The Science of Johnny Mackintosh

I’ve tried to sprinkle a little of the science I’ve studied into the pages of Johnny Mackintosh. It’s important that this is never done at the expense of telling a good story, which has been my main aim, but I’ve wanted to create a coherent, believable galaxy for Johnny to inhabit – which should appear to be the same galaxy the rest of us live in, because the story is happening here and now.

On these pages are my musings about different elements of science that rear their heads in the book(s).

The Dark Energy Drive

Time Travel


3 Responses to “The Science of Johnny Mackintosh”

  1. […] know more about the science behind Johnny Mackintosh and the Spirit of London? I’ve created a new section of this site that I’ll be adding to when time allows. Maybe, if I went back in time to do it, […]

  2. […] at, I’ve created a new section called The Science of Johnny Mackintosh. So far there are only a couple of entries, but more will follow and, if you want to know how to […]

  3. […] over to Science Oxford to give a talk on Starstuff and Supergiants, which will be a bit of a science of Johnny Mackintosh sort of thing. I came up with the title ages ago, with no plan of what I was going to say on the […]

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