Britain Looks To The Future

Britain Looks To The Future is an anthology of Sci-Fi by British authors, that I have put together. Featuring some of the best and most promising British SF authors currently publishing independently, it has eight stories from nine contributors, and will only set you back a mere 99 cents (or the local equivalent). Available from […]

Posted on: 23 September 2016 | 6:51 am

Flying around Incredible Edible in Todmorden

Last week, I was lucky enough to get a look around Todmorden, to see how the Incredible Edible group in the town has found ways to bring food and colour to its public spaces. Thanks to my action cam and a selfie stick, I was able to get a view of the project from the […]

Posted on: 19 September 2016 | 5:55 am

Photo-scanning old negatives

I found these old negatives in a neat album, some of them labelled so I know what they are. They’re larger than 35mm, so my slide scanner can’t take them. I’m experimenting with photographing them, backlit by my light box, to see what I can find. My Canon G11, in macro mode, was used, then […]

Posted on: 15 September 2016 | 9:09 am

Lost on the way to the apocalypse

Posted on: 11 September 2016 | 12:27 pm

Critical Mass, August 2016

I got a clip on wide angle lens for the phone, which will be good for photos and timelapse, but upsets the autofocus when there’s too much movement. I’ll know better next time. Follow

Posted on: 29 August 2016 | 8:43 am

Twits with pictures

In the past, I’d take interesting photos, then share them here. More recently, I’ve been sending those images to Twitter. So, here are Tweets with pictures from the last month. Lil hot rods. The scoops are 3d printed, part of a set I designed. — Ian Pattinson (@Spinneyhead) July 25, 2016 Okay, hivemind, what […]

Posted on: 25 August 2016 | 6:08 pm

More little treasures

I really need to stop describing items as cool. I said “Which is cool.” far too many times whilst recording this. Which is not cool. Follow

Posted on: 22 August 2016 | 8:00 am

When real-life crime reads like a film script

This story, about a criminal who steals from drug dealers, and the payback against him and his family, reads like a scally version of Lock, Stock And Two Smoking Barrels. Source: Scott Calder robbed drug dealers for a living. ‘Payback’ was inevitable Follow

Posted on: 18 August 2016 | 11:16 am

Liquid Gambit

Rick is a Lupan- human/wolf hybrid, whose forebears were created for war- tending his small bar on the lowest levels of a dead end station in neutral space. When he comes into possession of a small vial of genuine Earth water, he sees a way home and away from the dangerous situation he’s put himself […]

Posted on: 8 August 2016 | 11:26 am


Vortex Murder mystery and natural disaster collide in America’s tornado alley. Chief McKechnie keeps the peace in the quaintly named town of Friendship, having transplanted their from New York ten years earlier. It’s a quiet beat, usually, but over one long day, that’s set to change. The wife of one of the town’s more prominent […]

Posted on: 4 August 2016 | 5:13 am