Wednesday, October 07, 2020

The Good Ship Munders Sets Sail

 The Good Ship Munders, a collaborative story conceived by Alex and hijacked by Haydn and myself, is now out at Aphelion.

Several of my earliest stories were published at Aphelion and it's very nice to be back there.




Friday, October 02, 2020

Book Review: Hold Up the Sky by Cixin Liu

Cixin Liu’s second English-language shorty story collection, Hold Up The Sky, comes to us via a selection of various translators, presenting stories from almost two decades of the Chines SF master’s work.






Read the rest of my review at SF Crowsnest.



Tuesday, September 29, 2020

Escapades in Argentina

 I'm rather pleased that my short story Escapades in Time has been published by Argentinian webzine Axxon and now appears in issue 295.





The story first appeared in audio form on the Tall Tale TV podcast and has also been published in Galician at Nova Fantasia. This is my twelfth stoey in Spanish.





Monday, September 28, 2020

In the Centre of the Floor, a Body

 A blog called Ontos, which discusses SF and mystery fiction, has published a neat little article about my alien murder mystery story The Sound of Death.





It's got some great quotes and  a character list and has pointed me towards an interesting looking short story collection that I think I'll track down.



Friday, September 25, 2020

Polish Review Quote

 My review of Cixin Liu's The Wandering Earth has been quoted in Polish for the new Polish edition of the book. I've seen it quoted in several places in fact. 








Saturday, September 05, 2020

Book Review: The Compelled by Adam Roberts and Francois Schuiten

The Compelled is a gorgeous-looking e-book written by Adam Roberts with wonderfully atmospheric illustrations by Fran├žois Schuiten that have an almost retro-Victorian look to them. The book is set in modern times, but I kept finding myself viewing it through steampunk goggles as I immersed myself in the world of the Compelled.






Read the rest of my review at SF Crowsnest.



Wednesday, September 02, 2020

Aurochs, Cave Bears and Other Charismatic Megafauna

The Hungarian translation of my new story Aurochs, Cave Bears and Other Charismatic Megafauna is out now in issue 366 of Galaktika magazine. 






This is the third in this series of stories, and my fifth story in this magazine altogether. The story follows Yorrick and Sandy in their third adventure together after Squirrels, Foxes and Other Fine Specimens and Haggis, Rhino and Other Unexpected Wildlife. Also back for this story are Arkady and Lucja who appeared in Haggis..., with Arkady having also inexplicably appeared in Accountability that was recently published in Hybrid Fiction magazine. Joining the crew this time is Dr. Ellen West who you will also see in the forthcoming Expenses Claim for Snowdonia Bigfoot Expedition to be published in Neon literary magazine in November.



Friday, August 28, 2020

Book Review: Two Tribes by Chris Beckett

There’s something comforting about starting a Chris Beckett novel. Not that the subject matter is necessarily comforting but, as soon as I delve into the first page, I feel in safe hands. I feel that the novel knows where it’s going, knows its own pace and is capable of whisking me there in perfect safety while I remain oblivious to the world outside.






Read the rest of my review at SF Crowsnest.



Tuesday, August 04, 2020

Putting the Science in Korean Fiction

The Korean edition of writing handbook Putting the Science in Fiction has been publisehd by Gufic Press. The book includes my chapter on Waste Management in Science Fiction, and takes my total number of published languages to 29.





I'm hoping to get a copy to add to my collection.



Saturday, August 01, 2020

The Sound of Death in Estonian

My alien murder mystery story The Sound of Death, which was first published at IGMS, is out today in Estonian at Reaktor magazine. This is the first translation of this story. 

It's my second story in Reaktor and my third to be translated into Estonian, following Travel by Numbers in Algernon and The Righteous Indignation of the Naked Mole Rat in Reaktor last year.