WRITING

I began my career as a journalist in California, where I won awards for feature, commentary and investigative writing. I have written journalism and essays consistently since then and have also published two books, Lost in Space and The Emissary, which you can buy via all the usual online sources. Some writing highlights are playfully presented on this page.

I have also been a trustee of Spread the Word, London’s largest writer discovery and development non-profit, since 2012, and occasionally teach writing and editing craft.

Announcing ‘Demigods’

I've always been interested in the science and technology pushing us toward lives that are longer, better, stronger, etc. My luck, the fine folks at World Scientific Publishing have commissioned me to write a new book on the subject, which is very exciting indeed. The...

The Immortals’ Club

I've come close more than once to writing a book about the sociology and science behind radical life extension, aka living forever. This and the Better Humans essay were attempts to work through some of the key ideas and players. New Scientist...

Hay Festival

If you click here, you can listen to a podcast of my talk on Lost in Space at the 2004 Hay Festival. If you listen very closely, you'll occasionally hear my daughter, then two years old, calling out, 'Daddy'. Always good to have at least one fan in the audience......