Writer of adventure, sci-fi and historical fiction.

For adventure, try 'V for Victory - Comet' set in 1936, following the adventures of a 14 year old trying to track down those responsible for kidnapping his father while the threat of the second world war looms ever larger.

For a hard Sci-Fi / Dystopia read, try 'A Country Life', where a war is being waged to get access to once-lost technology in a post-apocalypse feudal Britain, where castles and swords are once more the power base of rule.

For general genre-crossing adventure, try 'The Shipping Forecast' which sets a different story in each of the UK Shipping Forecast areas across the last few hundred years and into the future. For extra fun, try to spot the links between each story...

There are also a few sci-fi shorts, and even a horror or two. I will try to update more regularly now that winter is coming.

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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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tristam_james tristam_james Dec 26, 2017 10:56PM
I'm re-posting Aveline and the Fifth Horseman of the Apocalypse, along with a new chapter. I'm intent on competing the first draft asap, and inspired to get the story going again.There are some erro...
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