Saturday, November 28, 2020

The A to Z of First Contact

 Five years after I last had a story published there, I've sold my flash fiction story The A to Z of First Contact to Abyss and Apex magazine. The story takes the form of a guidebook for starship captains, another one of my non-standard format stories that I enjoyed devising.

Tuesday, November 24, 2020

Book Review: The Evidence by Christopher Priest

We return to the enigmatic Dream Archipelago in Christopher Priest’s new novel The Evidence, the location of many of his novels and short stories. It’s a world of hundreds of islands in which strange things tend to happen and where Christopher Priest takes advantage of the temporal and gravitational anomalies to weave wondrous and multi-faceted tales.

Read the rest of my review at SF Crowsnest.

Monday, November 23, 2020

Book Review: Nucleation by Kimberley Unger

An intriguing blend of hard SF, corporate espionage and conspiracy theory, ‘Nucleation’ is a solidly enjoyable novel from Kimberley Unger that picks up several recognisable SF tropes and combines them into a relatable yet refreshing tale.

Read the rest of my review at SF Crowsnest.

Friday, November 13, 2020

Expenses Claim for Snowdonia Bigfoot Expedition

My non-prose story Expenses Claim for Snowdonia Bigfoot Expedition is out today in issue #51 of Neon Literary Magazine

I'm very excited about this story, inspired as it was by real life. Though not everything in this story obviously actually happened to me. Except for the submitting of an expenses claim, which I have done on numerous occasions.

Saturday, November 07, 2020

Three Vietnamese Stories

 Three of my short stories have been published in Vietnamese this week at ZZZ Review, all translated by Do Quyen:

Englebert, which has previously been published in English and Hungarian.

The Gondolier: the 19th language this has been published in and, including the translations posted on this site, its 50th language altogether!

The Righteous Indignation of the Naked Mole Rat, which has previously been published and podcast in English and also published in Spanish and Estonian.

Vietnamese is my thirtieth published language!