Saturday, June 25, 2016

Cancelled Story

Sadly, the Electronic Encyclopaedia of Experimental Literature has ceased publication, which means they won't be publishing Expenses Claim for Snowdonia Bigfoot Expedition after all. This story seems doomed never to see the light of day.

Friday, June 24, 2016

Book Review: Invisible Planets: Collected Fiction by Hannu Rajaniemi

I first came cross Hannu Rajaniemi when I read the story ‘His Master’s Voice’ in Interzone. I remember being struck by its original voice and intriguing ideas as well as the fact that the protagonists were a dog and a cat.

Read the rest of my review at SF Crowsnest.

Sunday, June 19, 2016

Ten Years Ago

Ten years ago, in 2006, I'd just had several landmarks in my early career as an author:

April 2006 saw my tenth publication, and my first story to appear in print: A Word in the Right Place in Scifantastic #4

In June 2006 The Grey Void was published in Aphelion #102. This was my first sequel, a follow up to The Grey Hole published in Aphelion the previous year.

Also in June, Artefact Nouveau was published in the English edition of Greek magazine Universe Pathways. This was my first reprint in a magazine other than the original, Fluctuations having been reprinted by Bewildering Stories the previous year.

Thursday, June 09, 2016

Escape Pod Story Sale

I'm very pleased to have sold my short story Squirrels, Foxes and Other Fine Specimens to Escape Pod, the leading sci fi pod cast. This will only be my 4th podcast and I'm really looking forward to hearing how it comes out.

Tuesday, June 07, 2016

Book Review: The One-Eyed Man by L. E. Modesitt, Jr.

A couple of years ago I read Adiamante by L. E. Modesitt, Jr.. It was the first of his books I’d read and up to that point I hadn’t realised he wrote Science Fiction, having only seen his fantasy books in the past. The One-Eyed Man, subtitled A Fugue, With Winds And Accompaniment, was published in 2013 but I ended up reading it now mostly on the strength of Adiamante.

Read the rest of my review at SF Crowsnest.