Sequels and things: new story – The Price of Salt

Firstly, thanks to everyone who pitched up at the various signings. For those that didn’t, and that do want a signed copy, watch this place. I have plans afoot. It’s been a while since the last new story went up, partly because of, you know, writing books’n’all, but also because of being unable for some […]

The Naturalist, by Adrian Tchaikovsky

Apologies for the gap in posting, but life has been hectic all roung. New job, for example. Yes, day job, still. The whole writing shenanigan is not enough to settle the bills as of yet. (1) However, a new story detailing the murkier side of Collegium academia, because whilst the books are full of academics […]

The Sun of the Morning, by Adrian Tchaikovsky

This is the story that appeared in Deathray a few months back, which they’re happy for me to repost on here by now. I’m planning this to be the first in a sequence, but we’ll see how that goes. There is a somewhat peculiar genesis for this particular story that centres on a live role-playing […]

New Story: A Necessary Void, by Grahame Jones

I’m delighted to bring you a new piece of fiction, set in the post-war Commonweal and focusing on Roach-kinden, amongst others, by new writer Grahame Jones. The story is here. Grahame writes, of himself: ” Well, what can I say about me? Just the usual sort of fluff. In 1792 I was washed up on […]

Camouflage, by Adrian Tchaikovsky

So to another piece of first person perspective. First person stories have particular challenges, and there is a kind of continuum that falls from the absolute purist first person, where what you get is exactly what the narrator would say or write, down to something that is basically a story like any other, with precious […]

Counterspies, by Adam Gauntlett

A new story introducing a different kind of Fly-kinden. Find it here. Adam writes: “I’m Adam. I write. I suppose I’m a kind of Caliban in this brave new world; I don’t write a blog. I’ve never really learnt the knack. I do a little bit for Yog-Sothoth (the Bookshelf, on Yog Radio – look […]

Spoils of War, by Adrian Tchaikovsky

Another perspective on the Twelve-year War, starring the Roach-kinden Sfayot. This story has two influences: Conrad’s Heart of Darkness (and Apocalypse Now that followed it) and the track “Mercutio’s Death” from the 2nd soundtrack volume (i.e. the primarily score volume rather than the song album) to Luhrmann’s Romeo and Juliet, which only goes to show how […]

Bee-kinden by David Mumford

There are small city-states of Bee-kinden in surprisingly many places. They are a quiet, industrious people who do their best not to trouble their neighbours. Bees work tirelessly for Spider overlords in the south, and cling to the inhospitable western coast. Most of all, however, Bee-kinden are slaves of the Empire. They are an Apt […]

The Scent of Tears, by Keris McDonald

This is a premiere for the Shadows of the Apt site: the very first guest writer’s story. This month I give to you The Scent of Tears by Keris McDonald, who writes: “Keris McDonald is an established genre writer with 5 books to her name … Just not in this genre. And not her real-life name either, […]

Dragonfly Falling: the Podcast

To coincide with the publication of Dragonfly Falling I recently interviewed Adrian about the world behind the Shadows of the Apt and what readers might expect from the new book. So, without further ado, you can listen to the podcast in its various forms on the Pan Macmillan podcast page. Alternatively you can download it. […]