Aeddan Howells was born in Bridgend, Glamorgan, in 1950 and spent his early years in Wales near what is now called the Heritage Coast. His mother was English and his father Welsh: she had a small family whilst he had a legion - nearly all of them living in an industrial township in Gwent – the fictionalised Trehaearn in a collection of short stories. Four generations of Aeddan's family were ironworkers who'd followed the fortunes of the industry down the valleys from its mountain origins in Blaenau Gwent.
Aeddan's family moved to North London to be near his mother's parents, but adolescence was measured by the welcome relief (just about every school holiday) of going back 'home' to Wales and the company again of his lively, witty, talkative, funny and musical family. Some of Aeddan's abiding memories are of being literally enveloped by talk and tall tales - mainly from his several aunts, many of whom kept shops.
Aeddan didn't have the temerity to start writing until he'd passed 50 and had spent a career lecturing in further and higher education in Cambridgeshire. He has since gone on to produce a science fiction novel and two novellas, the Dr. K trilogy for children, the semi-autobiographical series Treharne, a history play, numerous short stories, a history trilogy of the Dark Ages in preparation plus several other works.
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Nothing But Males
by Aeddan Howells
Approx. 19,940 words.
Published on February 19, 2013.
A man ‘comes to’ - at the very edge of a great forest - having passed out through sheer exhaustion and dehydration.
He is discovered by a party of men who take it in turns to carry him back to ‘civilisation’. His accent is a little strange as are his clothes, but other than that the only remarkable thing about the stranger is that he has totally forgotten who he is or where he is from!
Our Second Selves
by Aeddan Howells
Approx. 102,990 words.
Published on February 18, 2013.
The year is 2359 and international capitalism has reached its apogee, but so, too – in a manner of speaking – has science…
All over GlobeSoc (a technologically and materially advanced vision of Earth) the molecular biologists, the gene-splicers, the eugenicists and demographers are in total control. In their research institutes and laboratories these specialists long ago took over the busines
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