Category Archives: Books

Today on Ujima – Cat Valente, Rape Prevention, Hate Crime & Brexit

Sorry about the weird company, Cat. That’s the way it goes with radio some days. Today’s show began with an interview I did with Cat Valente at Finncon. As usual with such things, I was only able to broadcast about … Continue reading

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Well That Went Well

The nice LGBT police people seemed to enjoy my talk. It was great to catch up with Surat Shaan Knan and see the new pop-up version of the Twilight People exhibition. There were at least two trans people (serving police … Continue reading

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An Accident of Stars

This is not a book review. That’s because the copy of Foz Meadows’ debut novel, An Accident of Stars, that I received was very much an Advance Reading Copy. So advance, in fact, that it still had bits of chat … Continue reading

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Freedom Youth Book Launch

Last night I attended a book launch in Bristol. It was nothing to do with science fiction, but had a close connection with Wizard’s Tower nonetheless. The book is called Free to be Me and is a history of the … Continue reading

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Trans Panel Reading List

Suzanne may have some additions to this at some point. These are the books that I can remember us mentioning: Lizard Radio — Pat Schmatz Who Killed Sherlock Holmes — Paul Cornell Gideon Smith and the Mask of the Ripper … Continue reading

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Fairy Tales Panel Reading List

Here as promised is my reading list from the “Sex ‘n’ Drugs ‘n’ Puss in Boots” panel. Cat and Anne may want to add to it as some point, and feel free to add your own recommendations in comments. First … Continue reading

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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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