‘Celebrity Werewolf’ launch details

My new novel Celebrity Werewolf launches at 5pm on Friday 19 April in the Tereshkova Room at Ytterbium EasterCon. Ytterbium is the 70th element, and this is the 70th EasterCon, hence the name. The launch is one of several by my publisher, NewCon Press, headed by the ever-inventive Ian Whates. Here are the other books coming […]

Review of ‘Blackfish City’ by Sam J Miller

This politically and psychologically insightful epic is set in a gloriously-realised post-ecological/social collapse floating city named after a flooded Inuit town. The novel has some of the best character introduction/development arcs I’ve read in a while, and the only one that’s had me shouting ‘Oh no!’ at a sequence near the end – see if […]

Frame Swingers at Virtual Futures

One of the things I love about the modern age – and despite the political vileness, there is much – is writing a title like that and imagining how chuffed my younger self would be looking at it, while having no clue as to what it meant. In fact it’s the third and final of […]

Review of ‘The Labyrinth Index’ by Charles Stross

A determinedly SF take on the occult, this series novel looks at magic as data of dubious provenance that needs to be managed accordingly. Post-Cold War, a new arms race is underfoot with elder gods instead of nukes and assorted uncanny agents employed in a Great Game of vampires, superheroes and undying psychopathic entities. The […]

Review of ‘Wyntertide’ by Andrew Caldecott

Elegantly written and packed with left-field English wit, I worried at first about the avalanche of characters and ‘You Don’t Have to be Mad to Work Here But It Helps’ tone. Additionally, there are no POC characters and everyone exists in a bit of England called Rotherweird that has been cut off from the rest […]

The Minus Four Sequence

Virtual Futures filmed my performance of the ten-minute AI-themed science fiction piece The Minus Four Sequence with a really impressive camera and recording system. Click here to watch it on YouTube.