Author Archives: J P Catton

About J P Catton

Speculative storytelling and skewed fiction: the blog and website of author John Paul Catton.

The Mystery of Japan’s Three Imperial Treasures

(ABOVE: Artist’s impression of the Sanshu no Jingi) As a tie-in to the “Sword Mirror Jewel” Giveaway, we look at the sword, mirror and jewel of the trilogy’s title, known in Japanese language as the Sanshu no Jingi, and their … Continue reading

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Ian Watson – Wreaking Havoc with Reality!

“For sheer inventiveness and intellectual brilliance, Ian Watson has already established a place in the front rank of contemporary writers.” –  Sunday Times. Today I’d like to give a shout out to someone who was a big influence on not … Continue reading

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J-Horror meets H. P. Lovecraft – in “The Mists of Osorezan”!

The following is an excerpt from the novel “The Mists of Osorezan”, a supernatural thriller written by Zoe Drake.  Synopsis: It begins with a series of unconnected mysteries … Aomori, Japan: A young girl dies during the testing of a revolutionary … Continue reading

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Murder and Intrigue in Tokyo’s Sin City

The following is an excerpt from the novel “Dead Hand Clapping”, a crime thriller with supernatural elements, written by Zoe Drake.  Synopsis: Tokyo, January 2002. The world is still in shock after 9/11 and Japan is in a state of paranoia, … Continue reading

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1992: To Live and Die in Dystopian London

Illustration by Phill Evans. This is an excerpt from “Skin Condition”,  a short story from the “Futurist Manifesto” series of Alternative History tales by John Paul Catton. The story is available as an ‘e-short’, and is published in volume 1 of … Continue reading

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London, 1987: A City on the Brink of Destruction

This is an excerpt from “Fast Falls The Eventide”,  a short story from the “Futurist Manifesto” series of Alternative History tales by John Paul Catton. The story is available as an ‘e-short’, and is published in volume 2 of “Tales From … Continue reading

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New York City, 1977: Battle amidst the Blackout!

This is an excerpt from “Nightfall in Utopia”,  a novelette from the “Futurist Manifesto” series of Alternative History tales by John Paul Catton. The story is available as an ‘e-short’, and is published in volume 1 of “Tales From Beyond Tomorrow”. … Continue reading

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Jason Zodiac – Musician, Actor, Anarchist, Unsolved Mystery

This is an excerpt from “Whatever Happened to Jason?” – Volume One of “The Jason Zodiac Files”, Jamie Carter’s unauthorized biography of the mysterious counter-culture guru who went missing, now presumed to be dead, on Dec 31st 1999. Learn more about … Continue reading

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Meet Jimmy Diamond – Mod Detective!

This is an excerpt from “Jimmy Diamond and the Girl from Venus”,  a short story from the “Futurist Manifesto” series of Alternative History tales by John Paul Catton. The story is available as an ‘e-short’, and is published in volume 1 … Continue reading

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Mars, 1999: Planet of Mystery!

This is an excerpt from “The Martian Dialogues”,  a short story from the “Futurist Manifesto” series of Alternative History tales by John Paul Catton. The story is available as an ‘e-short’, and is published in volume 2 of “Tales From Beyond … Continue reading

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