Mrs Darcy

Wickhampedia

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So there I was wondering about what I could do to keep interest in Mrs Darcy ticking over in the awkward interim between the serialisation and publication and it struck me that a lot of fun could be had with using a Wiki to set up the background to the book. (And, yes, I did […]

Acceptances

The Voices, the Voices!

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I’ve been having a play with recording myself reading stuff. My initial motivation for doing this was the fact that Eclectic Flash have a “Voices” section on their site and I thought it might be fun (and a bit of a challenge) to record myself reading “The Language of Angels”, which they published in their […]

The Literary World

Projects X, Y and Z

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First of all, hello to anyone who first came here after the great Charlie Higson retweeted my link to the previous post. Nice to see you – don’t be shy, will you? Must say, it was nice to get my name into at least one of the national dailies on Monday, even if it was […]

The Literary World

The Genre That Dare Not Speak Its Name

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Well, then. It seems that I’ve temporarily become a bit of an activist, following the BBC’s shameful treatment of speculative fiction on World Book Night. After reading Stephen Hunt’s clarion call to action, I was very happy to add my name to his letter, and here is the full list of signatories (incidentally, that’s the […]

Acceptances

Ink, Sweat and Tears Again

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Whilst I was away on holiday, my Proxima label-mate Charles Christian handed over the editorship of Ink, Sweat and Tears to his deputy, Helen Ivory. IS&T published my first-ever (rather sweary) poem, “I Wish to Register a Complaint”, thus setting me off on a completely unexpected career side-path. So, for this alone, Charles is a […]

Publications

Teamwork

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I think I can safely say that issue #16 of Murky Depths, which is out now, has the most arresting cover of any publication containing my work. *Pauses to wipe steam off glasses* Anyway, I am dead chuffed to be in there, because Murky Depths was, like they say on the site, judged to be […]

Reviews

Review of “Invisibles” by Ed Siegle

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I guess I should start with a bit of a disclaimer. I met Ed Siegle when we shared a stage at Sparks 11 in Brighton last November and I subsequently went along to the launch of “Invisibles”, where I drank quite a lot of Myriad Editions’ wine. However, I am not a man whose affections […]

Anthologies

Club Eclectic: The STIRRED POeT 1.3

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Another spiffy cover by the artist who goes by the enigmatic moniker Five Seventeen heralds the anthology from this year’s STIRRED POeT competition, which is now on sale here. I made up for my no-show in last year’s anthology by sneaking two poems into this year’s, “A Lover’s Alphabet” and “The Longueurs of Après-Midi”. I’m […]

Other people

Some Jetlagged Ramblings

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If I fall asleep in the middle of writing this, it’s because my brain is still somewhere midway between here and Indochina. I have a number of reasonably heavy-duty posts lined up, including a review of Ed Siegle’s “Invisibles” and a reflection on belatedly encountering the work of Raymond Carver for the first time (or […]

Publications

The Sixty

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Now this is something rather exciting. “The Sixty” is a collection of sixty stunning science fiction images created by the stupendously talented Andy Bigwood, each accompanied by a specially-commissioned piece of flash fiction. The authors involved include Geoff Nelder, Bec Zugor, Oscar Windsor-Smith and … me. My piece is called “Pioneer”, and I’m really proud […]