Simon Morden


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Aka S.J. Morden
Dr. Simon Morden, B.Sc. (Hons., Sheffield) Ph.D (Newcastle) is a bona fide rocket scientist, having degrees in geology and planetary geophysics. Unfortunately, that sort of thing doesn’t exactly prepare a person for the big wide world of work: he’s been a school caretaker, admin assistant, and PA to a financial advisor. He’s now employed as a part-time teaching assistant at a Gateshead primary school, which he combines with his duties as a house-husband, attempting to keep a crumbling pile of Edwardian masonry upright, wrangling his two children and providing warm places to sleep for the family cats.

His not-so-secret identity as journeyman writer started when he sold the short story Bell, Book and Candle to an anthology, and
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Readers may remember this from six months ago, where I posit that making books as a meditation, and possibly a side-business, might be a thing.


Well, I bit the bullet. It is now a thing. I’ve got a couple of projects that aren’t going to be ‘commercial’ in the acceptable sense of the word, and Facebook friends have been watching my attempts to sell practice pieces in order to be able to buy more...

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“People like us, we think differently, don't we? We are different. We do all the things that others do. But when it comes down to it, we don't need anyone else. We're happy doing what we do and having obligation interferes with that. And sometimes I think we don't even need ourselves. What's most important is to find out whether we're right or not.”
Simon Morden, Equations of Life

“What they might lack in intelligence, they make up for with sheer quantities of high explosive.”
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“Don’t reject something just because it seems strange. It’s comfort that will kill you in the end.”
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