Can there be science without fantasy?

From the Innominate Eastercon panel ‘Fantastic Lessons for Scientists’ on 15 April 2017, with Adrian Tchaikovsky, Aliette de Bodard, TJ Berg, Christianne Wakeham & Dr Justin Newland PART 1: We are all special The word ‘fantasy’ is derived from the Greek ‘phantasia’ and means ‘to make visible’. This definition immediately places the magical genre in […]

New Ashel 5 art from ‘The Outer Spheres’

I think and write in a visual way because: I was a screenwriter and one needs to, especially when physical directions are minimal and the characters are lying It’s useful when clarifying projects, whether they are creative or not – in fact especially if they’re not I cannot draw and openly envy anyone who can […]

Guest blog post with Cassandra Khaw

I met Cassandra Khaw at one of Unsung Stories’ splendid spoken word nights, where she was one of the writers reading their short works aloud. I was struck by the beauty of the language in the story, its unique imagery an the romanticism of its fantastical central relationship. She read this story just before the […]

How parenting affects creativity

Excerpt from a story I wrote when I was fifteen: Space Captain Wallace Andrews checked the data from his damaged starship as it drifted next to the asteroid belt. He had thirty minutes of air left. He chuckled to himself. He had single-handedly thwarted the invasion mounted by the alien Pril, not that anyone on […]