Thursday, 23 May 2019

Life Will Go On For Jamie Oliver

Companies going out of business is nothing new, especially in times made more uncertain by the UK’s fragile government and it’s attempt to leave the European Union. One search business that hit the headlines this week was the restaurant chain owned by celebrity chef Jamie Oliver.

The staff at his restaurants are in for a difficult time. The majority of them didn’t know that something was wrong until administrators turned up at their front doors to shut them down.

Monday, 20 May 2019

New Fiction Addition: The Dawning of the New Age

As war ravages mainland Europe, a strange force attacks both Allied and Axis targets, while a powerful force makes plans for the New Age that is to come.

Originally written in 1994, The Dawning of the New Age is a prequel story to what turned out to be the biggest Anglo-Force story I'd ever written, featuring not only the "original" war-time Anglo-Force team, but also some of their allies from Marvel's The Invaders and DC's Justice Society of America. You can read the full story by visiting the chapters below.

Tuesday, 14 May 2019

New (Old) Fiction Addition: Inauguration: Full Story Now Online

Legendary figures from across the galaxy gather on Babylon 5 to witness and celebate the inauguration of new Federation President James Watt, but there are those who want to disrupt the event.

With a cast of dozens spanning three Star Trek series, and the first appearance of characters from Babylon 5, "Inauguration" was, at the time, the biggest story from The Valkyrie Chronicles unique universe, and you can now read the entire story by visiting the links below.

Friday, 3 May 2019

Why I Backed a Winner, and Why I Couldn't Vote for John Lee

So it’s over until the next election in a few week’s time, and if the local elections in England are anything to go by then we all apparently voted the way we did because we’re so fed up with the way the government and the opposition have handled Brexit.

If truth be known Brexit never entered into my thoughts when I cast my vote in the Suffield Park ward of North Norfolk yesterday afternoon, and neither did party allegiances. I voted for the person who I thought would be a good representative for the area, someone who has a track record of putting other people first, and that person was the Liberal Democrat’s candidate Emma Spagnola.

Wednesday, 1 May 2019

Don't They Knock on Doors Anymore?

Tomorrow is election day here in England, with most of the country going the polls to elect members of their local and district councils. It doesn’t really have anything to do with the current national problem we have here with Brexit, it’s more to do with things such as rubbish bin collection, park maintenance, you know the sort of thing.

In my part of the world, the Suffield Park area of Cromer, there are three candidates, one each for the country’s main political parties, looking to get my vote. Each of them have gone about campaigning in their own way, but I have to admit that I’m a little bit under whelmed by the whole thing.

Monday, 29 April 2019

When is a Child Not a Child?

Let’s begin this piece with a question: when is a child not a child?

It was during a quite uneventful bus ride home this afternoon that we stopped outside Cromer Hospital. There was the usual crowd of Cromer Academy kids there waiting to go on, with a young lad entering first and asking the driver for a child’s ticket to wherever he was going.
    “Have you been smoking?” the driver asked.
    “Yeah.” the child asked instantly.
    “Then you’re no longer a child. I’ll have to charge you for an in-between ticket.”

New (Old) Fiction Addition - The Rise of Supremus

Supremus, mutate creation of Dr. Armand Theophilus and the Black Squadron, escapes from captivity, desperate to gain the revenge on those who put him there, with his escape putting the future of the world in jeopardy.

The fourteenth Anglo-Force story, originally written in 1994, the biggest story since "The Formation" is now available online for the first time. Visit the links below to read the story in full.

Friday, 26 April 2019

You Know What Annoys Me About Mrs. May?

Do you know what annoys me the most about Theresa May?

It’s not the fact that she’s probably the most ineffective Prime Minister the United Kingdom has had in years, or that she comes across as an extremely arrogant woman who just can’t understand why people, including a great number of those within her own party, have a different opinion to hers.

Tuesday, 23 April 2019

New (Old) Fiction Addition - A Leap Too Far

Something goes drastically wrong with the Quantum Leap project in 1999. Instead of leaping around his own lifetime, Dr. Sam Beckett finds that he has leapt into the body of a Starfleet captain in the 24th century.

Saturday, 20 April 2019

New (Old) Fiction Addition - Princes of the Universe

The beheading of a Bajoran by a Cardassian on Deep Space Nine starts a series of events that spells danger for Connor McCloud, and brings Starfleet's future Commander-in-Chief into the action.