Here’s what I’ll be up to for Worldcon in Dublin, which I’ll be attending between the 15th and 18th of August: Thursday 14:30 to 15:20 – Developing Masquerade Presentations (in the Alhambra). I’m going back to my costuming roots here, for a panel on this sometimes neglected part of the costumers’ art. Thursday 17:30 to […]
The lovely Scott and Ella from Generations Geek podcast have been kind enough to interview me. We talked about everything from Star Trek to synchrony to Tolkien’s granddaughter … yet managed to fit it into just over an hour. You can listen to it, for free, right here.
It’s release day for the second Shadowlands novel, in the UK at least, and I’m contractually obliged to point you at a place to buy it; by choice direct from the publishers, though it is of course on Am*zon too. (For the US, I’m afraid you’ll have to wait until 21st May, though you can […]
Although Hidden Sun came out with little fanfare, due mainly to my house move getting in the way, I was determined that Broken Shadow, the second Shadowlands book, would get a proper launch. The official launch party will be on Saturday 13th April, from 5:30 to 7:30, at Books on the Hill in Clevedon, near […]
This collection of short stories draws you into a liminal world where reality is both sensual and porous, inhabited by principled people who love life and hate injustice. The stories cover several centuries, from the medieval period to the near future and often shed light on little-known histories through the characters present at the time, […]
Conventions are like buses. Nothing for months then – hey! – two in a row. I’m at both FantasyCon and BristolCon this year, though quite lightly programmed. At FantasyCon, on Saturday 20th October I’ll be doing a reading and appearing on a panel on writing for video-games, at 5pm and 7pm respectively (probably – exact […]
With the exception of my first novel (Principles of Angels), Hidden Sun is the book that has taken the longest time to go from ‘what if’ to published novel. This is partly because it brings together a lot of stuff which has been bubbling away under the surface, including long-term obsessions and a pleasant early […]
Less than two months until Hidden Sun is out, and I’m getting excited! As things hot up (metaphorically; it’s quite hot enough in the real world right now), I bring you Angry Robot’s official cover reveal.
For anyone who’s going to Follycon, here’s where I’ll be, and when: Friday 5.30pm – Newcon Press Launch Party in the Drawing Room, with Ian Whates and several oner Newcon authors. There will be drinks. And maybe a reading from me as technically, one of the many Newcon titles being launched is ‘The Martian Job’. […]
Anyone who writes, or more specifically anyone who submits their writing to be published, will be familiar with rejection. Our stories get rejected, sometimes for reasons that make sense to us, sometimes with no reason given, sometimes for reasons that perplex us. We just have to suck it up and move on to the next […]