Note to aspiring writers
It’s always good to hear from you, and I’m more than happy to answer your questions about the craft of writing and the publishing business if I can.  What I can’t do is undertake to read/critique your manuscript.  Nor can I help you find a publisher or agent.  Sorry, but if I said yes to the many requests I get I’d spend all my time reading your work and never doing my own.  The best advice I can offer if you want to be a writer is … write.  A lot.  And read copiously too, to learn from the way others do it. 
Good luck!

2020 VISION:

Here it is, 2020, and we’re still waiting for our jet packs, moon colonies, flying cars, alien buddies and domestic robots.  Then again, futurism and, in particular, science fiction was always pretty poor at predicting the future.  Not that prophecy was ever really sf’s raison d'etre, of course.  Though it does feel strange that 1984, 2001 and the worlds of Blade-Runner, Dan Dare, Back To The Future, Destination Moon and many others are now in our past.  But it’s still fun to look back at how yesterday thought tomorrow would be.  Here are a few of my favourites.