Her first year is over already, except for the season special which will broadcast on New Year’s Day rather than Christmas Day. I’ve never been able to figure out whether the seasonal special is supposed to be a swansong for the last series (especially as the last three regenerations have taken place then) or an … Continue reading My Thoughts on Jodie Whittaker’s First Season as The Doctor
Yes it is that time of year again, the time that lovers buy each other chocolates and flowers, go out for a meal and sip wine into the small hours and generally revel in how loved up they feel. Well, not for everyone. Want a bit of romance in your reading? Believe it or not, … Continue reading A Sci Fi Romance Story for Valentine’s Day
Despite that spring is my favourite season, it seems that I’ve written few stories set during the three months between the end of March and June. It’s a period that defines new life, a new start, new beginnings and people tend to be blessed with a certain air of positivity and relaxation. Spring for me … Continue reading A Coming of Age Story Perfect for Spring
To the uninitiated, science fiction is about space battles and exploring planets full of strange and wonderful creatures. Yet science fiction has never “just” been about spaceships and alien planets. That is just one subgenre of our weird and wonderful genre. There are many more and you might be surprised at some books and films … Continue reading Science Fiction’s Sub-Genres in a Nutshell (Part 1)
Is it just me or has there been a cosmic shift in television dramas (particularly sci-fi) in the last few years? Have you noticed? Go back over modern television – go back perhaps 30 years and those ongoing sci-fi series tended to be a “monster of the week” type serials. The endless Trek spin- offs, … Continue reading Is Modern TV a Case of “Books on the Screen”?
I saw Dark Eden advertised in SFX magazine a few years ago and added it to my mental wish list. It sounded my sort of thing and I eventually bought it on Kindle. A tale of strange alien worlds and life forms, exotic yet hostile, beautiful yet problematic about a small colony trying to survive. … Continue reading Book Review: Dark Eden by Chris Beckett
Here we are, the final part of my current serial. I hope you have enjoyed the adventure, please don’t forget to offer your feedback. Previous parts: Part 1, Part 2, Part 3, Part 4, Part 5, Part 6, Part 7.
“What is this?” I hear you say, “has he actually got back to this serial and stopped leaving us on that cliffhanger from part 3?” Yes, dear reader, indeed I have. We left our dimension-jumping hero in a ruined wasteland nearly two months ago. Here is part 4…
Part 2 of my new serial. If you have not read part 1 yet, it is here
Science fiction is often about technology, yet there are some fictional universes where some technologies we take for granted are taboo. Let’s take computers, for example. Religious dictats are as prevalent in one world as strictures against Muslims and Jews eating bacon are here, today, arguably even more enforced. That is the world of Frank … Continue reading “Thou shalt not make a machine in the likeness of a human mind.”