They grow up so fast

May 24, 2016


Incredibly, unbelievably, NewCon Press celebrates its 10th anniversary this year. Over the last decade, publisher and editor, Ian Whates, has grown his press from producing a supposed one-shot anthology into a cast iron pillar of the UK genre community. Publishing novels, novellas, collections and anthologies that grace awards shortlists every year, their trademark is bringing […]

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Abigail Goudy

May 18, 2016


With just two weeks to go until Secret Language is published** I want to introduce the four brand new stories that I’ve written for the book. With very little time these days to write all the stories I want to, I’ve been stockpiling ideas and half-begun things for years in the hope of finding the […]

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Secret Language pre-order

May 6, 2016


Secret Language is officially published in at the beginning of June, but eager beavers can pre-order it in all formats from NewCon Press now. And the ebook is available to order from Amazon at a ridiculously low price until June 6th. This is my second short story collection, and I’m really bloody chuffed with this […]

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Last Call for GSFWC 30

April 19, 2016


That venerable critique group, the Glasgow SF Writers’ Circle turns 30 in 2016. That’s quite an age for any group of that kind, even more so when you consider that there are still original members regularly attending meetings. I’ve only been going to it since 1993 and since then, it’s not only been a major […]

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Book Launch

April 7, 2016


So, what are you doing at the beginning of June? Want to come to a book launch? Do you? The wonderful, enthusiastic and very kind people at Watersones have agreed to help me celebrate the release of my new collection, Secret Language. I’ll be talking about the book, probably doing a short reading, there’ll be […]

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Secret Language

March 7, 2016


Very, very pleased to officially announce that my new short story collection, Secret Language, will be published by NewCon Press in June. It’ll contain many of my more recent published stories plus several original pieces written especially for the collection. If The Ephemera can be seen as a round up of my first ten years, […]

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The obligatory January thing

January 13, 2016


It seems to have become the custom that in December I do a round up of the year, and in January I follow it up with a plans-and-expectations spiel. Sometimes I compare the one at the end with the one at the beginning, sometimes I know not to bother. Anyway, welcome to 2016’s now-obligatory January post. […]

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