Canadian e-book and paperback publishers Double Dragon Publishing Inc (DDP) are to publish my science fiction novel, Exit, Pursued by a Bee. Marilyn Peake has been appointed as their editor and as an admirer of her fantasy novels I look forward to working with her! The photo has been in this blog before and shows how I used a desk-globe to model a crucial aspect of the premise in Exit. In a near-future Earth, mysterious metallic spheres emerge from under six hills / mountains that hold a special mystical interest for humans. eg Glastonbury, Uluru, El Capitan, etc. Although I also use mathematical modelling, I wanted to see if the location of these quasi-religious sites were equidistant and so used long matchsticks stuck onto their locations – yeay, they are equidistant! I’m not giving too much plot away here, but I really enjoyed writing in the use of time decoherences in quantum physics as a means of communication and some space-time manifestation gives rise to time-quakes and other Earth-threatening phenomenon. The plot, intriguing as it is, is delivered by feisty astronaut, Kallandra, and her feller (s). I had so much fun researching and writing this novel, and it generated plenty of discussion at my critique group in the BSFA orbiters. I’ll let you know progress.