Tag Archives: Ecology

Battlestar Galactica and Ecology

For several gruelling months at work, it was an episode of Battlestar Galactica each evening that kept me going – till I’d worked through all five box sets. A military SF story about shooting up evil robots may not seem … Continue reading

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Sword and Planet

Something else celebrated its fiftieth year in 2015 besides me and my age-mates. Frank Herbert’s epic novel Dune was published in that same fateful year of 1965. Some say it’s the best science fiction novel there’s ever been. It’s also … Continue reading

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Right-Wing Dystopia

The UK general election in May effected a further rightward shift in politics. Similar trends can be seen elsewhere in Europe. In a time of economic and environmental crisis the ensuing right-wing policies look set to head in exactly the … Continue reading

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Lost Worlds

One of the inspirations behind my writing of Deep Time was the genre of lost-world romances that flourished in the decades before and after 1900. I first encountered this genre in the movies – and in particular the 1960 adaptation … Continue reading

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Welcome to Deep Time

‘Deep time’ is geological time, the millions of years over which the Earth and its creatures have evolved. Deep Time is also the name of my epic novel of prehistory, to be published by Hawthorn Press on 9 May. The … Continue reading

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