Tag Archives: Science fiction

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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Film Review – Ready Player One

Ready Player One is Steven Spielberg’s triumphant return to the kinds of films that made him famous, before his post Schindler’s List output featured less in the way of outright megahits. Certainly, I can’t recall such a satisfying, sugar-rush Spielberg … Continue reading

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