5 reasons why I love Ray Bradbury’s THE ONE WHO WAITS

I live in a well. I live like smoke in the well. Like vapor in a stone throat. I don't move. I don't do anything but wait. Overhead I see the cold stars of night and morning, and I see the sun. And sometimes I sing old songs of this world when it was young.… Continue reading 5 reasons why I love Ray Bradbury’s THE ONE WHO WAITS

Two classic science fiction short story collections: ‘I, Robot’ & ‘The Martian Chronicles’

Short Story Month is over, but to cap a fantastic month when I've discovered a lot of fantastic new writers through their short stories, and also re-discovered some classics in the genre, I want to recommend two more short story collections. Both are favourites if mine, both are classics, and both are science fiction. I, Robot,… Continue reading Two classic science fiction short story collections: ‘I, Robot’ & ‘The Martian Chronicles’

My 10 favourite Ray Bradbury short stories

I might be biased since I've just published an ebook made up of twelve short stories, but I really do love me a good short story. And to me, one of the masters of this genre is Ray Bradbury. Ray Bradbury is a standout because he's able to put so much into such a small literary… Continue reading My 10 favourite Ray Bradbury short stories

My favourite books to read again and again and again

I love it when I read a new book that pulls me in and doesn't let go. It happened to me when I first read Bernard Cornwell's books about King Arthur: The Winter King, Enemy of God, and Excalibur. (They're a truly original take on Merlin, magic, Lancelot and all that jazz. A book that… Continue reading My favourite books to read again and again and again

Throwback Thursday: some old-school Ray Bradbury love

I make no secret of my love for Ray Bradbury's writing, and I've been in love with his books for a very long time. I Sing The Body Electric, The Illustrated Man, The Machineries of Joy, and The Martian Chronicles were all available on my parents' bookshelves, and I fell hook, line and sinker for… Continue reading Throwback Thursday: some old-school Ray Bradbury love

Science fiction books I love

   Isaac Asimov's Foundation novels These books are so much fun to read: action-oriented, old-school, history-infused science fiction. I have a big soft spot for the initial trilogy especially, but the rest of the series is a great read as well. For me, one of the most interesting things about these books when I first… Continue reading Science fiction books I love

Writers & books that shaped me

I was watching an old interview with Ursula Le Guin on YouTube today, from around the time when her book "The Lathe Of Heaven" was adapted into a movie for PBS. It made me think of how much her writing affected me, both as a reader and a writer when I was in my teens.… Continue reading Writers & books that shaped me