Monthly Archives: June 2016

Sidetracked!

So I’m hard at work on my novel, a big sci-fi story about AI and humanity in the future. I’m working on my reading list including a couple of books by Glyn Moody; one on the Internet – rebel code: … Continue reading

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What’s a Gaia gonna do?

I opened James Lovelock’s most recent book , A Rough Ride to the Future,with a prejudice. I had recently heard him assert that nuclear power plants were probably our best bet for the future. This amazing utterance came as I … Continue reading

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The Limits of History

You may think of this post as a departure from the blog’s theme – a  look inside my writerly life – but a long time ago I was advised to put everything I had into what I write. I’m a … Continue reading

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The Art of Folly

I’m very careful about what I believe. I used to tell anyone who’d listen to my rantings that I believed nothing and they should too, but then I learned about Godel’s Theorem and was forced by the demands of logic … Continue reading

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Deep Into The Realm

The research for my new scifi book (working title is ‘Joe’) is taking me deep into the realm of science, to depths where the scientific imagination begins to bleed into scientific reality. People are working on some fantastic things that … Continue reading

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And then this happened…

There’s a homework eating dog loose on the WordPress server and it ate one of my drafts. It was all about self-publishing and Digital Rights Managing. I’m going to rewrite and publish, soon. From now on I’m saving copies of … Continue reading

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Breaktime

Recently I made a promise to myself that I’d be careful about the time I have left on the planet. There’s a lot I want to do, several books that I want to write, so I decided that I’d make … Continue reading

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Nearly Open Source

I’ve written here before about the mind-expansion that happens when I do the research for one of my stories and I’d like to share some of my experiences with you. My current subject is a story about an Artificial Intelligence (an … Continue reading

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Mayday!Mayday! Anybody listening?

I’m a shy and  unambitious man trying to find a way to live in a world full of craziness and ignorance. I think that I’m a natural science fiction writer; I still have a child’s uncertainty about the world. For … Continue reading

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R & D

Writing is the best job in the world. Maybe that’s why so many of us are so willing to work at it for no money. Now there’s an inconvenient truth but I try not to worry about it too much. … Continue reading

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