I write fiction too

I’ve been writing science fiction and fantasy short stories for some years now, as part of a British Science Fiction Association Orbit group. I’ve been lucky enough to have two stories published, and more may follow.

Shoreline-of-Infinity-16-front-cover-1000w‘The Adaptation Point’

Published in Shoreline of Infinity 16 in October 2019, an award-winning sff magazine, nominated again for the British Fantasy Society Best Magazine of the Year for 2019. The story is about what happens to a long-term exploration mission to a new planet when the colonists are losing the war of attrition with the planet’s ecology. The mission’s children are adapting, but can they survive when the adults are not?

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June 2020: To my great amazement ‘The Adapatation Point’  was chosen for republication in Best of British Science Fiction 2019, which can be ordered here. I mean, some of those other authors are properly famous.  I am getting imposter syndrome.



‘The Mothers of Pequeño Lago’

Written for the Bicycles in Space anthology about dragons and bicycles, Dragon Bike, this was fully funded by a Kickstarter campaign in autumn 2019, and is a rather dark story about what happens when a broody dragon gets between a midwife (on a bicycle, obviously) and a woman in labour.