Minion Thoughts – Life is too short

I wouldn't be that cruel unless you insisted... Simon ;-P


Manic Monday Number 7 (with snow)

See me in the featured image? That's what I want right now... Not this: But it looks like that snow is what a lot of England is in for weather (see what I did there?!?) we like it or not! Anyway, down to the events of the last week.     Planet Simon has completed... Continue Reading →

Manic Monday Number 7 :-D

Right bloggies - listen up becasue there's a lot to get through this week! After the blog split with escribble I now  have to re-sort out Planet Simon and tidy up how it looks when a casual browser or blogger find it. Up until now it's been a bit messy with all the categories and different features... Continue Reading →

Introducing Parallel Magic: The Science Fiction & Fantasy Book Show

Kate M Colby has created the Parallel Magic podcast, so for all of those into Scifi and dark fantasy reading this is something you should look into!


Kate M. Colby

If you read my January update or follow me on social media, you’ve probably caught the unofficial announcements… but now, I’m pleased to officially introduce Parallel Magic: The Science Fiction & Fantasy Book Show.

Parallel Magic PodcastIn this podcast, Jonas Lee (my friend and fellow author) and I discuss science fiction and fantasy novels over a drink. We started the show to create a virtual book club, where sci-fi/fantasy readers from around the world could chat about the books we love while enjoying the simple camaraderie of a drink (alcohol optional, of course!).

Thus far, we’ve aired two episodes. The first dives into Scythe by Neal Shusterman, along with all the existential crises a book about (im)mortality can bring. The second episode, which aired today, covers Illuminae by Amie Kaufman and Jay Kristoff, as well as my first embarrassing Champagne pop, epic space battles, and the book’s brain-blowing (and not-so-brain-blowing twists).


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Keep Track of Your Conversations in One Place

Hi there all, I just found out that WordPress have put in a nive new conversations feature where we can see all of our conversations in one place!

Have a look!

Simon 🙂

The Blog

Today, we’re introducing Conversations: a tool in the Reader that makes it easier for you to monitor and participate in the discussions you care about the most.

Let’s face it: it can be hard to keep track of all the conversations you take part in online. When your favorite posts generate an active discussion, you might miss out on some meaningful exchanges. To find out if a post has new comments, you would have to manually search for it in your stream, or enable comment emails, which would then fill your inbox with every single comment coming from that post.

With the new Conversations page, new comments on your followed posts on any or Jetpack-connected sites will all appear in a single stream, including for sites you don’t follow. You’ll now be able to read and add your replies without having to leave the Reader!


You can also…

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Sunshine Blogger

Hi there bloggies, I met a new blogger the other week by the name of Shalini and she's a great bloggie, really friendly and fun. So the other day when I she nominated me for the Sunshine Blogger Award I found it to be a very nice surprise. As with all awards there are some... Continue Reading →

Planet Simon

This is my interview with Kate, I’ve made sure I wore a goofy hat for the occasion as I am hiding some baldness.

Thank you for this Kate 🙂


Simon 🙂

Meet the Bloggers

Simon posts about space, science, sc-fi, sketches, hair dryers and features guest posts … his blog is truly eclectic.  A real geek with talent humour and a good heart drop by as your interests are sure to be catered for. Oh and I’ve just realised that he has four blogs so take your pick … this is the one that I follow.  And he’s always up for a cheeky chat …


Please give a brief personal background and talk about your hobbies/interests?

My background is that really I’m a big kid, geeky, techie (although Kate is now doubting my credibility here) so it’s no wonder I turned into an engineer. I look at the skies and wonder, so I have a firm interest in everything on and off this planet. Because of this I also have a firm interest in science fiction, imagination and the possibilities of the future. I…

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Manic Monday Number 5 :-)

So here we are firmly planted in February and the gloom of January is firmly behind us! This is where we get the first brighter peeks of 2018, we can now believe that Spring is coming and that it's not far off now. What's been going on in the last week. Much the same as... Continue Reading →

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