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Mick Kelly

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in Liverpool, The United Kingdom
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Mick Kelly I think that one of the things that makes an author is the absence of drama in their own life!

My life is full of the ordinary adventures - love, birt…more
I think that one of the things that makes an author is the absence of drama in their own life!

My life is full of the ordinary adventures - love, birth, death - things that are deeply affecting and the major stations on the journey from birth to death. But as for mystery - I draw a blank.

Even the things that are unknown to me are prosaic. Why did a girl I loved so callously fall in love with someone else? Did one of my student friends ever conquer his alcohol problem? Did I?

Alas nothing on which the fate of the world depends - or even the fate of me.

So I make things up. Stories in which minor events become the pivots on which characters can pin-point where it went wrong or right.

Never mind - plenty of time left for me to find the murder victim / cache of explosives / drug haul.

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Mick Kelly If you could travel to any fictional book world, where would you go and what would you do there?

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If you could travel to any fictional book world, where would you go and what would you do there?

What is a fictional world? There seems an obvious division into the worlds of science fiction / fantasy and the ‘real’ world of other fiction. We make the assumption that the ‘real’ world of (say) a detective novel is the world we live in, but just somewhere else and (probably) at a different time. But one can argue that a world with imaginary characters is just as much a fictional world as Dune or The Discworld.

However, widening the field of possible destinations makes my job in answering this even harder. The only way to answer it is to consider the many books I have been reluctant to leave when the final page has been read.

What keeps me in a book is not so much the trappings of it’s world - the shiny metal of the spaceship, the fetid alleys of the magician’s feudal town or the tarnished Hollywood glamour of the thirties ‘tec - it’s the people, the characters and the way they interact.

Many of Iain Banks’ novels have left me wanting a ticket to their world - and not just the SF books. ‘Whit’, for example, is set in the mundane world - but Isis Whit may (or may not) have healing powers. So it just about counts as a fantasy. I have read it twice, and have a great love of the characters and the way they live.

But I am going back to my youth with my definitive answer - the world of the Jerry Cornelius in the novels of Michael Moorcock. Science fiction based in a version of the 1960s that is askew from the real one. It’s a place of machines that can hypnotise you, or give you schizophrenia. A world where a psychedelic drug can call up the memories of the animals you have evolved from. Where gender is fluid and morals never an impediment. It’s a fascinating, often horrible, always dangerous, grubby place that managed to be both out-dated and futuristic.

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Reading, Writing & Arithmetic

What’s happening in Lockdown?





My writing had almost dried up in the months before Covid-19 due to my other hobby – music. I had been playing with friends, studying for my grade exams, going out to gigs, listening to music, writing and editing scores – no time for words in my life.





Now, however, I’ve got plenty of time on my hands (along with everyone else). So what have I been doing?





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Description: An excerpt from my new book 'Magic Dan - a tale of Sex and Drugs and the New Romantics'. Expected to be published in Dec 2016.
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Mick Kelly Majenta wrote: "Hello, Mick! Thank you for contacting me! Congratulations on your books. I hope you are well and having a great 2017 so far. I Happy reading, writing, and everything else. Have a great week and Sum..."

Hi Magenta - thanks for your message. Currently reading The Quarry. This was Iain Banks' last book and I have had it on my Kindle for two years waiting for me to get around to it!

Enjoy your reading and everything else!


Majenta Hello, Mick! Thank you for contacting me! Congratulations on your books. I hope you are well and having a great 2017 so far. I Happy reading, writing, and everything else. Have a great week and Summer 2017! Blessings!

Best wishes from Majenta


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