I'm a retired lecturer of physics and philosophy. I love fantansy and in particular love the way some people have an amazing creative gift of being able to produce some beautiful maps of the realms of my favourite stories. One of my heros is Karen Wynn Fonstad who produced such beautiful works based on Tolkein and Donaldson.

I have a strong belief in magick, not just in stories but also in 'real' life. I could go on about the relationship between creative vision and reality but this i only an introduction - and I don't want to bore people.

Apart from fantasy maps I love all forms of cartography and when I saw this site I thought I really needed to join to find out what's going and maybe chat to one or two of you.

So, hello everyone!