Drainpipes for Strike Posts

Today, I’m very pleased to announce that Mantic Games have released their Dreadball Xtreme short story anthology, Drainpipes for Strike Posts. The Anthology is priced at £3.99 and contains stories from such authors as David Guymer, Guy Haley, Mike Hollows and myself, and makes for a great collection of tales set in Mantic Games sci-fi … Continue reading Drainpipes for Strike Posts

Over the summer – a tale of bruising, wrist injury and accidental checking.

For me, this summer has been quite unlike any other I've had. In summer's gone by I've had extended holidays courtesy of the army, spent one summer locked in the loft writing A Game of Two Halves, pointing brickwork, drinking too much, going to bike rallies, short holidays, but this year was altogether different. 'How … Continue reading Over the summer – a tale of bruising, wrist injury and accidental checking.

Guards! Guards!, Men at Arms and Feet of Clay – Terry Pratchett, Audible review

Terry Pratchett is the reason I write. When I first picked up a copy of Small Gods in the Isle of Man, many, many years ago, it was the first book that I'd read that held my attention, and made me want to sit in and read rather than going into the sun and enjoying … Continue reading Guards! Guards!, Men at Arms and Feet of Clay – Terry Pratchett, Audible review

Lovecraft’s Monsters – Various Authors, Audible

Well, after a brief spell away from Lovecraft, I decided to return to something Lovecraftian. I missed the tentacles and the terror, and the feeling at the end of the tale that something odd is just out of sight. Monsters is a great listen, rather than being a collection of Lovecraft's stories, it's a collection … Continue reading Lovecraft’s Monsters – Various Authors, Audible

Bleak House, by Charles Dickens – Audible Review – part one

Bleak House. What can I say about this one? Well, it's bleak. Really, really bleak. After listening to nearly two days worth of Charles Dicken's Pickwick Papers (review here) I'd been wanting to listen to Bleak House, as it's meant to be superb. So, I downloaded it, and started to listen during a morning workout. … Continue reading Bleak House, by Charles Dickens – Audible Review – part one

A cockpit according to Charles Dickens

Around the start of the Masters (it may have been the first or second semester...) we were asked to do a pastiche of a famous writer. For mine I chose Charles Dickens, and the piece I was writing at the time (and currently re-writing) was Slip Jevans - Hero of the Union. The pastiche is … Continue reading A cockpit according to Charles Dickens

A Scanner Darkly, by Philip K. Dick – Audible review

I read the book of this years ago, and still have the copy of it on my small bookcase at home. Don't be unnerved that I have a small book case, I have tonnes of books, but they're in piles, on shelves, in boxes, so that one day, when I have a library room they … Continue reading A Scanner Darkly, by Philip K. Dick – Audible review

Dune, by Frank Herbert – Audible Review

Dune. If I can recall every memory from the film, it is limited to Sting in a funky still suit, and some chap riding a worm. The novel, when I've tried to read it in the past, didn't grip me straight away, and so I resigned from reading it. Instead, I listened to it. Audible, … Continue reading Dune, by Frank Herbert – Audible Review