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Eugene Lambert is a refugee from the world of science and engineering, and a graduate from Bath Spa University's MA in Writing For Young People. When not scribbling away in his cabin, he flies gliders and goes for long walks. The rumours of him suffering from a severe work allergy and being an identical twin are both true...

Eugene's debut SF thriller, The Sign of One, was shortlisted for the AM Heath’s Irish Children’s Prize 2013 and the Bath Novel Award 2014. It is published by Egmont UK, on their Electric Monkey imprint. He is represented by the irrepressible Ben Illis (the-bia.com)
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Eugene Lambert I'm currently working on book two in The Sign of One trilogy ... called Into The No-Zone. I've just sent in the first draft and should be hearing back…moreI'm currently working on book two in The Sign of One trilogy ... called Into The No-Zone. I've just sent in the first draft and should be hearing back from my editor, Stella Paskins at Egmont, soon. Exciting!(less)
Eugene Lambert I take the 'grumpy bull in a china shop' approach. In other words, I simply don't give up. When I'm stuck I just keep battering away at the problem un…moreI take the 'grumpy bull in a china shop' approach. In other words, I simply don't give up. When I'm stuck I just keep battering away at the problem until I get through it. This can be fairly miserable (understatement), but I feel the ongoing struggle forces my subconscious to keep working away in the background and come up with the answer in the end. This 'technique' has worked on several grim occasions, which gives me the confidence to use it the next time. Incidentally, my main 'blocks' always are to do with plot points, e.g. making sure a character would be motivated to act as I want them to. Many the hour I have spent staring wretchedly into space, surrounded by dozens of crumpled-up pieces of paper ... :-) (less)
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SF - What's In A Name?

descriptionTo mark the publication of Into The No Zone , the second book in my The Sign Of One trilogy, Egmont asked me to do a blog. I chose to write about Science Fiction, where the genre name came from, and why it might not be best genre name ever.

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Another enjoyable Golden Era 'classic' crime novel, the first of Michael Innes's novels featuring Inspector John Appleby. Set in St. Antony's, a college in a fictional Oxbridge-style university, Appleby of the yard is called in when the college Presi ...more
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Police at the Funeral by Margery Allingham
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Apparently this is #4 of the Albert Campion canon, and I definitely enjoyed reading it. Margery Allingham writes beautifully, Campion is a great invention (especially when I found out that there is mystery associated with his background) and the plot ...more
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The Power House by John Buchan
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The first outing for Buchan's Sir Edward Leithen, solicitor, MP and adventurer. And despite there being more coincidences than you could shake a stick at in this book, I thoroughly enjoyed it. A man gets involved with some shady characters, and then ...more
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The House of a Thousand Candles by Meredith Nicholson
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My brother sent me a lovely old hardback T. Nelson & Sons edition of this, and what a lovely gift. Dating from 1905, it's a classic story of a young man (a somewhat feckless wanderer at heart) who is summoned home from his wanderings upon the death o ...more
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Green for Danger by Christianna Brand
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What a find!

I was looking for some classic crime novels and stumbled across this on an internet search. Set in a hospital during the Blitz, with bombs raining down on a nightly basis, this is a brilliant crime mystery story. All the characters, be t
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The Dancing Floor by John Buchan
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As I was reading this, I was struck by how much of it would probably make a modern editor howl with outrage. The relatively slow start, the exposition, the fact that the protagonist (Edward Leithen) is himself relatively passive and ineffective and m ...more
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The Survivors by Tom Godwin
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Bought a hardback first edition from the US, on my brother's recommendation. Brilliant book, a thoroughly enthralling read. Big scope, and a very satisfying ending.

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The Mystery of the Yellow Room by Gaston Leroux
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I bought a lovely Detective Story Club Classic edition and was so looking forward to reading this acknowledged pioneering classic of the locked-room mystery ... but I can't say I really enjoyed it. The 18-year old prodigy reporter/sleuth Rouletabille ...more
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