About Me

Born and raised in Kalgoorlie, in the goldfields of Western Australia, I moved to Perth in the late 70’s to study a Bachelor of Engineering Degree (in Electronics) at Curtin University (or WAIT in the olden โ˜น days).

With a good science fiction novel in hand and a life-long passion for technology and innovation, I have always imagined a future for humanity built around technologies that might seem impossible today, yet possible when we imagine tomorrow.

When not writing, I run a software development company (https://www.cyinnovations.com), love 70’s heavy rock music, and cheer on my beloved West Coast Eagles AFL team. And I often go fishing in the Australian never-never.

I live in an empty nest with my wife, and sidekick Louie, our black Labrador.

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My top inspirations...

Novels

  1. The Road – Cormac McCarthy
  2. Fahrenheit 451 – Ray Bradbury
  3. 2001 – Arthur C Clarke
  4. Neuromancer – William Gibson
  5. Lord of the Rings – JRR Tolkien
  6. The Three-Body Problem – Cixin Liu
  7. Dark Matter – Blake Crouch
  8. Diaspora – Greg Egan
  9. UBIK – Philip K Dick
  10. What Does This Button Do? – Bruce Dickinson
  11. All Systems Red – Martha Wells
  12. Wool – Hugh Howey
  13. The Book Thief – Markus Zusak

Songs

  1. Time – Pink Floyd
  2. Let There Be Rock – AC/DC
  3. Eighth Day – Hazel O’Connor
  4. Comfortably Numb – Pink Floyd
  5. Coming Home – Iron Maiden
  6. Spiral Architect – Black Sabbath
  7. I Love America – Alice Cooper
  8. Don’t Fear the Reaper – Blue Oyster Cult
  9. Breakdown – Tom Petty
  10. Didn’t I – Baton Rouge
  11. Immigrant Song – Led Zeppelin
  12. Lost Johnny – Hawkwind
  13. Sweet FA – The Sweet

Albums

  1. Strangers in the Night – UFO
  2. Space Ritual – Hawkwind
  3. Vol 4 – Black Sabbath
  4. Breaking Glass – Hazel O’Connor
  5. Toys in the Attic – Aerosmith
  6. Born to Run – Bruce Springsteen
  7. Machine Head – Deep Purple
  8. IV – Led Zeppelin
  9. Rising – Rainbow
  10. Black Rose – Thin Lizzy
  11. No More Tears – Ozzy Osbourne
  12. War of the Worlds – Jeff Wayne
  13. Cheap Trick – Cheap Trick
  14. Volcanic Rock – Buffalo

And there are a whole lot more inspirations including family, friends, people, places, widgets, gadgets…and a good days fishing…