A bit about me:
I’m English, living in the US with my wife of
seventeen eighteen nineteen years (in Colorado, not terribly far from Denver).
I have a day job; I’m a Java developer, currently specialising in web applications.
Evenings and weekends, I write. To see what I’m writing, hop over to the WiP page.
You know how you get that urge, when reading a good book, to write a book of your own? Well, that’s how it started, a long time ago. Here’s a short and far from complete list of the writers and books that did that for me:
Roger Zelazny – My Name Is Legion
Robert Silverberg – Lord Valentine’s Castle
Christopher Priest – A Dream Of Wessex
John Varley – The Gaea Trilogy (in particular, Titan)
Mervyn Peake – The Gormenghast Series (but especially the first book, Gormenghast)
Robert Rankin – The Brentford Trilogy in particular.
But if there’s one writer, and one book, that more than any others made me want to become a writer myself, it is certainly . . .
Iain Banks – The Bridge