I wanted to like this film. I’ve enjoyed Nolan’s other work and my hopes were high. Plus I’m a geek and hence happy to suspend my disbelieve. But I’m not happy to have it hanged by the neck until dead. As well as grumpiness and sarcasm this post contains spoilers. So, if you’ve not seen ‘Interstellar’, best […]
As anyone who was at Eastercon probably already knows (thanks to lots of lovely posters, everywhere), Satellite 5 have been kind enough to invite me to be their author Guest of Honour, up in Glasgow in May 2016. Although I’ve been to both Glasgow Worldcons I’ve failed to get to any of the smaller cons […]
A small but significant change (to fans of Aliette de Bodard too) – the con have asked us to swap our readings. This means hers will now be at 12:30 on Saturday, whilst mine will be at 21:15 on Saturday.
Just in time, here’s my Eastercon schedule. Friday 21:00 – I’ll be one of Paul Cornell’s stunt readers in the Newcon Press programme stream. Saturday 12:30 in ‘Johnson’ – More reading, from my stuff this time and it’s two for the price of one! with a chance to hear the opening of The Ships of Aleph, plus […]
Less than a week until The Ships of Aleph is out. It’s hard to say too much about this novella without spoilers, but it is a story about just how far curiosity will take you. I’ve been told it’s quite an old-fashioned story, in that it’s a thinking person’s gentle adventure. Also, a little unusually […]
Here it is: the cover for my upcoming novella, The Ships of Aleph. The artwork is by renowned space artist David Hardy, whose work I’ve been a fan of for many years. When I said the publication was imminent I wasn’t kidding; thanks to the relative ease of e-publishing, The Ships of Aleph will be available […]
There was a phrase going round SFF fandom in the late 80s and early 90s: ‘rare unsigned Pratchett’. It was also said that no convention was complete without Terry Pratchett himself, because he went to everything, installing himself in a corner of the bar, typing away on his briefcase-sized laptop. Some organisers gave him a programme slot, […]
I’m delighted to announce the imminent publication of my novella The Ships of Aleph as an ebook. This story, set in the Hidden Empire universe, was originally available only as a limited-edition hardcopy chapbook, produced by Novacon 42 when I was their Guest of Honour. Watch this space for more details!
I’d love to be able to kick off 2015 by announcing I’ll have another novel out this year, either continuing the Hidden Empire sequence or something new but alas, I can’t. I have been working on other novel-length projects, and at least one of these will (by hook or crook) eventually see print. Just not this […]