Me

My name is Stuart Carter.

  1. I was born in Swindon in 1972. I’m so old that there have been people on the moon in my lifetime.
  2. In November 2000 I married to the Lovely Melanie, after proposing in Plymouth during the 1999 total eclipse.
  3. London has been my home since 1994, after finishing a BA in English and Philosophy in Wolverhampton.
  4. 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.
  5. Original, written science fiction, comics and interesting books, fiction and non-fiction are great loves of mine.
  6. Despite my age, I’m also a huge fan of all sorts of new music.
  7. The University of Greenwich awarded me a Masters degree in Literary Criticism in 1999. I nearly starved while studying for that.
  8. Home is south-eastern extremity of London, but I work in Islington as a Content Editor.
  9. 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.
  10. I’ve been writing book and other reviews since 1999; some of my stories have actually been published. For money (from them to me).
  11. Atheist. Rationalist. Believer in the twin powers of science and reason from a very young age.
  12. I don’t understand: greed, jazz, bigots, selfishness, vegans, rudeness, mushrooms, small-mindedness or real ale.
  13. Computers occupy far too much of my time – trying to understand how they work and what they can (or can’t) do.
  14. My typing speed was once clocked at over 100 words per minute.
  15. Favourite…

FILM: Brazil

ALBUM: The Comforts Of Madness – The Pale Saints

12 thoughts on “Me

  1. Stuart's Dad September 11, 2008 / 8:54 am

    Hope I can keep up with all these changes. Just when you start to get comfortable with the site, everything changes!

  2. Martin November 6, 2008 / 6:05 pm

    Um, can we talk about #11? You don’t understand real ale? Were you not paying attention that bleary morning in Hove?

  3. stupc November 6, 2008 / 6:29 pm

    Yeah, but I still don’t *like* the stuff!

  4. ALove November 11, 2008 / 11:53 am

    Oooh look. This blog remembers that I visited. Means I can type stuff with minimal effort on my part. Like this.

  5. stupc November 11, 2008 / 12:16 pm

    The blog sees all, knows all.

  6. Kristine May 9, 2009 / 1:10 am

    Um Stu…..are you trying to be funny when you say:
    “I’m Stu Carter, wife to the Lovely Melanie”
    In your ‘About’ Section??………Fairly sure your the husband love 😉

  7. Holly July 31, 2011 / 10:57 am

    Fab blog! Found through another blog I read!

  8. Sarah November 1, 2011 / 1:42 pm

    My favourite bit:

    “I don’t understand: greed, jazz, bigots, selfishness, vegans, rudeness, mushrooms, small-mindedness or real ale.”

  9. sacha July 28, 2012 / 6:50 pm

    Hello Stuart – you don’t know me, but I stumbled on your blog whilst looking for a contact for the Old Mill in Yarmouth, IOW. You look like you have been lucky enough to stay there…We were cycling past it on Friday and got talking to a man chilling out on one the benches outside and he said it could be rented – we got v excited, but now can’t find a jot about it on the web! Do you happen to know who owns it and if so do you have a contact number
    Yours hopefully
    Sacha

    • StuPC July 28, 2012 / 7:00 pm

      I do have the number somewhere, Sacha – I’ll dig it out and send it to you. The guy who owns the place is nice but eccentric.

  10. clive September 11, 2013 / 8:59 pm

    Hi Liked you blog about the mill would like to stay there can you send me the number please many thanks, clive

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