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Last Exit…

October 19, 2013

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Had the pleasure this week of a sneak preview of Chris Kelso‘s new novella, Last Exit To Interzone. It is most excellent bizarro fun. In what amounts pretty much to a love letter to the beat writers of the 50s and 60s – an admiration evident down to the punctuation – Kelso weaves a gonzo […]

Infinity Plus Plus

August 16, 2013

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News from Keith Brooke that Infinity Plus Books have revamped their website. It’s all sexy and easy to browse now, and displays a really impressive roster of authors and books. If you’re a Brooke fan or a fan of Eric Brown, IP is pretty much the go-to-place for their work. Likewise, as a long time admirer […]

Some recommendations

March 8, 2013

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So my Twitter today (and that’s the great thing  about Twitter: there’s commonality and cross-over but ultimately everyone’s feed is unique – a conversational mix tape) has been largely full of shout outs for International Women’s Day.  And in amongst all of that was some discussion about the guy who posted on some discussion board […]

Spin: a good yarn

March 8, 2013

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The latest in TTA Press’s new novellas series (following on from Mike O’Driscoll’s excellent Eyepennies) is SPIN by Nina Allan. And, having been fortunate enough to get a sneaky early preview, I can tell you it’s a belter.  Set in an alternative futuristic Greece, the story teases the familiar Arachne myth into something contemporary, relevant […]

Score card 2012

January 8, 2013

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Okay, so it’s January, which means, as I sorta promised last year, it’s time to see how I got on with my rather ambitious goals for 2012. In summary I hoped to: Novels: Finish Queen Of Clouds and have started The Poisoner’s Road Shorts: Write and publish 10 short stories Band: Release 2 or 3 […]

Christmas Quintet

December 19, 2012

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Really pleased to announce that my punky musical story, Arrhythmia, has been reprinted in Infinity Plus’s new Quintet anthology. Yeah, so Arrhythmia was nominated for the BSFA award and it’s one of the stories I’m proudest of, but what’s really cool is that it sits snugly in amongst stories by four writers whose work I absolutely adore. For me, […]

Free samples

October 23, 2012

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Since someone just asked, if anyone coming here wants to sample my fictiony stuff, there’s a secret page (cunningly hidden inside another one) that lists my Published Stories. The free-to-read online ones have links. This has been an aberrant moment of self-promotion. Normal irrelevance will be resumed in the next post. (ps If you actually […]

A dawning sense of idee fixe

October 22, 2012

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While researching the WFC panel I’ve come to the realisation that I tend to write about music quite a lot myself. My last publication was a piece about competition karaoke and sirens, and my next is near-future SF about music-sharing. I’ve written about well tempering a misbehaving child (rather than the piano she refuses to […]

September reading

October 5, 2012

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Decent haul on the reading front this month. The novel for September was one Ian R McLeod’s Wake Up And Dream, a book I’d bought almost a year ago, read (and loved) part of and then had to put down for non-reading reasons. I then waited for a suitable period of quietness that’d allow me […]

Other Worlds Other Dimensions

May 17, 2012

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I’ve been asked by the Scottish Writers Centre to take part in a discussion event at the CCA next week entitled: Other World Other Dimensions. Sci-Fi, Fantasy, and Paranormal. Do they have a place in Literature? I have to admit that I find that last part a little provocative–I wonder if the panel will agree on […]

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