I felt like I had to mark this with a post. I haven’t written anything proper for ages and I was so impressed by the end of this series that I thought it justified one. I sat down with some trepidation to watch Amazon Prime’s The Man in the High Castle a few weeks ago. […]Read more "The Man in the High Castle – getting the villains spot on"
Hi everyone, Can I say a big thank you to everyone who has bought a copy of The Ardenna Crossing. It means so much that you took a chance and bought a copy and I hope you enjoy reading it as much as I enjoyed writing it. The first reviews are in and I thought […]Read more "The Ardenna Crossing – Early Reviews"
I guess it was inevitable: Mass Effect is returning. Such a great franchise couldn’t stay away for long. Here is the first trailer, which features a familiar face… One might think that the presence of the Shadow Broker herself, Liara T’Soni, guarantees that this future instalment of this series will go right back to the […]Read more "New Mass Effect – 7 things I’d love to see"
Hi everyone, Announcement time! I got some big pieces of paper out yesterday, stuck them to the wall, and thrashed out the story plan for part 2 of The Ardenna Crossing. The structure and plot are now complete and I know where I’m going, As you might know, I’ve already written seven of twenty-five chapters […]Read more "Ardenna Crossing Book 2 Update"
Hi everyone, I’ve been playing with Photoshop trying to get a headstart on the front cover design for The Ardenna Crossing. I downloaded some new fonts to try out for the lettering and I thought I’d share some of the ideas. Any feedback is appreciated. Not long now, people! Cheers, Richard 1 2Read more "Ardenna Crossing Update – Cover Design Ideas"
Hi everyone, It’s nearly four years now since I finished the first draft of The Ardenna Crossing: Between Two Worlds. Back then, it was just called The Crossing. I’ve tinkered with it and changed it; checked and double checked and now I’m all out of excuses. It’s time I shared it with all of you. […]Read more "The Ardenna Crossing – Coming this December!"
Hi everyone, I wrote something for 25YL which you can find here. https://25yearslatersite.com/2020/09/14/alien-isolation-the-best-entry-in-the-franchise-since-aliens/ It’s a little piece about how much I love Alien: Isolation. Hope you enjoy it. RichardRead more "Alien: Isolation article published"
Hi everyone, I thought I’d let the dust settle before I wrote anything about this. The Facebook groups have been alive with discussion since it was released. I saw the premiere on Twitter on my phone (again, don’t tell David Lynch, he wouldn’t approve!) I don’t remember how many posts I’ve written about this film […]Read more "Casting Dune – Trailer Analysis"
Directed by – Christopher Nolan Starring – John David Washington, Robert Pattinson, Elizabeth Debicki, Kenneth Branagh This was my first trip to the cinema since they re-opened and I picked a great film. It has massive holes in it but if you put those aside and just enjoy the ride, it’s really a wonderful experience. […]Read more "Tonight’s Viewing – Tenet (2020) – spoiler free"
So, I thought I would stick this on as I’ve been rereading the book over the past few weeks (I listen to it while going to sleep so I have to start over and over again with the last part I can remember each time). I remember much preferring this three part mini-series put together […]Read more "Tonight’s Viewing – Children of Dune (2003)"