E D I T O R I A L . 1
29th August 2000
As this is the first editorial, I'd like to take this opportunity to put
a few things down on record.
If you've had a look around the website already, you'll have see that it's
mostly text-based. That is intentional. It's also almost entirely comprised
of things I've written over the past few years. That is inevitable.
This may seem madly egotistical. But, if you're not interested, no-one's
forcing you to stick around.
The site is, as much as anything, a way - for myself - of storing and retrieving
things I've written. Having twice upgraded (once from an Amstrad to a Mac,
once from a Mac to an iMac), I know what a pain transferring and updating
files is. Hopefully, HTML is a more transfer-friendly format.
Making this public doesn't mean that I think my least scribbling is of any
general interest. Believe me, my least scribbling hasn't made anywhere near
However, there are one or two pieces - particularly of journalism - which
I thought were alright, but which never got used. For example, the Pulp
piece I wrote for The Big Issue.
There are several stories which, although I like them as much as those in
Adventures, or those which have been printed
in various magazines, didn't find any editorial
friends. Wife, for instance, or Die
Frau Ohne Schatten.
I'm also pleased to be able to recommend, in whatever limited way this site
allows me, some of the writing that I've read recently, and that I think worth
your while. The Age of Wire and String
is a book I think anyone interested in really exciting contemporary fiction
In future, I'd like to include a few more links to the websites of other
writers. At the moment, I have the wonderful jimgiraffe.com [link now dead
9.3.01] and the still-being-created Digital
Horror [try link at your own peril].
And so I hope you'll find the site gives you as many interesting ways out
as ways in.