Gardening, yes gardening, can be good for writers

Living in the UK I think I’m lucky to have the benefit of such notably different seasons.  And yes, I admit when it comes to the end of February I can feel a bit miserable […]

Go on – read some fantasy

Last week I implored people to put aside prejudices of ‘genre fiction’ and read some science fiction.  This week I’m going to do the same for the cause of fantasy.  I suppose as a scientist […]

25 things I’ve learnt from Science Fantasy

The last few blogs have been pretty serious writer stuff, so as I’m taking a break I thought my blog could as well.  A few weeks ago I listed 25 things I’ve learnt from science […]

The magic of fantasy – or sometimes not

As a science fiction writer I’m intrigued by sci-fi’s cousin, fantasy. I’ve read a lot over the years and compared to science fiction I’ve found it more unpredictable/more varied in terms of quality. I’ve read […]