Catch up and yet more reading recs

November’s various duties have been put behind me – thanks to everyone who turned up at the WS events. Also a huge thank you to the organisers of Novacon, where I was treated royally. It’s a great convention (longest running local con I think) and there was some excellent programming, including a fascinating lecture on […]

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. […]

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, […]

Cleaning up after the Tigers

So the tigers and the wolves have been let out of the cage and rushed off into the world. I don’t know how this sort of thing affects most authors. For myself, I hit an absolute high buzz when I get to do something properly Authorial – a convention, say, or especially a launch, and […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

After the Omelette

Eastersprosiumcon was a great fun weekend, albeit somewhat expensive when you tot everything up (1). Caught up with all the great and the good (or the scum and the villainy) that constitute the con-going author and publishing bods. My panel items all went well – we had a YA panel with the unusual benefit of […]