Sunday, August 28, 2016

Ten Professional Story Sales

When updating my submission tracking spreadsheet this week, I realised that my recent sale to Escape Pod is my tenth professional story sale.


Saturday, August 27, 2016

Victorian SF Story Sale

I'm very pleased to have sold my 7100 word stoy The Long Afternoon of Sir Rupert Moncrief to steampunk / retro futurist podcast Gallery of Curiosoties.

This is my second recent podcast sale after Squirrels, Foxes and Other Fine Specimens was accepted by Escape Pod last month.

Moncrief is my second Victorian SF story, the other being The Journey Within that first appeared in the anthology Ancient New and this year was published in German in Austrian magazine Visionarium.

Monday, August 22, 2016

Third Story Sale to Perihelion

I've sold my flash fiction story The Heat of the Night to Perihelion magazine. It will be on line on September 12th and will be my third story to appear there, following on from Rose Coloured Tentacles last year and Crowd Control the year before.

Sunday, August 21, 2016

Book Review: Europe at Midnight by Dave Hutchinson

‘Europe At Midnight’ is Dave Hutchinson’s follow up to his debut novel, the anarchically enjoyable ‘Europe In Autumn’, which I reviewed here in September 2015. I say follow-up rather than sequel because this book doesn’t follow the same character or continue the story from the first novel but the setting is the same and some of the elements introduced in the first book are followed up here.

Read the rest of my review at SF Crowsnest.

Thursday, August 11, 2016

Book Review: The Corporation Wars: Dissidence by Ken MacLeod

The first volume in Ken MacLeod’s new ‘Corporation Wars’ series, ‘Dissidence’, takes us straight into the action as we learn the back stories of the two main characters. Carlos is a reactionary/computer-hacker/terrorist in the midst of a war over London, controlling drones and weapons and swiftly meeting a violent end. Seba is a mining robot in a far distant star system who attains consciousness and quickly discovers that the powers that be are keen to quash any such self-awareness.

Read the rest of my review at SF Crowsnest.

Tuesday, July 19, 2016

Book Review: The End of the World Running Club by Adrian J Walker

This sounds good, I thought. A post-apocalyptic tale about a man who has to run the length of Britain to find his family. The cover does not look like a Science Fiction book, though, it looks like a ‘literary’ book. More worryingly, when it arrived, it had a sticker on the front cover advertising the ‘BBC Radio 2 Book Club’.

Read the rest of my review at SF Crowsnest.

Friday, July 15, 2016

Novel Anouncement

I omitted to included a link to this at the time, at Immersion Press:

'this year we hope to release a novella by Gareth D Jones'

It's a novella or short novel, depending on how you count these things. Plans aren't firmed up yet, but should be news coming soon...

Saturday, June 25, 2016

Cancelled Story

Sadly, the Electronic Encyclopaedia of Experimental Literature has ceased publication, which means they won't be publishing Expenses Claim for Snowdonia Bigfoot Expedition after all. This story seems doomed never to see the light of day.

Friday, June 24, 2016

Book Review: Invisible Planets: Collected Fiction by Hannu Rajaniemi

I first came cross Hannu Rajaniemi when I read the story ‘His Master’s Voice’ in Interzone. I remember being struck by its original voice and intriguing ideas as well as the fact that the protagonists were a dog and a cat.

Read the rest of my review at SF Crowsnest.