London interview next Wed 25 Sept!


I’ll be interviewed by the redoubtable and fabulous Ida Silkyfish at the BSFA next Wednesday 25 September at 7.15pm (doors 6.30pm) upstairs at the Central Station pub, 37 Wharfdale Road, King’s Cross, London, N1 9SD. Event is FREE! This is us at Eastercon after a few sherries, which should give you an idea of the probably tone of next week’s event:


As well as all things science-fiction and fantasy, we will be talking about science fiction performance, specifically my short pieces for Virtual Futures earlier in the year and how they evolved into a 50-minute Black-Mirror-style show featuring five near-future nightmares, as well as a collection of related short stories called Deviant Database, to be published by NewCon Press next year.

One short film has even been selected for the Bio-art Festival in Vienna next week: The Minus Four Sequence, which you can see here. Many thanks to Stephen Oram, Vaughan Stanger & Luke Robert Mason for producing this piece, and entering it for the Festival. The other two pieces you can see now are The Gene Auction  & Frame Swingers


We’ll also be discussing my latest book, Celebrity Werewolf, which you can buy here [‘Fang-sharp science fiction’ – Adam Roberts; ‘Droll, and very funny’ – Dave Hutchinson], as well as the production of the audiobook, which is out SOON. I’ll also have copies of the novel for sale on the night.

We’ll be touching on my Diamond Roads far-future thriller novels, which include Sons of the Crystal Mind and The Outer Spheres. I’ll have a copy of The Outer Spheres for the raffle, and if you sign up to my newsletter (on the ABOUT or CONTACT pages above) you will get Sons of the Crystal Mind free! In return, I’d really appreciate a couple of lines’ review on Amazon.


Then there’s the Arthur C Clarke Award. I was honoured to be asked to judge this award, which I’ve been a fan of for years. The last twenty or so book reviews on Life In Sci-Fi came out of the Award, so to get an idea do have a look at them. It was an extraordinary experience, and I’ll be delighted to share the creative and critical insights that came out of it.

It’s going to be a great night, and I look forward to seeing you there.




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