AI written movies – Sunspring and It’s No Game

Artificially authored

I don’t think my job as a writer of science fiction is in imminent danger, but to be fair, I’ve probably watched worse films on the SyFy channel than Sunspring, the first AI written movie.

Written as a competition response to the the 48-Hour Film Challenge, there were a few prompts fed into an AI programme that named itself “Benjamin”, and a whole bunch of 80s and 90s sci-fi. Enjoy, we’ll get to the analysis later. (more…)

Sudden Fame!

This is the title of the event where I will be reading a brand new short sci fi story, “The Lecture”. This will take place in the Mitchell Library, Glasgow and is presented by The Federation of Writers (Scotland).

Sudden Fame, Sunday 12th of March, 6 pm – 8 pm

As part of the Aye Write, Glasgow’s book festival, this event is a rapid-fire, fiction frenzy. Each author gets just five minutes to read out their work. It starts at 18:00 and I’m on at 18:05, so if you’re late, you’ll miss out! It’s free to watch, and you might just hear some astounding concepts in that time.

Find more details of this event here.

Upcoming publications

If you haven’t heard from me for a while, that’s because I’ve been writing!

I’ve got not one, not two but FOUR scifi books in the production process. Exciting!

The first releases will be by the end of June: The first of the Abraxas series: Two Palaces, my long awaited space colonisation epic. It will be available in three volumes. I am planning to make volume one very low cost or maybe even free.

Two Palaces will follow on from Ada King, in her “universe”.

The next will be launched in autumn, a work in a more literary vein about someone who is on the run after committing a murder in a dystopian land. All will be revealed, but keep your fingers crossed I can get it finished soon!

Wish me luck, I’ll need it.