Born 1952 in Edinburgh,
Scotland, Roderick obtained a BSC in chemistry and then proceeded to
become a teacher for several years until disability forced his early
retirement in 1982. A lifelong interest in astronomy was combined with
writing and he produced many short stories, articles and works of radio
drama. Finding difficulty in typing by hand, he turned to voice
controlled software with great success and was able to continue writing.
Alien Psychology is a culmination of his
thoughts developed over the last few years on extraterrestrial life,
astronomy, politics and unidentified flying objects. Other recent work
includes reviews and articles on science fiction, astronomy,
Shakespeare, horse racing and cricket. He now lives in a town ten miles
west of Edinburgh with Tiddles, the cat. Managing his own system of
careers, he has an active and outgoing life. His hope is that when they
land, George W. and Tony will enlist his help as a special advisor.