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John Doyle Remains

John Doyle Remains was published on 2 May in Abyss: stories of depth, time and infinity, the latest anthology from the always interesting Orchid’s Lantern.

Its opening line – “I had a girlfriend who ate my scabs.” – has caused some powerful reactions.

Orchid’s Lantern publish great work and although I haven’t read all of this anthology yet, I’m sure it’s no exception.

Here’s the blurb for Abyss: “Are we more than the sum of our memories? Does time always pass the same or can it be influenced by thought? What happens to consciousness after death? An exciting new anthology of horror, science fiction and experimental prose exploring these questions and many more.”

The Downloadable Brain

I was really pleased to be asked to write a story for Cognitive Sensations’, The Downloadable Brain.

William Dreams was the result.

At the launch event I talked about the inspirations behind the story, including how the power of human dreaming, collaborations with A.I. rather than competition, and scenario planning for smart cities could coalesce in the future.


William Dreams is published by Cognitive Sensations and free to read.


Illustration by Gosmowdesign (2020)