Roy Mathur

Author · Journalist · Presenter

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Hello, I'm Roy, an author, journalist, and presenter, and all-round creative media professional.

I am a freelance journalist covering the culture and technology beat. My work has appeared in national and regional broadsheets and glossies, and online.

I write speculative fiction, and have experience of writing film and television scripts, and interactive fiction, backstory, and dialogue for video games.

Interspersed between a couple of presenting stints on broadcast radio, I have been the presenter, producer, and editor of a long running geeky culture and technology podcast.

During my childhood, long before becoming a culture and technology columnist, I was obsessed with books, films, TV, technology, and history. I played games on the Binatone TV Master, Sega Megadrive, Nintendo Gameboy, and the Commodore 64 (the system on which I first started programming). Thanks to my parents, I had a keen sense of history . I was also always scribbling, doodling, and snapping away with a series of film cameras. These early interests led to a higher and postgraduate education, and a career, within science, technology, historical research, and finally media.