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King Solomon’s Mines, She, and the imperfect past…

I enjoy a lot of older fiction, fiction that has stood the test of time and still permeates the zeitgeist of modern literature as it’s influence is still felt in modern fiction. This should come as little surprise to anyone, … Continue reading

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Like a Bad Penny…

She crashed through the window into the chill of a Calcutta night and proceeded to plummet head first towards the cold flagstones of the courtyard thirty feet below. Behind her, a strange sound still filled the air. A scream of … Continue reading

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Hannibal the quotable…

I have been known to throw the odd quote here and there. Followers of my itinerant wittering on here will be aware of that I am sure. I am something of a collector of quotes by the great and the … Continue reading

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The Call Of Cthulhu: TCL #48 Part 3 The Madness from the Sea…

MYSTERY DERELICT FOUND AT SEA Vigilant Arrives With Helpless Armed New Zealand Yacht in Tow. One Survivor and Dead Man Found Aboard. Tale of Desperate Battle and Deaths at Sea. Rescued Seaman Refuses Particulars of Strange Experience. Odd Idol Found … Continue reading

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Cover story…

Whats the old adage about judging a book by its cover? Well with that in mind I am contemplating changing the cover design for Passing Place. The original cover was designed, due to a desire on my part to have … Continue reading

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Valuing your craft… reprised…

How do you value the results of your craft? It’s one of those¬†questions that’s always hard to answer, and harder to answer as a writer than, for example, as a carpenter. You might want to bear with me here for … Continue reading

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Steampunk and Alan Shaw…

Steampunk is a broad, and occasionally elusive, church. You can, in point of fact, stick a top hat on a story, liberally sprinkle around a few cog-wheels, the odd bit of clockwork, a corset or two and voila, you have … Continue reading

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