Wednesday, September 22, 2010

Steampunk Anthology Developing

I've read several stories for the Immersion Book of Steampunk, and they're all pretty fantastic. I now have a full complement of contributors working away on their stories and so far I have a wide variety that encompasses adventure, romance, SF, espionage, fantasy and clockpunk, set in the past and the future.

The TOC should be finalised in December. It's going to be great.

Monday, September 20, 2010

Murky Congratulations

The fabulous Murky Depths magazine has deservedly won the British Fantasy Society award for Best Magazine, on its third anniversary. Of course, the magazine got off to a great start by including a story of mine in issue #1...

Thursday, September 09, 2010

Book Review: Blood and Iron by Tony Ballantyne

I enjoyed the first of Tony Ballantyne’s Penrose series Twisted Metal last year. The book ended with all of the characters’ stories unfinished, but also with lots of questions about the robot inhabitants of Penrose unanswered. Blood and Iron continues where the previous volume left off, developing the characters further and beginning to unravel the mysteries of the robotic life forms.

Read the rest of my review at SF Crowsnest.

Wednesday, September 08, 2010

Book Review: Zendegi by Greg Egan

I’ve been following Greg Egan’s work since his short stories first appeared in ‘Interzone’ twenty years ago and I’ve been reading his novels as they appear ever since. His first novel ‘Quarantine’ was the first book I picked up because of recognising the author’s name from his short stories. That has happened very few times since.

Read the rest of my review at SF Crowsnest.

Tuesday, September 07, 2010

Book Review: Journeys by Ian R Macleod

Subterranean Press are regularly putting out anthologies by some very well known authors, and with great artwork to match. The scene on the cover of Ian R MacLeod’s anthology ‘Journeys’ is wonderfully evocative of the tales that take place in a world, or worlds, subtly different to our own. They are places that seem very much like the world we live in, but where history, or physics, or the powers of the elements are just not the same.

Read the rest of my review at SF Crowsnest.

Friday, September 03, 2010

Roadmaker Shortlisted for Ictineu Award

The Catalan translation of Roadmaker that appeared in Catarsi #1 has been shortlisted for the Ictineu Awards, in the Best Translated Story category. Also nominated is fellow linguaphile and multiply translated author Frank Roger, and Spanish author Santiago Examino, former editor of Efimeras who translated some of my flash fiction into Spanish.

This is the first time one of my stories has been shortlisted for anything, and I'm very pleased.