I was born in Farnham in May 1962, (quite possibly the craziest decade for youthful revolt and experimentation). I grew up, always wondering what was beyond the horizon, the next street over, and many are the times I apparently wandered off on my own to the complete meltdown of my mother.
So I guess my love of science fiction and fantasy started at an early age, and I devoured it feverishly, starting off with comics (I bought the first ever issue of 2000ad on the day of release - my lovely younger brother later sold it at school for much less than it's current worth), then moving onto books, Heinlein, Asimov, Bradbury (my books title is a chapter heading from his book (my all time favourite), The Martian Chronicles).
Philip K Dick also deserves a mention as my all time favourite author, his mix of sci fi, psychology, pharmacology and the nature of reality began to mirror my own beliefs (Time out of Joint one of my personal faves), and Valis just blew me away - I read it about five times in quick succession.
So I began keeping a dream journal and diary to scribble down my own thoughts, which slowly developed into stories, ideas, characters, finally into this book you see before you, I hope you enjoy it - peace...
Tony F Paulazzo.