A chapter with no gravitas.

An unfinished and by no means polished, chapter-excerpt from the short story I am trying to write which is set in the Culture universe of Iain M. Banks. I wrote hopefully about this back in 2019 when after a period of inactivity, I had seemed to have regained my muse. Then 2020 happened and I … Continue reading A chapter with no gravitas.

Staying at home 8: What’s on the box?

You'd have thought, maybe, that given the circumstances, I'd have knocked-out several tens of thousands of words by now; Blog pieces, chapters of that book I'm supposed to be writing… Well, not so much a book as short story, a little Sci-Fi escapade based in Iain M Banks universe of The Culture. Too ambitious? I … Continue reading Staying at home 8: What’s on the box?

Guilty pleasures, an occasional series. Intergalactic Touring Band.

Intergalactic Touring Band was the name of a pop/rock concept album released in 1977 by Passport Records in the US and on the Charisma Label in the UK; the 'concept' of the album is of the colonisation of space via multi-generational space travel and the eponymous 'Touring Band' was not an actual band but an … Continue reading Guilty pleasures, an occasional series. Intergalactic Touring Band.

Just another gravitas deficiency quotient.

I enjoyed tremendously reading the science fiction novels of Iain M. Banks, especially the “Culture” series and back in September 2003 I thought I’d write a short story set in the Culture universe, just for my own amusement. I wrote about two hundred words vowing that I’d go back soon and continue. Fast forward to … Continue reading Just another gravitas deficiency quotient.