With the coming of a Foundation series on Apple TV a whole new generation is going to Google Isaac Asimov and discover how creepy he was. Asimov made a lot of predictions that have more or less come to pass–robots taking jobs for instance–but what he never foresaw was an early twenty-first century culture intolerant […]Read more "Asimov Got His Ass Pinched"
Layla Update: Here’s a photo of the lil’ madam clearly getting comfortable in her new home. I’m really happy to see her doing so well. Best o’ luck, m’lady!Read more "Layla Update"
It seems odd to me that in this damned year of our Lord 2021 the big dystopian novels of John Brunner haven’t had a renaissance. Whereas the classic dystopias of Brave New World and Nineteen Eighty-Four concern (very generally) socialist nightmare states Brunner focussed on capitalist futures in all their ugliness (Overpopulation, pollution, commercialisation, computer […]Read more "Quick Thought On John Brunner’s Timely Dystopias"
It’s with some sadness that I relate Layla (aka ‘Lady Fussington’, aka ‘The Duchess’, aka ‘Ol’ Lefty Bereux’) has moved on to pastures and scritches anew. Yup, she’s got a new owner and a new home. Of course I should add I was never her owner. I merely shared a den with her, one which […]Read more "A New Start For Our Layla"
I’ve a shameful admission. I’ve got a medieval-style fantasy novel coming out next year and I don’t even know how to swing a sword. You read that right. I spent a year writing a character who wields a rapier and the most real world experience I’ve had of that is holding a replica around someone’s […]Read more "My First HEMA Lesson With Leicester Longpoint"
It’s at the 1:40 mark. Imagine my jaw dropping when, while watching the latest FNWDG (as I typically do) my name gets mentioned and my book cover gets shown. There’s that half second of thinking some live TV prank is being played on you before realising what’s happening is true and your fave Youtube fantasy […]Read more "Pennyblade Cover Shown On Fantasy News With Daniel Greene!"
So if you follow me in any fashion online you’ll know I announced a new novel yesterday. A fantasy novel no less. And it was announced on Tor.com and it’s coming from Titan Books. Aren’t I a space opera writer? An indie space opera writer? What the flying dachshund is going on Worrad? Well? Honestly, […]Read more "Pennyblade? What? Where Did *That* Come From Dude?!?!"
This is the big announcement I’ve been hinting at! Titan Books are releasing my fantasy novel, Pennyblade early next year! I’ll go on a longer chat here tomorrow but, in the meantime, here’s the cover reveal and details on that most awesome of site’s TOR.COM!Read more "‘PENNYBLADE’, my new fantasy novel, over on Tor.com!!!"
Get your sorry arses ready: 4.00 PM Friday 30th (BST) #Teaser #Obtuse #Y’What?Read more "Teaser"