The City of Tomorrow, Chapter 1

I’ve got the first chapter of my novel here to tempt people into reading the entire thing and sending me feedback. It’s an urban fantasy, about a detective investigating the murder of a city. The entire MS is about 120K…

Ridley Scott wiped the popcorn off his face, scowling out the window at the zombie legion of scientists, engineers and science-orientated geeks who had trapped him in a small bunker. “BRAINS!” groaned the zombie horde, as they battered at the…

DjVu - A PDF Alternative

While I own an iPad, I’m not a big fan of reading on it. I can play games on it and browse the web, but when it comes to reading books and PDFs, I just don’t like doing it on…

Oh wow, this movie has everything! Rocket boots! Rocket ships! Space Princesses! Handsome, angsty, conflicted winged, rocket-booted, wolf-descended love interests. Bureaucracies! Scheming, noble families! Action! There’s a plot, somewhere here too, but it’s a bit mixed up and buried by…

I sent a short story off today! Hurray. It got rejected last year, but this time for sure. I was thinking using a pseudonym. Apparently, male readers prefer male authors, and since I want to become the greatest, best-selling fantasy…

Late Resolutions

1) I will blog more regularly. 2) I will finish my novel. (This is actually doable, as the current draft is pretty solid. Just needs more sanding, grinding, editing.) 3) Further to (2), I will write (hopefully novelish things) more…

Movie Reviews: Only Lovers Left Alive

I heard the term ‘experiential’ in a film review once. Don’t read anything about the movie, the reviewer urged. You have to “experience” it first. And by Jove, I think I just encountered such a beast, an experiential film! And…

My Father...

My father passed away this morning at around 5AM.  Prior to that, he was in a coma. A few weeks ago, he slipped and hurt his head.  This started a bilateral subarachnoid haemorrhage (essentially, blood filling up into the spaces…

See this movie.  It’s good. Horrible spoilers and plot dissection below.

This was a delight after the turgid prose of The Night Lands.  It’s a concisely written novella that is a solid read and had a strong impact on twenty first century science fiction.  Because of this, most genre aficionados will…