Best of British SF 2019

  I’ve been a fan of these anthologies for years – here is my review of the 2016 volume, also edited by Donna Scott. I was therefore delighted when my short story The Minus-Four Sequence was accepted for the 2019 collection. Here’s the table of contents: 2019: An Introduction – Donna Scott The Anxiety Gene […]

London Centric – Tales of Future London

This awesome short story anthology from NewCon Press was originally going to be one volume that included science fiction/fantasy tales about London past, present and future. However, it was eventually split in two, with Volume 1, Soot & Steel, already available on the NewCon Press website. The book I’m in is about London future. Me […]

Review of Stories of Hope & Wonder

This whopping collection of 53 stories is just over a quarter of a million words long, and explores the genres of science fiction, fantasy, horror and all the mash-ups in between. It was published to raise money for the NHS during the COVID-19 pandemic, which is the first good reason to buy it. The second […]

Celebrity Werewolf available for pre-order!

Two of our best SF novelists have praised my new novel. Both are award-winners who have defined the genre in recent years. One is Adam Roberts, author of Jack Glass, who described Celebrity Werewolf as: Fang-sharp science fiction: witty, readable and simply bristling with lupine splendour. The other is Dave Hutchinson, whose Fractured Europe novels eerily predicted our […]

CELEBRITY WEREWOLF

Celebrity Werewolf is my new novel, published by NewCon Press. The book launches at Eastercon 2019. Suave lycanthrope Gig Danvers appears mysteriously in a near-future, post-UK England. Seven feet tall with a proper snout instead of a hairy human face, Gig is a werewolf all the time, regardless of the full moon or time of day. Despite […]

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 […]

Live reading in London next week!

I’ll be reading from my upcoming novel Celebrity Werewolf, which is being published by NewCon Press, at the British Science Fiction Association (BSFA) next Wednesday, 28 March. The venue is upstairs at the Artillery Arms, 102 Bunhill Row, London, EC1Y 8ND. Nearest tube station is Old Street. More details about the pub here. Doors are at 6.30pm and the […]

Review of ‘Tanith By Choice’ by Tanith Lee

This collection, chosen by friends, colleagues and admirers of the late author, is a great introduction to one of our great speculative short story writers. Tanith Lee effortlessly blends myth, fairytale, science fiction and erotica in a way both subversive and compelling. The stories are also often very witty; in ‘Red as Blood’, for example, […]