|About the Book|
Im now Editor-in-Chief for a new British Science Fiction magazine, Shoreline of Infinity (www.shorelineofinfinity.com).Ive been a reader for as long as I can remember, my tastes tending towards the fantastical rather than the realistic. After all, isnt that the point of a story, to be taken to a different place?Science Fiction and fantasy is where I have lived and dreamed since I first read Grimms Stories. My teenage years were spent absorbing every word I could find by the likes of Asimov, Clarke, Heinlein, Wyndham, Bradbury, McCaffrey, LeGuin, Moorcock, Ballard, Priest.I loved the early stuff from the 30s and 40s with writers such as E E Smith, Olaf Stapledon and the many other writers who earned their keeping bashing away at typewriters in dark, dust attics.And my enjoyment in SF continues unabated with the writings of Stephen Baxter, Charles Stross, Ken MacLeod, Eric Brown, Peter Hamilton.And many more. Many, many more.Ive written on and off over the years, dabbling in SF as a teenager when I had some stories published in fanzines. I have recently returned to the words with greater relish, and have released a couple of small collection of tales based on my adopted home town of Edinburgh.I was recently shortlisted for a short crime story competition for Bloody Scotland, and the story is available, along with its fellow shortlistees, as an ebook published by Blasted Heath.