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FUSION to REACTION

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After the great reception I received for Colony One Mars I decided to re-visit my first novel Fusion and take a long hard look at it. Suffice to say, I’ve learned a lot since I wrote it. Now, from the rear view mirror of experience, I could see all the flaws in it. Not that the writing was bad, in some ways it was better than the latest book. No, it’s that the structure was a bit messy. It’s supposed to be a techno-thriller; fast, tight, with the action ramping up as you read. Instead I had two stories going on, slowing it down and confusing the reader. So, what to do? Read More

The Computer Generated Novel…. It was only a matter of time.

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I was explaining the ins and outs of digital publishing to a friend of mine a few days ago. He was somewhat less than impressed with the so called ‘indie’ revolution, being more traditional in his thinking. His take was it would only be a matter of time before people started developing computer programmes to write novels, to which I replied was just plain daft. However, it seems he’s not far off the mark. Read More