How Dare They!

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!

A Novelist’s View on the Ethics and Governance Surrounding Artificial Superintelligence

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 Tipping Point and a Sinister Turn of Events

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

Why I Felt Compelled to Write My Novel: ‘The Seed of the Violet Tree: A Science Fiction Mystery’

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’