Rod Duncan

Rod Duncan is a novelist, screenwriter, photographer and lecturer in creative writing at De Montfort University. His debut novel Backlash (Pocket Books) was shortlisted for the 2003 New Blood Dagger and in 2014, his novel The Bullet-Catcher’s Daughter (Angry Robot) was shortlisted for the Philip K. Dick Award.

Uncharted Constellations Contribution

On the Path of Comets is ‘hermit crab essay’ that focuses on a fascination with comet-watching being passed from father to son. Here’s a snippet:

It is 2014. The Philae Lander approaches a barbell of ice and dirt, tumbling in space. Touchdown is a glancing blow, its resting place a shadow. In the last minutes of its precious battery, it sends back the image of a cliff. My father, too, has gone, his journey passing beyond my knowledge.

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