ILLUMINATING THE HEART OF DARKNESS

The Via Gellia exists. It was constructed in the early 18th century for the purpose of transporting quarried stone to the sites of the villages that were rising up across the High Peak area of Derbyshire. It remains the epicentre of the greatest concentration of Victorian brickworks in the country. The Via Gellia exists. It […]

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A SUMMER OF MU

Time for a catch-up. 2020 was a quiet one. For all sorts of reasons. But mainly that one. Still, amid the chaotic bleakness of it all, I completed a trilogy, created an Anglo-Venezuelan ambient audiobook, guested on a few podcasts, gave an offering to the Penkiln Burn, visited a shipping container, made a virtual contribution […]

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GIMPERTZ/CAUTY

Will Gimpertz is a made-up journalist. His most famous piece of made up journalism concerned the artist Jack Dawes and his almost certainly unintentional burning of a billion pounds of The Ontological Agnostics money. That article is reproduced at the end of this post, with no one’s kind permission. Will Gimpertz is a made-up journalist […]

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LOCK/DOWN MELT\DOWN

Lockdown 1: A New Hope was a fairly productive time for me. FR3VR multiplied into over a dozen iterations, some of which I’ve already forgotten where I put them. It also gave me a chance to begin my research for my next book, INEEDTOGOBACK AKA Finding A Hill To Die On. As with my previous […]

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THE ESTATE WE’RE IN

Today started like most 23rds of the month, with me frantically refreshing Mumufication.com for the update we were all dreading. The list of of The MuMufied had received a welcome update, but nothing else was forthcoming by 00:23, so off to bed it was. This was going to be a busy 23rd anyway. The carpark […]

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THE REVIEW(S) ARE IN

After a loooong and fairly bleak first full week back at school, I received the perfect tonic in Ben Graham’s lovely review of FR3VR. Ben’s newsletters are wonderfully written and always inspire new directions of exploration. You can subscribe to The Urban Spacemen, and you really should, here. FR3VR and the THUD-TASTIC COMPLETE WTF can […]

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23 QUESTIONS ABOUT FR3VR

Hello there. Thanks for doing this. That’s OK. I’ve got plenty of time on my hands at the moment. Yes. I guess we all have at the moment. So is FR3VR your COVID book? No. Not at all. I started writing it on November 23rd and actually finished it on January 23rd, the day the […]

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