When schools closed in March, and students suddenly engaging in remote learning, I decided to read my novel, ALIENATED: GROUNDED AT GROOM LAKE, on YouTube, chapter-by-chapter. A type of “virtual class reader.” It’s a fun, funny middle-grade story, perfect for fans of Harry Potter, Percy Jackson. Star Wars, and Men In Black. All of the […]
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With Naomi Alderman‘s ‘The Power’ still topping the book charts, the 13th Doctor hitting her stride on the BBC, and ‘The First’ launching on Channel 4, it’s worth remembering that Science Fiction matters as a genre. Sci-fi is the one genre that, no matter how dark, has hope built into it because it presumes humanity will continue to […]
Ever since I was little, I loved space. I was awestruck in first grade when my school packed us into the library to watch the Columbia take off. I was equally devastated in 1986 in middle-school, I watched the Challenger launch with the first civilian astronaut on board, only to tragically explode moments after lift-off. […]
I’ll be appearing at London’s newest literary festival. The Triskele Lit Fest will be in Islington on Saturday, 17th of September. It’s a full line up of award-winning authors across the genres…and it’s free. The website is: http://triskelelitfest.blogspot.co.uk I’ll be speaking at 1 pm on the sci-fi panel, and hope to see you there!
I’ve just done something a bit different, and maybe crazy. I put my entire new novel up on wattpad. For everyone to read. For free. I know what you’re thinking…”but Jeff, you’re a professional author, are you insane?” Yes, I am. And maybe I am. The move was deemed newsworthy enough by The Bookseller that […]
So, today is kind of a big day. If you’re like me, a child of Star Wars, this is the day you’ve been waiting for since the mid 80’s. I must admit, I was excited (and then ultimately disappointed) by the prequels, but nothing like the excitement in store for JJ’s take on Lucas’ world. […]
“By feeling truly present, you can share unbounded spaces and experiences with the people in your life. Imagine sharing not just moments with your friends online, but entire experiences and adventures.” Mark Zuckerberg Yesterday Facebook announced its $2 billion (that’s b for billion) purchase of upstart virtual reality gaming company Oculus Rift. Mark Zuckerberg said […]
I’m delighted to announce the launch of MetaWars Blood Nexus today! Blood Nexus is a three-part, interactive e-book that launches first on Apple’s iBookstore. It’s a prequel to the world of MetaWars, charting the action-packed weeks leading up to first meeting Samantha Kavanaugh and her father Axel in MetaWars 1.0: Fight For The Future. The […]
Yesterday I was invited to give a guest lecture to the MA Writing students at Kingston University. I was honoured to receive the invitation and since it was an open brief to speak to a group of incredibly talented new writers, I chose the topic of world building. I believe that great fiction comes out […]
This week I received two pieces of incredible fan art. Check them out!