Tag Archives: A Guide to First Contact

New Species of Human – Homo Luzonensis


For the first chapter of my first novel I imagined the Earth 100,000 years ago. It’s rare for those pre-historic times to hit the news and be popularised but the recent announcement that there was evidence of diminutive sized humans … Continue reading

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Notes on Darwin’s Theory of Evolution


Last night, after the South Manchester Writers Workshop (14/11/17), we headed to the Dog and Partridge and got to talking about our projects. The subject turned to speaking – the author I was in discussion with was developing a talk … Continue reading

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CPD – Continuing Professional Development


Well I’ve finally come to the end of that, for a while at least. In a way it’s essential part of the condition – demonstrate adherence to the principle of maintaining your relevance in a changing world, and frequently, learning … Continue reading

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List of Works


Here’s a list of works as of 18/10/17. These are mostly on Lulu Continue reading

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The Whitaker


Over the past few days I’ve been toying with writing up my notes on Energy Risk – outside the crazy world of books is an even crazier world of finance, and risk modelling. In a former life, I did risk … Continue reading

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Making sense of your writing


Starting out You can never be sure that your writing is up to the mark. Early on I experimented with plot structure — you know the sort of thing, parallel threads, multiple points of view, written on different levels… all in … Continue reading

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Amazon Reviews


It’s right that Amazon is finally, publicly, dealing with the abuses in its system; i.e. paid for high ratings / good reviews. These have been self-evident for longer than I’ve been writing (just over five years) and they belittle the efforts … Continue reading

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Free eBook – Post Apocalypse SF


A Guide to First Contact by Terence Park ASIN: B00EUI42U2 Kindle Free Book Promotion July 31 2015 – August 1 2015 What is Guide? SF with bells and whistles, Realistic, Researched, Works on different levels For example? Post-Apocalypse (the apocalypse … Continue reading

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Blog Facelift


18/07/2015 I’ve just given my blog: A Guide to First Contact, a facelift. This includes a new WordPress theme and content changes. It’s now using the Libre theme which gives the main pages a cleaner appearance. I’ve taken the opportunity to give … Continue reading

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The Shape of the Future


Not every vision of the future is rose-tinted fantasy, some part of it has to be anchored in reality. Its shape is based on how things are here and now. On the Wyndham-Ballard scale, the outlook is dire, verging on ominous. Civilisation increasingly depends on interlocked technologies and … Continue reading

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