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The seventh of several extracts from my soon to be published science fiction novel. Title: The Ragged Edge of Time. Genre: Science Fiction, Time Travel, Alternate History. You can read other extracts clicking #1, #2, #3, #4, #5 or #6. Achilles Heel Admiral Ganchen was a short fat man with a propensity to sweat when nervous. By the time his […]

The sixth of several extracts from my soon to be published science fiction novel. Title: The Ragged Edge of Time. Genre: Science Fiction, Time Travel, Alternate History. You can read other extracts clicking #1, #2, #3, #4, #5, #6, or #7. Security Breach Gideon sat amid the array of computers that were scanning his body, checking for anomalies […]

Content In social media circles, content is touted as king. But it’s surprising how many people who have a social media platform have no idea what content is. Put simply, if you’re a writer, musician, painter, film maker or anyone who wants an audience for their work, then you need to show off that work. […]

Take a quick poll in any shopping mall in any city in any country. Ask one question. “Do you like to get something for nothing?” What’s the betting the majority say yes? If your answer is yes then here’s something for nothing for you. In fact, here’s TWO somethings for nothing. Hitler’s Secret Atomic Bomb This […]

If anyone asks my advice on their writing, there are two things I will tell them to get right, spelling and word usage. And no, I’m not asking you to learn magic! Aside from the fact we English spell a few words differently to our cousins across the pond, spelling and word usage is essential […]

Stand outside, in the middle of any given night, in Cyprus when it’s very dark and the sky at night is clear and apart from the stars you may see something interesting. A shooting star in various colours, satellites on occasions, sometimes passenger jets, other times drones, the odd military helicopter, Santa at certain times […]

In general, the Brits love two particular dishes to eat. A full English breakfast and Fish ‘n’ Chips, two special treats close to our hearts. There is nothing more at odds with the experience of eating Fish ‘n’ Chips than sat in a restaurant watching a swaying palm tree, the gently lapping of surf against […]