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Pangolin – a short story about greed and ignorance

A very short story about the plight of the pangolin, seen through the eyes of two-year-old pangolin Lucky. ‘Up to 200,000 are estimated to be taken from the wild every year across Africa and Asia, and the pangolin is critically endangered. Their meat is considered a delicacy by some in China and Vietnam, while their …

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New Messiah - John Frank Marshall

Dystopian Fantasy about a New Age Messiah

Background This latest novel from John Frank Marshall opens in a future world fighting over ever-shrinking resources. New age messiah Axel Cain is born in Isoland – a vast, circular expanse of darkness, desert, storms and suffering. Isoland was created for research by biotech industries. Separated from the rest of the world (the ‘Outside’) by an insurmountable wall, test …

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Characters in the Dragon witch trilogy. Meena, princess of Rax

‘Where Giants Sleep’ – 3rd book Ouroboros Finished!

I was really pleased with the way that this third and final(?)episode of the Trilogy ‘Where Giants Sleep’ played out, with the distant past and the present coming together to build a new future (hence the name Ouroboros, which I have trouble spelling btw). It stretched me as a writer, which what I was seeking. …

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Amazing image by Thomas Budach

Thomas Budach – talented sci-fi artist

When I was looking for illustrations for my novels and starting to put this web site together, I came across the work of Thomas Budach (see https://pixabay.com/en/users/tombud-1908037/)  and was pretty excited by the touch points to my writing. Similar obsessions about dragons, UFO’s, haunted ships sailing the stars, vampires, dragons, witches – weird, I thought. …

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