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WFC shopping list

October 21, 2013

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One of the benefits of the awards reading stint was that I inadvertently didn’t buy any new books for several months. I know! Imagine! This of course must be rectified, and it so happens that the imminent World Fantasy Convention will be the epicentre for a conflagration of book launches. In addition to the two […]

Ready to launch

October 11, 2013

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There’s two and a bit weeks to go before this year’s World Fantasy Convention down in lovely Brighton. I’m not doing terribly much at it, so you’ll mostly find me in the bar, but what will be happening at the con is the launch of a couple of anthologies which I’ve mentioned before here on account of […]

Fringe activities #2

August 22, 2013

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So, once again, catching up with the Fringe. Feel like I’ve been skimming it this year. Been through a few times, seen a  few things, but not loads. All of what I have seen though has been quality. Last week I was fortunate enough to catch up with Sarah Louise Young and Michael Roulston’s Songs […]

Sour, sweet

July 25, 2013

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I think I’m okay in announcing that I’ve sold a new story to Chris Kelso and Hal Duncan’s Caledonia Dreamin’ anthology of ‘stories of Scottish descent’. The premise of the anthology is to showcase some of the incredible words available in the lexicon of the Scots language, re-purposing them for a wider and modern audience. […]

Errata

May 10, 2013

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Fabulous to hear from Hal Duncan that he has a new book out. Errata is a collection of four novellas set in the landscape of his Book Of All Hours novels. They were originally published in a variety of locations, so Errata presents the first opportunity to read them all together. There’s even a rumour that […]

Monthly : February

February 26, 2013

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Reading long Eyepennies by Mike O’Driscoll (TTA Press) Not that long a read, actually (in fact I read this novella pretty much in one sitting). I’m a long standing O’Driscoll fan and having taken out a subscription to TTA’s new novella series, I was gantin’ for this to arrive, and when it did I wasn’t by […]

Caledonia Dreamin’

January 24, 2013

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Word from Hal Duncan that he and Chris Kelso are editing an anthology of strange fiction inspired by Scots words. I love the idea. Because to me Scots is more than a provincial dialect or a style of 18th century poetry that’s trotted out with the tartan and the haggis on Burns’ night. Scots is […]

By the scruffs

December 15, 2012

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Over on his blog Hal Duncan has been adding to the oeuvre of his wonderful Scruffians stories with a series of Scruffians rhymes. I have to be honest and say that I probably love the Scruffians stories, featuring a cast of incorrigible, immortal urchins, most out of all of the things that Hal does. He’s […]

The trained MonkeyBrat

February 15, 2012

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Just read on Hal Duncan’s blog possibly the most accurate and entertaining description of muse-wrangling and dealing with so-called writer’s block Every Committed To The Page**, and it delighted me almost as much as the awesome news that he’s finally finished TESTAMENT. There is SO much truth in what Hal says. It is *most* true […]

Bits and pieces

June 16, 2011

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Coming (reluctantly) to the end of welcome and recuperative break in the Trossachs, and catching up on a few nuggets of news that have come my way over the last week or so. The Ephemera (plus a mini interview) was featured last week at Indie Books Blog, a terrific resource for discovering new, indpendently published […]

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