Friday, July 21, 2023

Slovakian Fantazia Award

I'm honoured to have been invited to serve on the jury for this year's Fantazia award, the Slovakian speculative fiction awards. I don't speak Slovak, but I'll be helping judge the 'Best story translated into English' category.

Thursday, July 20, 2023

The Man from Chateaulin

 The annual summer holiday collaborative story writing projects with Alex and Haydn has produced such anarchic stories as A Detective Inspector, a Week-Old Haddock and the Means to Destroy Paris and The Good Ship Munders.

The earliest of these collaborations, and probably the most bonkers, was The Man from Chateaulin, written while on holiday near Chateaulin in France. I decided to give Wattpad a go and I've published it as a serial there. If you like Inspector Clouseau, this might be for you.

You can read it here

Saturday, July 15, 2023

In Response to a Reprint

My short story In Response to Your Reader, which was published last year in Nature magazine's Futures feature, gets a second outing today as one of three stories chosen as the Best of Futures for the Concatenation website.