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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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Infinite Diversity in Infinite Combinations By Ben Jeapes

Originally posted on May 3, 2014 as a guest post on Jacey Bedford’s blog   I read Lois McMaster Bujold’s Barrayar series at various points over the 90s and 00s, out of order and out of sequence, which is easy … Continue reading

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Write What Someone Knows by Ben Jeapes

First posted on the Milford blog inMarch 2017 “Bad books on writing tell you to “WRITE WHAT YOU KNOW”, a solemn and totally false adage that is the reason there exist so many mediocre novels about English professors contemplating adultery.” … Continue reading

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Getcha luvverly ideas here! By Ben Jeapes

You know you’ve made it as an author when you’re asked the time-honoured question, “where do you get your ideas from?” There are various time-honoured responses, but Neil Gaiman in the link nails it. In our recent house move I … Continue reading

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Where I’m at, by Ben Jeapes

Once upon a time there was a young man with the twin ambitions, not incompatible, of making it big in publishing and becoming a successful writer. How did he do? Well, the publishing happened, for a good few years. It … Continue reading

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Let no one else’s work evade your eyes by Ben Jeapes

There are writers, would-be writers and wannabe writers. (There are also don’t-wannabe writers, which is fine and a perfectly valid lifestyle choice and they play no further part in this post.) Even though neither party has actually been published yet, … Continue reading

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