My interview with bestselling fantasy author FD Lee

The Princess & The Orrery is Book Three of FD Lee’s bestselling fantasy series, The Pathways Tree. The books subvert familiar fairytale tropes using clever twists on genre conventions, and have established a loyal following since the first book was published independently in 2015. Since then, FD has got a doctorate in mythological analysis and its […]

Celebrity Werewolf cover reveal!

Look at these beauties, designed by Ian Whates, for the cover of my NewCon Press novel Celebrity Werewolf, which launches at EasterCon at Heathrow, London next year. First up is the limited-edition signed hardback cover: And here is the cover for the paperback: I’ve already seen a proof of the paperback, and it looks fabulous! The […]

Why these books then, Andrew?

I was nominated by Ian Whates to post the covers of seven books over seven days on Facebook this week, and it was easy to choose which ones. These are the books that over the years have either had the top spot of Favourite Book or been in the top three. Some (Women In Love, Middlemarch) […]

Super-Relaxed Fantasy Club, August 2018

SRFC has enjoyed a roving existence. The first one I went to was at a hotel near Kings Cross; the next location was Waterstones in Tottenham Court Road, then the basement of Hachette’s HQ near Blackfriars, then the roof of Hachette’s HQ near Blackfriars and most recently the HQ of Forbidden Planet – also near […]

Light Amid the Risen Dark

In March I wrote a piece for The Shadow Booth about Susan Cooper’s great young adult novel The Dark is Rising, with reference to the extraordinary cover of the edition I had as a kid (see above), which scared me so much that at the time I couldn’t read the book. I was delighted when the […]

BSFA London Meetings: Interview with Tade Thompson

The Pause That Makes You Human Tade Thompson interviewed by Liz Williams Write-up by Andrew Wallace Tade Thompson is the author of acclaimed SF novel Rosewater, which won the 2017 Nommo Awards for African speculative fiction. His short story The Apologists was nominated for a BSFA Award in 2017, and his novel Making Wolf won…