Author Archives: Jacey Bedford

About Jacey Bedford

Jacey Bedford maintains this blog. She is a writer of science fiction and fantasy (www.jaceybedford.co.uk), the secretary of Milford SF Writers (www.milfordSF.co.uk), a singer (www.artisan-harmony.com) and a music agent booking UK tours and concerts for folk performers (www.jacey-bedford.com). She's also a Home Office / UK Visas and Immigration department licensed sponsor processing UK work permits (Certificates of Sponsorship).

That Difficult Second Novel by Jacey Bedford

First published on Jacey Bedford’s blog This blog post was written in November 2013, after I got my first three book deal from DAW, but before any of my books had been published. My first book, Empire of Dust, was … Continue reading

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His Majesty’s Starship, part 3: a bloody children’s publisher? – by Ben Jeapes

Originally posted on Ben Jeapes’ blog Slowly but surely His Majesty’s Starship approached completion … and approached it … and approached it. For a very long time indeed I was almost there, with just a couple of thousand words to go, and … Continue reading

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His Majesty’s Starship, part 2: B5, bad guys and by golly, a sequel – by Ben Jeapes

Originally posted on Ben Jeapes’ blog on 10th December 2018 Like me, Babylon 5 was also on a mission to do right what Star Trek got wrong. Its key innovation was the story arc – the idea of an overall plot across the entire … Continue reading

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His Majesty’s Starship, part 1: origins by Ben Jeapes

Originally posted on Ben Jeapes’ blog His Majesty’s Starship hit the stands on 10 December 1998. I am inspired to reminisce. In the best spirit of present-day science fiction I shall do it in three parts. When I was young … Continue reading

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Science for Fiction 2020 by David Gullen

The excellent Science for Fiction (S4F) event at Imperial College, London, properly known as The Imperial College & Science Fiction Foundation workshop, is back once again. Designed specifically for SF and other writers to meet and talk to scientists presenting … Continue reading

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Writing: Art or Craft? by David Gullen

I remember a conversation in my first writing group from many years ago about whether or not writing could be taught. Some people thought no, that writing alone in all the fields of human endeavour, was somehow special and the … Continue reading

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Useful Tools for Writers: Book Covers by Jacey Bedford

Self publish or self publicise? Whether you’re self-published or traditionally published there’s a good chance that you’ll need to shout out about your new book release. It’s only a smallish number of best selling authors that have the might of … Continue reading

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