November Events

Just a quick note for some upcoming events next month: 1st November 2017 – Waterstones bookshop Leeds – 18.30 – Dogs of War release event including me being interviewed by David Tallerman. 10-12th November 2017 Novacon at the Park Inn Hotel, Nottingham, including a variety of convention standards, at which I’ll be Guest of Honour. […]

Hold(stock) the Press!

So: not the planned reading recs post, which has been shoved into the future like a dyspeptic time traveller. Instead, lord alive, The Tiger and the Wolf won the Robert Holdstock Award for best fantasy novel at the British Fantasy Awards, which somewhat blindsided me (as anyone listening to my cobbled-together speech probably gathered). Holdstock is […]

The Shape of Things to Come: Fantasycon and Upcoming Releases

At the end of this month I will indeed be at Fantasycon in Peterborough, doing the following hijinks: Friday 7.30 Writing fighting panel Friday 8.30 Dungeons and Disorderly (er… some kind of crowd-run D&D tomfoolery run by that rogue Dave Moore from Rebellion and I have no idea) Saturday 12.30 Worldbuilding panel Saturday 7.30 The […]

The New of the New: upcoming cons and projects

Long pause since I last blogged, which was on the Clarkes shortlist, the suspense of which will be resolved at Foyles in London this 27th July, where I will have the honour of handing out this year’s award to one of those six worthies. As previously gushed, it’s a hell of a shortlist this year. […]

Brave New World, 2017 edition

Coming out of a year that was something of a personal triumph and a global disaster it’s hard to know how to summarise. Books were perpetrated, and both Spiderlight and The Tiger and the Wolf have turned up on some best-of lists, which is always nice, as well as more love for Children of Time, Guns of the Dawn and Shadows […]

Fantasycon by the Sea

Firstly, apologies for leaving a whole load of posts pending that should have been approved. Let me know if there were any I missed. Thank you to everyone for all the congratulations. I have also just finished recording a guest slot for Paul Cornell’s The Cornell Collective podcast which I imagine will be up soon. Now, […]

Avengers: Age of Convention

Is just a cheap device to lure unwitting Marvel fans to the site, really. But I am super-pumped(1) by the Avengers 2 trailer that was either leaked or put out by Marvel or something, but whateverthehell, it looked good. But yes, the end of an era: the Age of Convention is over. 2014 has been […]

My Life for the Forseeable Future: Events

The next few months have suddenly turned busy, as a number of threatened signings and events have materialised. So, here’s the social calendar: 4th-5th February – SFX Weekender convention at Camber Sands. 11th February – signing stock for Forbidden Planet and Blackwells bookshop in London – not an actual signing but there will be signed […]