Why plague sci-fi is crap

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 […]

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 […]