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The Relentless March by Jim Anderson

Last week, I wrote about ChatGPT and the impact that it (and its siblings and cousins and distant descendants) will have on education. I would like to sketch out an optimistic potential future, because I’ve been marking today and so … Continue reading

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Wishing you all well this holiday season

Don’t ask me why Christmas is traditionally a time for ghost stories in England. Perhaps Charles Dickens started it all with A Christmas Carol, but I suspect it goes deeper than that, way back, in the oral tradition, to icy … Continue reading

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Time and Space – by Jacey Bedford

No, this is not a blog about spacetime, or about anything to do with astronomy, science or even science fiction. It’s about time and space to write. In beautiful surroundings. With all meals provided. And a bunch of other writers … Continue reading

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The Inverse TARDIS Effect by Jim Anderson

Over the course of my days on this Earth, I’ve seen a few episodes of Dr Who but it wasn’t part of my science fiction heritage growing up. That said, I’m familiar with some of the basics and I’ve always … Continue reading

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Milford 2022 by Somto Ihezue

Getting into Milford was a dream. I still can’t fit my excitement into words. I remember applying after I found out Suyi Davies had attended in the past. I initially didn’t think I could get in, but seeing another Nigerian … Continue reading

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Giants, Neanderthals and Old Stories, by James Anderson.

So here’s a strange idea that’s been kicking around inside my head for a long time now, that I’ve never done anything with. I’m also not sure of just what would be the best way of testing it, but here … Continue reading

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The Journey Continues, by David Gullen

In September we went to Milford SFF Conference in Nantlle, North Wales –  a week of critiques, writing, hanging out with other writers, and cake. Trigonos, the place we stayed, nestled in the foothills of Snowdonia, is determined we need … Continue reading

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Special Spaces, by Jim Anderson

The Milford Science Fiction Writers Conference met earlier this year in September. Over the years, I’ve attended several, all of them at Trigonos, our current home, and I’ve been thinking about some of the spaces there.  There are spaces in … Continue reading

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5 Tips for World Building by David Gullen

Getting world-building ‘right’ seems to be a fascination with many writers. Panels at cons, podcasts, and blogs on this subject are ever-popular and seem to loom large compared to those on character, plot, tension, pace, and all the other things … Continue reading

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A Picture’s a Thousand Words? by Terry Jackman

I have no problem recalling my first Milford, 2011, because I went into surgery the next week. Though “not a lotta people know that”. Anyway minus the kidney [ see same quote] I then did three years of clinical trial … Continue reading

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