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Iceland is one big movie set

2 Comments 27 March 2012

  I watched a promo clip for Ridley Scott’s Prometheus the other day and immediately suspected some of it must have been shot in Iceland. A few clicks later my suspicions were confirmed.

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Future Earth

Iceland has the world’s largest ecological footprint!

0 Comments 23 March 2012

Let’s get this straight. I’m a huge Iceland fan – the country that is! As many of you know I located most of my first thriller, The Human Race, there after a visit in 2001 and completely fell in love with everything …the people, the geology, the way of life, its peace – all combined […]

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Future Earth

The end is nigh – or is it?

0 Comments 19 March 2012

According to Mayan mythology a cataclysmic or transformative event will occur on 21st December, 2012. Exactly what is open to some debate but interpretations range from mankind undergoing ‘a positive physical or spiritual transformation’(whatever that is!), through to Earth’s collision with a black hole or passing asteroid, or with a planet called “Nibiru.”

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On Writing

Where Sci meets Fi

0 Comments 12 March 2012

Last weekend I had the pleasure of reading PetroPlague, a first time thriller from Dr Amy Rogers. I came across the book through her blog, http://www.sciencethrillers.com/,a brilliant review site for all things to do with science based thrillers.

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Future Tech

How smart is your paint?

0 Comments 07 March 2012

Paint has come a long way since 1880 when the Sherwin-Williams company announced that they had succeeded in perfecting the formula whereby fine paint particles would stay suspended in Linseed oil. It heralded the birth of modern mass produced emulsion paints and the world has been a brighter place ever since.

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Future Earth

Man is all powerful. We cause quakes too!

0 Comments 05 March 2012

I’ve often alluded to the power of Mother Nature in my blogs and with good reason – it makes mankind look puny by comparison. And so we are but, collectively, we sure pack a big punch. However it might be even bigger than we all previously thought.  

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Future Earth

Iceland’s going to clean your dirty data!

0 Comments 23 February 2012

Were you involved in Greenpeace’s dirty data campaign against Facebook? If so a big slap on the back. Last December Facebook ceded defeat and announced its goal to run on clean energy in the future – in other words move away from coal power.

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On Writing

Bloggers Block

0 Comments 15 February 2012

I, perhaps more than anyone, am qualified to talk about bloggers block. After all I took nearly ten years to write my first novel, The Human Race. During that period I wrote little and rarely, embracing any excuse that meant I could avoid writing a single word but secretly berated my inability to put the […]

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Future Travel

Iceland’s Very own Loch Ness Monster.

0 Comments 12 February 2012

Have you seen this video ( Iceland\’s very own Loch Ness Monster) doing the rounds recently. It claims to show a rather large snake like creature winding its way up the glacial river Jökulsá í Fljótsdal, in east Iceland.

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Future Travel

The Blue Lagoon

2 Comments 08 February 2012

National Geographic has recently included the Blue Lagoon in their special feature on 25 wonders of the world. Not only that but the venerable magazine has also listed Iceland as one of the places to visit in 2012.

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Future Travel

Solar Storms brighten the Northern Lights

1 Comment 06 February 2012

If proof were needed of our relative insignificance in the grander scheme of things, one needs look no further than the incredible auroras that have burst into life across the Northern Hemisphere during the few weeks after a relative period of quiet for the last few years.

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On Writing

Is Writing Dead?

0 Comments 01 February 2012

Have you got one of the new i-phones? The one with Siri, Apple’s new voice recognition technology which, whilst still a work in progress is also pretty impressive. You can ask it questions and also issue simple instructions, ‘please text my wife and tell her I am running late for dinner.’ Apparently it learns as […]

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Future Tech

Apple and the environment: things are looking up

0 Comments 27 January 2012

I’ve criticised Apple for its environmental practices in the past, but it’s time for me to give credit where credit is due after reading last week that the company has finally released an extensive list of its suppliers for the first time. The report also includes labour conditions at Apple’s contract manufacturers around the world. […]

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Future Tech

Up, up and away

0 Comments 25 January 2012

I love the movie Up, especially the floating house, which is supported by thousands of balloons and goes wherever the wind takes it. For me, this kind of blowing in the wind balloon travel is exploration at its most romantic. Therefore, when I saw the fascinating photograph below, I had to share it with my […]

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Kodak’s downfall: where was the disruptive technology?

2 Comments 24 January 2012

Last week Kodak announced bankruptcy bringing to an end its 132-year existence which, at one time, saw it regularly rated as one of the world’s most valuable brands. Things used to be very different; the company accounted for 90% of film and 85% of camera sales in America during 1976. It was a corporate goliath, […]

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Future Earth

How long do greenhouse gases stay in the air?

0 Comments 19 January 2012

It’s always been one of those questions for me. A little like ‘What does a tonne of CO2 look like?’ – something I looked into last autumn. Well, the answer to this latest question is that the length of time these gases stay in the air differs from gas-to-gas.

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Reviews of The Human Race

Unputdownable. Yes, I know it's not a word, but it definitely applies here, anyway. That's the word I'm going with, to describe The Human Race by O.C. Heaton. - Hira N. Hasnain

An outstanding first novel from O.C. Heaton that catapults him into the Best Seller league… - Justine Bond

"This is an exciting, fast-paced read. The Human Race is a book that is very easy to forget to put down. Bring on part two!" - L. H. Bowers

"If you are looking for a well-plotted and well-written thriller to while away the hours of a long flight, this offering might suit you very well." - David Bryson, Amazon Top 50 Reviewer

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