Is money real?

I wrote Hope Island in 2019 – already one of the three predicted events has almost happened. I began to question, not for the first time, the value of money. In the world today we don’t have real money, we operate almost entirely on promises. You may imagine that the statement you get from aContinue reading “Is money real?”

3rd disaster – Carrington Event

I wrote Hope Island in 2019 – already one of the three predicted events has almost happened. A repeat of the Carrington Event is overdue. In 1859 a huge geomagnetic storm hit the earth, caused by a solar coronal mass ejection (a storm on the sun’s surface). In the mid 19th century we didn’t haveContinue reading “3rd disaster – Carrington Event”

2nd disaster – Antarctic ice sheet

I wrote Hope Island in 2019 – already one of the three predicted events has almost happened and the loss of the Western Antarctic Ice Sheet is a real and looming threat. I’m no expert on this, but I did read reputable scientific reports on the potential impact and level of threat. Large parts ofContinue reading “2nd disaster – Antarctic ice sheet”

1st disaster – a pandemic virus?

I wrote Hope Island in 2019 – already one of the three predicted events has come far to close to reality – and we’re not out of the woods yet. After a lot of research I decided a flea-born viral encephalitis was as likely as any to break out. A new form could be difficultContinue reading “1st disaster – a pandemic virus?”

Three looming disasters

I like a good dystopian novel as much as anyone else, but I also have faith in society surviving disasters and believe that most people are fundamentally good – but not all. In the summer of 2019 I was reading about some of the problems the world is facing. Then I started to speculate onContinue reading “Three looming disasters”

Hope Island

You can now find this book on Amazon as an eBook or paperback This novel grew from speculation in the summer of 2019 that a viral pandemic was imminent, that the western antarctic ice sheet is fragile and that the Carrington Event of 1859 is overdue for a re-run as it repeats about every 150 years. TheContinue reading “Hope Island”

Hannah’s Island – disaster strikes

A work in progress. A post apocalyptic novel of sorts, but set in somewhere between a dystopian and utopian world. The first disaster I envisaged for this novel is rising sea levels (it didn’t take much imagining). I had come across a map of how various coastlines, and indeed whole countries, would change if theContinue reading “Hannah’s Island – disaster strikes”