Author of literary and speculative fiction published by Orbit (Little, Brown). Based in UK. Check out my latest novel The Undoing of Arlo Knott.

Why our year of regrets is so hard to stomach

A couple of years ago, I wrote a book about a character who could undo his actions — like having an ‘undo’ button for life. What was the inspiration? Looking back at my mistakes and wishing I could change them. Over the past year, my concept has been scaled up…

Mental map-making and technology

Before the advent of GPS, everyone flipped through road atlases and A-Z maps, plotting their route from A to B. Now digital maps work out the journey, and it is a route from you to B. The map radiates outward from that central pin that is you, and your destination…

Heather Child

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