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New Moon

April 19, 2014

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  So, a few days ahead of official release, we opened some boxes of sunshine yellow books and let the good attendees of Eastercon have first dibs on The Moon King. People were happy, wine was drunk and we sold rather a lot of copies I think. Thanks to everyone that came, and to my publisher, Ian, […]

The Moon King Trivia #1 : Seriously? Luck monkeys?

April 18, 2014

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#1 : Seriously? Luck monkeys? Q:  Forget the crows, and the invasion of giant crabs, where the hell did the idea of luck monkeys come from? A:  *shrugs happily* What? What do you expect me to say to that? Sometimes the gods of inspiration just give you a gift. I mean who doesn’t wish that monkey really did […]

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 […]

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. […]

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 […]

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* […]

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 […]

React, recoil, review

April 3, 2014

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Two weeks and tuppence ha’penny til The Moon King is officially launched. I’ve finally accepted the shocking reality that people are going to read it. Read it and have opinions. This is good. This is progress. I’ve moved past blind terror and actually now find myself curious. Curious as to what people actually think of it. Do they […]

What’s that coming over the hill…?

February 6, 2014

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Suddenly it’s February and where, not so long ago there seemed a glacial ice age to wait until The Moon King was published, now it’s within actual sight. On the horizon. And it’s coming my way. The words we’re all going to die!!!  are constant prisoners behind my clenched teeth. Because this is the point when the […]

Annihilation Time

February 1, 2014

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Pretty excited that the first book in Jeff Vandermeer’s new series of novels is published in February (4th in the US, 27th here). All three of the Southern Reach trilogy, as it’s known, will be published during  2014, which makes it perfect for readers for whom there’s nothing worse than getting sucked into a great […]

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