Wednesday, May 29, 2013

Book Review: Anthology of European SF

I'm quite a fan of translations, foreign-language SF and languages in general. My stories have been published in twenty European languages, and nominated for awards in Estonian and Catalan, and one of my short stories appears in another fifteen European languages on my website, so I was very pleased to be sent a review copy of the ‘Anthology Of European Speculative Fiction’. The collection features both stories translated into English and originally written in English by authors for whom English is a second language. And two English people.

Read the rest of my review at SF Crowsnest.

Thursday, May 23, 2013

101 Stories

This week I finished writing my 101st story. That's enough to make a fur coat!

Monday, May 13, 2013

Galaxy's Game Returns

A long time ago in a notebook far away...

Galaxy's Game was born. But it had a different title. I wrote it for ten years. Then I stopped for twelve years. Then I started re-writing it on computer for a year. After 40,000 words I stopped again. Then I went back to it after four years and decided it needed too much work to get it up to scratch. Then I found it again three years later and read it to my two boys, who love it and want me to finish it. So I've written another 15,000 words and I think I'll finish it this time.

What happens then is anyone's guess.

Saturday, May 11, 2013

Anthology of European SF

As you may know, I'm quite a fan of translations, foreign-language SF and languages in general, so I was very pleased to be sent a review copy of The Anthology of European SF, featuring stories translated into English from around Europe. I shall be reviewing it soon...

Thursday, May 09, 2013

Ancient New Anthology Due

The cover art for the semi-pro anthology Ancient New has been revealed on the Deepwood Publishing website, and I've received an e-ARC to glance through. I'm very excited about this anthology, not least becasue it contains my first published novelette, the Victorian SF adventure The Journey Within. Oh, and my name's on the cover!

Physical copies should be available soon.

Tuesday, May 07, 2013

The Accelerati

My 4800 word Welsh sci fi detective story The Accelerati is now out, the lead story in issue 2.3 of Lore magazine. This was my fifth pro sale, and the magazine looks great.

The magazine is 187 pages altogether and I'm looking forward to reading it.