Foundation series: episode 1

Foundation series: episode 1

I’ll be honest. My expectations were low going into this adaptation, not only because it’s one of my favourite book series (dry though it undoubtedly is at times), but also because I just couldn’t see how they were going to pull this off without...
Extinction Pulse Chapter 1 Audio

Extinction Pulse Chapter 1 Audio

Listen to an AI reading out the first chapter of Extinction Pulse, book 1 of the Nightfall series of post apocalyptic sci-fi novels. Extinction Pulse Chapter 1 by Kevin Partner https://www.kevpartner.co.uk/wp-content/uploads/2021/09/9592463_1631289968.mp3 Get...
Not good enough

Not good enough

Imagine you're a baker, opening up your shop for your first day in business. Potential new customers file in, eager to sample your breads, pastries and cakes. They walk up to the counter and gaze at the plate of buns. But the buns are lumpy, disfigured and...
The Moon or the moon?

The Moon or the moon?

One of the things you learn as you continue to write (and read) is that there are very, very few hard and fast rules when it comes to the finer points of the language.Take our natural satellite. My instinct is to refer to it as the moon, but a case can be made that...
The demon drink

The demon drink

No, not that drink. I'm talking about caffeine. I don't know about you, but I have an uneasy relationship with tea – by which I mean the black tea we Brits generally drink. I came down with some kind of virus a week ago which made my mind foggy, but even...