My name is Stuart Carter.
- I was born in Swindon in 1972. I’m so old that there have been people on the moon in my lifetime.
- In November 2000 I married to the Lovely Melanie, after proposing in Plymouth during the 1999 total eclipse.
- London has been my home since 1994, after finishing a BA in English and Philosophy in Wolverhampton.
- My career to date has encompassed web editing, copywriting, research secretarying, teaching, radio transcription, business advising, political campaigning, web writing, web searching and nightclub organisation.
- Original, written science fiction, comics and interesting books, fiction and non-fiction are great loves of mine.
- Despite my age, I’m also a huge fan of all sorts of new music.
- The University of Greenwich awarded me a Masters degree in Literary Criticism in 1999. I nearly starved while studying for that.
- Home is south-eastern extremity of London, but I work in Islington as a Content Editor.
- In 2005 I was one of the judges for the Arthur C. Clarke Award for the best new science fiction novel. The prize was £2,005.
- I’ve been writing book and other reviews since 1999; some of my stories have actually been published. For money (from them to me).
- Atheist. Rationalist. Believer in the twin powers of science and reason from a very young age.
- I don’t understand: greed, jazz, bigots, selfishness, vegans, rudeness, mushrooms, small-mindedness or real ale.
- Computers occupy far too much of my time – trying to understand how they work and what they can (or can’t) do.
- My typing speed was once clocked at over 100 words per minute.
ALBUM: The Comforts Of Madness – The Pale Saints