I’ve been a reader of science fiction for as long as I can remember. Growing up on a diet of Foundation and the Star Wars Expanded Universe (all in battered second-hand paperbacks), I eventually moved on to Jack Campbell’s The Lost Fleet and it all spiralled from there. Around 2018, science fiction completely took over my life, pushing out pretty much every other genre.
Between 2014 and 2018 I took my hobbies to the logical next step and eventually graduated with an MA in Creative Writing from UWTSD, including a dissertation on the role of empires throughout the history of science fiction, a topic that continues to fascinate me. In my own (as-yet-unpublished) writing, I remain drawn to themes of civilisation, empire, and what happens when it all falls apart.
At the end of 2018, I realised there was no one in my life that I could have proper discussions about science fiction with, and set up this blog as a result. I review every science fiction book I read (the good, the bad, and the ugly) and write a lot of articles about the genre. I push for honesty, respect, and the joys of science fiction.
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