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The Lies of the Land cover

Here lies the truth

Written on 1 Feb, 2024

Finding a book by self declared Private Eye ‘hack’ Adam Macqueen in the town library found me digging out my card and walking out with it tucked snuggly under my arm.

The Lies of the Land

Frankenstein's monster from the Revised Edition, 1831

The learned monster

Written on 18 Dec, 2023

I listened at night, headphones on and lights off. The aural landscape pulling me into Victor Frankenstein’s world deeper than any screen version could.


Can you speak venusian? book cover

The polite Venusian

Written on 12 Mar, 2023

As a teenager, I picked up ‘Can you speak Venusian?’ from the hotel library and enjoyed it so much I took it home with me.

Can You Speak Venusian?

The Long Mars book cover

Middle Earth

Written on 7 Aug, 2022

I like Terry Pratchett, so why have I taken 10+ years to get through three books of The Long Earth series?

The Long Mars

The end of everything book cover

We're all dead in the end

Written on 15 Apr, 2022

We’re all dead in the end. That’s true of humans and universes alike. For us people, most don’t know when or how the end will come but universes are (possibly) more predictable.

The End of Everything (Astrophysically Speaking)

The Dirt Motley Crüe

A Crüe too Mötley

Written on 11 May, 2020

They bitch, they fight, they do horrible things to others, and all without ever showing honest remorse or regret.

The Dirt: Confessions of the World's Most Notorious Rock Band