About me… hmmm. I’m a fifty-six-year-old long-haired drop-out with a silly beard.About Ian Cattell

I’m into astronomy, playing the drums, tatting with my home-made generator, and inviting wild squirrels into the house in the hope they’ll get the hint and start doing the housework when I whistle a cheery tune. This plan has so far failed to yield satisfactory results.

At time of writing, I haven’t had a haircut for three years.

The Long Lost Future isn’t my first time in print. In 2013 I was lucky enough to get three definitions into ‘Afterliff‘ – John Lloyd and Jon Canter’s sequel to Douglas Adams and John Lloyd’s ‘The Meaning of Liff’. Chances are you didn’t buy that book, so here are those definitions again:

  • Brund n. – The mood you’re in when you don’t know what mood you’re in.
  • Cobnash n. – Anything that falls out of your sandwich and into your drink.
  • Gawcott n. – A baby so ugly you can’t even tell which way up it is.

If any of these words turn up in subsequent books of mine, don’t complain to me if you don’t know what they mean.

At the moment I’m busy recording the audiobooks, and on facebook… but I’m always busy on facebook.

When I realised how little control I would have and how much it would cost to get audiobook versions of my books recorded, I decided it would be easier and cheaper to simply write an application that will automate the recording process and spit out an Amazon Audible ready MP3 at the end. I used to write audio software, so it wasn’t too difficult a task. I even added a few special effects that other audiobooks won’t have.

Have a look on the Software page if you want a copy.

If you want to see some of my astrophotography, have a look here: https://uk.pinterest.com/cattell0226/boards/

Here’s one I took of the Orion nebula.

Interesting factoid – The Moon on the cover of The Long Lost Future is a photo I took that Phil ‘artified’ for me.

This is Itchy. She never did get the hang of hoovering,

or dusting…