Thursday, November 04, 2021

The Gondolier in Marathi

 The Marathi translation of The Gondolier is now out in Dhananjay Diwali Magazine.

Marathi is the 20th language that The Gondolier has been published in, and my 31st language altogether.

Wednesday, November 03, 2021

Brief Candle

 Issue #8 of Brief Candle - the punk Shakespeare magazine - is out now and includes my story Alleged Shakespeare Play May Prove Time Travel Possible. It's nice to find a magazine perfectly suited to a story.

Tuesday, September 21, 2021

Book Review: AI 2041: Ten Visions for Our Future by Kai-Fu Lee and Chen Quifan

One of the greatest challenges for a Science Fiction author is to write a story set twenty or so years in the future. It’s not close enough to be indistinguishable from today, it’s not far enough in the future that anything could be possible, but it is close enough that you can soon be proven entirely wrong in your predications.

Read the rest of my review at SF Crowsnest.

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.