Tag Archives: Science fiction

Film Review – Ad Astra

Pitched as Apocalypse Now meets 2001: A Space Odyssey, James Gray’s Ad Astra is a visually stunning film which aims very high indeed, and for the most part succeeds. When strange cosmic surges originating around Neptune threaten the Earth, astronaut … Continue reading

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The Tangent Tree Series 2 Episode 2: Sci-Fi (part 1)

The latest episode of The Tangent Tree podcast is the first in a two-part discussion on science fiction. Expect the usual rants, rambles, and raving about revered classic films. You can listen on Spotify, iTunes, Podcast Addict et al, or … Continue reading

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Film Review – Alita: Battle Angel

A grab bag of cinematic dystopia populates Robert Rodriguez’s manga inspired Alita: Battle Angel. A pinch of Blade Runner here, a dash of Robocop there, soaked in a Mad Max marinade, served with an al dente Rollerball and a sprinkle … Continue reading

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2018 in review

At the risk of sounding like a nauseating Oscar acceptance speech, 2018 has been an extraordinary year for me, and I am very happy to have made a number of significant breakthroughs with my writing. Novels and Short Stories Firstly … Continue reading

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Christmas Present ideas

If you are scratching your head this year over Christmas presents, why not consider giving one of my novels? At the risk of sounding like a cliché, I have written across a variety of genres and therefore have “something for … Continue reading

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Film Review – Upgrade

If you’re looking for an outrageous blast of B-movie sci-fi thrills, look no further that writer/director Lee Whannel’s Upgrade. Essentially Robocop meets Death Wish, the film has a nifty premise with thrills and dark laughs to spare, and also an … Continue reading

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My brain needs a break

My brain needs a break. Here’s a scary picture of me in brain meltdown mode. Given the rather excessively productive year I have had so far (first drafts on two longer than usual novels, lots of editing on earlier, currently … Continue reading

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George goes to Neptune – the version that never was

Whilst glancing through some old notes and files the other day, I came across an outline I’d written for George goes to Neptune, the third novel in my George Hughes trilogy. I glanced through it and was astonished. The plot … Continue reading

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Download Children of the Folded Valley FREE – for five days only!

Anyone who grew up in a cult, or amid a stifling religious atmosphere, may find my most successful novel, Children of the Folded Valley, resonates with their own experience. Certainly I’d be lying if I claimed my own rather peculiar … Continue reading

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Film Review – A Quiet Place

The best film you’ll ever see with Michael Bay’s name in the credits (as producer, not director), A Quiet Place is B-movie horror par excellence, delivering stripped down, nerve-shredding thrills with adroitly controlled suspense and an ingenious premise. Not far … Continue reading

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