Category Archives: Science

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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Books! That’s what we’re here for, right?

The 303 Crew will be busy with work and cleaning and some other crap this weekend, and while we’re waiting for a copy of Zoe Drake’s Dark Lanterns to arrive, I thought I’d mention what I’ve been reading recently. Thanks … Continue reading

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The Rise of the Robots

Two enterprising Japanese engineers have taken their robomania to its logical conclusion and built their own giant ‘mecha’ Steampunk/Dieselpunk-style robot in their own backyard workshop. “KURATAS” is four meters (13ft) tall, has four legs, weighs 4 tonnes, has 30 hydraulic … Continue reading

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Moonlight, Murder & Machinery

Available in glorious analog paper – here!

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Japan Writers Conference

I’m glad to say that I’m feeling better now and I went back to work today. Here’s a couple of photos of Day Two – more to come! The First Kami Izanagi and Izanami and the Big Bang Theory H … Continue reading

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The Science of Doraemon

The current special exhibition at the Tokyo Miraikan Science Museum is “The Science of Doraemon”. It might be an anime for kids – but some of the concepts in the show are being taken very seriously by the world’s scientists, … Continue reading

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