Meet Senan

Fully paid-up to the "glass-half-full" club

The ridiculously photogenic Senan Mahon It's 2020 and Covid has us all locked up in our own little worlds of existential angst. What's a lifelong science-fiction fan gonna do, to take his mind off the doom-scrolling?

"Put your money where your mouth is" says the long-suffering wife. So I did...

The result was CONSEQUENTIAL, a novella about an Irish scientist in space, who gets a chance to save the world. Set in a future where Covid's sneaky cousin has ravaged the planet, it asks, what would we have done, if the pandemic had taken a very different path.

And that was it. I'd caught the bug. (NO, not that one!) Writing it turned out to be far more fun than I'd ever imagined. I couldn't leave it at that. The next two years took me on an emotional rollercoaster of highs and lows (mostly highs TBH) as I sweated over the plot of my space-opera epic THE BLUE RACE. It's out there now in the big bad world, if you want to give it a try. I hope you get as much fun out of reading it, as I had writing it.

So, I suppose if you are reading this, you want to know a little bit about me. You can probably gather from the picture, that I'm no spring chicken. I'll leave it up to you to guess my age. I've lived my entire life in Ireland, and had a very rewarding career as software developer. Science and science-fiction have been life-long passions since my teenage years, when a forward-thinking uncle gifted me a copy of James Burke's 'Connections'.

These days I get my science fix mostly from podcasts. Some of my favourites are CBC's Quirks & Quarks, the tongue-in-cheek BBC Infinite Monkey Cage and Newstalk's excellent Futureproof.

Keep your eyes peeled for my next novel...