On the eve of Granny Hazel's burial in the back garden, a stranger in his time machine - a machine that bears an uncanny resemblance to a Morris Minor - visits five year-old Edward with a strange request. And Edward agrees to be his friend. But Edward is not alone in the world. His twin sister Sophia is about to bring future tragedy upon herself through an all-too-literal misunderstanding of a promise she's made to their father. So while Sophia stays at home, seemingly condemned to spend the rest of her days in The Manse - a world untouched by modern trappings - Edward is sent to boarding school. There he encounters the kind and the not-so-kind, and meets the strangest child. His name is Alf, and Alf is a boy whose very existence would seem to hint at universes of unlimited possibilities ...and who might one day help Edward liberate Sophia. With its Gothic backdrop, "Half-Sick of Shadows" is a novel of many parts: at once a comical tragedy, a dark and dazzlingly told tale of childhood wonder and dismay, of familial dysfunction, of poetry, the imagination and theoretical physics.
Logans take over the world! Two Logans were joint winners of the Terry Pratchett first novel award: Michael and David. I'm the David, and my novel - hopefully the first of many - is called Half Sick of Shadows.
During the 90s (the 1990s, not the 1890s) I wrote for the horror, SF and fantasy small press. I also published my own magazine, Grotesque for several years.
What else should you know about me? - I have the letters BSc BA and MA after my name but deserve only the c. The letters stand for Boy Seems Conscious But Always Make Allowances.
Moreover, I don't own a cat, but the family up the street lets me borrow theirs.