Introducing the Independent Agency

Turn to the acknowledgements section of a book, and you will often find thanks being expressed for the assistance given to the author by their agent. I can attest to the fact that a good agent really is priceless. Having an agent who understands the market is the first step to getting your manuscript published. I’m very…


New release: DIE LAZARUS LEGION

Today is the release date for the German edition of LAZARUS WAR: LEGION! It’s called DIE LAZARUS LEGION… Check out that awesome cover. I may even prefer this edition to the original! Very cool colour choices, and the German versions of LAZARUS WAR also have excellent production values. If you’re a reader who prefers to…


Movie review: ROGUE ONE: A STAR WARS STORY

Verdict: A different perspective on the STAR WARS universe, ROGUE ONE is an exciting, well-produced and worthwhile addition to the expanded universe As of late 2015, Disney apparently had six STAR WARS movies in the works: three stand-alone “spin offs”, with the rest being extensions of the main storyline. ROGUE ONE is the first of…


Happy New Year 2017!

Just a quick post to say happy new year to all my blog viewers! If you’re reading this post, chances are that you are a fan or reader of my books, and I’d like to say a big thank you for your support throughout 2016! This year saw the release of all three of my…


Blu ray review: INDEPENDENCE DAY: RESURGENCE

  Verdict: More spectacle than movie The original INDEPENDENCE DAY is revered as something of a cult movie. It strikes just the right balance of levity and solemnity; WAR OF THE WORLDS with MARS ATTACKS sensibilities. The acting is ham-fisted and over the top, whilst the plot is cheesy and overly patriotic. But for all…


Merry Christmas: Top 5 things to watch on Netflix

Merry Christmas to one and all! Hope that you are having a restful, peaceful and enjoyable Christmas break, wherever you may be. And what better time to dust off that Netflix subscription, settle down with the family, and tuck in to some quality SFF? Join me for my rundown of the top 5 things to…


The BLADERUNNER: 2049 trailer has arrived….

I’m just going to leave this here… I have seriously high hopes for this movie! The soundtrack alone is so nostalgia-inducing, and that the shot of Ryan Gosling walking through the future street feels like a natural extension of the original BLADERUNNER…


Movie review: DOCTOR STRANGE

  Verdict: While it hardly reinvents the superhero genre, DOCTOR STRANGE breaks new ground with some stunning visuals 2016 saw the release of numerous superhero movies and TV series. DEADPOOL. CAPTAIN AMERICA: CIVIL WAR. X-MEN: APOCALYPSE. LUKE CAGE. DAREDEVIL (season 2). And those are only the Marvel-affiliated offerings. From DC we had BATMAN V SUPERMAN,…


Movie review: FANTASTIC BEASTS AND WHERE TO FIND THEM

Verdict: An entertaining extension of the HARRY POTTER universe FANTASTIC BEASTS AND WHERE TO FIND THEM is a fantasy adventure movie which has generated significant buzz. As anyone with an internet connection will know, it’s written by JK Rowling, and marks a return to the HARRY POTTER-verse which is so loved by many. Set in…


GUARDIANS OF THE GALAXY 2: official trailer

I’m just going to leave this here…


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