A thought for #NationalWritingDay

Writers – of fiction, I mean – occupy the territory between magician, court jester and shaman. They take the things we cannot clearly see about ourselves and make mirrors so that we can look at those things, at least a little more clearly. It’s paradoxical, isn’t it, that though we, as writers, set out with […]

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The Mahe Mailshot – RAIN

  In March 2003 My wife and I went to live on a small island in the Indian Ocean. We stayed there for a year of tropical delights and frustrations. As a break from fiction – and to help maintain my sanity in the midst of a strange culture – I wrote a series of […]

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“Do you see Post Apocalyptic fiction as a great way to explore Horror elements in a setting more associated with the Science Fiction branch of the Speculative Fiction tree?”

I was originally asked this by Rob Bedford and answered it on SFF World  in February, 2014… I danced around this hulk of a question for ages trying to find its weak spot. It was like boxing a Decepticon. After a couple of weeks, dodging and feinting without landing a single blow, I was tired, […]

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