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The Methuselah Paradox


Twenty-third century Detective James Moran’s daughter is dying. A cancer pandemic targeting adolescents is sweeping the globe, thanks to a mutation in the ‘Methuselah gene’ which has successfully extended life for most of the population. If a cure cannot be found, humanity could face extinction within one generation. Moran travels back in time in a […]

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‘What if…?’ From death comes life (and a story)


I’ve been writing ‘The Methuselah Gene’ (previous working titles have included ‘All Our Yesterdays’, ‘All Our Tomorrows’ and -very briefly- ‘Time Will Tell’). It evolved from a mind-bending time-spanning love story to a much darker tale of death, kidnap and genetic research I could hardly have imagined when I wrote the very first line back in 2011.