About Merlin

Fairy tales are more than true: not because they tell us that dragons exist, but because they tell us that dragons can be beaten.”

- Neil Gaiman 

Malcolm Mackinnon, known professionally as Merlin, is the author of Milton Strange and the Astral Projector.  The story is set at a magical research facility on the coast of England and pits young Milton against sorcerers and saboteurs.

The author lives in Stratford-upon-Avon.  His passions include radio comedy and musical theatre.


THE HEAD BUTLER checked his watch again, then looked up to fix them all with a strange, startling glare.

  ‘The world you know,’ he began—suddenly and dramatically—‘is one of many that make up the Multiverse.  Our mission is to study the magical worlds that border our own—and you,’ he added, smiling coldly at each of them in turn, ‘have just become our newest researchers...’ 

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