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Sarah Savage Interview

Last night in Brighton Sarah Savage and Fox Fisher had a launch party for the book that they have written. Are You A Boy Or Are You A Girl tells the story of Tiny, a child whose family has moved … Continue reading

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Terrorize Your Catacombs

My friend Richard Jones of Tangent Publishing has recently launched a crowdfunding campaign for a horror novel set in Bath. Catacombs of Terror is, well, I really can’t be certain. I’m not sure that I believe a word of the … Continue reading

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Introducing Cat’s Whirld

Here’s something that I wish I had known about for the translation panel at Archipelacon (and yes, I know I still owe you all a reading list). Cat’s Whirld is a novel by Rodolfo Martínez, who is a major figure … Continue reading

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Brighton Transformed on the Cheap

It being Pride season, Brighton Trans*formed, the beautiful book telling the stories of a wide variety of trans people from Brighton, is on sale at only £6. That’s compared to a cover price of £15. Doubtless there’s postage on top … Continue reading

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Coode Street at Archipelacon

While I was at Archipelacon I was invited to take part in a recording of the Coode Street Podcast. Gary Wolfe was a Guest of Honor at the convention, and he wanted to do a podcast with fellow GoH, Karin … Continue reading

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Women’s Outlook Pride Special

Today I did a Pride Special on Women’s Outlook. We began with Roz Kaveney who did a great reading at Hydra Books last night. On the show I asked Roz a few questions about Tiny Pieces of Skull, got her … Continue reading

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Bristol Pride Week – Roz Kaveney & Radio

It is Pride Week in Bristol. I’m going to be busy. Tomorrow evening we have the fabulous Roz Kaveney at Hydra Books from 6:00pm. Roz will primarily be talking about Tiny Pieces of Skull, but I’m sure that she can … Continue reading

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Book Review – Uprooted

I’m still traveling around Finland and trying to catch up after several days of Archipelacon. So that you don’t get too bored, here’s one I prepared earlier. It is a review of Naomi Novik’s latest novel, Uprooted, which is a … Continue reading

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Archipelacon – Day 3

I think I need to check the convention program book so I can remember all of the things I did today. I was up early because I had to be at the Other Hotel for 10:00am to record an episode … Continue reading

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Archipelacon – Day 2

As I predicted, I spent most of the morning in my hotel room doing panel prep of various sorts. I think my academic paper is now more or less done. I have one panel still to prepare for, which I’ll … Continue reading

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Book Review – Shadow Scale

I’m heading off for London today, and will be flying to Helsinki tomorrow. I’ll be offline much of the same, save for Twitter, so to keep you folks amused I have written the promised review of Rachel Hartman’s Shadow Scale. … Continue reading

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On the Road, Off the Net

I’ll be offline for much of the next three days. Today I’m traveling to Brighton, where I’m doing the Have A Word event tonight and the Trans Studies Now conference tomorrow. I’ll be back home late on Friday, and Saturday … Continue reading

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Tales Most Marvellous & Strange

Today I took myself off to Salisbury to learn more about one of the most significant short story anthologies to be published last year. It is significant because it is over 1,000 years old, and this is the first time … Continue reading

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Today’s Women’s Outlook Show Links

Well I don’t know about you folks, but I thought that went pretty well. Kevlin Henney can always be relied upon to do great things with flash fiction, and I was delighted to hear that this year Bristol will be … Continue reading

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Tomorrow on Ujima: Flash, Crime, Trans & Food

I have a very busy show lined up for Women’s Outlook tomorrow. First up from Noon I will be joined by Kevlin Henney who will, of course, be talking about flash fiction. It is that time of year again. In … Continue reading

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Winter Song Available

It has taken a little longer than I wanted, but I finally have the first of Colin Harvey’s novels available again as an ebook. Winter Song is now available from the usual ebook stores in a fine new Wizard’s Tower … Continue reading

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Book Review – Wylding Hall

A new book from Elizabeth Hand? Am I there? You bet! The book isn’t actually available as yet, but Liz was talking about it on Coode Street at the weekend so I feel justified in publishing a review. I have … Continue reading

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Launching Bloodie Bones

Yesterday evening I was in Foyles for the launch of the latest book by my historical novelist friend, Lucienne Boyce. This time she’s gone for a bit of genre-blending, because the book is a mystery, and has a tinge of … Continue reading

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Want To Write A Letter To Tiptree?

The fine folks at Twelfth Planet Press are currently working on a non-fiction piece in which contributors share their thoughts about the life and work of James Tiptree Jr.. They have commissioned a number of pieces, but they are also … Continue reading

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Stories For Chip Entering Final Week

It is crowd funding reminder time, folks. The Stories for Chip anthology, which is an amazing collection of fiction being published in tribute to the great Samuel R. Delany. Their target is $10k, and they’re only at 83%. There are … Continue reading

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