I’m dipping my pen into writing fantasy, a side move from my speculative fiction novel, The Seed of the Violet Tree: a science fiction mystery. But, how to start world building? This blog is the result of a piece of desktop research I undertook between November and December 2020. I’m no expert obviously, but below … Continue reading Three Approaches to World Building
Be warned: your characters will start making their own relationships with your friends and family. When I published my book: The Seed of the Violet Tree: A Science Fiction Mystery, I expected, of course, that readers would bring their own perspectives to it. They would utilise their personal histories, experiences and insights to reach unique … Continue reading How Dare They!
I'm blogging about how and why I'm reinventing myself, from a retired nurse, into a contemporary sci-fi writer. More about me here. Today's blog is the third in the series and is in two parts. PART ONE provides an update on my progress through the literary world. PART TWO discusses the ethics surrounding the development … Continue reading A Novelist’s View on the Ethics and Governance Surrounding Artificial Superintelligence
The second of a series of blogs, in which I discuss Why I Felt Compelled to Write My Novel, The Seed of the Violet Tree: A Science Fiction Mystery [Amazon UK Amazon.com. Amazon AU ]. The introduction to this series of blogs can be found here Whilst conducting background research for my novel I revisited a … Continue reading The Tipping Point and a Sinister Turn of Events
Introduction This is the first of a series of blogs, exploring the emerging debate on Artificial Superintelligence (ASI). Whilst researching my novel, 'The Seed of the Violet Tree', [Amazon UK Amazon.com Amazon AU], I had time to read, explore and contemplate the possibilities and risks superintelligence presents to humanity. My interest began after reading Nick Bostrom’s, … Continue reading Why I Felt Compelled to Write My Novel: ‘The Seed of the Violet Tree: A Science Fiction Mystery’