quotations part one

So, I have had some feedback from readers. They have mentioned certain favourite bits and pieces from the novel. Every now and then something one of the characters says, or some thoughtful piece of wisdom from the narrator strikes a chord, and sticks in the mind. Pithy sayings carry a lot of weight in the […]

second book time

Procrastination must be the most prominent type of -ation in the toolkit of the average writer. Let’s face it, it’s true. We give it all sorts of other names of course. Writer’s block, time to research, too much research, dearth of research, inspiration search, creativity pause, between projects, another project, lack of other project, personal […]

cast of characters. part two. the prof.

Professor Graeme Standforth. Without him providing the scientific know how and know when, the how and the when of time travel could never have happened. Possibly that’s true, although it wouldn’t be his position at all… He would go into some long winded diatribe about it being inevitable that it would happen, has happened, and […]

what is time? part three

OK. I am about to go out on a limb here, but it is a reasonably sturdy one. The answer to the mystery of time is going to be something really simple. Possibly something that has been staring us in the face for many a moment. It is going to be simple, but also elegant, […]

christmas, time, and hope

It seems like an unusual Christmas this year, as we take stock and look ahead and behind. The spectre of covid has loomed over the planet throughout, touching hearts, troubling minds, and taking lives. I think we know now that we are going to beat this thing, in spite of the anguish and the anger, […]

what is time? part one

OK, it is nearly Christmas time in this year of our general discontent, 2020. The pandemic has caused damned panic anywhere and everywhere. Things will surely never be the same again. Except that they are pretty much as they have been in the past, and as they will be in the future. The unpredictable happens, […]

who are we?

Yeah, that’s a question. That’s a thing. No writer is totally the sole active player in the game. All sorts of presences, as well as pasts and futures, are part of what appears on the page. Some of that stuff comes from the writer, and some simply flows on through. No reader is actually passive. […]

Time travel, practical applications. Introductory remarks. Welcome. Bienvenue.

“Time travel, practical applications”. That’s what anyone who is interested in time travel wants to see on the menu du jour. And it is an impossible proposition. Which does not really mean that it is not possible. After all five impossible things do happen before breakfast, on just about every day since there have been […]