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About meA fully paid-up member of the beard & glasses brigade, I started with science fiction (NOT 'sci-fi', please!) and have ranged far and wide thereafter. As something of a collector of anorakisms, I am liable to be found on a train or a military airbase (with permission, of course) anywhere from the North Cape to the Bosphorous - but always with style. Once a career bureaucrat and default member of the 'awkward squad', I gave that up to try to make my way as a professional photographer and journalist, something which many think merely confirms my precarious state of mind. Along the way, I managed to add a tiny droplet to the sum total of recorded and published history with a book of my photographs of vanished railway infrastructure of the 1970s. This was not a best-seller. In the end, though, sanity prevailed and now I toil in the realm of IT as a tester, trying hard to break something that more sensitive souls have sweated blood over trying to create.
About my libraryIt's big. It's multi-lingual. It's eclectic.
Favorite authorsBrian W. Aldiss, Iain Banks, Iain M. Banks, Stephen Baxter, Greg Bear, David Brin, Anton Bruckner, Lois McMaster Bujold, Arthur C. Clarke, John Crowley, Patrick Leigh Fermor, William Gibson, Philip Glass, Clive James, Graham Joyce, David Langford, Ann Leckie, Ken MacLeod, Gustav Mahler, Paul J. McAuley, Jack McDevitt, Ian McDonald, China Miéville, Bryan Morgan, Kim Newman, Christopher Priest, Alastair Reynolds, Kim Stanley Robinson, Ian Sales, Bob Shaw, Dmitri Shostakovich, Arkady Strugatsky, Lavie Tidhar, Richard Wagner, Howard Waldrop, H. G. Wells, Gene Wolfe, Jack Womack, Roger Zelazny (Shared favorites)
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Member sinceNov 8, 2007
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