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I’m Ian Martyn, scienceBoston me small fiction and fantasy writer.  I live in Surrey in the United Kingdom. One long hot summer as a teenager (they were all long hot summers then, weren’t they?) I visited a friend’s house. Her Dad had a collection of sc-fi paperbacks. The covers looked great. I picked one at random, started to read and I’ve been hooked ever since.  As for fantasy I read Lord Of The Rings as student (who didn’t?) which opened up even more worlds for my imagination to play with.  So now, after many years of talking about it, thinking of plots, starting stories (and not finishing), I’m writing both science fiction and fantasy.

My books are available through Amazon on Kindle and other e-reading platforms.

I am currently working on a fourth book in the successful ‘Inspector Kirby, Northumbrian Mysteries ‘ series.  I also have two follow-up volumes to ‘Ancestral Dreams’ in draft (they’ve actually been in draft for a few years – must try harder).

This web site

As an author, of course, I want you to read and enjoy my books.  However, I also hope that you’ll follow the Blog.  If you read or write science fiction / fantasy I’ll discuss whatever issues I think might be interesting or fun.  Please comment and we’ll see where it takes us.

Stories and More contains examples of my short stories.

We all need help at times.  So for writers are books, links and other blogs that I have found, or that have been suggested to me, that have proved useful.

Want to know what I read?  In Inspiration I have listed books and authors that remind me of all that is great about writing, and reading.  Maybe you’ll find a new favourite.

Contact me

Feedback on any articles or blog is always welcome.  Also if you have an questions about, my books, e-publishing and writing I am always happy to share the knowledge I have managed to glean along the way.

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