Martin Treanor

London based Irish author. www.MartinTreanor.Com

Martin Treanor was raised in Belfast, Ireland in the 1970s. He is an award- winning writer who has been published in the US Journal, Zahir Speculative Fiction, the Spinetingler Anthology in UK/Ireland along with numerous other international publications and collections. He is also a contributor to Stoker Award winner and New York Times bestselling author, Jonathan Mayberry’s, They Bite. He currently resides in London.

And the Geek Shall Inherit the Earth

In truth, they are everywhere, organising in all the corners of this world, with no other urge but to clip their cloth and colour their skin so they might mimic the superheroes they worship, as if they were real and living personages
27/07/2016 13:24 BST

ON ... UPPER CASE - Rest in Peace

Words became no more than practicalities, an idle invariance when the unbearable stresses of pressing the 'SHIFT' button, or scribbling a capital became too much to shoulder for those with another thing on their mind, such as texting, or reality television, maybe both.
16/02/2015 15:28 GMT

ON ... Okay then, but Where's My Flying Car?

I'm very grateful for all the gadgets mankind has invented - many of which were speculated in the minds of the Science Fiction visionaries (Trekkies do love their Bluetooth headphones, oh and flip-phones), I am however more than miffed some of my favourites didn't make it.
11/02/2015 11:59 GMT

ON ... Begone Halloween, Here Comes Christmas

Is it just me, or is there an army of Christmas elves and pixies hanging around in the dark backrooms of high street shops, just waiting, feet on the blocks, for the exact second Halloween is declared over?
06/11/2014 11:43 GMT

ON ... You'll Never Fail Rediscovering (or Discovering) a Literary Classic

Many people disregard the allure of the classic writers, seeing them as old, established, and jaded. Yet, in their day, these writers were the revolutionaries, cutting edge writing with cutting edge messages, and I challenge anyone looking at them anew to place themselves in the mindset of the reader of the time - even swap mental genders if you like - and see them as they were intended.
17/02/2014 13:02 GMT

ON ... Is Elysium Fiction or Are We Truly Doomed?

Last night I went to see the movie 'Elysium' and, apart from all the head-whirling action and natty technological advances, the one thing that nagged me pretty much all the way through was that the whole premise reminded me of a blog I read on Digg earlier in the week.
27/08/2013 11:26 BST

ON... Never Mind the Bo***cks - We Were Punks.

Hundreds of bands, doing their own thing on small, backstreet labels, because the big record executives wouldn't give them the time of day... well not yet anyway, not until the quids started rolling in.
13/06/2013 21:50 BST

On ... The True Facts About Saint Patrick - As Every Irish School-kid Knows Well?

He was about eight feet tall, and arrived - walking - by sea on a pebbly shore somewhere around county Down, wearing a big, big long green and gold robe (which made him float across the Irish Sea like a Dalek), and a green and gold pointy hat on his head (teacher says it's a mitre) because he was really smart and needed room for his brain to grow.
17/03/2013 13:31 GMT

The End of Everything as We Know It

With exactly seven months to go until the end of the world, I have got to thinking as to how it might manifest itself (I would've written this blog next month, when it was a round half year to go - but I'll be on a beach then, reading a book, with an umbrella-y drink in my hand, and thinking not a jot about universal destruction).
22/05/2012 09:15 BST