Out Now: Welcome to Neverbury

Somewhere on the coast of England, Neverbury is a quaint seaside town with the kind of problems that a lot of quaint English seaside towns have these days... demons, serial killers, immortals, thieves, time travellers, ghosts, vampires, idle gods, haunted houses, witches, an extraordinarily strident village council, and monsters.

Praise for "Welcome to Neverbury"

"A deliciously dark set of stories - like a chocolate box, each chocolate filled with a mix of humour, blood and strange happenings. Written with flair, confidence and a keen eye for detail. If you like Inside No:9, you'll love this!"

"Loved this from start to finish, I listened to the Audiobook which was brilliantly read by Terry Cooper and then had to buy the hard copy straight away. Very Inside number 9 esq with moments of Neil Gaiman. Loved it."

"Absolutely loved this book. The author slowly paints a picture of the quaint little town that has many secrets! Each independent story weaves a web of mystery and strange goings on in Neverbury ensuring you are hooked from the start!"

Out Now

Chris Lynch

Chris Lynch is a writer, technologist, digital marketeer, film-maker, comic book guy, part-time hypnotist, foodie, and general nuisance.

For the past few years, Chris has been writing Doctor Who spin-off stories in the "Haisman Universe" featuring characters such as Brigadier Alistair Lethbridge-Stewart, Lucy Wilson, monsters such as the Quarks and the Great Intelligence, and a few of his own creations. Chris' first book for the "Lucy Wilson Mysteries" series "Curse of the Mirror Clowns" was short-listed for a Scribe Award in 2019.

When Chris isn't working on books, he also writes screenplays, comic books, and audio dramas. His most recent screenplay, OffWorld, is currently in post-production with a major US distributor attached.

Once a week Chris is co-host of an online radio show/podcast "Soundclash" on South Wales ONE. From time to time, you can also find him at live South Wales ONE community and charity events.

By day, Chris is IT Director for a major InsureTech business in South Wales and, prior to that, was CTO and founder of the a leading digital agency specializing in eCommerce and bespoke solutions. Chris enjoys writing about technology and digital marketing, with particular reference to how these intersect with writing and how authors can better market themselves online. In 2018, Chris wrote ["The Truth About SEO"], a guide to digital marketing for business owners that became a number 1 Amazon Best Seller in a number of categories.

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You spend your days trying to come up with new ideas, your nights trying to turn those ideas into stories that entertain whilst also resonate with meaning, exploring the depths of the human condition. Then, monkeys take over a town in Thailand. You couldn't make it up. youtu.be/upoPEaEg9Eo?feature=s

Apologies to everyone who has been waiting to find out what I had for tea on Thursday night. It was this. That's right. Chips on a pizza. Courtesy of the mad geniuses of Dusty's Pizza in Llanishen.

All your Kaiser questions answered! I'm fascinated by old books and can't help but wonder what's going on in amongst these dusty pages...

Just joined the Association of Self-Published Authors.

Legal scholars, lawmakers and at least one Supreme Court justice agree that companies will be liable for the things their AIs say and do—and that the lawsuits are just beginning.

wsj.com/tech/ai/the-ai-industr
wsj.com/tech/ai/the-ai-industr

Aditya Chakrabortty nails it in this opinion piece. Sam Bankman Fried is a criminal, but the great and the good courted him without question. What seemed like an obvious scam by so many was lauded by opinion makers. *They* sold the fraud.

theguardian.com/commentisfree/
theguardian.com/commentisfree/

More and more AI startups are hitting, or heading at breakneck speed towards, "the wall". Mounting legal costs are one of the biggest factors. Stability may not have deep enough pockets to fight Getty. The elastic limits of "begging forgiveness rather than asking permission" are being tested, and found.

bloomberg.com/news/articles/20
bloomberg.com/news/articles/20

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One of the benefits of maturing years is seeing things come and go so that when they come again, you are more prepared. I lived through the dotcom bubble and the parallels with the AI boom are self evident... if you were there.

garymarcus.substack.com/p/what
garymarcus.substack.com/p/what

Don't you just hate it when that happens? I know I do.

Current status

This is fine, right? I mean... it doesn't mean anything...

Just finished the next Neverbury story, "No Connection". It's the saddest one of the new set, I think. Not every story has a hero and a villain. Sometimes, everyone loses.