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Paul Cole has recorded Part One of my story 'The English Dead' for his latest 'Beam Me Up' podcast (#443). The reading starts at about 45m30s. Paul also talks about the story (and its "very good" writer <blush>) in his opening monologue.


Paul has gone to the trouble of incorporating appropriate background sounds for his reading of this SF/mountaineering story.

Part Two of 'The English Dead' will be presented in a future podcast. I can't wait to hear it.

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I've recently heard from Paul Cole that he wants to podcast my mountain-climbing SF story 'The English Dead' for his Beam Me Up show on WRFR lp/fm Rockland ME.

That will be my first story to be podcast -- and my first acceptance (other than royalty-paying reprints on QuarterReads) in a very long time.

The English Dead was originally published in Hub 36 (2007).

I'll let you know when the podcast is available.
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... Edmund Hillary and Tenzing Norgay reached the summit of Mount Everest.

But did George Mallory and "Sandy" Irvine get there first, 36 years earlier?

Read my science-fictional take on this abiding mystery in 'The English Dead':

And in non-Kindle formats at:

(Also available for Kobo, Nook and Sony eReader from your usual on-line stockists)

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My third ebook has just been published in a Kindle edition. The English Dead was originally published in Issue 36 of Hub. This short story remains one of my personal favourites, so I'm hugely grateful to Lee Harris, the chief editor of Hub, for having published it in the first place.

Once again, the cover is by my close friend, Tony Hughes.

(A larger version of the cover art is here)

From the review in The Fix (14/1/08): “The English Dead” is an excellent story and fundamentally good SF.... The climbing lingo reads authentically to a layman like myself. The obsessions of the tale’s central characters are well-portrayed, informing their decisions and actions as they move towards a convincing conclusion.

The English Dead is available to purchase from and, also from the Eurozone Amazons.


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