Author Archives: Mike

Where I’ll Be In 2017

Well, Nottingham mainly. HOWEVER, I will also be around and about at a few places doing The Author Thing, and here they are: SCI-FI SCARBOROUGH, 8-9TH APRIL I’ve never been to this before, but I’ve been told by J.S. Collyer that it’s … Continue reading

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Who Killed Barack Obama?

Today, the USA saw Donald Trump sworn in as their 45th President. It’s no secret to say that I despise the man and what he stands for, and think that this development is somewhat terrifying. Eight years ago I was … Continue reading

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Some unsavoury company

I’ve been meaning to do a blog post for a while, covering stuff like Rogue One (it’s very good, by the way) and other general things, but I was a bit busy (or lazy) and didn’t, and now something rather … Continue reading

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Good News in a Bad World

Donald Trump. Egad. I mean, really? And the UK still seems to be pushing ahead with Brexit, without much sense of having a plan or even a clue. I’d much rather we didn’t leave the EU, but if we’re going … Continue reading

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Thoughts on Luke Cage

We’ve recently watched Luke Cage, and I thought I’d jot down some thoughts on it. The first thing to say is that although we’ve watched Daredevil we haven’t seen Jessica Jones. Reason? If you’ve worked for a homelessness charity for the … Continue reading

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Scifi Panel At Waterstones – The Aftermath

Well, that was rather fun! “That”, in this context, was this: On Monday evening I joined forces with Rod Duncan, Andrew Bannister and Deborah Install at the gracious invitation of Dan at Nottingham Waterstones to be part of a panel … Continue reading

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Sci-Fi Panel at Nottingham Waterstones

I like Nottingham Waterstones: they put my books out onto display tables and other nice stuff like that. They also ask me to come and speak on a panel of science fiction authors. This panel will be taking place on … Continue reading

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LONDON CALLING pt. 4 – Sunday at Nine Worlds

I only actually made one panel on the Sunday at Nine Worlds – “The Limitations Of A Strong Female Character” at 10am, where a panel of six (well, five and a moderator) discussed the difference between a “Strong Female Character” … Continue reading

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LONDON CALLING, pt.3 – Saturday at Nine Worlds

So. Saturday at Nine Worlds. After another huge breakfast which included waffles with Nutella, I headed for a 10am panel of “Game of Thrones: Wild Speculation” which was basically a couple of massive GoT fans leading a discussion on what … Continue reading

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LONDON CALLING, pt.2 – Friday at Nine Worlds

Last year Nine Worlds was held at the Radisson Blu next to Heathrow, which is a spectacular hotel with impressive marble stairways, water features and so on. Unfortunately the staff seemed at best nonplussed and at worst downright grumpy about … Continue reading

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