Category Archives: Science Fiction

New Juliet McKenna Short Story

Juliet has published a new short story on her blog. “Rocks and Shoals” is the third in a series of stories branching off from the events of the Aldabreshin Compass series. To read it, and the others in the series, … Continue reading

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Ray Gunn & Starburst – Last Day

This is a gentle reminder that if you haven’t signed up for the Ray Gunn and Starburst crowdfunding campaign then it will soon be too late, because it ends today. Currently the campaign is just shy of 50% funding, but … Continue reading

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Ray Gunn & Starburst Crowdfunding

Those of you who follow my radio show will remember that last week I was lucky enough to have Olly Rose in the studio. Olly is the scriptwriter for Ray Gunn and Starburst, a fabulous audio comedy series. However, not … Continue reading

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Stephanie Saulter Interview

Last September I did a Skype interview with Stephanie Saulter for Women’s Outlook to promote her new book, Regeneration. As is usual with such things, Stephanie and I talked for far longer than I could possibly broadcast. As the book … Continue reading

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January Fringe Recordings – Nick Walters & Will Loram

The podcasts for the January edition of BristolCon Fringe have gone live. This was a comedy special featuring Nick Walters and Will Loram. As Will had been eaten by aliens, or by the Welsh, or by Bristol’s traffic, Nick kindly … Continue reading

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The Finns Have Weirded (Again)

One of the places I would love to be this weekend is Åcon. Sadly I can’t afford to do Finncon, Barcelona and a second trip to Finland. So profuse apologies to Zen Cho, whom I would have loved to hang … Continue reading

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Tolkien Lecture – Terri Windling!

May 26th in Oxford. This year’s Pembroke College Lecture in honor of JRR Tolkien will be given by the fabulous Terri Windling. Be there, or be menaced by tiny boggles who will poke you with sharp twigs. Attendance is free, … Continue reading

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Introducing SharkPunk

I have email from Jonathan Green asking me to promote the call of submissions for SharkPunk 2, an anthology of genre fiction featuring sharks. There has been a SharkPunk 1, which apparently featured: space sharks, ghost sharks, Franken-sharks, psychological sharks, … Continue reading

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New From Aqueduct

I have email today from the very fine people at Aqueduct Press, informing me of new books that they have available. A couple of them look very interesting. The first is a new novel from Andrea Hairston. Will Do Magic … Continue reading

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Fantastically Horny Reminder

Over Easter I posted about a crowdfunding campaign for a set of anthologies, including Fantastically Horny, the book that will contain my story, “Camelot Girls Gone Wild”. Yes, it is that book of erotic fantasy tales. Mea Culpa. But people … Continue reading

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New Dimension 6

Keith Stevenson has emailed me to let me know that the latest issue of the Australian speculative fiction magazine, Dimension 6, is now online. It is available in ePub and Mobi formats, and you can download it for free from … Continue reading

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Hannu Rajaniemi & Daryl Gregory at SF in SF

I might not be able to visit the Bay Area again, but I can now listen to some of the SF-related event there. The excellent SF in SF readings series is now podcast once again. Their March meeting featured Hannu … Continue reading

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Nobody Knew She Was There…

Local fantasy writer, Sarah Ash, is starting a new blog series highlighting women fantasy and science fiction writers. It is titled, for obvious reasons, “Nobody Knew She Was There…”. The series will start on April 28th with Jessica Rydill and … Continue reading

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Thanks, Sylvia

While I have been traveling, the news broke that Sylvia Anderson had died. Always glossed over in her partnership with husband Gerry, Sylvia was a key part of the team that made all of those great puppet shows. She also … Continue reading

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Lammy Finalists – Congratulations Roz!

The finalists for this year’s Lambda Literary Awards have been announced, and I am delighted to see Roz Kaveney’s Tiny Pieces of Skull listed in the Transgender Fiction category. There are only three finalists listed, which is a bit worrying, … Continue reading

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New From Wesleyan – Morrow Short Fiction

An interesting new book dropped through my letterbox last week. Reality by Other Means is a collection of short fiction by James Morrow. That’s a name that may not be well known to you, but Jim has won Nebula, World … Continue reading

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Well, Hello Lilly!

Most of you will have seen this already as the mainstream media has picked it up, but now we have two Wachowski sisters. Awesomesauce, as my young friends are fond of saying. Lilly’s official press release is well worth reading … Continue reading

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Strange Horizons Queers the Planet

Strange Horizons has announced a new project called Queer Planet. It will be a month-long celebration of queer SF from around the world. They are looking for fiction, poetry and non-fiction, and particularly welcome material from outside of the usual … Continue reading

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Kickstarting Upside Down

There’s an interesting new anthology being Kickstarted at the moment. Titled, Upside Down: Inverted Tropes in Storytelling, it aims to present new twists on tired story tropes. The book is edited by Monica Valentinelli and Jaym Gates, and will include … Continue reading

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December Fringe Podcasts

I have got another set of BristolCon Fringe podcasts online. These are from the December meeting. First up we had Simon Kewin who read a short story about strange goings on in Westminster and the opening chapter of a fantasy … Continue reading

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