Fontana & Istilor

Welcome to my second book! Fontana & Istilor has been bubbling away for several months. It burst into my brain in the early part of 2023, and it would not leave until it had been fully realised. I am proud of this, it is completely different to The Awakening, and thus has its own, unique […]

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The Awakening

Back in 2019 (yes, I am aware I’ve told this story before), I started a journey. It began as a piece of… well, not fan fiction, for it was an original piece of work, but it was a story for my website. I developed it during quiet periods at work, and at home. I was […]

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Jumpmaster Press

I want to introduce you to my publishers, namely the good people of Jumpmaster Press! Jumpmaster Press have a huge selection of sci-fi and fantasy stories from a wide range of authors, including Star Trek: Deep Space Nine actor Armin Shimerman. Jumpmaster Press have given me an opportunity and they have helped me to hone […]

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The Forums

That’s the idea behind the forums, which can be found here. Well, ok, maybe not unlimited – I mean, we’re bound to disagree, and I welcome robust discussions! If you are interested, sign up – but by all means browse first to see if there are topics of interest, and feel free to create topics […]

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Pinning the Important Stuff

I figured it wouldn’t hurt to put all the ways and means of contacting/interacting with me in one, easy to find place – in case the social media links weren’t obvious enough. An important project is The Coalition of the Brave. New contributors are always welcome. You can catch me on Facebook. You’ll definitely catch […]

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Writing Prompts: Covid

How have you adapted to the changes brought on by the Covid-19 pandemic? An interesting question. The covid-19 pandemic forced a lot of changes upon us all. There was a new routine, for a time, but with the end of pandemic measures, that routine has largely disappeared. Still, what did I do differently during that […]

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Writing Prompts: ‘Canon’

Make reference to the subject of canon in respect of sci-fi and fantasy works, and you will immediately set a lot of fans frothing at the mouth. Why? Because canon is what counts, canon is what matters, and yet, so many fans of so many shows, movies and books cannot agree on what canon is. […]

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Writing Prompts: Secret Skills

What’s a secret skill or ability you have or wish you had? I’d love the ability to be able to instantly relax, but I don’t think that’s a true skill! On the other hand, maybe the ability to detach one’s self from turbulence and unwind is a skill of sorts. I have a feeling the […]

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The Dividing Line, P3

Loosely inspired by conversations with Citizen Tom, and building on previous posts here, here and here, let’s ask some questions, and attempt to provide answers. A very good starting point would be this comment of mine over at Tom’s site, and his response: What would you suggest as a replacement (to federally-funded education)? A for-profit […]

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The Dividing Line, P2

Following on from this post, this post, and this post by Bruce Gerencser, and factoring in a post of Citizen Tom’s I thought I’d continue this little series. Bruce’s post framed the topic of public money around education, which is a good point to follow up. Some people – usually from the religious right – […]

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The Dividing Line

Recently, Citizen Tom wrote a post decrying democratic socialism. Leaving aside serious questions around whether or not the Democrats of the US political system are truly socialists (or even whether they have serious socialist leanings, something that is highly debateable), his post serves as the foundation for some interesting discussion points. Democratic Socialism As defined […]

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The Parasitic Religious Right

Whilst perusing The Life and Times of Bruce Gerencser, I came across a post from my pal that spoke of taxpayer’s money being funnelled away from state schools, and towards private schools. In particular, this money is going towards private religious schools, and in the US state of Ohio, that means Christian schools. It is […]

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