Miscellaneous Archive

  • Thanks again Aunt Beeb…she’s now commissioned me to write another 3 episodes of KEEPING THE WOLF OUT.  A Cold War thriller with lots of goulash. Leo Bill is cool and...

    Keeping the Wolf Out: Series 2

    Thanks again Aunt Beeb…she’s now commissioned me to write another 3 episodes of KEEPING THE WOLF OUT.  A Cold War thriller with lots of goulash. Leo Bill is cool and...

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  • Thanks Auntie Beeb…for repeating the entire first two series of RED AND BLUE, my wargame/state of the planet drama series which I’ve been writing over the last four or five...

    Red and Blue – the first six episodes

    Thanks Auntie Beeb…for repeating the entire first two series of RED AND BLUE, my wargame/state of the planet drama series which I’ve been writing over the last four or five...

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  • Bradley Shoreham returns!!!!   ACOUSTIC: THE CYBER SUITE IN PEMBERLEY FINANCE A ROOM FULL OF ‘TECHIES’ HARD AT WORK; TYPING ON COMPUTERS.  CHIEF GEEK TOBY DRISCOLL IS IN CHARGE. BRADLEY:...

    Red and Blue Two

    Bradley Shoreham returns!!!!   ACOUSTIC: THE CYBER SUITE IN PEMBERLEY FINANCE A ROOM FULL OF ‘TECHIES’ HARD AT WORK; TYPING ON COMPUTERS.  CHIEF GEEK TOBY DRISCOLL IS IN CHARGE. BRADLEY:...

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  • This Sunday I’ll be travelling to Leicester to take part in the 2 week long Space Fiction event at the National Space Centre. I’ll be giving a talk & reading...

    Space Fiction

    This Sunday I’ll be travelling to Leicester to take part in the 2 week long Space Fiction event at the National Space Centre. I’ll be giving a talk & reading...

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  • One of the best kept secrets in the world of BBC Radio is the site called Audiogo.  It’s where they sell audio books; and then some smart cookie had the...

    Radio Bookcase

    One of the best kept secrets in the world of BBC Radio is the site called Audiogo.  It’s where they sell audio books; and then some smart cookie had the...

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  • NB:  QUITE SOME TIME AGO I WROTE THIS BLOG ABOUT THE WONDERFUL NOVEL BY KIM NEWMAN, THE BLOODY RED BARON, WHICH AT THAT TIME WAS OUT OF PRINT. IT’S NOW...

    The Bloody Red Baron

    NB:  QUITE SOME TIME AGO I WROTE THIS BLOG ABOUT THE WONDERFUL NOVEL BY KIM NEWMAN, THE BLOODY RED BARON, WHICH AT THAT TIME WAS OUT OF PRINT. IT’S NOW...

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  • I absolutely love this cover! It’s  an anthology of steampunk stories edited by Scott Harrison, and I’m delighted to be part of it. For an account of the book and...

    Resurrection Engines

    I absolutely love this cover! It’s  an anthology of steampunk stories edited by Scott Harrison, and I’m delighted to be part of it. For an account of the book and...

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  •   Series 1 of Red and Blue has been and gone…I’m thrilled with the response.  And the consensus seems to be that Tim Woodward (above) stole the show as former...

    Red and Blued…

      Series 1 of Red and Blue has been and gone…I’m thrilled with the response.  And the consensus seems to be that Tim Woodward (above) stole the show as former...

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  •   Today is the broadcast date for Episode 1 of my new radio drama series RED AND BLUE.   This is a fast-talking drama about the world of military wargames...

    TX: Hearts and Minds

      Today is the broadcast date for Episode 1 of my new radio drama series RED AND BLUE.   This is a fast-talking drama about the world of military wargames...

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  • One of the busy-bee panellists at Eastercon last was Jaine Fenn, a delightful and greatly talented SF writer.  I met Jaine some time back when we shared a panel at...

    SFF Song of the Week: Jaine Fenn

    One of the busy-bee panellists at Eastercon last was Jaine Fenn, a delightful and greatly talented SF writer.  I met Jaine some time back when we shared a panel at...

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  •   I had a delightful time at Eastercon, zipping in for one day only before embarking upon a rare family holiday in Dorset… In my few hours there I met...

    Best and worst of genres

      I had a delightful time at Eastercon, zipping in for one day only before embarking upon a rare family holiday in Dorset… In my few hours there I met...

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  • I’ve spent the last few months immersed in stories of war.   Some of them are well known  wars – I read a long account of the SAS in the...

    Future War

    I’ve spent the last few months immersed in stories of war.   Some of them are well known  wars – I read a long account of the SAS in the...

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  • Just before Xmas, I  got this from those lovely guys at Recorded Books, who did the audio version of Artemis… Here’s Artemis McIvor, narrating part of the first chapter of...

    Artemis Speaks!

    Just before Xmas, I  got this from those lovely guys at Recorded Books, who did the audio version of Artemis… Here’s Artemis McIvor, narrating part of the first chapter of...

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  • Happy New Year one and all!  Can’t believe it’s 4th Jan already. I came out of my fun and alcohol stupor to read this rather delightful blog about Hell Ship....

    Happy New Year!!!!

    Happy New Year one and all!  Can’t believe it’s 4th Jan already. I came out of my fun and alcohol stupor to read this rather delightful blog about Hell Ship....

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  • To my delight, I’ve been asked to contribute to an anthology of steampunk stories ‘inspired by’ classics of literature.  My choice is Wilkie Collins – who is up there with...

    Steampunk Anthology

    To my delight, I’ve been asked to contribute to an anthology of steampunk stories ‘inspired by’ classics of literature.  My choice is Wilkie Collins – who is up there with...

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  • I’ve just been reading this engaging blog by John Scalzi on why he writes, and how much he loves writing. THIS GUY LOVES WRITING!!???!!!!! Unbelievable.  Most writers hate writing.  That’s...

    Why Write?

    I’ve just been reading this engaging blog by John Scalzi on why he writes, and how much he loves writing. THIS GUY LOVES WRITING!!???!!!!! Unbelievable.  Most writers hate writing.  That’s...

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  • The latest in my occasional series of blogs about SF movies;, good, bad, and all points in between… Space Truckers (1996) is one of the greatest films never made…instead they...

    Space Truckers

    The latest in my occasional series of blogs about SF movies;, good, bad, and all points in between… Space Truckers (1996) is one of the greatest films never made…instead they...

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  • I recently did an interview for the charming blogger Alan Kelly, who runs a really cool site called Horror Reanimated. One of the things Alan asked me about were the...

    The Lost Flanagan Story

    I recently did an interview for the charming blogger Alan Kelly, who runs a really cool site called Horror Reanimated. One of the things Alan asked me about were the...

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  • Last night I watched His Girl Friday again, for the nth time.  It’s one of my favourite ever films.  One of those sharp sassy black and white movies with machine-gun...

    Howard Hawks

    Last night I watched His Girl Friday again, for the nth time.  It’s one of my favourite ever films.  One of those sharp sassy black and white movies with machine-gun...

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  •   Oh Frabjous Joy!  An author’s copy of Artemis, my latest novel, just appeared at my doorstep, delivered by a wary postman who had heard of the reputation of this...

    Artemis Arrives

      Oh Frabjous Joy!  An author’s copy of Artemis, my latest novel, just appeared at my doorstep, delivered by a wary postman who had heard of the reputation of this...

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