Shopocalypse – The Book Launch!

I’ve know about this for ages so it’s lovely to finally be able to announce the launch of my SF novel, Shopocalypse. This will take place on Wednesday, 9th October, upstairs at theTwo Chairman, 1 Warwick House Street, SW1Y 5AT.  … Continue reading

Friday Flash – A Second Chance

Number nine in the ‘Beyond the Streets’ sequence. The audio version is available here. A Second Chance If she had one regret it was that she had never experienced conversion. Not wanting to know, not needing, just curious to understand … Continue reading

Friday Flash – On The Levees

This week I’m delighted to welcome guest narrator Jack Calverley, host and editor of the excellent Crime City Central audio fiction web site. You can listen to Jack’s narration here, or read the story below. Or you could do both, because … Continue reading

Friday Flash – Mission Creep

Mission Creep Frozen with shock Grant stared at the new prisoner – it was Skorzaney. Frightened and confused, Grant returned to his cell. Head in hands, he sat on his bunk and tried to think calmly. Skorzaney would only be … Continue reading

Friday Flash – Nu Orleans

Nu-Orleans It’s like, it’s this place, OK? And it’s really cool. And I’ve been thinking about it and I reckon I might go there, you know? I mean, one day I will go there. I will, really. In fact if … Continue reading

Friday Flash – Oval Office

Oval Office He studied the table. White linen, silver cutlery, a wine glass for him. A single red rose. Tonight was going to be something special. This was where things happened. This was where the shit went down. Classical music, … Continue reading

Not quite Friday Flash

Having decided to make audio versions of the flash pieces after I’d started the latest sequence I’ve been in catch-up mode. This means there is no new flash fiction from me this week, but I do have an audio narration … Continue reading

Open Water – My first short story collection

I’m very happy to announce ‘Open Water’ my first collection of short stories will be published by TheEXAGGERATEDpress later this year. Launch is currently scheduled for World Fantasy at Brighton (31/10 – 3/11) I’m really pleased about this. Short stories … Continue reading

Friday Flash – The Desert

The Desert Ancient, desiccated cacti crumbled to nothing under Amroye’s boot. The sand was freezing, icy air leached heat from her face. The low sun hadn’t moved for hours, a distant pale disk. It was the worst sort of lost. … Continue reading

Jack Vance – Farewell

Jack Vance, one of the all-time great storytellers and literary stylists of genre fiction passed away on 26th March, 2013, aged 96. I love his story-telling, his exuberant and unique writing style. I’ve written a brief appreciation over at the … Continue reading