Wednesday, September 08, 2021

Alleged Shakespeare Manuscript

 I'm very pleased to announce that my short Alleged Shakespeare Manuscript May Prove Time Travel Possible has been accepted by Brief Candle magazine and should be out in issue #8 in November.





Sunday, August 29, 2021

The Fourth End

 This weekend, I reached the end of my fourth novel! This one is set on Astropolis, the orbital habitat that is the setting for several of my short stories and collaborative stories. 

Now for lots of editing, re-writing, submitting, etc, etc, etc...




Thursday, August 26, 2021

Book Review: Inhibitor Phase by Alastair Reynolds

The arrival of a new Revelation Space book from Alastair Reynolds is always quite an event and this is no exception.






Read the rest of my review at SF Crowsnest.



Saturday, August 21, 2021

Book Review: A Strange and Brilliant Light by Eli Lee

In a fictional country that sounds like it could be on the edge of Europe, in a future time that sounds like it could be just beyond our own, artificially intelligent machines are beginning to emerge.






Read the rest of my review in issue #1 of ParSec magazine.



Friday, August 20, 2021

Book Review: The Ninth Metal by Benjamin Percy

When a comet passes relatively close to the Earth, it's not planetary destruction everyone has to worry about in The Ninth Metal, but countless meteorites that rain down strange and exotic substances on the planet.






Read the rest of my review in issue #1 of ParSec magazine.



Thursday, August 19, 2021

Graphic Novel review: YuanYuan's Bubbles by Cixin Liu

Of the four graphic novels based on Cixin Liu’s stories that I’ve read so far, YuanYuan’s Bubbles is the first one where I haven’t previously read the original story, so this was a new journey of discovery for me.






Read the rest of my review at SF Crowsnest.



Wednesday, August 11, 2021

Graphic Novel Review: Cixin Liu's The Village Teacher

The cover image for this graphic novel adaptation of Cixin Liu’s story The Village Teacher seems very incongruous. The title brings to mind a quaint little village hall school scene, but the cover features an interstellar battle fleet destroying a planet.






Read the rest of my review at SF Crowsnest.



Sunday, August 08, 2021

Graphic Novel Review: Cixin Liu's The Wandering Earth

As part of the new series of graphic novels adaptations of Cixin Liu’s work, one of his best-known short stories, ‘The Wandering Earth’, has been adapted by Christophe Bec into a fabulous and sumptuous looking work.






Read the rest of my review at SF Crowsnest.



Saturday, August 07, 2021

Graphic Novel Review: Cixin Liu's Sea of Dreams

Several of Cixin Liu’s novels and two short story collections have been translated into English and I’ve read all of them, as well as having the chance to meet him in person in London when he was over in the UK.






Read the rest of my review at SF Crowsnest.



Friday, August 06, 2021

Book Review: Holdout by Jeffrey Kluger

When an accident triggers an evacuation of the International Space Station, one of the astronauts decides to stay behind. Ignoring protocol and direct orders, Walli Beckwith remains on board and is soon branded a traitor and a pirate. Using her new-found notoriety to shine a spotlight on the wholesale destruction of the Amazon rainforest, her status soon changes to folk-hero.






Read the rest of my review at SF Crowsnest.