• The Stories We Need To Tell Ourselves

    by  • January 11, 2014 • 0 Comments

    There is a shiny red apple filled with poison and a crone with eyes like steel. There is a virginal girl as pure as snow, a sleep like death, and a kiss that wakes her into a new life of Happy Ever After. The tale has survived from ancient times because it was always...

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    2014 – In With A Bang

    by  • January 9, 2014 • 6 Comments

    Happy New Year. Lots of new stuff on the go. I know I promised all the ebooks would be available by now, but there’s a reason – several, in fact – why ebook approval got shoved down the to-do list. I’ll get to some of those announcements in forthcoming posts. Today I just wanted...

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    Proof Of Heaven – Book Review

    by  • October 26, 2013 • 0 Comments

    Near Death Experiences (NDEs) are a fascinating topic. They affect people regardless of cultural background or religious belief, or lack of it, and they’ve been recorded from the earliest days of civilisation. For years science has suggested explanations for the tunnel, the white light, the dead relatives waiting to greet you, and all the...

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    The End Of Big – Book Review

    by  • October 3, 2013 • 0 Comments

    This is an important book. We’re going through the fastest period of change in human history and one that’s accelerating – everything we’re used to is going to alter in some way, and if you want to survive with your job, finances, health and sanity intact, you have to be prepared for what’s coming....

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    Can Google Solve Death?

    by  • September 23, 2013 • 0 Comments

    A couple of posts back, I opened a review of Ray Kurzweil’s book Transcend with the line, ‘Want to live forever?’  Seems that quite a few people do, and some are prepared to put a big heap of cash up front to make that happen. Google has just announced the launch of Project Calico, an...

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    White Gold Magic And Deep, Dark Tunnels

    by  • September 11, 2013 • 2 Comments

    Coal dust covered the land of my youth.  I grew up among the mining villages in the old Kingdom of Mercia, where everyone knew someone who worked in the deep dark.  My grandfather had missing fingers and a crumbling spine from the days he spent up to his neck in deep water after a...

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    Live Forever – Book Review

    by  • September 10, 2013 • 0 Comments

    TRANSCEND by Ray Kurzweil and Terry Grossman Want to live forever? This is the book for you. That may sound like a fatuous statement to accompany some woolly, magical thinking guide, but everything here is based on the latest scientific studies (all referenced, if you don’t want to take the authors at their word)....

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    World’s End Revisited

    by  • August 27, 2013 • 0 Comments

    For anyone who enjoyed World’s End, Book One of the Age of Misrule, here’s a photo I took the other day.  You’re looking down at the harbour in Tenby, South Wales.  In the background is castle hill where the Brothers and Sisters of Dragons spied the Wild Hunt.

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    The Wind In The Willows And The Voice Of Old Gods

    by  • August 23, 2013 • 0 Comments

    Memories are strange.  When I look back on my childhood, I remember scenes from books as potently as the real, mundane things that happened to me, as if I lived them with the characters, walking a few steps behind.  The groves of Middle Earth.  The coal-dusted backstreets of Swadlincote.  I swear they were on...

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