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Lady Jane Under Fire The Lady Jane’s map room was a scene of frantic searching. David James had searched high and low for a map or simply any information on shallows and rock formations to the port of Lüderitz, but to no avail. Eventually Blackmore and George Nance had joined the search, but they too […]

Sex between consenting adult partners is one thing, but if you’ve taken a vow of celibacy and you break the vow, what punishment would you expect? In our modern era a vow of celibacy is probably not something where breaking the vow ends in swift and final retribution. But not so in ancient Rome. Vestal […]

“Am I a good writer?” It’s a question all writers ask themselves and I’m sure we all answer with a tentative, “Well, I think so.” There is actually only one way to test that question. Put your writing out into the public arena and see what sort of reaction you get. The problem there is […]

The eleventh extract from my soon to be published science fiction novel, The Ragged Edge of Time. Genre: Science Fiction, Time Travel, Alternate History. You can read other extracts clicking #1, #2, #3, #4, #5,  #6, 7#, 8#, 9# or #10. Adolf Hitler Vastos Hugo had never experienced a headache like it before and never wanted to experience one like it again. He was […]

The tenth 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, 7#, 8#, or 9#. New York A strong wind was whipping up from the Hudson River east of where Callie and Gideon […]

The ninth 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, 7# or 8#. Callie Gideon had blacked out as the TimeSlip device had pulsed, he slowly regained consciousness and was immediately aware […]

The eighth 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#. TimeSlip The engine core was a twenty-metre towering white circular structure held in a secure chamber at the heart […]

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 […]