Shaun photoI’m a freelance writer and QA professional who has lived in Brighton & Hove for over a decade. I previously lived in Essex, Lincolnshire and Yorkshire.


Rhetorical flourish

My writing has appeared in Micro Mart, Rock Paper Shotgun, Kill Screen Online, Interzone, Minecraft WorldMemory Insufficient, Vector, The Dreaded Press, SF Crowsnest, The Fix Online, T3A Space, Electron Dance, Yet Another Book Review, Re/Action, Shadowed Realms, the magbook How To Do Everything in Minecraft, and Illuminations: The Friday Flash Fiction Anthology.

I also ran, edited and wrote copiously for Arcadian Rhythms, a non-commercial games site and podcast, between February 2011 and March 2016.


Break stuff

I’ve worked a variety of roles in games/software testing and QA management since 2004, from battering beta code in the testing trenches to test, project and operational management at senior levels. I don’t write often about this work but if you’d like to peruse my experience and history, LinkedIn has that covered.


Hire me

Please drop me a line if you’d like to commission a piece, hire me or work with me. I’m open to discussion.


Character study

I enjoy single malt whiskey, and am growing to love gin. I played in a band called Wrecktheplacefantastic for six years, but am not a skilled guitarist. As a child I wanted to be an artist, although I had no talent for it. I’ve flown light aircraft, but never landed one. I have diverse interests, but not enough time.



This website’s name is taken from a spaceship in an Alastair Reynolds novel. It’s a good book.

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