Author Archives: Ian Paul Power

Shamrokon – Day 2

Bright was the day and ungodly early was the hour when I raised myself for the second day of Shamrokon. The bus deposited me at the con with a little time to spare before the first panel, which is good, … Continue reading

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Shamrokon Day 1

Yesterday I finished one of the most amazing weekends of my life. The weekend was filled with so much awesome that I’m going to have to do 3 posts to get through it all. Shamrokon was the 2014 Eurocon as … Continue reading

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Hello internet, it’s been a while. I’ll be honest with you (because if you can’t be honest with a faceless mass of net users, who can you be honest with?) it’s not been a good week. You see internet, sometimes, … Continue reading

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For the gamers among you, no, I’m not about to tell you what my character’s been up to, I’m talking about a different kind of downtime. I work pretty hard, at writing, at life, at that whole real life job … Continue reading

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6am Musings

Maybe it’s the sleep deprivation talking, but part of me loves early mornings. They are the perfect mix of isolation and reassurance. The house is perfectly still and the sound of my fingers hitting the keys is almost the only … Continue reading

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Somebody stop me

So I had this crazy idea. I could blame it on the slight fever and fleeting illness of the weekend, or the fact that it’s early on a Monday morning an my mind is trying to escape from the reality … Continue reading

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State of the world address

I’m sitting at a computer, reading about children being killed by rockets, tanks being sent in after those rockets and passenger aircraft being shot down. If this were a movie, we would be at the point where the protagonist realises … Continue reading

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The Other Foe is half done. Or, at least, I’ve passed the half way mark on my ideal word count. This goal feels a little arbitrary though, because who knows how long The Other Foe is going to be? Maybe … Continue reading

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Invisible News

It’s that moment, you know? When you have news, except it’s not quite news, it’s more like the seed of news. If you look after it and keep very very quiet, then maybe it will grow into a fully fledged … Continue reading

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No future but the one we make

I often fantasise about the future, winning the lotto, or just getting The Other Foe finished (3,000 words closer today). It can be fun, sitting and daydreaming about the things you could do in life, the places you could go, … Continue reading

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