Lost Fortune Released

Ah man, I’m dreadful at this marketing stuff. I keep forgetting to tell people about my books! But if you are enjoying my Sci-fi, then here’s a new one: Lost Fortune. It tells the story of a spaceship that has broken down in an asteroid belt… sixty years ago. The crew are still there, only now…

Dune Review

And so we come to Dune… One of the masterpieces of Science Fiction. Its place in history is assured, and its impact has been long-lasting. But is it any good? A difficult question to answer… The first hundred and fifty pages put me to sleep- quite literally. I would fall asleep every night after only…

Reviews!

Sometimes you stumble upon a lovely surprise- for me, it has been reviews on Amazon. I generally don’t look at my product pages beyond when they are on sale, but I had a niggle to check a few titles’ bestseller ranking, and the only way I know how to do that is via the Amazon…

Exiled released

Hot on the heels of Terraformer comes my next book: Exiled. It’s set in the same universe and tells the story of a corrupt senator on a no-name planet. He’s thrown out of the protective dome of his city and left to die.. … and then he finds a way to live again. Uplifting? Maybe. Thrilling? Most definitely!…

The Guns of Navarone review

There are two types of people in this world: those who think The Guns of Navarone is a movie, and those that think it is a novel. I’ve never seen the movie. But I just finished the novel! It has been sitting on my shelf for years. I tried reading it once before but I…

Terraformer released

Who feels like a bit of sci-fi? Awesome! Take a look at Terraformer: a sci-fi about a terraforming engineer that is enlisted by an old friend to transform a planet. I have to confess: this has a lot of clich├ęs in it. It is getting out everything I’ve ever liked about movies and books and shoving…

Journal App available!

A while ago, I wrote about a journal app I was making. I finished it to the point that I don’t need to add anything for my own use, so I thought I would release it into the wild. So, here it is on the Google Play store: Journal in Google Play Give it a…

Centurion Blood Now Available

Did somebody say “Historical Fiction?” Did somebody say “Ancient Rome?” I hope so, because that’s what I’ve just written about! Centurion Blood is a novella set during the second Punic war, when Hannibal of Carthage was marching on Rome. It is based on the Battle of Lake Trasimene- one of the bloodiest in history. It…

Who Here Keeps a Journal?

I do. I did. I used to. This is my third attempt at keeping a journal, and so far it is going well.  The first time was probably in 2009. The place I worked bought us all lovely hard-backed diaries for the year. We didn’t have a single meeting that year, and I was clairvoyant…

Sparkling Shiraz. Let’s Stop it From Ruining Christmas

Every year, my dad brings it out- a bottle of sparkling shiraz for Christmas. I’ve never been a fan of the stuff; I find the bubbles and the chill just don’t quite work. But every year, without fail, there it is. Sparkling shiraz…. Why? I’m not sure why but it is a tradition, and a…

Pinot Moi?

Ah, pinot noir… Is there a more unforgiving grape? Chardonnay, perhaps, but in the reds I find a pinot can be either an utter disappointment or a complete delight. It has become the wine that I hunt. My wife and I were in the Great Western district, and there are only a handful of wineries…

Fallen Giants of Wine

“Wine!” We were somewhere outside Ararat, and I was sick of the car. I needed a break. The brown tourist sign had grapes on it and the side road was dusty. It spoke to me. A hard left, a billowing cloud of dust- I drove down the dirt road; grapes on my right, nothing memorable…