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Inspiration: Children of the Folded Valley

Concluding my series on inspiration and influences for my novels, here’s a look at the stories that informed my most successful and “personal” book to date, Children of the Folded Valley. A coming of age memoir set against a “light” … Continue reading

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Film Review – Blade Runner 2049

Despite the drooling critical acclaim lavished on Denis Villeneuve’s much belated sequel to Ridley Scott’s 1982 masterpiece, based on one viewing at least, I’d say this isn’t in the pantheon of genuinely great sequels (ie The Godfather Part II, The … Continue reading

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Film Review – Close Encounters of the Third Kind (re-release)

Steven Spielberg’s 1977 masterpiece Close Encounters of the Third Kind has returned to UK cinemas in a very limited run. I have now seen this on the big screen in a variety of formats, including 70mm, 35mm and now digital … Continue reading

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Download the entire George Hughes trilogy FREE – for five days only!

The George Hughes trilogy is a thrilling, action-packed space tale set just over a hundred years in the future. Each story is a stand-alone adventure, but I recommend reading the novels in order nonetheless, as they do follow on from … Continue reading

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Film Review – War for the Planet of the Apes

A superb motion capture performance from Andy Serkis dominates War for the Planet of the Apes, the final segment of the recent “Caesar” prequel/reboot Apes trilogy. Serkis is master of the motion capture discipline, bringing to life characters as diverse … Continue reading

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