JOHN MEANEY

16.7.20

NEW JERUSALEM

The year is 1962, in a different world. The setting is New Jerusalem: the free Jewish state, founded in 1948, that occupies 15 percent of pre-war Germany. Cold war is a growing threat, made more likely by a neo-Nazi resurgence in Outer Germany.

David Wolf is a scientist and a spy, tragically in love with a woman who can never be his.

When treachery, betrayal and weapons-grade uranium mix together, can one lone Wolf possibly save lives and a fragile peace from total annihilation?


26.5.20

RAGNAROK TRILOGY IN US AND CANADA!

New in North America: the Ragnarok trilogy is now available.

From across a cosmic void, the Darkness moves. At scattered points in human history, some individuals become its tools, while others stand against them: Ulfr, a young Viking; Gavriela, pioneering physicist and World War 2 cryptographer; Roger Blackstone, a 27th century mu-space Pilot.

There are others, but will they be enough to save humanity’s descendants a million years from now, when the Darkness and its forces reach the heart of our galaxy?







“Absorption is the best hard science fiction I’ve read this year, well written, exciting, mysterious, full of interesting characters and ideas...” The London Times

“…the world building is phenomenal and the pace as chapters switch from time zones is just right, keeping the tension levels up. The female characters are particularly strong and literally jump off the page, particularly the WWII code breaker Gavriela. The novel is also steeped in historical accuracy and authenticity.” Terror-Tree.co.uk, reviewing Transmission

“Resonance is a book driven by big ambitions. Meaney has penned a story that aims to be epic beyond even the level of Dune or similarly famed series. Furthermore, the amount of research that has gone into the book adds a surprising degree of credibility...” Starburst Magazine

30.4.20

THE LOST PILOT

A new short story, on Kindle:




Only Pilots can operate in mu-space. Markov is a senior operative, suffering personal loss no ordinary human could understand, investigating unauthorised efforts to duplicate Pilots' abilities. But in ordinary-seeming Gamvil lies a threat he could never have imagined... along with, just maybe, a chance for redemption.

Enjoy...

6.4.20

DAILY DISCIPLINE

My neighbours have garages. I have a dojo. Just my way of prioritising life.






But I'm never at a loss when training in a hotel room, or anywhere. You can always keep fit and healthy. And that boosts cognitive development (or for us less-young types, protects against Alzheimer's). One of the two most important hormones involved is BDNF, which means Brain-Derived Neurotropic Factor. I guess the clue is in the name.

Resistance bands are great for strength training (which gives you a stronger immune system, apparently). I use the Bodylastics brand for the type with handles (you can look on YouTube), which is what I use for upper body work. There are other brands. For squats and deadlifts I prefer the loop type of band (I've several different brands of these). There's a guy on YouTube called James Grage who uses the latter type for everything.

He's a bodybuilder, and I don't follow any of his routines or anything, but he uses the bands with intensity and seriousness (and no barbells or dumbbells at all these days). Others don't take the bands seriously enough. (Yes, do I have a squat rack and free weights in my dojo. But I sometimes travel for extended periods of time, so I'm used to the bands as well.)

Lockdown, smackdown... Keep fit, keep healthy, keep safe.

NIL DESPERANDUM

I hope you're doing well.

In the computing world, it's been my privilege to teach millennials and Gen Yers. Final-year university students have switched to online lectures and, importantly, exams. And then there are the final year students nurses, student doctors and student paramedics who are plunging straight into the healthcare front line.

Talk about a baptism of fire.

Respect to them.

Take care of yourself. That by itself does some good in the world. Keep safe, everyone.