Category Archives: Books

Year in Review on the Aqueduct

It being that time of year, my traditional Year in Review post is up at the Aqueduct Press blog. You can read it here. Hopefully it will make up a little for how little I have managed to review this … Continue reading

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Wonder Woman at the Merril

I have been lucky enough to be in Toronto when they had an author event on at the Merril Collection. This was Jill Lepore on tour with her new book, The Secret History of Wonder Woman. Naturally I went along. … Continue reading

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Meanwhile, In Toronto

I am here. I won’t be online much, partly because I am busy, and partly because the roaming charges are horrendous. I have put my phone in airplane mode so that the apps on it can’t rack up massive bills … Continue reading

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Le Guin Loves Finland

Today’s tweet stream wasn’t all rage-inducing. There were some very nice things too. Top of the list was this blog post by Ursula K. Le Guin in which she praises her Finnish publisher for getting the appearance of characters right … Continue reading

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Launching the Nunslinger

Today I headed into Bristol for a launch event at Forbidden Planet. It was for Nunsligner by Stark Holborn. Stark is a pen name of a local writer, and Nunslinger is a rather unusual book. To start with it is … Continue reading

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North by Southwest – Final Week

My pals at the North Bristol Writers Group are into the final week of their crowdfunding campaign for the North by Southwest anthology. They need less than ¬£200 to get fully funded, so do please consider backing the campaign. There … Continue reading

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Ancillary Justice at Mr. B’s

Yesterday evening I attended a meeting of the Science Fiction & Fantasy Book Club run by Mr. B’s Emporium of Reading Delights. The book under discussion was Ann Leckie’s multi-award-winning Ancillary Justice. I had recommended it to the group months … Continue reading

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William Gibson at Toppings

Yesterday evening I headed into Bath to see William Gibson at Toppings. It was a very interesting evening, and I’m certainly looking forward to reading The Peripheral. Unfortunately it is also Locus Recommended Reading List season, and as anything by … Continue reading

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New Writing

Last night (UK time) a new ebook appeared on the Twelfth Planet Press website. It is the Galactic Suburbia Scrapbook, which advertises itself as containing, “some of the highlights of 4 years and 100 episodes of Alex, Alisa and Tansy … Continue reading

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Coming Next Spring – New Justina

This is a cover for something you can’t get yet. The Glorious Angels is the new science fiction novel from Justina Robson, which is due out next spring. I’m very excited. Hopefully a lot of you are too.

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Available Now – Roz’s Resurrections

It is a fairly depressing day online: people’s parents dying, cats dying and so on. To cheer myself up I thought I’d post some nice book covers. This is one for a book you can get now, because it was … Continue reading

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A Brush With Celebrity

The Bath event was for a biography with Gareth Thomas, who is one of the UK’s most famous gay men. Obviously he’s not in the same league as Elton John and Ian McKellen, but for reasons that should become obvious … Continue reading

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Historical Fantasy at Foyles

After the radio show I managed to find Juliet in time for us to have lunch and see a bit of Bristol before the event. Juliet asked to see an art gallery, so I took her up Park Street to … Continue reading

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Yesterday on Ujima – Historical Fantasy Preview

I wasn’t in the studio for long yesterday. I just had a half hour slot previewing the Historical Fantasy event we would be doing in Foyles that evening. I had been expecting Juliet McKenna to join me, but an accident … Continue reading

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Game of History Reminder

As noted last week, tomorrow evening I will be chairing an event at Foyles in Bristol. It will feature Juliet E. McKenna, Lucienne Boyce, Helen Hollick and Jack Wolf. I hope to see some of you there. Also, Juliet and … Continue reading

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The Future is Luxurious, and French

Well here is an exciting thing. The Comit√© Colbert is a trade association of French luxury goods manufacturers founded in 1954. Members produce all sorts of things from fashion to champagne to furniture. Also, crucially, some of them publish books. … Continue reading

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Giant Squid Book

Last week I got tempted by a very big book. This one. Yes, I know, it is Lovecraft. But if you want to deconstruct Lovecraft you have to know a bit about what he wrote, and this book looks invaluable … Continue reading

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New Bristol Writers Anthology Crowdfunds

A bunch of my Bristol-based writer pals are currently running a crowdfunding campaign for an anthology. It features a number of people who will be familiar to you, especially if you have been to BristolCon, listened to Fringe podcasts, or … Continue reading

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Halloween Sale – Monster Hunters

It is Halloween, and the world is full of Ghoulies, Ghosties, Long-legged Beasties and Things that Go Bump in the Night. What better time, therefore, to engage the services of Challoner, Murray & Balfour: Monster Hunters at Law? And because … Continue reading

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Resurrection Code In Stores

For the benefit of those of you who like to use specific stores to buy your ebooks, Lyda Morehouse’s Resurrection Code is now available in the following places: Kobo Nook (B&N) Google Play Piranhas Of course the book is also … Continue reading

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