Escaped, unfortunately

Damn, but that week went fast; time spent at Portmeirion always does. I didn’t get those plot walks I was planning on, partly due to the variable weather, but mainly due to bone-idleness on my part. Not that I was entirely slacking – over the course of the week I critiqued a novel, wrote a short article and read a book I’m meant to be reviewing. The hoped-for inspiration for the next three books in the Hidden Empire series didn’t exactly arrive, though I’ve got a fair idea of what happens in book four now. Still, I’d rather take time and care than try and hurry things and go off on the wrong track.

I’ve now seen three reviews of Consorts of Heaven: two reviewers loved it, and one didn’t (for entirely fair reasons). I rather suspect that my attempt to include fantasy elements in an SF book will polarise opinion. Links will be posted in due course.

And finally, just a reminder that I’ll be at Sci-Fi London tomorrow (Monday), appearing on a panel with Liz Williams and Pat Cadigan on women writers in SF (what with us being three examples of same). The panel is at 3:45pm, and it’s a safe bet that I can be found in the bar at other points during the day.

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