Black Static Stamps

May 9, 2015

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My story, The Secret Language of Stamps, is out this week in Black Static magazine. My first supernatural story in a long time, it is set in a post-war English port town and touches on themes of xenophobia, travel and loss in what I hope is a fairly creepy way. As always, if you’re a fan of […]

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A Sudden Sprinkle of de Saw & Finkle

May 5, 2015

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I know what you’ve been thinking. You’ve been thinking: it’s been aaaaages since I saw Markee & Bert. You know, with the singing and the stories and saw? Yeah. So, you’ll no doubt be beside yourself to learn that over the next month we’ll be All Over The Shop (technically, just Glasgow and Edinburgh but it feels like […]

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Stag & Dagger: the Personality Edition

May 5, 2015

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The 2015 Stag & Dagger Presents Live At Glasgow** was a belter. We’d done the Spotify playlist, we’d made the Spreadsheet and for once the gods of scheduling smiled on us. All our top picks lined up nicely, with nae rushing around. All right we weren’t going to get dinner, but you’ve got to make sacrifices. […]

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The Stag Is Set

April 30, 2015

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This weekend sees the return of the Stag & Dagger festival to Glasgow (or Stag & Dagger presents Live at Glasgow, as it’s now known. Always enjoy the day itself, but I love the build-up too. For the last couple of months we’ve building a spotify playlist as the bill has been announced and listening […]

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Scifi-Fantasy Network, and a competition!

April 21, 2015

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During Eastercon a few weeks ago I was interviewed for Scifi-Fantasy Network by Rob Malan. Rob asked me about how The Moon King came to be, about being shortlisted for the BSFA award, about the importance of independent publishers like NewCon Press and about the new book, Queen Of Clouds. And, honestly, I did enjoy the […]

Posted in: Novels

Everyone’s A Winner

April 6, 2015

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Just got back from Dysprosium, the 2015 Eastercon, having had a fantastic time. There are always tons of things to do at Eastercon, but mostly I spend the time taking to friends. Friends I’ve known for years, friends I mostly know via social media, and friends I’ve barely met before, but suddenly find a common […]

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Dysprosium Approach

March 30, 2015

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Eastercon’s outdone itself this year. Even the title sounds like a big budget sci-fi flick**  And I’ll be down there as usual, and if you’re looking for me on the programme: Saturday 1pm-2pm  Room 15 I’ll be talking to Nina Allan, Dave Hutchinson and Ian Whates about “That Tricky First, Second, Third, or Fourth Novel” Sunday 3pm-4pm […]

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