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.

Sunday, June 19, 2016

Ten Years Ago

Ten years ago, in 2006, I'd just had several landmarks in my early career as an author:

April 2006 saw my tenth publication, and my first story to appear in print: A Word in the Right Place in Scifantastic #4

In June 2006 The Grey Void was published in Aphelion #102. This was my first sequel, a follow up to The Grey Hole published in Aphelion the previous year.

Also in June, Artefact Nouveau was published in the English edition of Greek magazine Universe Pathways. This was my first reprint in a magazine other than the original, Fluctuations having been reprinted by Bewildering Stories the previous year.

Thursday, June 09, 2016

Escape Pod Story Sale

I'm very pleased to have sold my short story Squirrels, Foxes and Other Fine Specimens to Escape Pod, the leading sci fi pod cast. This will only be my 4th podcast and I'm really looking forward to hearing how it comes out.

Tuesday, June 07, 2016

Book Review: The One-Eyed Man by L. E. Modesitt, Jr.

A couple of years ago I read Adiamante by L. E. Modesitt, Jr.. It was the first of his books I’d read and up to that point I hadn’t realised he wrote Science Fiction, having only seen his fantasy books in the past. The One-Eyed Man, subtitled A Fugue, With Winds And Accompaniment, was published in 2013 but I ended up reading it now mostly on the strength of Adiamante.

Read the rest of my review at SF Crowsnest.

Wednesday, May 25, 2016

Collaborative Story Sale

I'm very excited to have sold my third blind collaboration, this time to Kaleidotrope magazine. This time my co-authors are Stewart C Baker, Anatoly Belilovsky, Robert Dawson, Kate Heartfield, Holly Heisey, CL Holland, Laurie Tom and Deborah Walker - the most I've ever collaborated with.

Once again the story is set on Astropolis, a two hundred year old orbital habitat that has been the setting for several of my stories.

Sunday, May 22, 2016

The German Within

Issue 8 of Austrian magazine Visionarium is now out, with the German translation of my Victorian SF adventure novelette The Journey Within. This is my longest translation to date, and my second story in German.

Saturday, May 21, 2016

Book Review: The Cusanus Game by Wolfgang Jeschke

This month I have a novelette being published in German, my second story in German and my longest translated story to date. This piqued my interest in German Science Fiction, so I took the opportunity to get hold of Wolfgang Jeschke’s award-winning 2005 novel Die Cusanus Spiel. My German isn’t good enough to read the novel so, in fact, I got the 2013 English version, The Cusanus Game, translated by Ross Benjamin.

Read the rest of my review at SF Crowsnest.