Wait! Actually I can mention the inn. Here are all the details: Solaris are thrilled to announce the acquisition of Skyward Inn by Aliya Whiteley, a new and thoughtful speculative fiction novel set in the English moorlands. Skyward Inn will be published in spring 2021. Editor David Thomas Moore acquired World English rights in Whiteley’s new novel… Continue reading Don’t mention the inn
New Fears 2 was published yesterday, so that means my story ‘Pack Your Coat’ is out in the world, hopefully scaring people, along with all the other stories in that collection by some of the best writers around. I like looking at the contents page just to see my name in there amongst them. A… Continue reading Words and Fears
Covers! Here are two of them to look at – The March edition of one of my favourite magazines, The Dark, contains my horror story Corwick Grows, which you can read right now on the website. It’s based on something that happened to me when I lived in Wiltshire, for a while. I would see… Continue reading New and Reprinted
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.
I’m beginning to feel the urge to spread the word about my new novella. The Beauty will be available soonish, at the rate this year is speeding by, and I think it’s going to look stunning, judging by the effort and skill Unsung Stories are putting into it. I’ll put up a cover and more… Continue reading Unsung Beauty
I really enjoy writing dystopian science fiction, so I was really pleased when Perihelion picked up my short story Castle of the Slave. It’s also good to write something in that genre where the hero is an elderly woman in a sedentary job. Not your usual key character, but I like her, and her bravery… Continue reading Castle of the Slave at Perihelion
I’m delighted to be writing for Den of Geek, which has to be my favourite film/TV/Gaming website. My article on Ten Great Science Fiction Films in a Foreign Language is now available to read. If I had to pick a favourite from that list it would probably be Akira, but Planet of the Vampires also… Continue reading Den of Geek and the best of foreign-language science fiction