PaleoPunk Novel

If I’ve gotten a bit behind on my social media these last couple of weeks, it’s because I was away, researching an upcoming Paleo-Punk novel.

By the way, I had the ‘ronna over XMas so was no risk to myself or others while travelling. I had swabs up the nose at every stop just in case!

I thought I might have coined a genre there, but it seems there is a dormant #PaleoPunk hashtag on Twitter. If you want an idea of my take on PaleoPunk, think the Flintstones, without dinosaurs, written by a hybrid of Larry Niven and Dan Brown.



A cup of tea

Pyramid of Djoser (the one from Ghostbusters).


An Englishman

Pyramid of Khafre

Serapeum of Saqqara – Apis Bulls my A@se! – These boxes are just silly! 80 tons each. Made of single blocks of granite. I have my own thoughts on the purpose of these incredible objects…

A gateway…

Impossible stonework

I have the broad-brush, background worldbuilding for this new novel:

Take a look and let me know if you would like to read a book set here:
Part 1
Part 2
Part 3

Help me with Examples of Humans being Diks

I am writing a story about two travellers visiting our neck of the woods. Our in the broadest sense… they come from a very long way away!

I am looking for amusing anecdotes of people being a-holes to travellers or strangers. Especially when they really didn’t need to be! They do it because they’re a-holes; it’s habit, they are such pathological a-holes that they don’t even consider not taking advantage of someone when they can. Petty pilfering, inappropriate familiarity etc. The more annoying + ridiculous + revealing of that type of human being the better. Nothing upsetting, please! Keep to the annoying, head-scratching end of the a-hole spectrum.

You can imagine the travellers are hitchhiking, or some other form of ad-hoc travelling. Can be anywhere on Earth. Location should not be important. I am interested in humans being dicks generally, no comparison between regions, races, sexes etc.

No promises I will use anything, but any snips I do, I will credit in the book!
True is better, but made up works too (but not taken from other movies or books please!).

Thanks in advance!
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