This stunning illustration by Richard Wagner is going to accompany my story in the next issue of Interzone (272, due out in September). It’s called Blessings Erupt, and this is the perfect image for it.
Shortlists! The Arrival of Missives has had a really great year for being on them, and it’s a bit like attending a party filled with people you’ve always admired: a little nerve-wracking, but astonishing to think the bouncers let you in and you’re allowed to even be in the room without somebody calling the police. This time around… Continue reading Further Adventures with Shorts
I’ve been writing a fair few short stories recently. The strangest off-piste ones are generally for my backers as part of my ongoing Patreon project for this year, but I’ve also been writing a number of other pieces in a splurge of activity and some of them will soon be out there in the world:… Continue reading Shorts Weather
It’s a good thing The Arrival of Missives is so beautiful to look at because I had the delight of seeing the cover splashed about once more as it was shortlisted for the (deep breath of amazement) John W. Campbell Memorial Award last week. Looking good amongst the best company there. The winners will be… Continue reading More Short(listed) Missives
One of those events to chalk up as a life experience, Comic Con was a bit on the overwhelming side considering I spend nearly all of my time sitting quietly, writing about stuff, with the volume control on the stereo barely above O. Also I have no sense of direction so my chances of finding any celebrities were… Continue reading Comic Interlude
I’ll be at MCM Comic Con in London this Sunday, taking part in a panel and generally hanging around with other authors. There will be quite a few of us, but I’m particularly looking forward to seeing my fellow panellists and Unsung authors, Oliver Langmead and Verity Holloway. Together we should be able to think of interesting stuff… Continue reading Comic Con and Space Shops
Lots of things happened, all at once. Like buses. I’ll fill in. The Beauty will be published in the US by Titan Books in November 2017. A new, previously unpublished novelette of mine about aliens and miscommunications called ‘Peace, Pipe’ will be included with it. It looks smashing. Look. Barnes and Noble ran a cover reveal and an excerpt on… Continue reading Crazy Buses