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P4dr3


Every other step that the padre took was accompanied by a heavy thud as his staff thumped down onto the walkway set between the myriad of pipes that gave Conduit – an infamous part of Absalom Station – its alternative name, Pipetown. Passing from lit area into unlit area, he seemed to dissolve each time … Continue reading

Mech pilots in 49ers – A visual description 


In Desperate Times,  and especially in Spetsnaz and Devon’s Demons (gasp! Spoiler!), I have mechs. If you’re new to sci-fi and you’re wondering what mechs are, have a look at the image below. This is taken from Battletech, one of the most popular RPG and tabletop games and computer games franchises in history.   Mechs … Continue reading

Artists work wonders! A 49ers cover reveal!


I’m not kidding when I say that either. As an author, I’m totally, 100% reliant upon the artists I commission for my books to create images that will catch people’s eyes. Often, I’ll have a picture in my mind, and will try to communicate that to the artist using my own drawing skills and text. … Continue reading

Side missions – Sometimes they just don’t make sense


An excerpt from my latest WIP, Spetsnaz, a LitRPG novella, because sometimes side missions really don’t make sense. Clark didn’t bother replying to Devon, choosing instead to slam both fists down onto the train’s artillery console.   ‘Fucking stupid fucking learner missions!’ He screamed, rubbing both his hands as the hard metal of the console … Continue reading

The art of the novella


‘Novels are the thing.’ Said the editor. ‘But I like to write shorter stories, less fluff, more action. More bosh for your dosh.’ Whined the author. ‘Novels are the thing.’ The editor huffed. And so the debate raged well into the night. Whisky was drunk and logs were burnt. In the end they parted ways … Continue reading

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