The last time an object this long-buried re-emerged it melted an entire kompanie of Nazi soldiers’ faces. Science Fiction fandom collectively gawped this week as it was announced The Last Dangerous Visions, an anthology of ‘dangerous’ stories overseen by Harlan Ellison way back in 1973, would finally see publication, possibly as early as 2021 and […]
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Join writer and critic Damien Walter and my lumberjack-a-like self as we discuss Ursule LeGuin, Terry Goodkind’s chicken of evil and whether you could nuke Gandalf…
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This week I had the pleasure of attending an online launch party for the anthology Uncharted Constellations, an anthology of stories, thoughts and poems about the space race. It was hosted by the publishers, Space Cat Press, and I got to have a natter with them and three other authors. Check it out! “In this […]
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A few years ago I wrote a post on my old blog about the value of drawing your characters before writing your novel (and then another post where I broke out the pencil crayons). In short, it’s a process that get’s me to empathise with the characters and slip into their world, at least a […]
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I’ve been a little quiet on here of late and I hope the reasons are now manifest: I’ve been acquiring representation (with all the manuscript tweaking that necessitates). Max is an excellent agent who came highly recommended by someone in genre publishing and its easy to see why. Max has a profound grasp on the […]
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Honestly? Aside from two magazine articles I’ve never read any Gore Vidal. I can rain neither mana nor venom upon his historical novels, whatever worth they possess. But what I can say– and will die upon any hill you choose saying- is that as far as building a writer’s nest goes, Mr Vidal absolutely nailed […]
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Part Two of Feral Space is now available to pour into your ears at your leisure. Eleven hours of space opera power read by the incredibly talented Sara Parlier. Yet again Sara’s done an incredible job of evoking my lil’ saga. I love the way she voices my characters. HERE’S A SAMPLE. And here’s […]
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Yep, you read that right. The Scalpel goes audio!!! Voiced by the incredibly talented Sara Parlier!!! 11+ hours of total space opera head-f**k. What’s not to love? Here’s a three minute sample: BUY THE WHOLE DARN THING HERE!!!
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Hello my beautiful babies! This month the James Worrad juggernaut HITS THE ROAD FOR A TOUR OF THE EMERALD ISLE!!! Well, certainly a few of its hotel lobbies and conference rooms at any rate. Why? Because I’m in Dublin for Worldcon and Belfast for Titancon. Here’s the line-up: WORLDCON: Erm… just hanging out really. Lot’s […]
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