I knew there was a reason I’ve never liked plague sci-fi: it’s because it’s always dull and not really sci-fi. Just substitute the plague for any other calamity and it’s just a set of standard disaster tropes. Plague is a tedious antagonist because it don’t make choices based on opportunities afforded by technology, it simply […]
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 […]
Celebrity Werewolf‘s publisher, NewCon Press, had wanted to get into the expanding audiobooks market for a while, so it made sense to use my short novel as a calling card. But what was the best way to produce the audiobook – buy my own kit and record it myself or invest the money in a […]
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 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 […]
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 […]
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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 […]