, Yuri Gagarin became the firstContinue reading “One Giant Leap in Profits: Space and the Corporations”

Science and Fiction and Both

There are two sorts of extreme in Science Fiction. Some focus on the science, concentrating on what might feasibly happen within proven possibilities. Others concentrate on the fiction, taking it all closer to sheer fantasy and regarding the laws of physics as a minor irritation to be brushed over. I am somewhere in between. IContinue reading “Science and Fiction and Both”