Thursday, May 17, 2007

Murky Depths Cover

The cover to issue #1 of Murky Depths has been revealed. The table of contents on the back page is set out in a refreshingly different format. The more I see the better it looks like it will be.

I'll be incommunicade for a couple of weeks now, so don't think I'm ignoring you...

Monday, May 14, 2007


While I was at Eastercon there were readings by the BSFA Award nominated novelists, and of course the awards are presented during the weekend. Sadly, I hadn't read any of the nominees - novels or shorts - to be able to vote.

I do read a huge number of stories during the year though; some are brilliant but receive little attention becauuse of being in a small press magazine. That's one of the reasons I began writing reviews. That's also one of the reasons that I've finally got round to joining the BSFA: I'll be able to make my own nominations for next year's awards. Yet another reason to contact me if you have a magazine you'd like to see reviewed.

Tuesday, May 08, 2007

Thinking and Plotting

I haven't written anything over the bank holiday weekend, but I have been doing some plotting. Now that Roadmaker has been published I want to get on with the sequel that I have been planning for a long time. I just need to develop the vague outline into an actual plot.

Meanwhile I've given some thought to my long-neglected novel and have a few more bits and bobs to include in the current chapter. I mentioned a while ago that I have an idea for a second collaborative story following on from the fun I've had with The Blind Collaborators. Well, that idea is taking shape nicely, though I'm going to wait until after the first one appears in Aphelion before I launch the next project. I also have idea for a third, but that's way into the future yet, but if you'd like to sign up you can send me an email any time and I'll let you know when I'm ready to start.

Wednesday, May 02, 2007


Following in the footsteps of most of the rest of the world I've created a MySpace page. If you're on MySpace too, feel free to send me a 'Friend Request', but be aware that unless I know who you are or your profile obviously shows that you have an interest in sci fi you may face the Spanish Inquistion before I add you. :0)

Apparently, in the future, everyone will live in isolation and communicate only via their blog and MySpace page...

Tuesday, May 01, 2007

Two Submissions

I sent The Blind Collaborators on its way to Aphelion today, and just because I'm feeling optimistic also submitted Gap Years to Interzone simply because they're accepting electronic submissions this month.

That's 7 stories now under submission and 3 accepted and awaiting publication.

Forgotten Worlds #7 Review

Forgotten Worlds continues to bring us a varied selection of SF, fantasy and horror and his been remarkably regular for its first seven issues. As usual the wide variety of tastes means there’s something for everyone, but each reader won’t necessarily like everything. It’s a balance that has to be made when producing a cross-genre magazine.

Read the rest of my review on UK SF Review.