High Rise: Decadence On The 30th Floor

Based on the book of the same name by JG Ballard, High-Rise is a project long in the making, finally brought to our screens by Ben Wheatley. This is easily the biggest project of Wheatley’s career so far: the director behind Kill List, Sightseers and A Field In England, Wheatley has finally gotten his teeth into a much larger project (cast, budget, content, you name […]

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Stranger Danger

It’s been a while since I read comics properly, certainly not in the same way that I used to. It’s been 20-25 years of toying around with certain worlds and characters, always coming back at different times. (I thought those numbers were a bit overly generous, then I did a quick Google search. Apparently, the X-Men animated series debuted in 1992: at […]

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Complicated No More

It’s been a long time coming, and for a good reason. The Hades Contract was done, ready to be published last year. (It’s a sequel to my first novel Godhead.) And then I ended up in hospital and it was all a terrible mess. Being diagnosed with a brain tumour turned this into a “complicated” mess. This is my complicated second novel, and […]

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The Music Of The Gods

Music is a massive part of my creative process; always has been, always will. When I’m writing fiction, there are certain songs that put me in the mood for a certain piece or certain characters. Playlists make that process a hell of a lot easier; Spotify and similar streaming media make it easier to collect some of those songs together. […]

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Genre: The Tragedy

This is another post from ye-olden-days (ie 2013) and was written with a very specific purpose after some rather negative reviews on my first novel Godhead. It is especially appropriate after sharing this contemporary rant Talkin’ About Tolkien.) Genre: I loved it once. The word, the very concept, that delightful French-style curl on the ‘-r’ that makes it less of a word and […]

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Questions For Writers: Post-Game With Claire C Riley

In a time before BRAVE GODS was a thing, I posted some interview with fellow righters. Having deleted my old site, I wanted to keep come of the content. This interview with Claire C Riley is from back in 2013 and shortly after the publication of her first novel, Limerence. Claire has since published the sequel, the successful Odium series of books, and […]

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