Blogs I follow
|Location||London, United Kingdom|
|Introduction||I was the first boy in Britain to meet a Dalek in the flesh when my Dad took me to the BBC workshops one dark January night in 1964. That early experience probably explains quite a lot. After a childhood spent daydreaming about aliens and vampires, I discovered Marvel Comics and happily gave up all connection with reality to immerse myself in the marvellous worlds of Steve Ditko, Jack Kirby, John Romita, Jim Steranko and Neal Adams. Every Saturday I used to head doggedly from newsagent to newsagent, searching out the latest Iron Man or Spider-man comics, which I would buy for 10d each (that’s about 4p in your fancy modern digital money). Since those halcyon days I've written a lot of books. Really, a lot. If you put a copy of every one of my books in a suitcase then you’d need to get a friend to help you lift it. My favourite among my own books is Heart of Ice, a sci-fi interactive adventure story where the Côte d’Azur is a jungle and the Sahara is covered in snow. I'd say that my fantasy writing has been most influenced by Lord Dunsany, Jack Vance, Mike Mignola and Neil Gaiman, but I should stress that none of those gentlemen is personally to blame.|
|Favorite Movies||Blade Runner, Crimes & Misdemeanors, Lawrence of Arabia, The Hurt Locker, A Matter of Life and Death, Seven Samurai, The Spanish Prisoner, Sweet Smell of Success, Vertigo, Iron Man, Spider-Man 2, Warlock (1959), The Searchers, The Godfather, Fight Club, The Prestige, Tess, Ugetsu Monogatari, Groundhog Day, A Touch of Zen, Catch Me If You Can, The Bourne Identity, Ed Wood, The Night Listener, Cast Away, First Men in the Moon, The Good the Bad & the Ugly, Atanarjuat The Fast Runner, Harry He's Here To Help, Kiss Kiss Bang Bang, A Canterbury Tale, The Third Man, Star Trek|
|Favorite Music||Dark Side of the Moon|
|Favorite Books||Jonathan Strange & Mr Norrell, Enigma, The Ministry of Fear, The Wasp Factory, Pride & Prejudice, Great Expectations, Treasure Island, Dr Jekyll & Mr Hyde, The Wind in the Willows, The Eyes of the Overworld, The Travel Tales of Mr Joseph Jorkens, Lyonesse, Binscombe Tales, A Dangerous Energy, The Feynman Lectures on Physics, Lolita, Diary of a Nobody, The Thousand Nights and a Night, The Anubis Gates, War & Peace, The End of the Affair, The Mutiny On Board HMS Bounty, The Game of X, The Dalek Book, Steranko's History of Comics Vol One, The Tale of Squirrel Nutkin, The Tale of Mr Jeremy Fisher, The Exploits of Baron De Marbot, Mythago Wood|
The squish of mud between your toes; how would you live your life as a frog?
One fly at a time.