Mark Cantrell, Author

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Media: Indie Lit Fest Launch For Citizen Zero

Posted by Mark Cantrell on July 31, 2017 at 2:00 PM Comments 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...

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Blog: A Month Or More Of Mondays

Posted by Mark Cantrell on July 27, 2017 at 3:35 PM Comments comments (0)

Don't give up on the day job...


Mark Cantrell muses on the ironies of life and work. Back in June, he wasn't expecting to share something in common with the protagonist of his latest...

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Blog: Fear And Loathing As Polls Draw To A Close

Posted by Mark Cantrell on June 8, 2017 at 4:10 PM Comments comments (0)

Apprehension reigns as we wait to learn our fate

With just under an hour to go until the polling booths close, Mark Cantrell shares some quickfire thoughts on the diver...

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Blog: My Fridge Really Doesn't Need Internet, You Know

Posted by Mark Cantrell on May 10, 2017 at 5:00 PM Comments comments (0)

Snake oil is as much a lubricant for tech sales as any other branch of business


THE next big thing in tech is the so-called Internet of Things (IoT), which largely seems to consist of connecting up...

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Blog: Matrix Rebooted? Try Something Dark and Gritty

Posted by Mark Cantrell on March 18, 2017 at 4:15 PM Comments comments (0)

Citizen Zero: The Matrix & Me

 

Rumour has it there’s a reboot of The Matrix on the way. Well, Inspired Quill’s already got it covered, writes Mark Cantrell

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Blog: Time Waits For No Morlock

Posted by Mark Cantrell on December 27, 2016 at 7:10 PM Comments comments (0)

  Read a book and make a dream come true


Where did all the time go? Mark Cantrell ponders the strange temporal reality in his novel Silas Morlock...


REMEMBER what Eins...

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Blog: A Good Book Can Take You Anywhere

Posted by Mark Cantrell on November 15, 2016 at 3:55 PM Comments comments (0)

 Careful how you go

 

A good book can get you into some situations you'd much rather avoid.

 

The other day I had a reminder of this simple truth.

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BLOG: Brexit Blame Game Grips Sinking Britain

Posted by Mark Cantrell on June 26, 2016 at 4:30 PM Comments comments (0)

Now it’s all over bar the screaming

Brexit has revealed what sort of country we are – and it isn’t pretty – but we only have ourselves to blame. We were too relaxed about rampant inequality, writes...

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BLOG: One Boozy Night In The Earth City

Posted by Mark Cantrell on June 20, 2016 at 6:15 AM Comments comments (0)

The shadow whispered its name

How did the world city in the macabre urban horror, Silas Morlock get its name? The novel's author, Mark Cantrell, reveals all. Yes, there was alcohol...

 

ONE night back...

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BLOG: Dirty Little Secrets Of Unwashed Brits

Posted by Mark Cantrell on June 5, 2016 at 9:00 AM Comments comments (0)

 Go tidy your room this minute


We’re in a right mess, if this survey is anything to go by. No, this isn’t yet another piece about the perils of ‘Brexit’ – it’s a glimpse into the ...

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BLOG: The Year of Citizen Zero

Posted by Mark Cantrell on May 1, 2016 at 7:30 PM Comments comments (0)

 The time has come to set a date


 Mark Cantrell explains why he's decided to take his novel out of a perennial near future and root it in hard time...

 

WHEN ...

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BOOKS: It's Never Too Hot To Read

Posted by Mark Cantrell on April 15, 2016 at 3:35 PM Comments comments (0)

You don't need golden chocolate balls for this kind of embassy

The Publishers Association wants to recruit 10,000 Reading Ambassadors to promote the joy of literature, so Mark Cantrell shares a few thoughts on this doubl...

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