The Voyager Series
The official home of the Voyager Series. Find out what happens when Voyager 1 gets picked up by two itinerant spacecombers from Morys Minor...
woke up, fell out of bed
"I read the news today, oh boy."
A sincere and unequivocal attempt to make nonsense of a range of topical issues of the day...
Here is a catalogue of my prose writings, including children's fiction, short stories, non-sequiturs and odd scraps of surrealism with or without a straightforward narrative. Don't believe me? Well, to prove it, here's a picture of a man being fired from a cannon:
Scientists are racing to find dark matter in the universe. You may find some of it here in the form of conspiracy theories, dark secrets, sinister and bizarre tales...
Raising a racket at Upper Gummtrey Tennis Club...
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This intergalactically recognised award was presented to The Speed Of Dark Blog by The Speed Of Dark Awards Commission.
I am delighted to have been nominated for the 2012 Tony Blair Ducking Under The Bar Award for boldly raising the bar and diving under it. I knew I had the potential to be a great underachiever. I've racked up another prestigious award - the Eric Morecambe 'Mister Preview' Prize. According to the award citation, The Speed Of Dark Blog contains material that ranks with the finest literary works in history. All the right letters are there, but not necessarily in the right order.
This is just to draw your attention to a totally awesome feature of this blog. A random aphorism/one-liner/quote now appears at the top of the page AND, if you click on it, you get another one!! Too much of a good thing can be truly wonderful!
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Tag Archives: smolin9
My new book, ‘Exile and Beyond’, is now available in paperback and Kindle formats from Amazon. Exile and Beyond, the fifth part of The Wormhole Series, tells the story of polkingbeal67’s exile from his home planet, Morys Minor. Embarking on … Continue reading
These dolphin creatures are really quite intelligent. Within a few hours, they can train earthling humans to stand at the side of a pool and feed them fish. No wonder they’re always grinning. smolin9 Previous Snapshots Menu Page
smolin9 visits flood-hit Somerset ‘The Morys Minor Tales’ has been reissued with the addition of a new story, ‘The Stove Boat’. The Stove Boat, the fourth book of The Wormhole Series, tells the story of how polkingbeal67 from a small … Continue reading
My collection of short stories, Stirring The Grass, will be available for less than one pound from November 28 to December 5 in a special Kindle Countdown promotion! The stories: In Stirring The Grass, Rick Griffin’s Muslim girlfriend, Sara Awad, … Continue reading
Presented by polkingbeal67 & smolin9 Earthwatch presenters – polkingbeal67 & smolin9 smolin9: Ask me another one. polkingbeal67: Okay, how many wives did Henry VIII have? smolin9: Well, obviously more than one, or you wouldn’t be asking the question. polkingbeal67: Six. … Continue reading
Earthlings have a strange approach to warfare. Their most powerful weapons are designed not to be used. It’s called deterrence and it goes like this: groups begin stockpiling the most fearsome weapons they can possibly devise to deter any would-be … Continue reading
Global warming is on ice Morys Minor’s most watched news channel MMBC News The British Met Office has lowered by 20% its previous prediction of how much hotter the planet will get in the next few years. Which is inconvenient, … Continue reading
Global warming on the Pale Blue Dot Morys Minor’s most watched news channel MMBC News Earthlings are increasingly worried about global warming and the environment. Today, I’m visiting one of their wind farms, where they’re presumably hoping to grow some, … Continue reading
I was constantly baffled by earthlings talking about ‘taking it to the wire’ until I witnessed this strange altercation. Later, I went back to the hotel and had a similar encounter with a closet full of wire hangers. I don’t … Continue reading