Category Archives: Books

Book Review – The Many Selves of Katherine North

One of the things I am hoping to do while I am in Finland is catch up on some reading and maybe write a review or two. I have been reading books (albeit not quickly enough), but writing reviews is … Continue reading

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Heads Up North America – Jen Williams Incoming

I have just had email from Angry Robot which, among other things, mentioned that they will be publishing a North American edition of Jen Williams’ The Copper Promise (book #1 in the Copper Cat series). I’ve not had the pleasure … Continue reading

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For Fans of Frankenstein

A while back S.J. Chambers wrote a series of essays about Mary Shelley and Frankenstein, based on her travels through Europe in search of Shelley’s old haunts. The raw essays are available on Weird Fiction Review but, in honor of … Continue reading

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Hidden Youth Kickstarter

Some of you may remember the fabulous Long Hidden anthology produced by the Crossed Genres team a while back. Well now they have a new project on the go, also highlighting characters from the margins of history. Hidden Youth will … Continue reading

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Lammy Winners

The winners of this year’s Lambda Literary Awards were announced last night in New York. Most of the categories won’t mean much to you, or me for that matter. However, there are always a few of interest. The science fiction, … Continue reading

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New Book, Contains Me

So apparently I am now a Social Justice Warrior. Or at least a reduxed one. The sharp-eyed among you will have noticed that this is the cover of volume #10 of the WisCon Chronicles, an annual anthology of writings arising … Continue reading

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Zoran Živković News

Some excellent news for fellow fans of the Serbian writer, Zoran Živković. A company called Cadmus Press will be publishing his entire back catalog in English. Zoran has an announcement here. Naturally I Googled Cadmus to see who they were. … Continue reading

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Guy Gavriel Kay in the Salon

As promised last week, I have uploaded the full version of the Guy Gavriel Kay interview to the Salon Futura podcast. About half of the material got cut for the radio version, much of it stuff that would be of … Continue reading

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Pete Newman Interview

I am continuing to sort through my archives of author interviews and publish stuff that is still relevant. The following interview with Pete Newman took place on Ujima in May 2015. Pete and I talk mainly about The Vagrant, which … Continue reading

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Archangels in Audio

I am delighted to be able to report that Archangel Protocol, the first book in Lyda Morehouse’s AngeLINK series, is now available as an audiobook. This is nothing to do with Wizard’s Tower — we don’t have the capacity to … Continue reading

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Today On Ujima: Judy Darley, No More Taboo, Predatory Peacekeepers and Mike Carey

Well that’s a fair old mix of a show. I started off with local writer, Judy Darley, who is running a literary fundraiser for St. Mungo’s, a charity that works with homeless people. The event is going to be in … Continue reading

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Fringe, Dead Sherlock & Writing as a Woman

Last night’s BristolCon Fringe was really good. The podcasts will be available in due course, but you can hear Paul Cornell read from Who Killed Sherlock Holmes? at his previous Fringe appearance in March last year. Martyn Waites chose to … Continue reading

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Mike Carey Reminder

This is mainly for Bristol people, but there will be radio coverage too. Next Wednesday (May 18th) Mike Carey will be in Bristol to promote his latest book, Fellside. He will be on the radio with me at lunchtime, and … 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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This Week’s Women’s Outlook Show

Sorry this is a bit late. I’ve been rather busy with doing trans awareness training and various LGBT-related meetings in Bristol. Here’s what we had on Wednesday’s show. The first hour was mainly my interview with Guy Gavriel Kay about … 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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Eastern Tide in Store

Copies of Eastern Tide, the final volume in Juliet McKenna’s Aldabreshin Compass series, is now available from Google, Kobo and Nook (the latter US only). Amazon are doing their usual thing of making me jump through hoops to prove that … Continue reading

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Fantastically Horny: Final Reminder

The crowdfunding effort for the Far Horizons Press anthologies has just a few days to run. It is a flexible funding thing, so the books are going to happen even though it is a long way from the target. I … Continue reading

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The Aldabreshin Compass Covers

I’ve been wanting to post this for a long time. Here is the full set of Aldabreshin Compass covers. Huge thanks to Ben Baldwin for his magnificent work. By the way, Ben says on his website that most of his … Continue reading

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