Monday, December 04, 2023

A Response in Hindi

The Hindi translation of my story 'In Response to Your Reader' which appears now in Vigyaan Sampreshan (Science Communication) magazine is my second story in Hindi, and the fifth language for this story, following on from English, Greek, Dutch and Romanian. 

 It is also my 200th publication!

Friday, December 01, 2023

A Response in Dutch

The Dutch translation of my short story In Response to Your Reader appears in issue #283 of SF Terra magazine.

This is my second story in Dutch, and the fourth language and fifth appearance for this story.  

Monday, November 06, 2023

A Response in Romanian

 The Romanian translation of my epistolic story In Response to Your Reader is now out in issue #6 of ArtZone SF magazine.

This is the third language and fourth appearance for this story, my second story in ArtZone SF and my seventh in Romanian.

Tuesday, October 31, 2023

Dickensian Steamfantasy Anthology

 The people behind last year's Shakespearian speculative fiction anthology are back this year with a Dickensian anthology: Dickensian Steamfantasy - A Very Unexpected 1800.

A reprint of my novelette The Journey within has been accepted for the anthology which could be out by the end of the year. 

Monday, October 02, 2023

Slovenian Megafauna

 It's been a busy week for translations! The third of my Yorick stories, Aurochs, Cave Bears and Other Charismatic Megafauna, has been accepted by Slovenian magazine Supernova, to be published next spring. 

Sunday, October 01, 2023

Return of the Welsh Gondolier

Issue #7 of bilingual speculative fiction magazine Gwyllion is out this month, and it includes both the English and Welsh versions of my very short story The Gondolier

This is my third story in Gwyllion, my fifth appearance in Welsh and the 21st language that The Gondolier has been published in.

Friday, September 29, 2023

Hindi Response

 I'm very pleased that my story In Response to Your Reader, first published in scientific journal Nature, will now also be published in Hindi in scientific journal Vigyan Sampreshan. This follows on from the Greek translation, the English reprint and an expected Romanian translation. It will be my second story published in Hindi.

Wednesday, September 27, 2023

The Gondolier Remix - Shakespeare Edition

The second author I decided to attempt to emulate with a remixed version of The Gondolier is none other than Shakespeare.

The black prow of my gondola so swift,

Cut smoothly through the waters o so calm,

Upon canals the craft gives me a lift

It’s many years of service like a charm.


For many passengers along the way

Through city’s waters I have been a guide

For generations of the service pay

To ancient kin of mine who have now died.

The sun sank down upon the city old,

And turned the water to a lane of ink

Of ribbon lain between the bricks of gold

Of sandstone buildings warm and gold and pink


I breathed in deeply of the evening breeze,
No city stands that is more beautiful

This wondrous city of canals doth please

So never is a day within it dull


As the boat into its mooring eased

I stopped to gaze with satisfied huzzahs

Another day in which I was so pleased

To be beneath the darking skies of Mars.

Friday, September 22, 2023

Greek Mole Rats

 I'm very pleased that my short story The Righteous Indignation of the Naked Mole Rat has been accepted by Greek magazine Ef-Zin, to be published next year. This will be the sixth language for this story.

Monday, September 11, 2023

Spanish Anthology Award

The anthology Cuentos para Algernon: Ano X, which includes the Spanish translation of my story Five Ways to Accidentally Save the Earth from Alien Conquest' has won the Ignotus award for Best Anthology.

The Ignotus awards are the premier Spanish speculative fiction awards. Along with the other 12 authors and the editor, this means I can happily claim one fourteenth of the award.