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Review: Three Days to Never

November 18, 2013 by


Three Days to Never by Tim Powers My rating: 4 of 5 stars Oh man! Just… so much damn fun! Einstein! Jewish mysticism! Time travel?! Nice and smooth… View all my reviews

A Certain Predilection For Getting Dragons Drunk

November 9, 2012 by


Okay, so recently I’ve noticed that there are certain… similarities between the two series’ I’m writing. Not in story or character but some of the underlying ideas are the same. Fundamentally, this is not surprising. An author’s obsessions tend find their way onto the page somehow. And my doctorate — if it achieved nothing else […]

Dead, but Dreaming

August 13, 2012 by


Suddenly realised that my Twitter stream could just be a pre-programmed chronicle of my reading history… But no, I am still here, I am still writing (ask me about “Binder” or “Tender” sometime, very happily writing!) Also discovering the pains joys struggles of overloading on teaching, whilst also realising I only have half a year to […]

Eat Your Vegetables. Stay Off My Lawn. Practice Your Synopses. Wear Sunscreen.

July 3, 2012 by


So I am having a problem with my brain where people ask me about the writing and I accidentally spill spoilers all over them. I think it’s because I’m writing synopses. It’s proving quite troublesome shifting from ‘give it to us straight, spoil the ending’ in writing a synopsis to ‘tell me how it’s going […]

May 16, 2012 by


Now we’re going to see a new industry for Real World splat books! Prestige classes? “Arsehole,” “Right-wing Christian,” etc… Whatever I’ve been thinking of a way to explain to straight white men how life works for them, without invoking the dreaded word “privilege,” to which they react like vampires being fed a garlic tart at […]

Nuke Them From Orbit. It’s the Only Way to Be Sure.

February 14, 2012 by


Me: I need to stop reading about serial killers. I’m starting to dream about them. Rick: And become one. Me: What? Rick: On your blog today… Me: No! That’s totally different. That wasn’t serial killing. That was… well, one at a time, in isolation, not one after another until they’re all dead. Not serial killing. […]

Time Flies Like an Arrow, Fruit Flies Like a Banana. — Groucho Marx.

November 1, 2011 by


So time and I are having a fight apparently. Taking some space. Trial separation. It’s the only explanation. In the last week (at least, I’m assuming it was a week, who knows at this point?) I have gradually lost the ability to recognise time at all. I lose track of what day it is (okay, […]

Grr! We missed 100!

September 30, 2011 by


Our 100th post was Kandace’s lack of research! Wish I’d known, we could have had a celebration–I was thinking a comment-in / drink-in 😉 Maybe at 150?.. or before, if anyone’s interested?