There won’t be any updates for the next two weeks because I’m going on holiday and plan to spend the time doing things like relaxing with a stack of books, eating large meals and visiting the sights of Europe instead of writing about obscure animated series, game theory and the like. It will be a little like the Grand Tour only less so.
So don’t be concerned if everything goes silent; the blog isn’t closed.
When I get back I’ll be beginning the what I expect to be lengthy process of finding a publisher for my novel, Absolute Liberation; I’ve been working on it now for what feels like a very long time, and it’s just finished a second round of proof-reading and is entering a second round of editing. Once that’s done off to the publishers it goes! It’s an attempt to write military sci-fi that takes a more practical look at the effects of future technology and questions of nationality in an empire spanning planets – going a little beyond the spectacle and wow-factor that I feel sometimes defines the genre.
Since finishing it, I haven’t been idle; I’ve written Five Hearts… as posted here and begun posting weekly flash fiction pieces, but my main project has ended up once again being long-form writing. It’s a project currently called Garden of Eden, which is looking like it will end up as a teen novel about growing up independently, learning to be a good parent and dealing with grief, all set in an science fiction utopia.