I’m half way through writing Graviton and it will be with you soon. As editors seem to delight in reminding me, soon is a relative term with novelists.
I have two aims with this novel:
- To deliver a story which ran to completion in 4 hours providing a novel in which the plot moved faster than most fast readers can keep up. Just for the satisfaction of proving to myself that I could.
- For it to be my first novel set in Cambridge, England. So many important scientific discoveries have morphed out of the city’s Fenland mist that I sensed poetic licence. When something completely unexpected happened in Cambridge, it would seem more probable. All I had to do was ensure the story was credible. On the edge of credibility to be sure, yet still credible. And fast moving.
Stone Spirit combines my childhood in outback Australia with my work as a psychologist. It’s far deeper than my fast-moving novels. To date it’s in bullet point form requiring a lot more research.
Alien Twist is set in the arid centre of Australia allowing me to combine my love of the indigenous people’s Dreamtime legends with modern science. It pits the long-held fundamentals with the supposed superiority of modern technology. Guess who wins.
E lacks a title and all I can say is the heroine’s name begins with E. It’s a classic theme of the little people versus the system. A thriller in which the capitalists who dominate our energy systems use all their dirty tricks to curtail a determined group of creative environmentalists.
These novels will develop as time allows. I’m writing this page during the Covid-19 pandemic and my company supplies hygiene products which combat that coronavirus. However our greatest contribution lies in discovering where new infectious agents arise and why. I have allocated valuable time to write Coronoia. What the WHO failed to tell us and the UK Cabinet refused to hear. The first printed copies will be with me on 18th September. My first task is to mail a copy to each and every member of the UK Cabinet as I want the title of the second edition to end with … and what the UK Cabinet grasped immediately. Of course they may continue to ignore me and if that happens, who knows what I’ll need to create so the public can induce change. Experts like myself are predicting 100,000 new Covid-19 deaths in the UK this winter and I would really like to stop that happening.