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Guadeloupe – en route to the South

Guadeloupe – en route to the South

Guadeloupe. It’s a convenient place to stop for sail repairs, as I found out – or, of course, for a fleeing team of vampire hunters to pause and stock up.

Why sci-fi?

Why sci-fi?

Why sci-fi? It was quite literally a question I’d never asked myself – and as I’ve been writing at this point for about twenty years, you may well be asking yourself if I’m quite right in the head.

Don’t write what you know

Don’t write what you know

Instead of ‘write what you know’ coming in on every channel, let’s try a little ‘write something new and different’, or ‘write whatever you can’t stop writing.’

Character interview: Jean Vignaud

Character interview: Jean Vignaud

Jean Vignaud: Take-out is one of my favourite things of this century. If you are trying to put the Frenchman at his ease by asking about food, be assured: I am quite relaxed.

Etymology Excavation: At full tilt

Etymology Excavation: At full tilt

“At full tilt” means flat out, at top speed, as fast as possible. Its origins don’t have anything to do with being unsteady, at an angle, or, indeed poker.

Invocation error

Invocation error

“Told you the pentagram was too wiggly,” Toluk muttered. Frankly, anytime I actually need the blood of a real virgin for something, Toluk’s the one I’m going to use. With that attitude, no way he gets laid.

Chapter quotes – why add them?

Chapter quotes – why add them?

Chapter quotes can be an insight into the world backdrop, a good laugh, or a context-setter, depending on what the author is doing with them and with their book. Personally, I enjoy them, so I put them in.

Independent Extra-Sensory Regulatory Organisation

Independent Extra-Sensory Regulatory Organisation

The Independent Extra-Sensory Regulatory Organisation, usually known in humanoid space as the IESRO, is something like a Star Chamber for entities gifted with mental Ability in a strength able to survive interaction with other species.

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