Monday, June 28, 2021

A Detective Inspector, a Week-Old Haddock and the Means to Destroy Paris

The comedy spy-fi story A Detective Inspector, a Week-Old Haddock and the Means to Destroy Paris that I co-wrote with Alex and Haydn is out now on the Tall Tale TV podcast.

This is the second of our joint stories to be published, after last year's The Good Ship Munders.

Tall Tale TV has previously published Alex's Unveventful Day of the Bodger; a complillation of three flash fiction stories that included Alex's Brothers in Qualms, Haydn's The Final Battle is But a Game and my own Escapades in Time; and my short stories Observers and The Righteous Indignation of the Naked Mole Rat.

Monday, June 14, 2021

Book Review: This Eden by Ed O'Loughlin

Michael is a struggling engineering student whose girlfriend, Alice, is a coder and is working on a mysterious project for a big Silicon Valley corporation. When she dies, that same corporation offers him a job, though he doesn’t really know why. With the job come secrets, industrial espionage and shadowy figures from Alice’s other life he knew nothing about.

Read the rest of my review at SF Crowsnest.

Sunday, June 13, 2021

Polish Ants and Dinosaurs

 The Polish edition of Cixin Liu's Of Ants and Dinosaurs has just been released, and my review of the book from SF Crowsnest has been translated into Polish for the occasion.

Wednesday, June 09, 2021

Book Review: The Dalliances of Monsieur D'Haricot by Barbara Stevenson

As soon as I saw the cover of The Dalliances Of Monsieur D’Haricot, I knew I wanted to read it. A dapper Frenchman on what I assumed, erroneously it turned out, to be a steampunk bicycle. It reminded me of my childhood reading of the Agaton Sax books. Monsieur D’Haricot is a French secret agent with impeccable manners and a compulsive air of gallantry, dedicated above all else to the ideals of France.

Read the rest of my review at SF Crowsnest.

Tuesday, June 08, 2021

Haggis, Rhino and Other Slovenian Wildlife

 The Slovenian translation of my short story Haggis, Rhino and Other Unexpected Wildlife is now out in issue #10 of Supernova magazine.

This is my second story in Slovenian, following The Gondolier in 2015, and the second language for this story after Hungarian.