S.J. Higbee

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Born the same year as the Russians launched Sputnik, I confidently expected that by the time I reached adulthood, the human race would have a pioneer colony on the Moon and be heading off towards Mars. So I was at a loss to know what to do once I realised the Final Frontier wasn’t an option and rather lost my head - I tried a lot of jobs I didn’t and married a totally unsuitable man.

Now I've finally come to terms with the fact that I’ll never leave Earth, I have a lovely time writing science fiction novels and teaching Creative Writing at Northbrook College in Worthing. I live in Littlehampton on the English south coast with a wonderful husband and a ridiculous number of books.

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S.J. Higbee I'm very lucky in that I don't suffer with a scarcity of ideas. However sometimes in the middle of writing a book, I will come skidding to a halt.…moreI'm very lucky in that I don't suffer with a scarcity of ideas. However sometimes in the middle of writing a book, I will come skidding to a halt. That's normally an indication that I've taken a wrong turn somewhere and the story isn't working, so I have to back up and work out where the narrative arc started heading into a black hole, unpick it and start again.

Like everyone else, there are times when I sit at the screen and nothing comes because I'm too tired/worried/real life is overwhelming - and when that happens I do myself a favour and go and hoover up some Lego or dust the bath...(less)
S.J. Higbee Writing. Yes - I know that sounds flippant, but it isn't meant to. I love the process of writing and cannot imagine Life without it. In fact I'm…moreWriting. Yes - I know that sounds flippant, but it isn't meant to. I love the process of writing and cannot imagine Life without it. In fact I'm strongly encouraged by Himself to sit down and write after a few days because he claims (perish the thought!) that I'm a tad crabby without my writing fix.(less)
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Cudney’s smooth, readable style scooped me up and swiftly drew me back into life on Braxton campus. While you might initially flounder slightly if you hadn’t had the pleasure of reading Academic Curveball, Cudney ensures you’ll soon make sense of wha ...more
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Set in a small village literally a stone’s throw from where we live in Littlehampton, which is mentioned several times in the book, I’ll freely admit that one of the attractions with this entertaining whodunit is the fact that I recognise the towns t ...more
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This series of short stories was great fun to listen to - Martin Jarvis is a joy with his characterisation of a blustering William and a succession of girls with wistful mouths that somehow manage to get the better of him, despite his best efforts... ...more
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Lara makes an intriguing protagonist – in this painfully honest memoir of a tricky time in her life when she signed up for this most testing adventure on a fairly random whim, I get a sense of a very strong determined personality who is a work-in-pro ...more
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First, the good news. The first half of the book is riveting – that opening sequence where May surfaces on a failing ship, struggling to work out what is going on with a badly glitched AI and memory issues, worked extremely well. The science aspect w ...more
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I thought that I was in for another adventure along the lines of The First Fifteen Lives of Harry August. The character is telling us the story from the inside out in first person viewpoint, which is always a plus for me and, as ever, North extends t ...more
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S.J. Higbee Let's make it so, my friend!x


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