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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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News From Mr. B’s

There have been a couple of big announcements from the fabulous Bath bookseller, Mr. B’s Emporium of Reading Delights. First up, they have launched their own publishing imprint: Fox, Finch & Tepper. They’ll be doing primarily literary fiction, but I … Continue reading

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Resurrection Code Resurrected

BristolCon starts tomorrow, and it seems only appropriate that I should have a new book out for the local convention. Of course it’s not paper, but hey, it is a great book. Resurrection Code is a prequel of sorts to … Continue reading

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Michel Faber in Bath

Last night I popped over to Bath to see Michel Faber who had an event at Mr. B’s Emporium of Reading Delights. For those not in the know, Faber was born in the Netherlands, raised in Australia, and now lives … Continue reading

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Brief Booker Thoughts

I am, of course, very sad that Karen Joy Fowler did not win the Booker. However, I am heartened to learn from the Telegraph that her book, We Are All Completely Beside Ourselves, has sold more than three times as … Continue reading

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Black Superheroes at The Watershed

My Saturday evening was spent at the Watershed’s Afrofuturism season. The event in question was a screening of Will Smith’s movie version of I Am Legend, followed by a discussion of black superheroes. The film was rather better than I … Continue reading

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Karen Joy Fowler & Cats

This past weekend the Cheltenham Festival of Literature had a panel featuring the finalists for the Booker Prize. As you should know, Karen Joy Fowler is one of those writers, and on her way to Cheltenham she stopped off to … Continue reading

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Some Robot History

Today I caught a replay of Mechanical Marvels: Clockwork Dreams, a BBC4 documentary on the history of robots. It is by Professor Simon Schaffer, and it looks at clockwork automata, from the earliest mediaeval clocks through the magnificent toys of … Continue reading

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Book Progress

Thanks to a lot of time spent on trains, and one seriously good book, I have made some progress on the To be Read pile. Specifically I have finished Ancillary Sword. It is a very different story to Ancillary Justice, … Continue reading

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Tobias S. Buckell Interview

Continuing in the spirit of the Afrofuturism season at The Watershed, here the last of the interviews with Caribbean writers that I have in the can from Ujima. This one is with Tobias S. Buckell and was done around the … Continue reading

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Shadowboxer Launch in Bristol

Tricia Sullivan’s Shadowboxer is now available in stores, but we’ll be doing a launch event for it on the Friday before BristolCon. This is part of our local outreach program. It is a free event in the Bristol Foyles (who … Continue reading

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New Salon Futura Interview – Rhonda Garcia

In the spirit of the Afrofuturism season at The Watershed, I have busied myself to finish editing the full version of my Ujima Radio interview with Rhonda Garcia. She’s a writer from Trinidad whose debut novel, Lex Talionis, is available … Continue reading

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Panel Wrap & Reading List #dystopias #cheltlitfest

Well that was fun. Huge thanks to Ken MacLeod, Chris Priest and Jane Rogers for being fine panelists, and to Adam Roberts without whose kindness I would not have been there. My apologies to anyone who was hoping to see … Continue reading

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Some Kickstarter Recommendations

Because I’ve been distracted for the past few months I have not been keeping up to date with the various crowdfunding projects going on. I want to remedy that now. Here are three that I think are worth backing. First … Continue reading

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Margaret Atwood in Bath

This evening I attended an event in Bath organized by Toppings. It was a reading by Margaret Atwood who is on tour promoting the paperback release of Madaddam and her new short story collection, The Stone Mattress. Atwood began by … Continue reading

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Get Your Tentacles Ready, Ladies

She Walks in Shadows, the all-woman Lovecraft anthology that crowdfunded successfully earlier this year, will have an open submissions period in November. Story length is up to 4,000 words with a pay rate of 6 cents (CA$) a word. For … Continue reading

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Brighton*Transformed Published

One of the things I had to miss this week was the launch of Brighton*Transformed, the history of trans people in the city that was produced by many of the same people that are behind Trans Pride. The book is … Continue reading

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New Gwyneth Jones Novel

How did I not know about this? Worse still, how has it been allowed to happen? Anyway, Gwyneth Jones has a new novel out. It is book 6 in the Bold as Love series, and it is called The Grasshopper’s … Continue reading

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Tricia Sullivan at BristolCon

For the benefit of those of you who do not keep an eye on the BristolCon website, I direct you to the fact that we’ll be doing it bit of local outreach this year. On the Friday evening before the … Continue reading

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