Casting Call: Guns of the Dawn

So the paperback edition of Guns of the Dawn is now out, and to celebrate I thought I'd mock up an entirely spurious casting of the film that Hollywood is surely clamouring to make (1). I had fun when I did this for the 10-film epic of Shadows of the Apt (2). For the sake of because I like […]

The New Face of the Insect Kinden

Tor UK has now released brand new e-book editions of Shadows of the Apt! These are currently the new –e-book covers, although they make such a beautiful set that I'd love to see them on a paper copy some day. I love the details on these — both foreground and background. Cover design here is by Neil Lang.

State of the Nation — 2015

It's been an eventful year. It' s only November, admittedly, so I guess it's been an eventful 9 months, but seriously I feel as though I've burned the midnight oil twice as brightly at both ends this year.(1) I have done a lot of conventions, for a start. This year and last year have been overly crazy in that regard. 2015 […]

Cover reveal and bonus cartoon

First things first, the cover for The Tiger and the Wolf is up, and very lovely it looks too. So I appear to have become the nemesis of Barry Nugent of Geek Syndicate who is… not fond of spiders. David Montieth, his co-presenter reviewed Children of TIme on the show (and has recently put up a written review […]

Stockies 2015

I have taken my saw and hacked off the end of the previous post, and performed other grievous surgery, because I wanted to talk about the British Fantasy Holdstock Award 2015 in more detail. As noted, I've actually read the shortlist this year — mostly by apparently being psychic when picking reading material last/this year. The […]

A Great Big Pile of Books

The title generator has finally given up the ghost! Metaphor, snark and dubious pun stocks are at an all time low! Dig for victory! Sooo much to cram into this podcast, so very brief nod to Octocon in Dublin, which was great fun and highly recommended. Maura McHugh and Emma Newman were superb GoH's, the […]

Dublin, Nottingham, Lightspeed!

Firstly, holy hell yes does the structure of this site need updating. That is being looked at. Secondly, Bristolcon was a blast. I was on a really interesting, gritty panel on AIs that delivered (for me anyway) on an intellectual. I got to be the Prophet of Doom, which is a panel role I occasionally slip into when I feel we need […]

Planet of the Updates

Busy busy, so just a few quick things as proof of concept that I'm still updating the blog. Nine Worlds was ace. I've already booked for next year. I got to talk (and learn) about Doctor Who and books and stuff, and I had a very successful signing. I also got to give out the Morningstar Award at the Gemmels. Having […]

Twenty Seven Worlds Have I Walked Thus Far

"Aaaaand I have walked across Nine Worlds, and I have walked across Nine Worlds, just to be the man who walked across some worlds for no particular reason…" So, yes" Nine Worlds 2015 is accomplished and (despite some wobbly organisation on occasion) has proved a worthy successor to the previous two. For sheer scope of content and clientele, […]

On the Edge of Nine Worlds

I've just got back from Edge-Lit (1), the Derby-based genre lit convention that seems to be going from strength to strength. I missed it last year owing to Loncon and general overconventionisation, but it had an enormous guest list and I got to catch up with all sorts of fun people. I did a panel on Is Grimdark Dead […]

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