"Language is a virus from outer space."
William S Burroughs
So where does a journalist-turned-author go to sound off? Well, here's a pretty good start. This is where I hurl my missives out into the polluted meme-pool of human existence, hopefully to make a few ripples, if not an outright splash...
|Posted by Mark Cantrell on November 17, 2017 at 5:55 AM||comments (0)|
Teaching fledgling tenants to manage their nest egg
Big Issue founder John Bird has backed a scheme to help tackle homelessness by teaching vulnerable young Londoners to better manage their money
|Posted by Mark Cantrell on November 8, 2017 at 3:30 PM||comments (0)|
Science fiction authors take literary festival to Mars and beyond
Best-selling authors Philip Reeve and Alastair Reynolds are headline guests at the Literary Leicester festival later this month, writesRead Full Post »
|Posted by Mark Cantrell on October 31, 2017 at 7:40 AM||comments (0)|
Cyber crooks know where you live…
The Internet of Things is bringing the digital revolution home thanks to an array of ‘smart’ creature comforts that are changing the way we live, bu...Read Full Post »
|Posted by Mark Cantrell on October 22, 2017 at 5:00 AM||comments (0)|
Back to where it all began
Mark Cantrell offers some reminiscences on the birth of his novel, Citizen Zero, released back in August by Inspired Quill. One journey ends, anothe...Read Full Post »
|Posted by Mark Cantrell on October 12, 2017 at 11:25 AM||comments (0)|
Making a dash for a more equal society
The Government’s new ‘dashboard’ for monitoring race disparity in Britain isn’t much of a challenge to society unless ministers act...Read Full Post »
|Posted by Mark Cantrell on October 4, 2017 at 7:10 PM||comments (0)|
Eviction has become a way of life in America’s private rented housing market
It's easy to blame the poor for their plight, writes Mark CantrellRead Full Post »
|Posted by Mark Cantrell on September 18, 2017 at 3:40 PM||comments (0)|
BT phones home
When Mark Cantrell learned that BT is planning to scrap half of its national network of p...Read Full Post »
|Posted by Mark Cantrell on September 9, 2017 at 8:25 PM||comments (0)|
Towards a single public library in cyberspace
IMAGINE a future where Britain's physical libraries are a thing of the past, writes Mark Cantrell.
No, this isn't a dystopian foretelling of a post-austerity a...Read Full Post »
|Posted by Mark Cantrell on September 3, 2017 at 7:55 PM||comments (1)|
So let’s hear it for the #indiearmy
In a marketplace dominated by big publishers, indie authors and small presses often struggle to be heard, writes Mark CantrellRead Full Post »
|Posted by Mark Cantrell on August 19, 2017 at 5:45 AM||comments (0)|
Poverty makes for poor bedfellows
Life on low incomes is proving a singularly poor existence in more ways than one for men in their early 40s, claims a new study from the Institute of Fiscal Studies...
|Posted by Mark Cantrell on August 10, 2017 at 3:00 PM||comments (0)|
Game of towns
Author Mark Cantrell might find himself living in a City of Culture, if his adopted home town of Stoke-on-Trent manages to seize the crown....Read Full Post »
|Posted by Mark Cantrell on July 31, 2017 at 2:00 PM||comments (0)|
Novel question: Is this the future we made?
All hell breaks loose in August 2017 when a plot to unseat the British Prime Minister will throw the country into chaos – fictionally speaking, of cour...Read Full Post »