1. MY FIRST AUDIOBOOK

    Although my reading is multi genre my favourite audiobooks were Tony Robinson reading Terry Pratchett's disc world novels. Although he did many TV roles you may know him as Baldrick in Blackadder.

  2. ANN THROPE #3 - CAMBODIA - 1723

    A drop of sweat avoided the hairs that nature had provided to protect the eye. Like a tiny drop of acid, the droplet lost its tension and broke apart, instantly spreading across the surface tissues with a sharpness that belied its small size.

  3. ALITA: BATTLE ANGEL - FILM REVIEW

    This is one brilliant film. Set five hundred years in the future, in a post-apocalyptic world. Well not post nuclear, but post interplanetary war. 

  4. CHECKERBOARD - SHORT STORY

    She looked at the square tiles on the wall and the checker board pattern on the floor and they made her smile. It had all started ironically in a wood late at night. That was when they had met. They were there, right there, at the beginning. 

  5. 1984 - GEORGE ORWELL - BOOK REVIEW

    In a recent interview I was asked about books that have influenced me. There are some books and films that I have read and seen once, that were truly brilliant, and I never want to be exposed to again.

  6. THE LIFT - POLLY GRANGER #1

    Polly was late for work. Everything had been going wrong. She had slept through her alarm this morning. How could that happen? She felt grimy, because in all the rush she hadn't had time to shower.

  7. BLADE RUNNER 2049 - FILM REVIEW

    Blade Runner 2049 is a fantastic film. The original was ground breaking. Based on Phillip K Dick's, "Do Androids Dream Of Electric Sheep," it was the great cyberpunk world of sleazy streets...

  8. PLOT LINES

    I have been asked how I develop my plot lines. My plots hopefully run through with some kind of logic. But, it's a bit like a Morecambe and Wise song, all the right notes, but not necessarily in the right order.

  9. THE BUBBLE - SHORT STORY

    The bubble slowly rose to the surface carrying all the hopes and aspirations of a planet. It was the first. The Boy carried his wooden sword proudly.

  10. ROGUE ONE – FILM REVIEW

    A straight forward fight between good and evil. This film is magnificent. I had forgotten how good it was and was only really watching it to tweak my new home cinema sound system.

  11. ASTRUM – FARAMOND FRIE – REVIEW

    This book is amazing. A story about an adventurer and warrior, recounted to an audience at the Savoy, and written as an epic poem. That's right the whole book is one amazing epic poem.

  12. SLAN – AE VAN VOGT – BOOK REVIEW

    This is a book I first read over thirty years ago and thought I remembered well enough, but apparently not. I have just reread it and it’s still fantastic.