Two years after I first released Episode One: The Cairo Accord, I have a good number of positive reviews. Recent news stories surrounding the eliciting of reviews on Amazon surprise no one. Mostly, those dodgy reviews are claimed to be on electrical and high value goods, but undoubtedly this extends to books too. I've had... Continue Reading →

Nature always wins.

As I start to look beyond Episode 5 - I know you haven't read 5 yet, but it is close! - the direction for the future plots start to expand from the scribbled notes and flowcharts. Trying to avoid spoilers,  but one theme that permeates throughout the Hadrian's Gate series is the colonisation of other... Continue Reading →

Beehives on other Worlds

"Tall stalks of emerald leaves reach skywards. Five feet up, they open into fine yellow blooms, a globe of pollen-rich stamens in the centre. Flower after flower, a golden field stretching on forever. It moves, a rippling wind floating across the blanket, creating a transfixing illusion of waves on water. The whole field seems alive,... Continue Reading →

The Fermi Paradox

The question of whether extra-terrestrial civilizations exist has long since been the debate of scientists, and the premise of science fiction.  In a galaxy of billions of planets, we might find extraordinary that, if such life exists, we have not yet met it. In the early 1950s, Nobel physicist Enrico Fermi pointed to an apparent... Continue Reading →

Blog at

Up ↑