Putting the Science in Fiction
30 October 2018
I'm proud to have been included in the wonderful reference manual collated and edited by Dan Koboldt, Putting the Science in Fiction.
Science and technology have starring roles in a wide range of genres—science fiction, fantasy, thriller, mystery, and more. Unfortunately, many depictions of technical subjects in literature, film and television are pure fiction.
Collecting articles from editor Dan Koboldt’s popular blog series for writers and fans of speculative fiction—plus a foreword by Chuck Wendig (author of Damn Fine Story, Star Wars: Aftermath and more) and a collection of never-before-published articles—Putting the Science in Fiction connects you to experts in a broad range of fields. Scientists, engineers, medical professionals, tech experts and others share their insights in order to debunk the myths, correct the misconceptions, offer advice on getting the details right, and help writers create more realistic yet engaging stories to satisfy discerning readers.
The book is full of great articles and detailed information across a broad range of subjects. It's available in all good bookstores now.
Why Planes Crash 2001 free for download
21 August 2018
Why Planes Crash Case Files: 2001 is free for a limited time as a special promotion of the series.
Why Planes Crash focuses on 21st century aviation investigations and breaks them down into key factors.
In this, the first of the series, Wrigley has deconstructed eleven of the most interesting incidents that the world saw in the year 2001. These include a detailed analysis of the disastrous runway incursion at Linate, the passenger interference leading to the Avjet Aspen Crash and why an Airbus A300 disintegrated over Queens.
From bad weather to the engineering faults in the aircraft, the author critically looks into every factor that could have led to the crash.
It is available from all major e-book sellers.
Project Daffodil is available in Arabic
8 August 2018
I have just discovered that my short story, Project Daffodil, has been translated into Arabic!
You can still read the original English version on the Nature website: https://www.nature.com/articles/529248a
And there's a wonderful reading of the story by Tina Connelly on Toasted Cake:
If This Goes On
5 August 2018
I'm pleased to announce that my flash story, The Choices You Make will be included in the upcoming anthology, If This Goes On.
Published by Parvus Press, it has an expected release date of October 2018.
Putting the Science in Fiction
30 May 2018
I'm thrilled to announce that I am a contributor to a great new book which is to be published by Writer's Digest Books in October, 2018.
Putting the Science in Fiction is a collection of super useful and interesting articles based on Dan Koboldt's blog series of the same name. The book brings together scientists, physicians, engineers and other experts to explain science, technology and medicine to the science fiction writer, with tips to avoid common pitfalls and misconceptions.
I am thrilled to be a part of this and I can't wait to read the final product!
30 October 2018Putting the Science in Fiction
21 August 2018Why Planes Crash 2001 free for download
8 August 2018Project Daffodil is available in Arabic
5 August 2018If This Goes On
30 May 2018Putting the Science in Fiction
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For many, aviation still brings with it an air of mystery, a century-long magic trick. Though most of us will board an aircraft at some point in our lives, we know little about how they work and the procedures surrounding their operation. It is that mystery that makes these losses, such as the vanishing of Malaysia Airlines flight 370, so terrifying.Read more…
Wail (as Kenzie McLaughlin)
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Why Planes Crash — Case Files: 2003
Why Planes Crash Case Files: 2003 follows eleven aircraft disasters from 2003, detailing how the accidents happened and how they might have been avoided. This "CSI for aviation enthusiasts" series examines both the history and the current climate of aviation to unravel the instigating events which led to these catastrophes.Read more…
Domnall and the Borrowed Child
The best and bravest faeries fell in the war against the Sluagh, and now the Council is packed with idiots and cowards. Domnall is old, aching and as cranky as they come but, as much as he'd like to retire, he's the best scout the Sithein court has left.Read more…
The Mystery of Malaysia Airlines Flight 370
In this age of constant surveillance, it shouldn't be possible to lose a Boeing 777 carrying 239 passengers. It's inconceivable that the aircraft flew for seven hours without anyone noticing that it was up there, completely off track. Yet, that's exactly what happened.Read more…
Why Planes Crash — Case Files: 2002
The second book in the Why Planes Crash series covers incidents and accidents in 2002, including two in-flight suicides, the Sknyliv airshow disaster, how to write off a Saab 2000, an aircraft collision over the runway, a dramatic river landing, Air China 129’s flight into a Korean mountain, and finally, an in-depth view of the Überlingen mid-air collision.Read more…
Why Planes Crash — Case Files: 2001
This, the first of the series, deconstructs eleven of the most interesting incidents that the world saw in the year 2001. These include a detailed analysis of the disastrous runway incursion at Linate, the passenger interference leading to the Avjet Aspen Crash and why an Airbus A300 disintegrated over Queens.Read more…
You Fly Like a Woman
Getting a pilot's licence was the furthest thing from her mind – until an ex-RAF instructor suggested that she wasn't competent to do so. The thing is, he could be right. Sylvia has just a few weeks to prove that she can fly as well as any man.Read more…
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