And the kids go crazy…

I spent the morning introducing children’s writer Jacqueline Wilson to a school full of 7-11 yr olds. I’ve never seen that many kids so excited about meeting a writer before – and who says books aren’t cool! Unfortunately I left my camera on a table in a cafe after the event. Doh! Hopefully I’ll beContinue reading “And the kids go crazy…”

Why Blog?

As usual the folks over at the Asimov’s magazine forum have sparked up another interesting conversation. http://www.asimovs.com/discus/messages/2/6239.html?1159539485 Is blogging egocentric? Given that most blogs are never read or read by only a small handful of people, you could argue that a blog is no more egocentric than a secret diary. In many ways I findContinue reading “Why Blog?”

Horus Rising by Dan Abnett

  Under the benevolent leadership of the Emperor the Imperium has stretched across the galaxy in a golden age… Whoa there – Golden age? Benevolent leadership? Isn’t this Warhammer 40K, the most brutal SF franchise known to man and home of the universes toughest homosexual icons, the Space Marines? The new series from the BlackContinue reading “Horus Rising by Dan Abnett”

Axis of…

A political alignment test has incited some debate at the Asimov’s web forum under ‘Being a villain to the left and right’: http://www.asimovs.com/discus/ And the test itself at: http://politicalcompass.jpagel.net Its quite simplistic but at least raised the issue that not all liberals are communists, which seems to be a common miscoception among American conservatives. SeemsContinue reading “Axis of…”