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Many Moons Ago…

The Wings of the Dawn opens with an attack on the furthest inhabited outpost in the Solar System, a place – a real place, or so I thought – called ‘Karla’. When I wrote it all I could remember about … Continue reading

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If I wrote an episode of Doctor Who…

I got started on a life of sci-fi geekery with Doctor Who. However, since I was only 5 in 1989 when the show was cancelled, I grew up without it on television. My introduction was literary: my primary school library … Continue reading

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Gateway Drugs

There are many routes into fiction and the writing thereof. Some are more respected than others. One that draws more debate than any other, though, is Fan Fiction, or fanfic. There are two opposing perspectives on this. One is that … Continue reading

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I’m Brian. And so’s my squirrel.

I was in Marks and Spencers the other day. There is some very odd theology at work there. They have lots of sparkly cardboard animals dotted about the place. These are of varying levels of actual festiveness – reindeer (traditional), … Continue reading

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Good Times Bad Times

On Sunday morning I was asked to speak for a little bit on the topic ‘God sustains us in difficult times’. I was only given 8 minutes, as I was one of three speakers (Ken and Ciaran were the other … Continue reading

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“On my order, unleash Hell.”

There is a scene in the film ‘Black Hawk Down‘ in which Josh Hartnett’s character, Sgt. Eversmann, is asked what he was trained to do. He replies “I like to think I was trained to make a difference.” This is … Continue reading

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My Favourite Sketches

Hi all No real rhyme or reason to this: these are just my personal 20 favourite comedy sketches that have appeared on tv down through the years, the ones which never fail to make me smile. Enjoy! #20: Rowan Atkinson, … Continue reading

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