The Moon King Trivia #2 : The bird thing

April 17, 2014

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#2 : So, what is the deal with you and birds? Q:  The Moon King features some quite brutal white crows. I’ve read some of your other stories and birds crop up fairly regularly. Do you have some sort of obsession? A:  Guilty as charged. I was a bit of a junior twitcher when I was younger, and […]

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The Moon King Trivia #3 : The cutting room (floor)

April 16, 2014

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#3 : The Cutting Room (Floor) Q:  You’ve mentioned before here that you edited The Moon King down from a considerably longer length in the early drafts. What do you regret not making the published novel? A:  There were two major scenes that I liked a lot but weren’t 100% strictly necessary for the story to work. […]

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The Moon King Trivia #4 : What genre is it meant to be?

April 15, 2014

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#4 : What Genre Is The Moon King meant to be? Q:  At times The Moon King reads like a science fiction novel and at other times it reads like Fantasy. WTAF! Dude, what genre is it meant to be? A:  Can’t you have machines in fantasy? Can’t you have supernatural elements in science fiction? Who says […]

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Moon King Trivia #5 : The Lunane

April 14, 2014

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With a week to go until The Moon King is officially published, with the Eastercon launch event happening on Friday AND today being the day that you can now also get it for your Kindle, it thought it’d be cool to have a bit of a count down. I couldn’t think of anything cool to actually *do* […]

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Return to Interzone

April 12, 2014

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Some of you will know that I’ve a long held admiration for Interzone magazine. It’s the mag that made me fall in love with short form SF and Fantasy, and I’ve been reading it for forever. I’ve been published in Interzone several times–and several times before that in TTA Press’s first title, The Third Alternative–which is why it’s […]

Plans for Easter?

April 7, 2014

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Hey, it’s almost Easter. And that means Eastercon where, for all but one of the last twenty years(!), I’ve travelled to a hotel somewhere in the UK and talked writing and science fiction with a bunch of great people. This year I don’t have far to travel because the event returns to Glasgow’s Crowne Plaza hotel […]

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Eastercon shopping list

April 4, 2014

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So, Eastercon is around the corner and as always there are a few books out there that I’m looking to pick up. Newcon Press’s Little Black Box, containing two anthologies, La Femme and Noir (which can also be published separately). These feature Newcon’s usual mix of established writers, great indie scribes and names which are entirely new […]

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