Panels

That WiFi SciFi Thing

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Well, it was fun in the end. But it was also oddly terrifying. The thing is, I’ve performed stuff in front of reasonably large audiences before and I’ve also done panels. I’ve done local radio. And I’m also very comfortable with technology. But I still found it a very weird experience, and it wasn’t until […]

Lockdown

WiFi SciFi

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Well, I’m not sure I need to say anything more, do I? Basically, the indefatigably brilliant (or brilliantly indefatigable – whatever, it’s late) Anne Corlett has in a short space of time assembled the most amazing array of talent ever to grace a Zoom-based virtual mini-con panel. Oh, and me. Not sure what I’m doing […]

GURTL

Introducing GURTL

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For once, I’m not about to bang on about writing. It’s not that writing – or indeed the arts in general – aren’t important during a time of crisis, because they are probably more important than ever in keeping our spirits up. But I wanted to use this occasionally-viewed space to say a bit about […]

Books read

What I Read in February

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Further to my last post, I regret to inform you that Project X has – to no-one’s surprise – progressed no further, although I have dug out a couple of other ancient abandoned projects in the hope of actually doing something with them. More on that soon, if I fail to find a way of […]

Books read

What I Read in January

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Well, the reading programme got sort of back on track in January, after a disastrous last two months of 2019. But before we dive into this lot, I’d like to bring your attention to an interview I did with Teika Bellamy of The Book Stewards, where we talk about how I got into writing, how […]

Interviews

New Trailer and Other Stuff

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Long time followers may remember that I’m a bit of a fan of book trailers. Yes, I know conventional wisdom is that they’re a waste of time, but I suspect that most of them tend to be ignored because they’re a bit dull. Mine, on the other hand, tend to get ignored because a) they’re […]

Books read

What I Read in October (No, Really)

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Yes, you read that right. October. This post is indeed two and a bit months late, and I really can’t come up with any decent explanation. I can’t even complain that I was busy finishing a novel, because that one was put to bed at the beginning of November. What I have noticed, however, is […]

Books read

What I Read in September

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Well, I briefly had a plan to blog about other stuff, but I’m sure you’ll be pleased to know that I am devoting most of my writing energies to Book 3 in the Mathematical Mysteries series, leaving me very little time for anything else. Which is a shame, because I did actually write half of […]

Books read

What I Read in August

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Before we dive into my August reading, I’ve just realised that I haven’t done the draw for that free copy of Paul Flower’s excellent THE GREAT AMERICAN CHEESE WAR. So I’d better do that first. We had a total of nine entries, mostly via Twitter RTs rather than here, which probably says something, although I […]