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Publishing News for 2014!

Happy New Year, Brave New World! Here’s the latest publishing news from Excalibur – the cutting edge of fiction! All six stories in the first series of “Futurist Manifesto” are now available as budget-price limited-edition collector’s item e-books. They will … Continue reading

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Smashing Time!

Experience a Swinging Sixties London filled with Mods, Rockers, laser pistols, moon rockets, flying scooters and killer robots, in this novelette – out now! The Futurist Manifesto # 4: “Jimmy Diamond and the Girl from Venus”

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New York City, 1977: Code Ten-Seventy One

NYPD Lieutenant Luke Cambridge reached out of the car window, slapped the magnetically mounted signal light onto the roof of the car, and gunned the motor. The ’74 Buick shot down Columbus Avenue, headlights and howling siren shattering the night. … Continue reading

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Jimmy Diamond – part 2

For part 1, go to the main menu and scroll down. The man in front was tall, with short sandy hair brushed to the side, wearing heavy black NHS spectacles with straight sidebars. The second stranger held the blaster pointed … Continue reading

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London, 1965: Jimmy Diamond and the Girl from Venus

This is an excerpt from a story in “The Futurist Manifesto”, coming from Excalibur Books in October 2013. Jimmy Diamond leaped onto his Vespa GX2000 scooter, kicked the antigrav engine into life, and rose into the skies above Hammersmith. He … Continue reading

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Ypres, 1917: Dulce Et Decorum Est

The following excerpt is from a short story that will be published in “The Futurist Manifesto”, by Excalibur Books, October 2013. Dulce et Decorum Est “Halt! Who goes there?” Captain Martin Blake pointed his revolver at the figures moving at … Continue reading

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London, 1986: “Fast Falls the Eventide”

THIS IS AN EXCERPT FROM A STORY TO BE PUBLISHED IN THE ANTHOLOGY “THE FUTURIST MANIFESTO”, COMING FROM EXCALIBUR BOOKS IN SUMMER 2013. The back doors of the five-ton truck swung outward, and the ramp was hastily lowered. Senior Explosives … Continue reading

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“The Invention of God”: Part Two

THIS IS AN EXCERPT FROM A STORY TO BE PUBLISHED THIS SUMMER IN “FEAR OF WORDS”, FROM EXCALIBUR BOOKS. FOR PART 1, SCROLL DOWN. From Brookwood cemetery, a horse-pulled carriage with shuttered windows took Gregory out into the countryside, as … Continue reading

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London, 1858: “The Invention of God”

EXCERPT They lifted him out of his opium dreams and carried him down into the smoke of Hell – which was, he eventually realized through his struggling and sweats of terror, a private compartment of the District line moving out … Continue reading

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Today is the Tomorrow you were promised Yesterday

Friday 15th Feb saw a cold, snowy day in Odaiba (the newest part of Tokyo, that rests on reclaimed land near Tokyo Bay) where I was off to do some research in the MIRAIKAN – the Tokyo Museum of Emerging … Continue reading

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