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 […]