I start this blog as I enter the final stages of the first draft of Delusions of Grandeur, my latest first novel. The book is an outlet for a number of my ideas; but it is, first and foremost, a story. And if you try to fit too many ideas into a novel, they’re liable to get in the way of the story. I have a lot more to say, and this is where I can let it out.
Book reviews will also show up here. Delusions is accumulating a rich bibliography. I intend to review and summarise the books that have directly influenced it, and explain those influences, here. Close to or after publication, deleted scenes or concepts may appear here. Commentary on public affairs will undoubtedly feature; I’m opinionated and proud of it.
I am also working on some more academic projects. My MA thesis on the ethics of reproduction and genetic engineering is awaiting transformation into something suitable for journal publication. But in the meantime I intend to make it available on this website, once I can write an accompanying blog post (or more than one) attempting to summarise its aims and arguments without jargon.
Expect to see some mucking about with themes and the site structure in the first week or so as I get settled in here.