The conscious universe and blackhole recorders

Two articles in The New Scientist grabbed my attention recently:Is the universe conscious? It seems impossible until you do the mathsandBlack holes are hiding movies of the universe in their glowing ringsI have to say, I had looked to The New Scientist to be a...

Short stories

My short stories allow me to explore ideas outside the world I built in the House Next Door Trilogy and the Recoverist Quartet. They are, perhaps, darker in tone overall and touch on themes such as the neural internet, life extension technologies, the impact of...

Versions of the Future

Versions of the Future is a collection of short stories inspired by a collaboration between science fiction authors and scientists from the Human Brain Project and the Bristol Robotics Lab. The authors were me, Stephen Oram and Allen Ashley and the scientists included...

The Recoverist Quartet

The Recoverist Quartet is set in the last quarter of the 25th Century in a world transformed by climate change. Britain is a desert archipelago. The privileged live in cities, sheltered from unpredictable storms and lethal heat. They are trapped in their misery,...

The House Next Door Trilogy

Set in 2055, 2092 and 2472, the House Next Door trilogy provides snapshots of future worlds ravaged by climate change. This adventure story has a serious message about the future we’re creating for ourselves and the people and planet we will leave behind. Click on the...

Elidir

Elidir is not on any official map. A dome protects its citizens from the raging storms and deadly heat outside. High walls protect them from the desert people, known as the Non-Grata. In this secret city, deep beneath a mountain, lie the remains of Western...