Tag Archives: prehistoric

When Dinosaurs Ruled the Earth

Researching Deep Time was an excuse to rewatch the dinosaur films that had captivated me as boy. Through this painstaking scholarly process I discovered that in my memory two of these films had merged into one. That’s not entirely surprising … Continue reading

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Cycling Back to the South Pacific

One thing I always intended to blog about was my field research for Deep Time. I’ve done a post about the trip to Gabon, but not yet about the one to New Caledonia – and now I’m about to return … Continue reading

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Wine and Waterstones

On Thursday – 21 May – I was in Waterstones, Bath, with Martin Large from Hawthorn Press and poet Helen Moore to promote Helen’s new collection, ECOZOA, and my novel, Deep Time. Chairing the readings and discussion was ecocritic Richard … Continue reading

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Loincloths and Fur Bikinis

Deep Time is a quite erotic novel, not just in the obvious sense – though there is some of that – but also in a broader sense, loosely from Plato, of ‘eros’ as an impulse towards beauty and ultimately towards … 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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