I’ve a fondness for alternate history. My first professionally published story, ‘A Path to the Sun’ (which you can read for free here), is alt. history, so when the editor of the fabulously titled ‘Mammoth Book of Tales from the Vatican Vaults‘ asked me to contribute a story, I was delighted. The conceit is that […]
I have to admit an interest here: I’ve known Al Robertson for some time, both as a writer and as a friend. But whilst I’ve always known he was a good writer – a damn good writer even – I have to confess that not everything of his I’ve read (and in some cases critiqued) […]
I have a great affection for my 2012 anthology Downside Girls. It contains early stories, since refined but still favourites of mine, as well as having the best cover evah; plus the marvellous Alastair Reynolds was kind enough to write a foreword for it. Downside Girls originally came out from Clarion, who were a pleasure to work […]
… buy your copy of The Ships of Aleph at only 99p/$1.47. Ideally from Smashwords, as they don’t rip authors off. It’ll be going up in price at the end of the month. And now I go into Smashwords I am reminded that, Hey! I did an interview there, which you can read here.
I wanted to like this film. I’ve enjoyed Nolan’s other work and my hopes were high. Plus I’m a geek and hence happy to suspend my disbelieve. But I’m not happy to have it hanged by the neck until dead. As well as grumpiness and sarcasm this post contains spoilers. So, if you’ve not seen ‘Interstellar’, best […]
As anyone who was at Eastercon probably already knows (thanks to lots of lovely posters, everywhere), Satellite 5 have been kind enough to invite me to be their author Guest of Honour, up in Glasgow in May 2016. Although I’ve been to both Glasgow Worldcons I’ve failed to get to any of the smaller cons […]
A small but significant change (to fans of Aliette de Bodard too) – the con have asked us to swap our readings. This means hers will now be at 12:30 on Saturday, whilst mine will be at 21:15 on Saturday.
Just in time, here’s my Eastercon schedule. Friday 21:00 – I’ll be one of Paul Cornell’s stunt readers in the Newcon Press programme stream. Saturday 12:30 in ‘Johnson’ – More reading, from my stuff this time and it’s two for the price of one! with a chance to hear the opening of The Ships of Aleph, plus […]
Less than a week until The Ships of Aleph is out. It’s hard to say too much about this novella without spoilers, but it is a story about just how far curiosity will take you. I’ve been told it’s quite an old-fashioned story, in that it’s a thinking person’s gentle adventure. Also, a little unusually […]
Here it is: the cover for my upcoming novella, The Ships of Aleph. The artwork is by renowned space artist David Hardy, whose work I’ve been a fan of for many years. When I said the publication was imminent I wasn’t kidding; thanks to the relative ease of e-publishing, The Ships of Aleph will be available […]