Hi everyone, I’ve been wanting to get this post in the bag for some time now, since seeing the first film. I made some predictions when all this started about who I thought should be in the key roles. That’s all ancient history now and, suffice to say, I didn’t get any of them right. […]Read more "Casting Dune – Part 2 Casting Wishlist"
It’s been quite some time since I went to MCM Comic Con in London. I saw an opportunity come up to go to another event, this time up in Telford. Why go so far? Well, I was very interested to meet Edward James Olmos and Mary McDonnell, the Admiral and the President respectively from Battlestar […]Read more "A Trip to Wales Comic Con"
I just learned that one of my favourite books, and one of the inspirations for The Ardenna Crossing, may be being made into a Limited Series by Fox. The Sparrow, by Mary Doria Russell, was published in 1996 and won numerous awards including the Arthur C Clarke award and the British Science Fiction Association Award. […]Read more "The Sparrow – is a TV series coming?"
Well, here we are. After so much time, I finally got to see it. I’ve been looking forward to this moment since long before the film was announced. I heard rumours years and years ago about the rights being passed around and I knew it would be only a matter of time before this happened. […]Read more "Casting Dune – The Film! (spoilers)"
I was lucky enough to get a chance to go to Leicester Square tonight and see the IMAX Dune preview event. We were treated to the first ten minutes of the film, the sandharvester scene, lots of extra footage, music and actors talking about the production. There were words from Director, Denis Villeneuve, and then […]Read more "Casting Dune – IMAX first look"
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"
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, For my friends and family who already know this, I’m sorry this will be popping up in your news feeds again today. 5 Years ago, I finally started doing what I’d always wanted to do – writing a novel. After a year of writing and several years of editing and agonising over things, […]Read more "The Ardenna Crossing – Available now on Amazon"
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"