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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Fire Sale 2021

*blows cobwebs off*

It’s been a while, for which I apologise. I’ve been busy, I’ve experimented with a newsletter, it’s been plague-time, and … all of the stuff. I have to face it that I’m not only not good at communicating, but also I’m quite happy with not being good at communicating.

So. I have lots of boxes of books that publishers have to send me as part of the contract, and I have an overflowi

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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.”
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“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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