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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Rocking Space!

  Welcome, dear reader, to the latest in the hugely successful "BEYOND THE STARS" anthology series: Rocking Space. And one of the short stories is mine! I'm proud to be a member of this elite group of sci-fi authors:- * One Last Gig (Cain V. Hopwood) * Camp Kids (Patrice Fitzgerald) * First Contract (Julia …

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Mid-Year Thoughts

Here we go again, sliding past the year's halfway point - the longest day (or the shortest day if you're Down Under). The Earth just clocked-up another 470 million km (282 million miles) - a half orbit of the sun - since a cold and snowy December 31st. And what's changed? Well... the UK is …

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April & May

  BSFA Ytterbium Chocaholics and parents might have noticed it was Easter again last month. To me, that meant eating chocolate at the British Science Fiction Association's Annual Convention! Code-named Ytterbium, it was held this year at London Heathrow's Park Inn. As always, I rolled up ready to meet old friends, make new ones, and …

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A Cocktail And A Straight Scotch

Well, have I been busy, or what? BEYOND NOW A collection of published Science Fiction and Fantasy short stories ideal for December gifting. A short-fiction cocktail transporting the reader through the realms of YA, space opera, horror, time travel, post-apocalyptic Earth, alien contact, fantasy, and the undefinable... Wherever these stories take you, it's beyond the here …

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Guilty As Charged

  In my previous post, I dangled some "click bait" about how I was over-committed, then offered only a cliffhanger. My bad. Seriously, I found myself in a time bind over the last few months... My next novel is a 1950's L.A. noir, "Private Vices". I was working hard on the final revision while looking …

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PARADISI CHRONICLES & NEWS

NEW MUST-HAVE PARADISI CHRONICLES RELEASES (details below) As my regular readers know, my JANUS PARADISI series takes place in an open-source sci-fi universe. A what? Essentially, a group of authors agreed on the backstory and main features of a time and place where all action will occur, then write their own stories within those parameters. These stories …

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The Price of Fame

Over the past couple of weeks, I've been running an Instafreebie promotion (where science fiction readers sign up to my newsletter and receive a free copy of my novel, "FACES OF JANUS"). Then Google Alerts notified me that the novel was available on a few pirate sites. I checked and found that one site claimed not …

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Paradisi Chronicles Anthology

The latest in a long line of Chronicle Worlds Anthology best sellers just hit the Amazon electronic shelves! Another world. Another chance... In the last decades of the twenty-first century, seeking to escape a devastated Earth, ten families focus on constructing spaceships to colonize the world they call New Eden, in the Paradisi System. But the …

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A Beginner’s Tale #3

It has been a long journey, but here I stand on the verge of publishing my first novel. I always wanted to write, but my first High School English teacher convinced me I was barely literate. I think he resented me being taller than him, as a later (taller) teacher promoted me from bottom of the class to …

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