CUGER BRANT was born in London, England. He is an experienced environmentalist and has been working in this field for the last 20 years. He and his family currently reside in the southern counties of England.
From the age of six, together with my three brothers I attended the old Lambeth Workhouse institution when it was known as Woodvale Children’s Home. Later, my brothers and i were later sent to ‘Beechholme’ in Banstead, Surrey. It was a village type children’s home with its own church, school, and infirmary. The houses were spaced along an avenue of trees, each named after a tree or bush. Each house had its ‘House Parents’ who were responsible for approximately 14 children of both sexes. It was here that I was taught the basic survival skills such as cooking, sowing, cleaning and, with kindness and regular exercise, had a healthy outlook on life.
This experience left me with a keen sense of fairness, justice and the consequence of people’s actions both good and bad, on others (and a good sense of humor) you needed it! Looking back, the one thing I have realized from my childhood years is that; love, patience and fair play are the building blocks of good character and moral values.
I started my career as a dodo farmer, but after ten years of returned job applications I decided on a new path. Finally (due to my experience) I had the choice of being a dustman or an environmentalist, as the former was taken, I took the latter. I soon found that everyone was totally disinterested, so I decided to write stories.
To me a book is just as much art as is a painting or a sculpture. But why ‘Art’ is always perceived as images through the eye by most, puzzles me. Art is giving the mind a concept, expressed by the artist. My canvas is projecting concepts through the written word.
As far as I am concerned; I am a philosophic psychologist with a twist of comedy and, as far as you are concerned; I am either a madman or have a point. Well… is that not art?
I write ‘WHAT IF?’ stories. I write them to stretch your imagination and your awareness. I hope they give you pleasure, food for thought and change your perception about you, your world, and your safe little place in it!
My writing style and method may seem different to you. I have read (in numerous cases, tried to read) so many books, only to be sent to sleep or put off by over descriptive meandering that, when analyzed, really has nothing to do with the story or the plot, rather, just to do with the author’s imaginings of his literal descriptive skills or even to do with ‘bulking’ a book out a bit!
Both I and other avid readers I know personally, tend to get very vexed with these ‘over-stretched books’ telling us nothing, just wasting my time and my money!
My philosophy is: if you give a man who can read music a Stradivarius, it doesn’t mean that you will get a good tune. But if that man has a seed of inspiration to explore, and a need to express his inspiration through his music, then you have something worth listening to!
Writing, to my mind, is always an opportunity to educate the reader. It is also for me personally the art of imagination and an opportunity for expression of concepts.
My writing is not too ‘character’ driven, neither is it supposed to be. Its aim is to inspire and educate a little, to make you aware of the dangers of our modern world. If you like my abstract style and view of things then all the better, if you do not, then go bury your head again!
I believe it is how the imagination and a few words are used to capture an idea, then to project that idea to a reader, to get an inquisitive mind working and in doing, stopping that inquisitive mind dismissing a concept or an idea! If I can stop someone putting down an unread book, then, I feel I have created something.
I sincerely hope that if you read my books they were not what you were expecting! Author Note: A word about my writing, facts and study material: Trust me when I say; I get all my facts right before I put pen to paper. This gives me the privilege to distort them as much as I please with a clear conscience!
In all my ‘What If’ stories, the political or religious connotations are fictitious. Any offence taken by oneself or on behalf of another is by personal choice!
My opinion on Climate Change is my personal opinion it is not affiliated to any government, political party, religion organizational view or any nutty sect, cult or society!
As for any spelling mistakes, well, in the immortal words of Mark Twain; I cannot abide a man who can only spell a word one way!
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In writing this book I have decided to approach Global Warming in reverse, from back to front. I am looking at it from the future. If nothing else it is food for thought, but if my ‘reverse psychology’ approach has an effect on you, then do something about it!
If, it proves truthful then our children will despise us!
Of Mirth and Men
An examination of time travel.
Have you ever wondered if time travel is a possibility?
Have you ever pondered if a time traveling device could possibly be made or asked yourself; has one already been built?
If you have; the answer these questions are in my little treatise on time travel.
The Good Shepherd
A true ghost story; believe it or not.
Do you ever smell an odour which moves around the room from one particular spot to another? Have you ever seen a doorknob rattle knowing there is no one on the other side?
Have you ever walked down a road and seen someone standing there whom no one else can see?
It had to happen sooner or later; with Man playing God, continuously interfering with nature and the natural order of life. None neither heeded nor cared for the consequences. Too late the Geneticists realised that treating natural selection with contempt or something to experiment with would have unforeseen ramifications. A mistake was made, a terrible, incalculable mistake.
Electro Magnetic Pulse
What is an EMP? How is it is capable of putting you and the society you live in, back into the stone-age?
Just how much do you love your mobiles, your Blackberry’s and other such electronic comforts?
Ask yourself; just how naked, vulnerable or lost would you feel without them?
What would you do if they all switched off at the same time: never switch to on again?
Why are we in denial when predictions of climate change from such eminent bodies as the IPPC to academic foundations studying this anthropogenic phenomenon predict sea level rise enough to engulf tens of thousands of square miles of coastline world-wide, super hurricanes and super storms, droughts and crop failures?
Are not Katrina and the ‘Super Storm’ Sandy at least pricking your conscience?
What is our purpose and where is it supposed to lead?
Will our logic lead us to that destiny or will our DNA dictate our final destination?
A wise soul contemplates, ponders and philosophises on this thought but most leave that divine question and answer to the Almighty!
Re-gens don’t! They know their purpose, and their logic is most definitely not in their DNA. They have no DNA!
As Simple As... A B C
This is a book about inner fear, everyone’s inner fear, a scenario which every nation world- wide dreads. It is a book about inevitability.
Melodie's Secret Book of the Fey, Charms and Spells
A little book of charms, potions, Goodness and light. Of fairies, magic and spells, with a pinch of wisdom. A random miscellany of fairy facts, universal laws, delights, spells and curatives for you to practice at home. A gentle guide to magic for; goodness, love and positive feeling for yourself and others, to help you in life.
A Christmas Carol
To me, the original story by Charles Dickens ‘A Christmas Carol’ encapsulates a ghost story, a sci-fi story and a moral. It ‘hits a chord' with me, and if you have a heart, most likely with you too. With very great respect and admiration to Mr Dickens, I had this inner need to 'rewrite' it, update it, as to let ‘modern’ day poor souls digest the moral and spirituality of the prose.
Radiological Dispersal Device
Just how imminent is an attack by a Dirty Bomb?
As our society grows in technology, it gets more fragile, more sensitive. A whisper of a fuel crisis would create a panic stricken queue at a gas station. A rumour of a food shortage would lead to panic buying at a food store. What would happen if an RDD went off in the centre of your city, how would you react, would you survive?
That fragile thing, the very air we breathe, is taken for granted, treated with contempt. That very delicate, well-balanced thing that stops you and me freezing to death, roasting to death or even choking to death, is being mercilessly polluted. It is only a matter of time before that well-balanced, gaseous, circulatory system is thrown out of sync and collapses.
Something Wicked This Way Comes...
These are a set of ‘WHAT IF?’ stories. I have written them to stretch your imagination and your awareness. I hope they give you pleasure, food for thought and change your perception about you, your world, and your safe little place in it. I hope to get your inquisitive mind working and in doing do, stopping that inquisitive mind dismissing a concept, an idea, and putting down an unread book.