Updated 22/08/22

Writer of adventure, sci-fi and historical fiction.

Shipping Forecast short stories are sea-themed sci-fi, adventure, true story and paranormal yarns set in the UK's Shipping Forecast areas. There are some hard sci-fi stories also, and links to some historical fiction. Pretty much everything on here is first draft or close - there may be narrative issues and grammatical errors!

I don't update often - sorry. But if you let me know you are reading a work of mine, comment and leave constructive feedback, I'm likely to update more often (as motivation improves!) and interact.


Most influential reading:
'The Count of Monte Cristo' by Alexander Dumas - possibly the best revenge story ever.

'A Fire Upon the Deep' and 'A Deepness in the Sky' by Vernor Vinge - these epic hard sci-fi stories are well worth a read, even if you're not into sci-fi, as the characters and settings are done to perfection. Deepness is astonishingly good, and pulls off the trick of making the reader care deeply for spiders!

Aubrey/Maturin series by Patrick O'Brian - superb writing that I can loose myself in within seconds of opening any one of the 20 completed novels in the series. My favourite would be 'Desolation Island', for reasons I can't quite put my finger on.

Culture series by Iain M Banks, for bringing us all the highest of high tech in spaceships and AI, and of course those snarky, show-off Rapid Offensive Units. His universe is full of ideas, galaxy-spanning technology, nirvana, and sudden, gruesome endings that always surprise and delight.
  • Southampton, Hampshire
  • JoinedJuly 19, 2012

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