I do enjoy watching rather off-centre films particularly the sci-fi post-apocalyptic ones which are on offer on Netflix - I am also quite partial to the small budget, independent ones. They all have something to offer even if they are hated on ‘Rotten Tomatoes’. However, the last two films I watched, I noticed a slightly unnerving pattern occurring. The colonies under attack … [Read more...] about The Red Shirt Effect
Report from Devon ComicCon 2018
Well, I’ve just come back from the first Devon ComicCon at Exeter University sports campus. I must admit the sports facilities at Exeter University were extremely impressive, all sorts of sci-fiesque heavy black machines lined the windows. You could not tell if the athletes were separate entities or just part of the machine, a cyber-athlete fusion, in perhaps an echo of future … [Read more...] about Report from Devon ComicCon 2018
Last Sunday I was at Somerset ComicCon, crossing the border into unknown fantasy territory. It was a huge event but surprisingly spacious and everyone had room to roam which was great. I am not one to stay chained to my author table for long so my day was broken with frequent sorties to other stands. For this event, I decided to go a little outside the author box and … [Read more...] about Spinning Daleks
Report from Bath Comic-con ’18
Well, this week I was at the inaugural Bath Comic-con. I was slightly worried that I would get so lost I would miss the entire show but in a completely unexpected turn of events, I got to the Pavilion on time and without getting lost. I set up my little epic dark fantasy stall on the Exeter Authors Association Fantasy Department row with Jennifer Ash (Robin Hood author) and … [Read more...] about Report from Bath Comic-con ’18
How Do I Write Fantasy?
One of the questions people me is how do you write your stories? This is a difficult question to answer because I am dyslexic brain, so I guess the answer is quite weirdly… I find the story comes easily. It just plays through like a film in my mind and I act as a recorder and just write the events down as they unfound. This is why I always get very excited when … [Read more...] about How Do I Write Fantasy?