I’ve started singing to the cat when I feed her. I sort of improv each time I come back from work. So far, my favourites have been the 1930’s ballroom crooner ‘Oh Leila (what a swell gal)’ and the Beach Boys-inspired ‘Leila Kitty Beach Party’. I’ll run out of material sooner or later but I’m […]Read more
I think genre writers and artists can find real inspiration in history’s cul de sacs, its conceptual still births. How would things be if they had seized the world’s imagination and become the norm? It’s a great launchpad for both worldbuilding and tone. The European powers, desperate to remedy the hellish stalemate of the trenches, […]Read more "WWI Body Armour: An inspirational anachronism"
I was somewhere in the exhibition hall when the liquorice began to take hold. Sugar-coated stuff, metre-long, hanging from my mouth like a tongue as I pushed the mobility scooter full-tilt across the wide and depopulated floor. Sure, there were people, a few, but most of us had gone, readying for the Hugos. I could […]Read more "My Worldcon Saturday In A Mobility Scooter"
The super-rich have damaged our world while asset stripping it and the people of the Caribbean, Texas and Bangladesh are having to pick up the tab. If change doesn’t come through rationality and sense in the next ten years it’ll come through blood and violence in the next fifty. We’re an early stage planetary civilisation […]Read more
Tim Susman is a speculative fiction author who lives in sunny San Francisco (If you're not familiar picture Clacton-On-Sea with classier burger joints and wider roads). Like a lot of authors in this digital age he's recently branched out into having more than one name. Those of you into the anthropomorphic, or 'furry', literature scene will […]Read more "Author Interview: Tim Susman (aka Kyell Gold)"
Yes, I should update this blog with something substantial. Posting cat photos is usually a sign of that, isn’t it? Still, she is a purdy lil’ one. I’ve been living with Leila now, since moving into new lodgings, for about two months. I think she’s happy I’m here by the way she’ll climb on […]Read more "Leila: Angelic and Sinister Settings"