• Interview: Eric Brown

    Eric Brown is one of the UK’s leading science fiction writers. Since making his first sale to Interzone in 1986 he has published more than 50 books. His novel Helix Wars (2012) was shortlisted for the Philip K. Dick Award and two of his short stories have been honoured with the British Science Fiction Association Award. Murder By The Book (2013) marked a departure, being the first Langham and Dupre Mystery, a crime novel set in the 1950s. His latest titles are Jani and the Great Pursuit, the second volume of a Steampunk series set at the height of the British Empire, and Murder Take Three, the fourth Langham and…

  • Hope for Animals and Their World

    Hope For Animals and Their World

    Hope is the key. Two of Jane Goodall’s previous books include the word in the title; Harvest for Hope: A Guide to Mindful Eating (2005) and Reason For Hope; A Spiritual Journey (1999). Jane Goodall inspires hope. First through her work with chimpanzees in Gombe, and later simply through being who she is. Jane Goodall, Dame Commander of the British Empire, United Nations Messenger for Peace, recipient of countless awards –  the  French Legion of Honor, the Kyoto Prize, the Benjamin Franklin Medal in Life Science, the Gandhi-King Award for Nonviolence. International environmental icon and the most famous female scientist on the planet. Following an academic career celebrated for revolutionary…

  • Interview: Sir Arthur C. Clarke

    I conducted the following interview with Sir Arthur C. Clarke on or about 21 April 2000. At the time I was a judge of the Arthur C. Clarke Award, and I arranged the interview as a promotional tie-in with the Award, which was to be presented at the Science Museum in London the following month. The Award itself is a jury award given to the best science fiction novel published in the UK in the previous year, and is actually just one of several awards, the others being for various scientific achievements, which carry Sir Arthur C. Clarke’s name. Rather than an in-depth interview about a current book or project…