Tedbiker: Blog

Ooops!

August 6, 2017
Posted at 10:31 am
 

I just noticed a couple of errors in chapter 4. I've correected my file, but before I repost, has anyone noticed any others?
Ted

Homophones?

August 4, 2017
Posted at 3:24 pm
 

Oooh! I touched a nerve! I've never had so many responses to a blog before, and all within an hour or so of posting it!

Homophones!!!

August 4, 2017
Posted at 11:52 am
 

No, nothing about gender. This is probably a waste of time, BUT a romantic table in a restaurant is 'DISCREET'. 'Discrete' means 'separate' or discontinuous. You 'PIQUE' someone's interest, or have a 'fit of PIQUE'. You 'peek' at someone (discreetly) and you climb a mountain peak. Surely these are obvious?
Okay. I am a pedant. Perhaps anally retentive. But the whole point of language is to communicate, and to do so as accurately as possible. I blame the education system which went down hill sometime in the sixties or thereabouts.
There. I've had my rant...

Fold Space 3

July 31, 2017
Posted at 2:33 am
 

The first chapter of the third Fold Space story, 'The Picard Manoeuvre' is in the posting queue. For the benefit of the ignorant (should that be innocent?), the Picard Manoeuvre refers to Patrick Stewart's character in Star Trek - The Next Generation, who habitually tugs at his uniform tunic to straighten it. There are seven chapters, which will be posted every other day unless problems arise.

A Life For The Skies

July 26, 2017
Posted at 10:18 am
 

Several readers of 'Slipping the Surly Bonds' asked for a prequel, dealing with Edna, Charles, and David Millward's grandmother, Betty Morrison. Here it is. I hope you like it.
Ted