Just finished the first draft of a new near-future thriller called EDGE. This is only a short while after handing in the second draft of ABSORPTION -- for which I've just had my first bit of feedback, being that it's the best book I've written. Thanks, James! Absorption is hard sf space opera, which is possibly where I belong.

On a homely note, we had visitors at the weekend: our old pals Mark and Rita Williamson -- Mark writes about space and satellites and stuff -- he's a space tech consultant and writer. Good to see Matthew and Tom, too.

I decided to get rid of my hippy hair style and goateefy the beard into what I fondly believe is a Tony Stark look (as endorsed by Matthew). This accounts for my recent habit of looking hard at people and saying: "The truth is... I am Iron Man."