Category: Science Fiction

  • Something Strange Is Afoot At The Supermarket
    Something Strange Is Afoot At The Supermarket

    I had an odd feeling whilst shopping earlier. And not that usual insistent urge to scratch your anus whilst looking at bacon in the supermarket. I self-scan while I shop, mostly because I welcome our robot overlords, and I’m a terrible person. But as I was beeping away with the little hand-held R2 unit, I…

  • The Unifying Theory Of Everything
    The Unifying Theory Of Everything

    Heklenberg checked her maths one more time. It took a few hours, but by the time she had reached the end, she was more sure now than she’d ever been. The realisation made her dizzy, and she reached for something tanglible, something solid, something … normal. The wood of the desk against the flat of…

  • Drifting Towards Oblivion
    Drifting Towards Oblivion

    Something the size of a continent drifted relentlessly through the cold vacuum of space, just as it had done for centuries. The armoured hull plates were battered by hundreds of years of tiny meteor collisions, and the once proud paintwork was now a mere memory crusted in rust. The lights from a thousand portholes pinpricked…

  • Every Bloody Time
    Every Bloody Time

    It was fair to say that he’d coasted through his life without paying much attention. Barry knew it, he’d be the first to admit it, if he noticed you making the point. Which he wouldn’t. Lately though, he was starting to notice things. Namely, the same things. Over and over a-bloody-gain. Every morning, he woke…

  • The Drive Drive
    The Drive Drive

    I built it because I was getting fed up with the amount of procrastinating I was doing. I could have procrastinated for money. A Pro Procrastinator. Nothing was getting done. Then I had the idea to build The Drive Drive. And even though it was a fairly simple device, made from a colander and an…

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  • Proctology: A Bottom Examination
    Proctology: A Bottom Examination

    For a long time now I’ve been wanting to write an old-fashioned programme guide. One you can hold in your hand and thumb through, make notes on, spill coffee on. So I did. Proctology: A Bottom Examination is my deep dive into Bottom, the hit BBC Two sitcom starring Rik Mayall and Adrian Edmondson. That’s…

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  • Re-Casting Keanu
    Re-Casting Keanu

    Keanu Reeves is 56. That makes him eight years older than Clive Dunn was when he was first cast in Dad’s Army. But don’t panic, Clive Dunn was always playing much older characters than his own age. Keanu Reeves is 56. That makes him seven years older than Stephanie Cole was when she was first…

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