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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Picocon

Happy New Year all. It’s that time of year when we try and find stuff to look forward to, perhaps more than ever this year, and personally I’m looking forward to Saturday 18th February, that being when Picocon will be held at Imperial College, London. I like this casual little student con and this year […]

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One Step Beyond!

I’ve been a member of the One Step Beyond writers’ group for nearly 20 years, and today we (or rather Tower of Chaos Press) are putting out an anthology of SFF stories from the group. There’s a loads of good stuff in there, including but not limited to: humour, dystopia, AI, alternative cookery, uplifting messages […]

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BristolCon

It’s that time of year again, when I get to attend one of my favourite conventions. BristolCon is on next Saturday in, well, Bristol. My own small part in it is as follows: 11am – Guest of Honour Interview. No, they haven’t asked me to be GoH again, but one of this year’s GoHs, Ken […]

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Short stuff good

This year hasn’t seen much action on the novel front, though I’m hoping that’ll change next year. I have had two very different short stories published, firstly ‘Liberty Bird’ (a space opera inspired by a trip to the Lake District – no really) appeared in Newcon Press’s Now We Are Ten anthology, while ‘A Dormitory […]

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