Author Archives: DKT

What’s left to write about

The world is now so post-dada that absurdist meta-commentary has become mainstream. How should writers respond? What is left? 102 years after Cabaret Voltaire and 340 years after Candide we find ourselves in a similar age of pessimism where everybody … Continue reading

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Books to change your life

Sometimes reading can change your life. This post tells you the books that changed mine. Tell me what books changed yours? Read more on the Shepherd website

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New climate fiction! Celebrating Kurt Vonnegut!

I have two new short stories out! Both very different kinds of climate fiction… So It Goes So It Goes Vol. 10 – The Journal of the Kurt Vonnegut Museum & Library, The Good Earth: Vonnegut and the Environment is … Continue reading

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In praise of the NHS

I’m in Glangwili hospital, Carmarthen, recuperating from a stroke. I’ve written this rap poem to say thank you to the incredible nursing, physio and OT staff, who every day go beyond duty to help all patients. I hope someone records … Continue reading

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Despair at climate change, and how (maybe) to deal with it.

I feel so sad for the future of all life on Earth, and for my children’s future. I’ve been involved in environmental activism, research and the business of testing and spreading solutions to environmental problems for 30 years. I always … Continue reading

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How to keep cool in summer without using energy!

Trying to keep cool in the hot weather? You’ll find many no- and low-cost tips in my book Solar Technology! Topics range from the simple and straightforward to the more advanced: curtains natural ventilation, such as cross ventilation and taking … Continue reading

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Log on to a table read of my rap musical Validation!

I’m happy to invite you to a table read of my rap musical Validation! It’s on May 31 at 7.30pm on Zoom. Tickets are available from here: It’s produced by the New Works Playhouse.   I had been hopeful … Continue reading

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Support this Kickstarter campaign for climate stories for teens!

I’m one of 12 authors with a short story in a new book for teenagers. Teens Of Tomorrow is filled with diverse voices about future scares. It’s about climate change and lots more – an anthology of exciting future-focused YA … Continue reading

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Loneliness and the friendship of technology

I’m now reading Kazuo Ishiguro’s new novel Klara and the Sun, which is about AI, and tonight I watched a webinar organised by the independent bookshops’ challenge to Amazon,, in which he was interviewed about it from his home … Continue reading

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How I created Marvel Universe Earth-616

How I created the Marvel Universe (and see! I was into green energy even in the early ’80s!). With a new series from Disney/Marvel called Earth-616 out, it’s a great opportunity to talk about how I came up with an … Continue reading

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