Short Story News – The Skull!

I was excited to take delivery of #9 of Tales from the Magician’s Skull yesterday. It contains my story, ‘The Glass Dragon’ – in the final slot no less! There’s a lot to like about Magician’s Skull. It’s a large-format … Continue reading

The Journey Continues

Earlier this month we went to Milford SFF Conference in Nantle, North Wales –  a week of critiques, writing, hanging out with other writers, and cake. Trigonos, the place we stayed, nestled in the foothills of Snowdonia, is determined we … Continue reading

Over the Moon!

Each year the British Fantasy Society (BFS) runs an open competition for short stories. Judging is anonymized, which I really like. The SFF community is not small but it is friendly. Conventions pretty much guarantee most people know most people. … Continue reading

Lord of WTAF?

Roger Zelazny’s Lord of Light is one of my favourite SFF novels and, I would argue, one of the all-time-great SFF novels. This is a hill I’d happily die on, at least over a couple of beers with fellow readers … Continue reading

22 Ideas About the Future

22 Ideas About the Future is a collection of short stories from Cybersalon that “focuses on four main areas of rapid change: money, communities and identity, health and food, and retail and the reshaping of our high streets”. My short … Continue reading

Brain Fog

The hardest thing for me at the moment is dealing with frustrations of brain fog and tiredness. It comes in waves. More specifically, it comes in a twelve-week cycle based around my Goserelin (Zoladex) injection. I’ve been having this treatment … Continue reading

Best of British SF 2021

This is grand. Curated by the talented writer, editor, and poet, Donna Scott, Best of British SF is a super anthology and I’m delighted to have one of my stories selected for the second year running. BoBSF21 contains twenty-four stories, … Continue reading

Wassup? A progress report.

So far it’s been a curate’s egg of a year. In the good news, my short story writing is going well. I’ve had some good sales, including Down and Out Under the Tannhauser Gate to ParSec magazine, which was then … Continue reading

Not a Christmas Missive

Now you will feel no rain, for you will be shelter to each other. Now you will feel no cold, for each of you will be warmth to the other. Now there is no more loneliness, for each of you … Continue reading

Villeneuve’s Dune

When I reached home after seeing the Denis Villeneuve directed Dune I tweeted: Dune It was OK I could go on. Reader, I’ve decided to go on. If you’ve not yet seen the film at this point you may decide … Continue reading