Matthew James

Biography

Matthew James is a writer of oddities. He had a background in biological sciences, with a degree and PhD in neuroscience, and once spent two years looking after 50 cats. No, really.

Matthew writes whatever inspires him from religious satire to dystopian science fiction and lately erotic fiction with the series of short stories, 'Adventures in Swinging', currently holding his attention. Only an atheist is his first novel and the sequel is Jesus Returns

Matthew lives with his wife and two cats in the North-West of England.

Smashwords Interview

What do you read for pleasure?
I read all the time, as widely as I can. Most books I read are either science-fiction, fantasy or humour. Think Neil Gaiman, Alastair Reynolds and Christopher Brookmyre.

I also read a significant amount of comics, graphic novels for all you snobs out there. Image put out a remarkable amount of creator-owned brilliance from writers like Ed Brubaker, Greg Rucka, Kurt Busiek, Scott Snyder and Jeff Lemire. I also love my subscription to Marvel Unlimited.

I am also a reader of a lot of non-fiction including the Guardian and Independent newspapers and books from authors such as Owen Jones, Johann Hari and George Monbiot.
What is your e-reading device of choice?
I currently own a Kindle Fire that is great for reading comics from my Marvel Unlimited subscription. I have yet to stop reading physical books, despite having bought several ebooks, and I read the Guardian and Independent newspaper via their websites.
Read more of this interview.

Where to find Matthew James online

Twitter: @onlyanatheist1

Series

Future Glimpses
Future Glimpses is a science-fiction, short story series that focuses on the effect that technology has and will have on us and our world. The stories involve AI, future technology and alien species in surprising and novel ways. Think Black Mirror meets Alastair Reynolds with a dash of Philip K. Dick and you are in the right arena!

Books

Future Glimpses Two: Worldwide AI Network (WAIN)
Series: Future Glimpses. Price: Free! Words: 2,740. Language: English. Published: April 17, 2018. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories, Fiction » Science fiction » High tech
Future Glimpses is a science-fiction short story series that explores the effect technology has on our world and on us. In the second story we meet the Worldwide AI Network, or Wain, and the man who liaises with them, David. But what are they really up to and is there anything that David, or anyone, can do to stop them? If you enjoy this story, please leave a review. Cheers!
Future Glimpses One: 'The After Party'
Series: Future Glimpses. Price: Free! Words: 5,540. Language: English. Published: April 10, 2018. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories, Fiction » Science fiction » High tech
Future Glimpses is a science-fiction short story series that explores the effect technology has on our world and on us. In the first story, our protagonist attends the funeral of his Nana where she has been resurrected by the 'The After Party'. But what does this company really want with these simulations? And what will he do to save her from them?
Jesus Returns! Here he comes again...
Price: $3.49 USD. Words: 66,690. Language: English. Published: February 9, 2018. Categories: Fiction » Humor & comedy » Satire, Fiction » Religious
In ‘only an atheist can help God save the world’ the Lord Almighty came to Earth to save us from ourselves. He failed and now it’s the turn of His son, Jesus Christ to succeed where his dad didn't. Along the way Jesus’ll drink a lot, take a lot of drugs and sleep with a great many of his followers! And he may even convince us to change, if he can actually reach his audience that is!
Only An Atheist Can Help God Save The World
Price: $3.49 USD. Words: 62,890. Language: British English. Published: July 1, 2015. Categories: Fiction » Humor & comedy » Satire
(4.00 from 2 reviews)
Humanity is wrecking the Earth and God has had enough! Unfortunately, stopping us will not be easy, as Heaven's bureaucracy now restricts His actions and the only person on Earth who can help Him is an atheist! Also Metatron, the new ruler in Heaven, has sent a demon to deal with God. By any means necessary. All of this will lead to a confrontation of biblical proportions!

Matthew James' tag cloud

ai    angel    atheist    black mirror    comedy    corporate espionage    demon    devil    earth    environmentalism    environmentlsm    future    god    heaven    humans    humour    jesus    religion    religion humor    satire    science fction    science fiction    scifi    short    short story    technology