In the past few months we’ve heard some pretty wild and sinister claims about the coronavirus pandemic. 5G towers are spreading COVID-19. China deliberately concocted COVID-19 in a lab. Bill Gates is planning to use an eventual coronavirus vaccine to plant microchips in us all. Mandatory face masks are part of a ‘deep state’ plot… Continue reading Coronavirus conspiracy theories are heating up, but is the internet really the enemy?
1948 police photo of the mysterious corpse The Somerton Man is Australia’s most famous John Doe. It’s suspected that he may have been a Russian spy, operating when international tensions were high and the Cold War was just starting to heat up. If he was, it’s possible that Australia’s counterintelligence services discovered his identity and… Continue reading Was the Somerton Man a Cold War spy assassinated by Australian counterintelligence?
No joke. Sometime after the autopsy of assassinated president John F. Kennedy, someone nicked his brain. And it’s been missing ever since. I did quite a bit of digging on this one, half-convinced the missing brain story was a fiction or hoax that had been re-reported as fact in mainstream media, thereby becoming an urban… Continue reading JFK’s missing brain: did the people protecting the grassy knoll shooter steal it?
Over the past few months, Million Eyes has received some fabulous reviews from lots of great blogs and publications. My favourite so far has to be the review that appears in Issue 9 of monthly sci-fi and fantasy magazine Parallel Worlds, released this month. Reviewer Ben Potts gives a really detailed breakdown of what the… Continue reading Parallel Worlds calls Million Eyes “a disorienting but enthralling experience” and an “excellent read”
I hope everyone is keeping well! I've just uploaded to my YouTube channel my talk & reading from the Waterstones book launch of Million Eyes, book one of the Million Eyes trilogy, which took place on Friday 13th March. Here it is! https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rDoJS7-xfIo In the video, I thank the people that have helped make Million… Continue reading Waterstones book launch talk, Eastercon virtual launch and new review from Nothing in the Rulebook
This month I was supposed to be covering the theft of JFK’s brain. Then coronavirus happened. You might’ve heard a little bit about this. The fact that the world has been locked down and normal life has come to an almost apocalyptic halt has, naturally, caused the conspiracy theories to flood in. So, you know,… Continue reading 5G and coronavirus — are the phone networks trying to kill us?
Are you writing a time travel novel? What's your mode of time travel and what are your rules? A couple of weeks ago, Nothing in the Rulebook published a guest post I wrote with tips for authors daring to enter this fascinating yet sometimes dangerous realm. Basically, please ignore the disappearing rule. Read it here.… Continue reading Writing time travel
I'm not exaggerating when I say that last Friday was, hands down, the best night of my life. At Waterstones bookshop in Farnham, Surrey, I launched my new SF conspiracy thriller novel, Million Eyes, alongside my publishers, Elsewhen Press, and surrounded by family and friends. It was a brilliant success in spite of Coronavirus and… Continue reading Million Eyes launched at Waterstones and it was the best night of my life
Let’s assume the conspiracy theories are true. Diana, Princess of Wales, was murdered. A white Fiat Uno deliberately ran her Mercedes off the road. A strobe light was used to blind her driver, Henri Paul, who wasn’t drunk at all. Rather, his bloods were swapped with those of a dead drunk driver to make it… Continue reading Princess Diana had a ‘box of secrets’. And someone murdered her for it.
I've written a guest post for All Things Jill-Elizabeth, just published today, looking at the two camps of people who enjoy conspiracy fiction — the ones who believe in conspiracy theories and the ones who just think it's villain-heavy fun. Head on over if you're a conspiracy fan! Jill also published a review of Million… Continue reading Tin foil hat wearer? Or do you just love conspiracy thrillers?
My time travel conspiracy thriller, Million Eyes, has finally been released today by Elsewhen Press as a paperback. Reviewers have called it "shocking", "tense" and "addictive", with "relatable and believable characters" and a "deliciously dark vein of humour". The first book in the Million Eyes trilogy was released as an ebook on January 10th. It's… Continue reading Someone wants the British monarchy dead. Find out who in Million Eyes, out now as a paperback
SPOILERS AHEAD! Doctor Who Series 12 has come to an end after an all-too-brief 10 episodes and it's been a mixed bag. I was super-underwhelmed by the opening two-parter, Spyfall, which had 45 minutes' worth of story drawn out into two 60-minute episodes. And new aliens the Kasaavin (which, uninterestingly, just looked like shining humanoids… Continue reading TV Review: Doctor Who – Series 12 and the Timeless Child arc