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A Railgun Brain, Part III

Today I fed on an [inferior, unclean, artificial / fabricated?? Check data on early fabrication. Fleet Veterinary Compendium, Abyl Darkoe’s Fyrste Gloryous Toure] human for the first time. It seemed as good a day as any to start a journal. … Continue reading

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A Railgun Brain, Part II

Elan leaned over still further and peered at the book. It was a plain, if old, electronic vellum print. It looked like an antique bound book of paper pages, with carved wooden covers, but the vellum leaves within would be … Continue reading

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A Railgun Brain, Part I

The Hell with it. I’m up to about Part XV of this novella and nothing seems to be kicking it into final gear, so maybe posting it on the Hatstand will at least inspire me a little. A Railgun Brain … Continue reading

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Oh Well (bye #SPFBO-elicia)

Well, that went about as well as can be expected (although I did hope to make it past the first round of goddamn cuts … however, I’m learning from my experience on the judging panel for #SPSFC that even getting … Continue reading

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Oræl Rides to War: My Phase Two Series

Right. So. The Last Days of Earth is complete, which means with Bad Cow and Greyblade we have a complete trilogy! I haven’t got very good metrics on these books, certainly not compared to The Final Fall of Man which … Continue reading

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The Last Days of Earth … the bell tolls

Well, it’s been a while since my last update, hasn’t it? Sorry about that. I suppose the four or five main folks who read and comment on the blog have been in constant contact with me anyway, so you know … Continue reading

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This morning I’ve mostly

…okay, I’ve mostly been working, but then I stumbled on the Incorrect Quotes Generator during my coffee break and was vastly amused. You can designate up to six characters and put their names in the fields, and the generator spins … Continue reading

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Where to next?

Yesterday I wrote the final words of my first draft of The Last Days of Earth, and got the editors’ proof paperbacks into production from Amazon Spain. All that remains is to edit, get my cover (the drafts I’ve seen … Continue reading

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Interlude: Book, Blade, Pen

He opened his eyes and lay looking at the ceiling for a long time before thoughts began occurring to him. The first, uninspiringly, was ceiling. He didn’t know who he was, or where, but he knew it was wrong. So … Continue reading

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The Seven Creepies in: The Christmas Crossover Caper | Part 7

“No you’re not,” the slightly-more-normal female Creepy hissed, and before any of us could do anything she’d launched herself across the room at the towering ghoul. There followed a very tense and crowded few seconds, where Mell took the Drake … Continue reading

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