Tuesday, January 30, 2007

Static Movement Print Edition

The Static Movement print edition, containing The Last Adam is now available from Lulu.

Go and buy a copy!

Monday, January 29, 2007

Last of the Oldies

You may remember from previous posts that some of my stories were written a dozen years ago and subsequently abandoned in a cupboard. I revived and rewrote some of them, and the last of those, entitled Looking In, Looking Out has now been accepted by new UK SF magazine Murky Depths. It is scheduled to appear in issue #1, due in September.

Murky Depths is a professional looking, glossy magazine and you can read a favourable review of their promotional issue at SF UK Review.

Tuesday, January 23, 2007


It's nice to see parts of my reviews quoted on several other author's websites. They seem quite happy with what I've written, and it's gratifying to know they're serving their purpose.

Eugie Foster
Vaughan Stanger
Jonathan Gillespie
Matthew Lowes
Vasilis Afxientiou
Hub Magazine
K B Lincoln
Jason Gaskell
Chris Kastenschmidt
Jessica Reisman

Friday, January 19, 2007


I was sad to discover yesterday, through Ralan's, that Scifantastic magazine has ceased publication. It's always sad to see a magazine come to an end, particularly in this case because my first story to be printed, A Word in the Right Place, appeared in issue 4.

Thursday, January 18, 2007

Award Nomination

The Last Adam has been nominated for the Preditors & Editors annual Reader's Poll in the Best Short Story catagory. You can vote for me at the above link. The results are to be anounced in February.

Meanwhile the Spanish translation of The Last Adam will be appearing in February, and the print version of Static Movement, also containing The Last Adam is nearing completion and should appear soon.

Monday, January 15, 2007

A Brief Interruption

As usual, despite the fact that I'm still in the middle of my novel and also currently in the middle of a fairly lengthy collaborative story that has now reached novelette length, I had to stop to write something else.

I've had the idea for National Go To Work Day fermenting in my head for quite a while, and it came to fruition this weekend. I typed it up in under an hour - around 1000 words. It's a satirical look at society in a similar vein to A Word in the Right Place. I'll be sending it out this week after proof-reading and polishing.

Friday, January 12, 2007

Two in a Row

My very short flash fiction The Last Adam has been accepted by Spanish ezine Efimeres, and is due to appear in issue 106 in February. This is a very quick acceptance and translation time, probably because they only accept stories <200 words for translation.

That's two stories accepted two days in a row!

Thursday, January 11, 2007


UK magazine Jupiter has accepted my post-industrial tale Roadmaker. It will appear in Jupiter XVI in April.

This story was the most fun to write; I kept chuckling to myself as I typed. Whether anyone else will chuckle is another matter, but Jupiter editor Ian Redman describes it as 'a real page turner'.

Wednesday, January 10, 2007

Planeta SF

I've recently joined the Planeta SF Yahoo group, an Argentine-based multilingual forum for the international SF community. The first weekend I received 28 emails, most of them in Spanish, and was tempted to unsubscribe.

Among them, however, was the information about the 'String Thoery' anthology (see below), and today information about Efemeres, a Spanish language ezine that accepts English submissions of flash fiction. I've submitted my 78 word story The Last Adam to them, and passed the information on to the Foreign Markets List, another useful group to which I subscribe.

There are plenty of people out there with lots of useful information, if only you know where to look.

Tuesday, January 09, 2007

String Theory

This week I've submitted a story to a new anthology based on the subject of String Theory. Now that's an unusual idea for a book. As it happens, my story Fluctuations happens to fit in with it quite well. They're not making a decision on the contents until June, so I'll have a while to wait.

Monday, January 08, 2007

Two Reviews

Two more of my magazine reviews are now on-line, on the Laura Hird website. You can read about Postscripts #8 and Forgotten Worlds #5.

If you know of any other UK SF magazines not included in the list on my side bar, please let me know.

Also, if you are involved in the publication of a UK SF magazine and would like to see it reveiewed contact me with the details.

Wednesday, January 03, 2007

The Hub of the Matter

My review of new UK SF magazine Hub is now on line at
UK SF Review. By strange coincidence they just rejected one of my stories, though it did make their shortlist.