Monthly Archives: November 2013

Mechagnosis review…

The eminently respected reviewer Peter Tennant has given a glowing review to my fourth novel ‘Mechagnosis’. Writing in Black Static Magazine, he writes: “…probably Thompson’s most challenging work to date, and I’d be lying if I claimed to understand it … Continue reading

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Poem #48/52

Here is the 48th poem in my 52-poem sequence (one a week) for 2013, followed by some illumination and reflection: ISLAY 1. Scotland like Greece a country of convoluted coastline endless islands always luring us onward west or north to … Continue reading

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Poem #47/52

Here is the 47th poem in my 52-poem sequence (one a week) for 2013, followed by some illumination and reflection: THE UNFINISHED GAME Somewhere in my mind there is a pool table and two cues abandoned, the black never potted … Continue reading

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News and stuff…

The previous poem being one with some Scots words included in it, I should mention that I have a short story just out in a new Eibonvale Anthology called “Caledonia Dreamin’” edited by Hal Duncan and Chris Kelso. My story … Continue reading

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Poem #46/52

Here is the 46th poem in my 52-poem sequence (one a week) for 2013, followed by some illumination and reflection: NUANCES OF DREICH Dreich is a fine Scots word, a one-word poem of despair that only a nation with such … Continue reading

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Poem #45/52

Here is the 45th poem in my 52-poem sequence (one a week) for 2013, followed by some illumination and reflection: ICARUS When they said Go To Gate 42 (the meaning of life I noticed) that mystic silence fell around me … Continue reading

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