Robert Bagnall




Charles Edward Tuckett's Yuletide Message
, flash, issue 45, December 15, 2018



Robert Bagnall is an English writer who has completed four undistinguished marathons, but holds a world record for eating cream teas. The two may be related.

His speculative fiction has appeared in a variety of magazines, websites and anthologies since the early 1990s. His words also very occasionally cropped up on radio, in newspapers, and out of the mouths of UK government ministers, for whom he was briefly a speechwriter.

You can find his musings on science fiction and writing at meschera.blogspot.co.uk, and his non-fiction book 127a - Diary of a Self-Builder on Amazon. His science fiction novel ‘2084’ is available from Double Dragon Publications or online booksellers.


Get to know Robert Bagnall...

Birthdate?

Some time between the Beatles breaking up, and grog being last issued in the Royal Navy.


When did you start writing?

Very young; joined up letters slightly later


When and what and where did you first get published?

Supposedly comic verse in a school publication for charity

Why do you write?

To quote Fats Waller, if you gotta ask, you ain't never gonna know.

Why do you write Science Fiction and/or Fantasy?

It requires no research whatsoever

Who is your favorite author? Your favorite story?

Too many to pick one, and it'll probably be a different list tomorrow, but today I'd say Philip K Dick, JG Ballard, William Gibson, and Kazuo Ishiguro.  I've always had a soft spot for 'The Red Room' by HG Wells, and 'The Brass Bar' by Louise de Bernieres.

What are you trying to say with your fiction?

I don't have any particular message; I'm just trying to stare into the fog of the future and see the iceberg a moment before everybody else.


If you could write your own epitaph, what would it say?

Never bet on favourites.


Do you blog?

meschera.blogspot.co.uk


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