Elvis dropped in the other day to interview me about my novella ‘Missionary’. He’s living on Mars, disguised as a walrus. I’m sure he’s not the real Elvis, and he’s on Mars to hide from other Elvis impersonators. But he talks sense. Elvis: This novella of yours, ‘Missionary’… Me: Glad you mentioned it. Here’s what a reviewer said of… More An interview with Elvis about ‘Missionary’
I set my novella ‘Missionary‘ in a future where ordinary people had to find the strength to do extraordinary things. I also wanted it to be interstellar. Making that meet my other intention to set it in a super-hard science setting, insofar as fiction allows, was a challenge. I solved it by imagining a techno-magical ‘star drive’ that produced instantaneous jumps… More Why the ideal interplanetary ship still needs people
My science-fiction novella ‘Missionary‘ is OUT as part of a compilation, Endless Worlds, Vol 1, by Australian publisher Endless Worlds Publications. This initial e-book issue will be followed, in February, by the full release – with all-new cover. That means you get to read it now – and enjoy it later too. Like all good stories it… More It’s time to pick a tagline for my story – I need your help
The problem with going interstellar is that the distances involved are huge. Couple that with the fact that our friend Albert Einstein imposed an annoying speed limit on the universe, and going even to the nearest star at light-speed is going to take 4.3 years, Earth time. That’s always supposing you can get your rocket to… More Albert’s a spoilsport when it comes to going interstellar
It’s funny where the twists and turns of writing have taken me. I was originally trained in fiction writing. I switched to non-fiction in part because that’s the larger market in New Zealand and I’m qualified in the fields I write in. And that worked pretty well for a while. But fiction’s always been there.… More ‘Missionary’. A Black Friday launch on Kindle!
The latest wave of internet click-bait intrigues me. Apparently there are things ‘scientists’ hate because they can’t explain them. The supposition that ‘scientists’ validate themselves on complete literal knowledge and therefore ‘hate’ what they can’t explain plays on the needs of the credulous. Stupid scientists. It’s so easy to put them in their place. Quite. The reality… More You won’t believe why scientists like this post
My sci-fi novella ‘Missionary’ is about to be released by Endless Worlds publications, part of an anthology of seven sci-fi, fantasy and horror stories. Here’s a picture the publisher commissioned of the lead character from my story, Cam Suttler. I think it’s an awesome realisation that completely captures who I had in mind – someone who’s seen better… More Introducing Cam Suttler