C.L. Spillard is a complex interplay of matter and energy in a pattern of waves whose probability cloud is densest in York, United Kingdom.
Following the profound influence, in a mysterious process not yet fully understood by science, of the American moon landings on the young pattern’s quantum-based self-awareness mechanisms, C.L. Spillard developed an interest in Space, and the plight of humanity on our small, blue spheroid. This led both to a lifelong career in Physics and a penchant for environmental activism.
C.L. Spillard’s wave-pattern enjoys proximity to a second pattern originating in St Petersburg (Russia), and these two have since generated two younger ones who are now diffusing over the planet stuffing themselves with knowledge as if it were going out of fashion.
C.L. Spillard claims full responsibility for several published short stories, two factual articles on Dan Koboldt’s ‘Science in SF’ site and the metaphysical fantasy ‘The Price of Time’.
Describe your desk
This is not a desk: this is a launch pad. It's a bit of a mess and probably won't manage to get a fly-by past Pluto anytime soon, mind.
To the right of the computer on which I am writing this, there sit a globe, a model tripod made of rubber and a jar full of pens: to the left are my diary, notebook, several volumes of weather records and a pair of cans that don't work very well.
A calendar displays spectacular shots of lightening storms, and next to that hangs a Union Jack that I rescued from a ditch in 2012. I wish I could do the same for the country for which it stands...
Where did you grow up, and how did this influence your writing?
It could be argued that I never did grow up. But the many places in which this never-growing up took place include Southampton, the West Country, Leeds, Lancashire and Brighton.
Some people have a Guardian Angel. Others aren’t so lucky and have a Guardian Devil.
One autumn night Verity Player comes face-to-face with evil genius Stan ‘Satanic’ Mills, mastermind of the mechanism lurking behind humanity’s apparent death wish. She’s the only one who can stop his plan before its final phase.
Her struggle pitches her into a surreal game.
The stakes: her precious conscience...