David Hambling

David Hambling

Non- Fiction: (Swarm Troopers, Weapons Grade) David Hambling is a freelance technology journalist based in South London. He writes for New Scientist magazine, Aviation Week, Popular Mechanics, WIRED, The Economist, The Guardian newspaper and others. Fiction (Shadows From Norwood series): Norwood in South London has deep roots. When I first moved here in 2001, I thought that that all London's history, like all the tourist sites, lay North of the river. I was wrong. Scratch the surface and this place is older and stranger than you think. The houses on my street are modern; but they are built on Musto's Field, the name a corruption of 'Moot-Stow', a medieval village meeting place. The unremarkable woodland overlooking the garden is a remnant of the primeval Great North Wood which became Norwood. A wood notorious for outlaws, gypsies, hermits and other strange folk. Our River Effra runs was diverted into an underground sewer a century ago. What hidden creatures flop and scuttle down there, what unhallowed Things are buried beneath those old oak trees, trees untouched since Druids sacrificed beneath them? I mused, and Shadows from Norwood crawled forth... Follow the series on Facebook here - https://www.facebook.com/ShadowsFromNorwood
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