Author interview: Colin Bateman

Colin Bateman Interview Published in The Sunday Business Post on April 13th, 2008 For some novelists, writing is a tortuous process, with each paragraph and page struggling to come to life. Not so for Colin Bateman. The ex-journalist has successfully applied his newspaper skills to the world of fiction writing and, as a result, enjoys… Continue Reading


Awesome Hexakopter footage

This thing is just awesome. It looks like the inventors have built and are marketing military-drones . . . but mostly they just look like really cool toys. I wonder if they’re hard to fly? MikroKopter – HexaKopter from Holger Buss on Vimeo.


Book review: Liberty, by Garrison Keillor

Liberty  By Garrison Keillor Faber and Faber, €14 Published in The Sunday Business Post on January 25th, 2009, reviewed by Alex Meehan Since the mid-1980s, Garrison Keillor’s Lake Wobegon books have enjoyed a cult following among readers who delight in his colour f u l and homely depictions of Middle America. Liberty is the latest… Continue Reading


Book review: Lavinia, by Ursula Le Guin

Lavinia By Ursula Le Guin Gollancz, €18 Published in The Sunday Business Post on May 31st, 2009, reviewed by Alex Meehan Ursula Le Guin is best known as an author of science fiction and fantasy, but with Lavinia she has sunk her teeth into an altogether more literary challenge. Part historical fiction, part fantasy and… Continue Reading


Theme-atically challanged . . .

Do not adjust your set! As part of bringing this blog back to life, I’m experimenting with different wordpress themes, to find one that suits. So you’ll probably find this page looks different every time you visit for a few days as I try a few out to see which ones fit. That is all.