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About Douglas Thompson

Douglas Thompson’s short stories have appeared in a wide range of magazines and anthologies, most recently Albedo One, Ambit, Postscripts, and New Writing Scotland. He won the Grolsch/Herald Question of Style Award in 1989 and second prize in the Neil Gunn Writing Competition in 2007. His first book, Ultrameta, was published by Eibonvale Press in August 2009, nominated for the Edge Hill Prize, and shortlisted for the BFS Best Newcomer Award. His critically acclaimed second novel, Sylvow, was published in autumn 2010, also from Eibonvale. A third novel Apoidea has recently been released from The Exaggerated Press and a fourth Mechagnosis is due from Dog Horn in June 2012.

Postcard From The Future #10

Our final postcard from the future comes from Professor Saul Deveraux himself, inventor of the Retro-Temporal acceleration technology being deployed at Geneva’s ‘Even Larger Hadron Collider’ to send messages back in time… * I hope you’ve enjoyed the previous nine … Continue reading

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Postcard From The Future #9

This month’s postcard from the future comes from an information technology technician… * Everybody in the past thought we’d be building robots here in the future, didn’t they? Well, you got that kind of half right and half wrong I … Continue reading

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Postcard From The Future #8

This month’s postcard from the future comes from a 23rd century policeman… * A message to the past, eh? Tell you what, I’ve always loved reading detective novels and I’m kind of envious of you guys back then with real … Continue reading

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Postcards From The Future #7

This month’s postcard from the future comes from a 23rd century medical practitioner…  * My area of speciality is the old, or Senetics as we call it, a word which will be unfamiliar to you people of the past, if … Continue reading

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Postcards From The Future #6

This month’s postcard from the future comes from a 23rd century exotic flower seller…  * My working day is pretty ordinary I guess. Selling flowers to passers-by from my little booth at the west street entrance to the Nor’London Rocket … Continue reading

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Postcards From The Future #5

This month’s postcard from the future comes from a 23rd century archaeologist…  * I was keen to get involved when I heard about this project and I hope they use my postcard as one of the ones they send back … Continue reading

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Colossus

“Hyperboloids of wondrous Light Rolling for aye through Space and Time Harbour those Waves which somehow Might Play out God’s holy pantomime.” -Alan Turing. His favourite story: Snow white and the way the witch in disguise handed her the poisoned … Continue reading

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Postcards From The Future #4

This month’s postcard from the future seems to come from somebody a little less (or more?) than human… * They suggested I take part in the Postcard To The Past project, only they should have left me more time because … Continue reading

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Postcards From The Future #3

This month’s postcard from the future comes from a genetic nurse working in the Social Engineering Department of the World Family Commission…  * They tell me I should enter this competition, because they’re going to select the best postcards from … Continue reading

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Postcards From The Future #2

In the year 2210, on the brink of a time-travel breakthrough, an anonymous international competition is held to find the most appropriate and entertaining postcard messages that should be sent back in time to the year 2013. Anyone can take part. … Continue reading

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