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The boy who loved The Boy Who Loved Death

November 20, 2015


This is an unashamed advert for The Boy Who Love Death: a book I know I’m going to adore, and I’m pretty sure that anyone else who enjoys scalpel-sharp stories written with unbelievably lyrical precision will too. I loved Hal Duncan’s last collection, Scruffians!, because it assembled most of the tales in his wonderful Scruffians cycle in […]


October 30, 2015


The new issue of Polish SF & F magazine, Fantastyka, contains a reprint of my story, The Euonymist. There’s something other-worldly about seeing your own words printed in a different language; a language you can’t even read. You can sense the shape of the story, perhaps spot a few phrases and make a guess at which bits […]

Einstein A-go-go

October 5, 2015


This month sees the publication of a new anthology that celebrates the centenary of Einstein’s General Theory of Relativity. In I Am Because You Are editors Pippa Goldschmidt and Tania Hershman have assembled an exceptional array of contributions from fiction authors and science writers who explore the profound extents to which the ramifications of Albie’s […]

Into The Black

January 30, 2015


Very, very pleased to announce that I’ve sold a supernatural short story, The Secret Language Of Stamps, to Black Static. One of my undisclosed writing goals for this year was to try and break into their pages, and I’m delighted to have done it so quickly. Black Static is a special magazine for me because its […]

Good Stuff You Should Know About: August edition

August 8, 2014


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 […]

Giveaway : The Ephemera

July 7, 2014


All the chat over the last few months here has been about The Moon King.  Complete new baby syndrome, for which I make no apology, but I’m aware that the older siblings have been somewhat neglected. Especially jogging my elbow for attention is my collection, The Ephemera, which seems to have picked up a few sales on […]

Moonshots lift off

May 12, 2014


Happy to say that my story “A Piece Of The Moon” is now available over on You can download it as a standalone ebook or as an audio MP3 (read by Charles Hunt). Better still, for a trifling sum you can subscribe to the entire short story series (I have and I’ve enjoyed them […]


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