The universe is not only strange but stranger than we can imagine
  • Will we be able to stop this when we see it coming?

  • Hello? Anybody out there?

  • Is this inevitable?

  • Is this where consciousness abides -- or is it somewhere other?

  • Will we have the skill and the wisdom to take this next vital step?

The Hunger Star:
a near-future SF novel

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Tick tock...

The Die Back — the death of billions through war, famine, plague and infrastructure collapse — appears almost inevitable. Only good luck and constant interventions by the powerful AI-run Skellig Michael Institute are staving off a new dark age or even mass extinction.

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Children of
the junk pile

A miscellany of scribbles and photos found in old shoeboxes, at bottom of drawers and other places where junk breeds.

Project Maldon:
a novel

This is the way the world ends…

It’s bad enough when you suspect your boss is sabotaging your work. It’s far worse when your boss is “Helen,” a temperamental Artificial Intelligence of awesome power and you must rely on her advice to manage Project Maldon, a complex piece of social engineering designed to prevent Armageddon

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Cool SF quotes

Words of wit, wisdom and wankery from favorite SF authors.

What next?
a blog

What's coming our way?

What happens when smart machines do 90% of the work, or if science discovers the secret of extreme longevity?

And how will we react the day we receive the alien signal we have been longing for and dreading?
These questions and more explored in a halting way



Oh really?

Quick looks at quirky, cool or plain weird snippets of science, plus the occasional bemused glance at the ever-evolving mess that is modern society.

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