Moby Dick:The Classics Are The Classics For A Reason

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A long time ago my good mate Jamie gave me his copy of Moby Dick. The inside cover is inscribed by Jamie with the jocular but somewhat incongruent phrase ‘MELVILLE’S IN DA HOUSE!’ I appreciated the gesture at the time,… Continue Reading

4 Star Wars Characters That Don’t Quite Deserve Their Own Anthology Film

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With the sale of Lucasfilm to Disney, we can expect a never-ending procession of Star Wars spin-off films being released over the next… infinite amount of years. Some people have a problem with this, claiming that you can have too much… Continue Reading

What Is Speculative Fiction? Part One: Science Fiction

As the theme of this website is ‘speculations about speculative fiction’, I think it’s time I took a turn at the age-old sport of genre defining. In this post I’m going to delve into a sub-set of speculative fiction: science… Continue Reading

Should You Handwrite Your Novel?

I recently finished typing up the handwritten first draft of the novel I’m writing. I chose to handwrite the novel in order to have a bit of company while I did it; I wrote at the kitchen table, listening to music… Continue Reading

If The Earth Were A Person How Old Would It Be?

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Whenever I’m feeling worn down by the nitty-gritty minutiae of modern life, I console myself with one little fact. A fact that is remarkably powerful when it comes to clearing my head and giving me the fresh perspective I need to… Continue Reading