The author was born and raised in Glasgow, more specifically Clydebank, an area torn apart by the German Blitz during World Word Two. Born at the beginning of 1952 he missed World War Two by less than seven years yet the effects were still being felt all around him. Rationing and bomb sites were the norm as he grew up in a once Great town still reeling from the effects of the most devastating war in world history.
After three books of modern history Alastair has turned his hand to his other fascination, Science fiction. In his first book in this genre 'The Ark (Arrival)' he takes the reader on a character based journey. ' The Ark (Arrival)' is followed by The Ark Journey and The Ark Infinity. There is also a book of short stories entitled ‘Do the Blind Dream in Colour’? There will be more to follow, hopefully.