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Dawn breaks!

It gives me enormous pleasure to bring you some great news about the official Lords of Midnight novel, now two years in the making! Whilst paperbacks are still scheduled for September, Fantastic Books Publishing have been able to bring the publication of the ebook...

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Lords of Midnight, revised publication date

Folks, I know that you’ve been eagerly awaiting the debut of my first fantasy novel, The Lords of Midnight. I’m afraid I’ve got to announce a further delay. We’re now looking at the beginning of September this year for release. We’ve been working hard on prepping the...

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A year to the day, remembering Salomé

A year ago today one of the characters I created in my book Elite: Reclamation was 'killed'. Kahina Tijani Loren, or Salomé, the erstwhile Senator of the Prism system, was assassinated when trying to reach the Tionisla system. Either a spoilt brat, an explorer, a war...

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Lords of Midnight Video Series 1 – The original game

Hi Folks, As the book is now not long from being released, I thought I would create a series of videos providing a bit of background to the creation of the novel, what's involved and what the inspiration was. First up is the original game itself...  

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Lords of Midnight is complete!

At 10:40 this morning I made the final tweaks to the final draft and sent the manuscript back to the publisher. It's been a long and weary road since completing the first draft back in December last year, but the difference between the two documents is striking. The...

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Spring Equinox

It seems oddly appropriate that, having been working on the editing the Lords of Midnight for the last few weeks, there is still snow lying on the ground here at the official start of spring. It seems the Witchking’s power remains strong! I’m going to take that as a...

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Revised date for Lord of Midnight availability

Folks, A quick update on the arrival of the Lords of Midnight novel. Been in conversations with my publisher (FBP) this week on the timing of editing, cover production, typesetting etc. Unfortunately, we have a further short delay. Editing, in particular, can't be...

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Lords of Midnight – second draft complete

Another milestone today on the road to the next book. The second draft is completed! This is an essential point on the road to getting the book ready. We're not quite done, that's the third draft, but we're a ways along from the first draft. 🙂 So what do we have at...

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As my publisher would say… onwards!

A little bit of a milestone today - signed off the official Elite Dangerous forums for an extended leave of absence, after a 5 year stint I'm leaving that universe behind me and moving on to pastures new. I'm not involved with the game content at all any more - so...

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Book of the Month

Rather pleased to announce that my latest book, the official novel Elite Dangerous: Premonition, won 'Book of the Month' over at KindOfBook.Com. Premonition was selected as a nominee amongst 12 other books that have recently been published and was the only SF novel in...

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Elite Dangerous : Premonition Audiobook

The top question I've received regarding Elite Dangerous: Premonition (well, other than about boy wizards) has been "When is the audiobook version coming out?" A little backstory here, if I may. 🙂 When I was writing my first Elite Dangerous novel, Reclamation, back...

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A little tidying up

I've been giving the website something of a belated 'spring clean' of late. My intention is for it to be solely about my published books and associated events - various other stuff was cluttering it up. That's now been pared back to the essentials and I'll be focusing...

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Frontier Expo 2017

There have been lots of community events organised around Frontier's games; LaveCons, FantastiCons and EliteMeets to name the most obvious. Frontier had their original launch party too, but this was the first event they'd organised specifically to celebrate and...

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Tempora mutantur, nos et mutamur in illis

As most of you know I've been involved with Elite (in its various forms) for a quite some time. I played the original game back on a friend's BBC Micro shortly after it came out on the 20th of September 1984. I was given it as a Christmas present in 1985 for my trusty...

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At the Frontier Expo

A quick update, as time is pressing - a week to go! Frontier have confirmed that there will be 150 paperback copies of Premonition available at the Expo. I have no idea how popular they will be but the usual 'when they're gone, they're gone' applies! I'll be at the...

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He thinks again…

Chris and I have been working on the novelization of the Lords of Midnight for some time now, infact it was back in June 2016 I started on the project. With Chris' help on the lore I have made excellent progress on the novel and I'm getting closer to a good solid...

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#VoteYesAustralia

Something a little different today, a guest blog. Nothing to do with SF or Fantasy, but a poignant letter from my sister, Jacqui. She and her partner, Alena, of 16 years are currently unable to get married because they live in Australia, it remains against the law....

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The Map of Esurio

  This is one of a series of guides to the Shadeward Universe. You can read the others here. With a relative lack of technology available to the inhabitants of Esurio, the means of navigating long distances across the planet has been lost to most. There are no...

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