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My publishers, Angry Robot, asked me to record a couple of spoken pieces about the Shadowlands books. One was an introduction to the world and story, and the other was me reading the opening chapter of the second book, Broken Shadow, which you can now listen to here (as well as getting a sneak peak […]

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Review – ‘Awakening Mages’

Awakening Mages is the second book in Maria Herring’s Age of Acamedicians series. Mid-series books can be a challenge but the author does a good job of keeping up the pace and building tension; even though I knew the story wouldn’t conclude in this novel, I still found myself carried along to see how far […]

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Stories of Hope and Wonder

Newcon Press, purveyors of quality SFF to the discerning reader, have put out an anthology for our times. ‘Stories of Hope and Wonder‘ is a collection featuring stories – a LOT of stories – from most of the top SFF writers in the UK at this time (and me). It’s so big it only exists […]

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What’s here…

… and elsehere. If you’re reading this then you are one of a select few; this website does not get much traffic. However, it’s been around since tweeting was confined to birds and George Bush was considered the worst possible US president. It’s not going anywhere. Up-to-date info about my books and stories will be […]

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My Worldcon Schedule

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 […]

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Generations Geek

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.

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Broken Shadow is out

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 […]

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Broken Shadow book launch

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 […]

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Review – Resonance and Revolt

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, […]

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FantasyCon and BristolCon

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 […]

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