Female Violence in Genre Fiction

This post is linked to the next one on Life in Sci-Fi, a guest piece by novelist Jane Davis, whose new book At the Stroke of Nine O’Clock explores the motivations for female violence in the twentieth century. It’s interesting to compare how historical fiction and SF deal with this theme, because Jane’s story looks […]

The Whiteness of Ashel 5

I have just finished a punishing second draft of Beautiful Gun following edits, and the book has now gone off to beta readers to prepare for draft three. Draft two is pretty much a digital remastering already, with a whole new third, although the story spine is the same. It’s so much better, with the […]

Beautiful Gun Cover Reveal!

Here is Ashel 5, grumpy superwoman, penitential antagonist and big-hearted, heavily-armed lunatic. Isn’t she beautiful? I love all my covers, but wanted to go in a different direction with a new heroine. It was also important that the new cover scream science fiction, but in a way we haven’t seen before. The design is by […]

The Gene Auction – live SF next Tue

‘Now the first thing I need to say is… relax! We’re on a secure virtual connection here, so trust me – you won’t get caught…” I’ll be performing my short, friendly-but-scary SF piece The Gene Auction at Virtual Futures Another Loving Near Future Fiction Salon next Tuesday 12 February. This from Virtual Futures: Reproduction is the only […]

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 […]

The Future of SF Fandom

  At the BSFA on 23 June 2018, Donna Bond moderated a panel including me, FD Lee, Allen Stroud & Graham Sleight about the future of fandom. Are Amazon and Netflix a good thing or a problem? Why do we cling to old intellectual properties instead of supporting new ones? Will technology help or hinder […]