Review – Embers of War

Set in a post-war galactic civilisation, Embers of War delivers classic space opera action whilst feeling like a true 21st century novel. The Trouble Dog is a sentient warship, now decommissioned and run by a skeleton crew of misfits. The war is over and it’s a time of reconciliation and redemption so these days the […]

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Recommended… and recruited.

So far 2018 has seen various pleasing developments on the writing front. One of these is finding that my interplanetary heist novella, ‘The Martian Job‘ has made it onto Locus’s Recommended Reading List. Another is being accepted as a writer for the marvellously named Black Library, the fiction arm of Games Workshop. My first piece for […]

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The Last Jedi – review

I’ve left it a while to post this review, for two reasons. Firstly, I needed to see the film again to gather my thoughts. Secondly: here be spoilers, so I was waiting until most of those who have an interest had probably seen it. Overall, I wasn’t that impressed. This was, in part, because the […]

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The Martian Job

Happy Book birthday to me. I went off a bit early, announcing the release of my new novella from Newcon Press a couple of weeks back, but it really is out today. I loved writing it, given my brief was just to write a story set on Mars, an idea which then collided with my […]

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Double Story Release Bonanza!

I’ve not had much news to share here recently – OK, I could have gone on about winning the BSFA Award, but I kind of blanketed social media with my joy over that at the time – but in the last week I’ve had not one but two stories see print. Actually, one of them […]

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The Worm Within – book review

The Worm Within is a story of loyalty, intrigue and extra-dimensional threats set in a future so far distant it looks a lot like a mythical past. The protagonist, Iago, is a sorcerer’s apprentice, of sorts; he is also an orphan with a destiny, who goes on what could be seen as a quest. These […]

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Eastercon schedule

I missed last year’s Eastercon, so I’m really looking forward to this year’s. As it’s only just over a week away it’s time to post my schedule: Friday 19:00 – 20:00 – Emotional Storytelling Through Music.  The trailer for Logan, the third solo Wolverine movie, was backed up by Johnny Cash’s cover of Hurt. It immediately […]

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A year of patronage

More good stuff to celebrate, although not unexpected; I’ve now been on Patreon for a full year. It still gives me a genuine warm and fuzzy feeling to know people are willing to give up some of their hard-earned dosh to help me get my stories out there. Partly in general exuberance, but mainly because […]

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Recorded … and shortlisted!

Picocon was excellent. It’s one of those small-but-perfectly-formed one-day cons, in this case with added student silliness (may contain fish). This year’s programme was live-streamed via periscope, and my talk is now out there for posterity (or however long these things last). May I also recommend the talks from the other three Guests of Honour, […]

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  • Getting ready to come up to London for this: Maybe see some of you there?,
  • Considering which hat to wear for tomorrow's signing at FP, and I checked the weather forecast, which answered my question: a warm one.,
  • If anyone's curious, one of the games I've been writing for came out today: And there's a 'which great general are you?' test here: (I came out as the general whose script I most enjoyed writing, which pleased me),
  • There was this brief moment, earlier this week, when I thought the Giant Orange Manbaby had shown a rare moment of sense, making it slightly harder to increase the bodycount when loonies in the US go on shooting sprees. But no... ,
  • Good work sir. Loved the first so I'm looking forward to this one... ,