Upcoming: Galaxies and Fantasies

Publisher, Elsewhen Press,  says..."Galaxies and Fantasies is an eclectic collection of tales from master-storyteller Andy McKell, crossing genres from mythology to cosmology, fairytale to space opera, surrealism to hyper-reality. What they all have in common is a twist, a surprise, a revelation. Leave your pre-conceptions aside when you read these stories, prepare for the unexpected, the extraordinary, the …

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Seasons and Reasons

First, I hope everyone's enjoying the ebook - the paperback will follow in a few weeks. Choose your vendor: books2read.com/PrivateVices I've been working on the sequel, which I hope to release later in the year. And there's more sci-fi on its way, just hold on a little longer. SEASONS AND REASONS So here we are, …

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Great New Year News!

I just signed a publishing contract for a collection of short stories, provisionally titled Eclectic! Should be on the bookshelves, electronic and physical, later in the year. I'll announce the launch right here and in as many other places as I can. 😉 Meanwhile... In my library is a novel first published in 1956: "No …

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HAPPY YEAR END !!

Hi there! First, let me wish you a Happy Christmas, Hannuka, MidwinterFest, New Year, Hogmanay, or whatever you celebrate. Hoping the New Year brings relief to us all!(And yes, I said the same thing last year...) So what's that odd image above? It's the all-seeing Eye of Horus, the symbol of the Pax Diktat, the …

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November News

Happy Thanksgiving to those with thanks to give. Commiserations to those who don't and I hope 2022 goes better for you."Winter IS coming" to the northern hemisphere despite the occasional sunny days interspersed with rain here in Luxembourg. And to southern hemisphere readers: have a great summer!Here are today's updates:-* Delayed Moonshot* Andy's Shorts* Novels Delayed MoonshotBad news first. …

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Long Covid Years

Hi! Back again! I know some of you have missed me these past few months. Apologies. Heard of Long Covid? It's a long-term after-effect of Covid-19 infection. For about a year, I suffered apathy, lethargy, head-and-eye pain, and brain-fog. Not good for a writer. I came to a dead stop. During that year I lost …

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To the Moon – edited

(Due to interface changes by WordPress, the email version of my previous post got scrambled. Apologies. Here is the unscrambled, image-free version.) I shelved my planned blog post due to amazing news. I'm going to the moon! Not me in person, but... "Fly me to the moon..." Yes, there'll be traces of McKell on the …

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To The Moon

I shelved my planned blog post due to amazing news. I'm going to the moon! Not me in person, but... "Fly me to the moon..." Yes, there'll be traces of McKell on the moon, soon. Publishers of two anthology series have arranged with https://www.astrobotic.com/ to land their books on the moon in mid-2021 on their …

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SPACE: The next frontier!

Space exploration. Space settlement. Space empires. What’s the fascination? It's in our bones, or rather our genes. Our ancestors and their precursors were not satisfied with the place they grew up in. Sub-Saharan dwellers spread out to occupy every habitable place in Africa. Their cousins headed north into Arabia, then Europe (where the Atlantic Ocean …

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Ch-ch-changes

Hi again! 2020 Hindsight I love sitting on my garden patio in the sunshine tapping away at my laptop, letting my subconscious pour my characters' surprising adventures onto the screen. (Yes, I'm a "discovery writer", or "pantser".) But no more sunshine. After a long, dry, blazing summer in Luxembourg, the autumn equinox arrived. Within days, …

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