A Bit About Audiobooks, Some News, And A New Cover!

I love audiobooks. I love them. There are so many books I wouldn’t have read if it wasn’t for all those strange audiobook producers who sit endlessly in front of a microphone reading. War and Peace was over 60 hours of audio. Some poor bastard had to read the whole thing. But thank god they…

Egg. (A short Story)

Digging around in my archives I have unearthed all my old, strange stories. This one is called Egg. There’s no point leaving it unread in a file on my computer. Instead I will leave it unread on my website. This story was written about nine years ago. Potatoes. EGG Somewhere in the deep unconscious soul…

Glass Balloons (short story – SF)

‘Bring it in Stephen,’ the foreman shouted. It was my first day on Dock One as a fully licensed valet. It’s still called the International Space Station but now it spans half the globe. Like a web of tubes. When the sun comes around this side of the Earth it casts a grid of shadows…

10 Amazing Coincidences From History

Introduction The First World War wouldn’t have happened if it wasn’t for one fatal coincidence involving a sandwich and a botched assassination. Had a car not stalled in just the right place, at just the right time, maybe the entire 20th century would have been completely different. Not all coincidences from history carry the same…

10 Bizarre Cases Of Mass Hysteria

Introduction   From meowing nuns to an imagined monkey-man, mass hysteria is a bizarre and little understood aspect of the human condition. It can be caused by religious extremism, cultural superstition, isolationism, and even the accidental intake of LSD. The only cure is the passing of time and, on at least one occasion, a good…

Episode 2 – Coraline (Kassidy’s Nerd Box)

Kassidy delves into her nerd box to talk about the history of Riverdale and Archie Comics and shares some interesting facts about the show. Transcript of the “Brief History” section of the podcast. The history of the stop motion animated film, Coraline, starts 20 years before the movie hit the cinemas. Way back in 1989…

No Such Thing as a Frozen Girlfriend

It’s hard to write when your girlfriend is turning blue on the sofa. Shit, do I stop writing and get gas, or carry on and let her freeze to death? It’s a tough one. Fuck it, I’ll de-thaw her when I’m done. I’m lucky, the cold doesn’t worry me too much. Shit, her lips are…

Ep.1 Riverdale and Archie Comics

Kassidy’s Nerd Box is a podcast researched, written, and performed, by my 12 year old daughter and me (Andy, her dad). If you have kids with a nerdy edge to them (who also like a bit of humour in their geekiness) I think they will enjoy it. I think you will too. Kassidy delves into…

Kassidy’s Nerd Box

Kassidy’s Nerd Box is a 10 minute weekly podcast in which we delve into Kassidy’s nerd box and see what TV show, film, comic, game, or random thing from history is currently obsessing her. Kassidy gives a brief history of the episode’s subject. We share some interesting facts about it, and then end the podcast…