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.

Contact Chris Lynch

Latest Newsletters

L is for Lucy Wilson
In which I do some humble bragging and vague posting
On a RampAIge
Wins and losses for writers and artists in the AI world
A Face for Radio
Because apparently I've been doing a podcast for four years?
I'm not dead
I'm just resting
It's almost 2024, but I've still got some news
In which I finally talk about things I wasn't allowed to talk about before
My Little Corner of The Doctor Who 60th
In which I have a moment of gratitude
Stepping into Christmas
In which I get exciting news that's been years in the making
Why I won't be replacing Terry with an AI
In which I talk about Amazon's recent announcement of AI narrators for audiobooks
It's been a busy few months. Here's to Spooky Season, and beyond
In which I celebrate some Neverbury stuff, talk about the future, and start getting ready for Christmas.
Neverbury is coming to Audible
Something else unexpected is happening...
Welcome to "Welcome to Neverbury"
In which an unexpected journey takes an unexpected turn...
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Latest Podcast

Soundclash – Rob vs Lee

Goooooooood Evening. It’s time for another episode of Soundclash: The Musical Challenge Show! This week, with Chris away, Rob and Lee are playing songs from specific decades, but who will be victorious? As always, YOU decide!

The post Soundclash – Rob vs Lee appeared first on South Wales ONE.

Latest Updates

The new "Butterflies" social network is the clearest example yet of AI solving a problem that didn't exist. Who wants, needs, or even asked for a social network populated by AI characters?

theverge.com/2024/6/18/2418119
theverge.com/2024/6/18/2418119

Type "computer game character Italian plumber" into DALL-E/ChatGPT and then tell me there isn't a problem with copyright.

In my latest newsletter: "Chris has a little nostalgia trip brought on by two exciting projects that he's not allowed to talk about yet. Also, Return to Neverbury gets a step closer." Sign up at chrislynchwords.substack.com

Fascinating article of the question of whether animals are conscious? (TLDR; Some scientists now think they are). My question is - how can we be arguing about whether AI systems are conscious if we still don't agree what consciousness is (and if dogs or bees have it)
bbc.co.uk/news/articles/cv223z
bbc.co.uk/news/articles/cv223z

Is nothing more than a loss-leading hype cycle being used to shift new laptops and phones in a marketplace where 2-3 year old tech is perfectly functional and meets most needs?

Recommendation: Stay away from "AI" laptops until you can be sure they are not going to come with a future subscription charge to get the most out of that fancy new chip.

theregister.com/2024/06/12/sur
theregister.com/2024/06/12/sur

Good value, if you're into that sort of thing.

And, because it's Microsoft, you can trust them to make this opt-in really clear and obvious and... Oh, wait. It's *that* Microsoft...

ft.com/content/eee08381-962f-4
ft.com/content/eee08381-962f-4

Big Tech should not be trusted to run unregulated. We've already seen what happens. The morality of those fighting regulations is something we should examine closely.

ft.com/content/eee08381-962f-4
ft.com/content/eee08381-962f-4

Meta were *almost* on the right side of history with their open source Llama chat bot. Then, of course, came the inevitable heel turn...

businessinsider.com/meta-ai-ch
businessinsider.com/meta-ai-ch

This will age like fine wine, I'm sure.

Magical thinking.

Obligatory "standing on the big HAY at Hay" shot

The most important part of my yearly pilgrimage to the Hay Festival? Where to eat lunch...

Landing somewhere between slap bang in the middle between fascinating and terrifying...

theregister.com/2024/05/23/ai_
theregister.com/2024/05/23/ai_

Domt be distracted by the shiny toys. The Scarlett Johansson debacle shows the generative AI crowd for what they are - thieves who will beg forgiveness rather than ask permission.

theatlantic.com/technology/arc
theatlantic.com/technology/arc