Tuesday, 30 October 2012

Harrison Peel Series Page

On the request of several readers, I've added a new page to my website, dedicated to my Harrison Peel series of Mythos adventures. Basically, Harrison Peel is a former Australian Army officer turned NSA consultant spy in action adventure style stories against the horrors of the Cthulhu Mythos, with more science fiction elements than fantasy. Think The Bourne Identity meets At The Mountains of Madness.

Special call outs to Brian M. Sammons, John Goodrich, John Sunseri and CJ Henderson, who've all contributed to the ongoing series.

I will also thanks editors and publishers David Kernot, Cody Goodfellow, Jacob Kier, William Jones, John Manning, Glynn Barrass, Lynn Willis, Thomas Branan and Shane Jiraiya Cummings who made sure the Peel tales were the best they could be.

Monday, 22 October 2012

Second Eye of Infinity Review at Albedo One

The Eye of Infinity has a second review at Albedo One, this one in Issue 42 by Peter Loftus:

The Eye of Infinity is a cracking example of a modern mythos story done well. The pacing is excellent as Peel finds himself more and more out of his depth and moves steadily closer to the horrifying truth. Peel is a likeable, believable and well-rounded character and the central premise fits in well with what readers expect from this kind of yarn, with a resolution that is intelligent and satisfying.

Sunday, 21 October 2012

The Eye of Infinity Reviewed at Albedo One

The Eye of Infinity got a great review over at Albedo One from editor and publisher Robert Neilson:

The Eye of Infinty is a splendid mix of SF and cosmic horror. The action is unceasing and the pace relentless. It is almost a relief when Peel pauses to consider the dilemma presented by the relationship he has with his girlfriend and considers the one that she wishes. Peel is a hero in the true sense and one you can enjoy spending an all-too-short 84 pages with.  The novella itself, though part of a series, is comfortably self-contained, though the ending points towards a continuing story. Having read this much I would love to see Harrison Peel’s adventures at novel length.

Read the rest of the review here.

Saturday, 20 October 2012

Albedo One 42

The latest issue of Albedo One is out, 42. It features fiction from Todd McCaffrey, Priya Sharma, David Murphy, Craig Saunders, Donna Thorland, Lawrence Wilson, Jean Michel Calvez and Douglas Thompson.

Included are the three winning stories (by Lauren Mulvihill, Aaron Elbel and Kathy Cronin) of the 2010 John West Brainfood.i.e. Fantasy Competition and an in-depth interview with John Meaney.

Buy issue 42  in print and digital versions.

It feels strange, but I'm not in this one. No reviews required from me in this almost exclusive fiction issue.

Is Superluminal Travel Possible

Is it possible to travel faster than the speed of light? I tend to believe it is not possible, partially because of problems with causality, but also the Fermi Paradox, which states if the universe is full of intelligent life, where is it? There are no signs of intelligent life out there, not yet at least, and if intelligent alien do exist and could travel at superluminal speeds then their chances of reaching us seems more likely. Again, the Fermi Paradox counters this.

Regardless of whether aliens with warp drives will turn up at Planet Earth anytime soon, a couple of interesting articles on superluminal travel came to my attention recently, pointed out to me from a peer at work who is into cosmology as much as I am, and I thought I'd share.

Warp drive looks more promising than ever in recent NASA studies

In Einstein's Math: Faster-Than-Light Travel?

Thursday, 11 October 2012

Cthulhu Unbound 3

The third volume of Cthulhu Unbound has just been released by Permuted Press as an e-book, and was edited by Brian M. Sammons and myself.

Here is the blurb:

The third volume of the Cthulhu Unbound series plunges deeper than ever into daring new visions of H.P. Lovecraft’s universe in four all-new novellas by five masters of the new weird tale.

This is cosmic horror as you've never seen it before. This is the Mythos in many colors, many guises. This is Cthulhu Unbound!

UNSEEN EMPIRE (Cody Goodfellow): A half-Comanche bounty hunter tracks his diabolical superhuman quarry across the Wild West and into a lost subterranean city of madness and living death beneath the Oklahoma badlands.

MIRRORRORRIM (D.L. Snell): A desperate patient seeking answers in therapy sessions for self-mutilators discovers he is incomplete in ways he never could have imagined.

NEMESIS THEORY (Tim Curran): A convict locked away in a maximum security prison has nothing left to fear, except the newest inmate: the man he murdered three years ago.

THE R'LYEH SINGULARITY (David Conyers and Brian M. Sammons): An Australian spy and a CIA operative join forces to uncover a global corporation plotting the new frontier of bio-weaponry research, using alien blood extracted from something lurking underneath the Pacific Ocean. "The R'lyeh Singularity" continues the saga of NSA consultant Harrison Peel (The Spiraling Worm and The Eye of Infinity).