Little Shop of Speculations

October 4, 2014

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Really enjoyed my slot at The Speculative Bookshop last night. Great format, lovely audience and ace performances from all the speakers. Never much of a comics person, I nevertheless enjoyed John Lees’ introduction to horror comics and Adam Murphy’s career retrospective, and I’m loving Adam’s Corpse Talk, interviews with dug-up famous people. Leo Glaister provided a hugely […]

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Gatsby Club, Sinister Wink, Speculative Bookshop

September 23, 2014

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Got a few Glasgow-based gig type things on the immediate horizon for those that are interested in such things. First up, de Saw & Finkle have a couple of cabaret gigs: On Saturday 27th  we’re excited to be appearing at the Gatsby Club’s Worlds Of Tomorrow (7.30pm, Glasgow University Union, £14), which this time around turns its theme […]

Posted in: Cabaret, Readings

Douglas Thompson and me : Scottish Writers Centre

August 26, 2014

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One of the jewels in my already pretty sparkly and jam-packed full Worldcon (seriously it was like a Smaug’s hoard of good stuff), was bumping into fellow Glasgow-writer Douglas Thompson just before he launched his new novel, The Rhymer. This meant that I got to hear him read from what is possibly an genuinely unique enterprise […]

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PSA: Waterstones event

August 19, 2014

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If you’d been at the amazing Loncon3 in London this past weekend, among a myriad of genre authors , you could have seen the Jeff Vandermeer, Ann Vandermeer, Amal El-Mohtar (and me) giving talks, taking part in panels and performing readings. If you weren’t at Loncon, the good news is these guys are at the […]

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Good Stuff You Should Know About: August edition

August 8, 2014

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Time for another tranche of the various cultural pies I’ve been chowing into recently. All heartily recommended. Book: The Race by Nina Allan. I’ve been enjoying Nina Allan’s sharp, insightful and beautiful stories since I first encountered Microcosmos in the pages of Interzone, and the SF world has been quietly holding it’s collective breath in preparation […]

Posted in: Books, Cabaret, Short stories

Cabaret dates

July 29, 2014

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Haven’t posted here for a while about de Saw/Finkle cabaret shows, and since the Edinburgh Fringe is upon us this would seem a good time to get back into the habit. Not that we have any confirmed Fringe dates this year (yet, though watch this space), however there’s plenty happening in Glasgow. Cabapocalypsaret preview  (Old Hairdressers, […]

Posted in: Cabaret

VanderMeers in August, Doug Thompson in September

July 22, 2014

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Got a couple of book-related appearances coming up over the next couple of months: First up, I’m jiggling like a Duracell bunny with excitement to be able to welcome Ann and Jeff VanderMeer to Glasgow, and Waterstones Argyle St have kindly agreed to host a night of discussion of Science Fiction, Fiction, Weird, anthology editing and […]

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