Sunday, October 30, 2016

A Picture May Paint a Thousand Words

But by golly, this one tells a story too...

Or Rather,
British classical actor and audiobook narrator Rob Goll does.


It is my pleasure to announce that you will soon be able to enjoy the stunning historical science-fiction adventure that is The IX on your iPhone, Android, Kindle, and all sorts of other listening devices.

Yes - from early November - The IX Audiobook will be avalable via: - Amazon - iTunes

Not heard of The IX Series?
Look what reviewers have to say:


Weston deftly weaves the horrors of the Horde stealing human life-essences, with the beauty of his prose and imagery. Action packed and highly recommended. 
Amazing Stories
The IX has taken me back to the books I enjoyed in my youth (Jerry Pournelle's King David's Spaceship or Gordon Dickson's Hour of the Horde) It flows wonderfully. There's constant motion, & Weston takes the story in unexpected directions that are intriguing & fun.
Black Gate
Weston knows how to keep the reader on the edge of the seat without feeling as though the mission will never end. This is a complex combination of history, imagination & science fiction magic as is available today.
Grady Harp: Hall of Fame/Top 100 /Vine Reviewer


When it comes to science fiction, I want a book that captures me from page one and never gives me a reason to want to escape. I want a book that forces me to stay up until 3 a.m., because there is no point at which it is ideal to put it down. I want a book whose characters and plots are complex and intelligent, but elegantly crafted with the minimum of distraction. The IX delivers.
Fanboy Comics
A brilliant & amazing synthesis of military, horror and far-future science fiction.
Nebula Award Winner Michael A. Armstrong
The author's knowledge of military history & his speculations about what might have happened to the legendary Ninth Roman Legion have led to an amazing trip through time & space to a world where things are not ever as straight-forward as they seem. Blending in believable science & classic elements of old Westerns, Weston has created a truly delightful story.

This Dark Matter

If you come back from watching Star Wars: The Force Awakens and find yourself pining for a galaxy far, far away with similar elements, I highly recommend The IX.

The IX is the most inventive science fiction novel I have read since "Stranger in a Strange Land". That's saying a lot. The plot is highly complicated, and yet so clearly and gracefully written that it is easy to follow. The ending is wildly inventive and too brilliant to give away. Suffice it to say I ended the book with tears in my eyes.

Jim Morris (Vine Voice)


If YOU fancy having your ears tickled,
stay tuned for more details.

Sunday, October 16, 2016

Winter Is Coming

If you lived in Greece as I do, you'd really be looking forward to the winter as its a time to relax in cooler weather and enjoy a few things you've been looking forward to all year.

Here's a little bucket list I intend to tick off over the coming months: -
In alphabetical order:

Any particular film here that takes your fancy? 
Be greedy - Watch them all.

Sunday, October 9, 2016

By George! It's a Boy

While I've always done my best to be a great guy, it's now official:
I'm a Great Uncle!

I'd like to take this opportunity to say - hello and welcome - to my great nephew
George Anthony Carty
born October 9th in the wee hours of this morning.

Congratulations to my nephew Ryan, and Cath.
Commiserations to my younger sister - Now known as Granny - Grandma - Nana and anything else that reminds her she's now officially 'old' - (Oh the mileage I'm going to get...)

And here she is

Sunday, October 2, 2016

September Roundup

Well, another month is over, and despite a heavy reading and writing schedule I still managed to unwind with a number of appropriate diversions.

Whats old?

You know the score. This series has been out for years and I never really had the inclination to watch it...until know. (Thank you Netflix). looks like I'll be binging this until the cows come home. I love the style/self commentary, and the constant tone of menace he manages to portray in everyday situations. It's early days - but I'm a fan - this is an absolute killer of a series...
(I know, don't cringe)

What's new?

I've been looking forward to this since Jessica Jones, and I'm glad to say, although I only started watching on Friday, I wasn't disappointed. Glad to see that Netflix gave Luke his own unique tone and style. Can't wait to see how things develop.

And for a spot of light reading...

A short poetry collection that covers a wide range of topic in a very skillful and evocative way.
Try'll be glad you did.