Terence was born in Skipton, one of six brothers. He grew up in a Stoneyholme, a notorious area of Burnley, having moved from Skipton at age six. His mother introduced him early to folk tales drawing from German-Estonian roots. This bloomed into an interest in Fantasy which later expanded into Science Fiction. As a young adult he developed a passion to understand the origins of the West which branched into other areas such as impact of the Mongol eruption on civilisation. This, along with an interest in more abstract and and philosophical areas such as Aristotle, Plato and Sufism has led him to speculate on what might have been. At the same time he was a Management Accountant and a highly competent business and financial modeller – doing the ‘rocket-science’. After many years of this, Terence took up the creative pen, explaining his motivation: ‘I got less and less pleasure from reading the genre. It was time to give it a go.’
His first novel, A Guide to First Contact, is a play on words. Incorporating fact where possible, it concerns evolutionary theory, the origins of the human race and what comes after human, the apocalypse and what comes after the Rapture, aliens with plans that may not be in our interests, the uncertainty principle, technological conspiracy, a universe in which the stuff of life is just another tool and much more.
The Tau Device, his second novel is Hard SF. It takes a serious aim at themes such doomed alien civilisations, xeno-archaeology, and how a junior species might make its way in an advanced interstellar civilisation and the urge to propagate. As well as post-apocalypse and hard science fiction, he produces fantasies, dystopias, experiments in noir fiction, general fiction, anecdotes, local history and poetry.
In 2011 he contributed to and published 36 Short Stories 2010/11 on behalf of Creative Writers on My Telegraph. In 2014 he contributed to and published Has You Like It on behalf of Hasiwriters. Other interests: 60s and 70s Marvel & DC comics, Football, History, Photoshop, Philosophy.
Favoured genre writers: Michael Moorcock, Brian Aldiss, Philip K Dick, Robert Heinlein, Andre Norton, Brian Stableford and Roger Zelazny.