I’m Polenth Blake. I’m a writer and artist, with a focus on science fiction and fantasy. I keep cockroaches as pets and we’re going to take over the world someday. I blog about writing, my pets and hobbies. That includes reviews of things I’ve read, games I’ve played and anything else that catches my interest.

I originally trained as a scientist. I have two degrees: Ecology and Conservation, and Internet Computing. So my art is often sciencey, as well as being full of invertebrates, fungi and robots. My hobbies include walking, monofin swimming/freediving, Wing Chun, fishkeeping, playing the recorder (and other fipple flutes), and decorating cupcakes.

Things that are more about my identity, rather than what I do, are answered on the Identity page.