I finally got my act together to join Threads – I’m @jainefenn there, or you can just click on the shiny new button under my picture on the right. As I write this I’ve only got a handful of followers and have yet to start a new thread – or whatever the jargon is – […]
Having let this blog languish for a while, 2023 was the year when I went back to posting semi-regularly. This stemmed in part from the realisation, shared with many others, that within the toxic stew that ferments across the internet, a personal website is a space you own, to do with as you want. Hopefully […]
If you fancy some short, engaging and visually rather lovely holiday viewing, Philip Reeve’s short film Gwenevere is out on general release today. Readers may, or may not, remember how I made the costumes for this film.
I’m pleased to announce that I will be a Guest of Honour at next year’s ArmadaCon, held on the 2nd and 3rd of November at the Future Inns hotel in Plymouth. I’ve attended ArmadaCon before and it’s a casual convention, with a bit of a South West slant (though anyone from anywhere is of course […]
Liz Williams, the author of these books, is a friend but we’re also capable of critiquing/reviewing each other’s work objectively, and have often done so at Milford SF Writer’s Workshop. I first read at early version of the opening chapters of Comet Weather, the first of the four Fallow Sisters novels, at Milford some years […]
Although I don’t get to many conventions these days I always enjoy Bristolcon. It’s ‘small but perfectly formed’ and also not too far to travel. I’m on two panels this Saturday: 11am – The Ethics of a Fictional War. Do authors have a responsibility to honour the horrors of war, or is a fictional war […]
The Three Body Problem by Lui Cixin is some seriously mind-expanding SF. I’m talking here about the original three books, as I’ve yet to read the later but related one(s), so no spoilers please. Talking of which, the below may contain minor spoilers, but hopefully nothing plot-breaking. I did have some issues, mainly with the […]
Strange Attractors, a collection of short stories, is out today from Newcon Press. It covers 20 years worth of my writing, and a wide variety of subjects. OK, it’s all ‘spec-fic’ (or SFF, or whatever you want to call it) but as well as my ‘default’ genre of science fiction I’ve dabbled in fantasy, alt. […]
Doctor Who was my gateway drug into SF when I was a kid growing up in the country with no geeks within miles, back before the internet was more than a gleam in Tim Berners-Lee’s eye. I was therefore delighted when, back in 2018, Big Finish commissioned me to the write a Dr Who story. […]
As I may have mentioned elsewhere, Strange Attractors, my short story collection, is out next month from Newcon Press. You can find the full details here, should you be so inclined.