This page lists some of my background reading for my works in progress. It’s not exhaustive, but include many of the books that have triggered ideas I have since worked up into my stories.


The Time Machine by H G Wells
The Lost World by Arthur Conan Doyle
Around the World in Eighty Days by Jules Verne
From the Earth to The Moon by Jules Verne
Around the Moon by Jules Verne
Frankenstein by Mary Wollstonecraft Shelley
The Strange case of Dr Jekyll and Mr Hyde by Robert Louis Stevenson

Neuromancer by William Gibson
Count Zero by William Gibson
Mona Lisa Overdrive by William Gibson
The Difference Engine by William Gibson and Bruce Sterling

The Mammoth Book of Steam Punk. 30 Extraordinary Tales edited by Sean Wallace

Homunculus by James P. Blaylock
The Aylesford Skull by James P. Blaylock
Lord Kelvin’s Machine (Langdon St.Ives) by James P. Blaylock

Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland by Lewis Carroll
Through the Looking Glass by Lewis Carroll

Do Androids Dream of Electric Sleep by Philip K Dick
The Philip K. Dick Megapack: 15 Classic Science Fiction Stories by Philip K. Dick
The Illustrated Man by Ray Bradbury


Quantum by Manjit Kumar

Quantum Theory Cannot Hurt You – A Guide to the Universe by Marcus Chown
We Need to Talk About Kelvin – What everyday things tell us about the Universe by Marcus Chown

To be a Machine: Adventures Among Cyborgs, Utopians, Hackers, and the Futurists Solving the Modest Problem of Death by Mark O’Connell

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