Category Archives: Books

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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Yesterday on Ujima

Yesterday’s show seemed to go OK, despite the long layoff. I don’t think I have lost my touch, which is a relief. And I managed to cope OK with the new (temporary) studio. Thanks are due as ever to Valentin … Continue reading

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I Interview Roz Kaveney for Lambda Literary

You all know that Roz Kaveney has a new novel out, right? Tiny Pieces of Skull is not fantasy. It is a fictionalized memoir based on Roz’s time as a young trans sex worker in Chicago in the 1970s. It … Continue reading

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Back On Ujima

For a whole variety of reasons I have not been doing any radio for the past few months. However, I’ll be back on Women’s Outlook tomorrow. The original plan was for me to do a whole show once a month, … Continue reading

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Launching The Vagrant

Last night I was at Forbidden Planet in Bristol for the launch of Pete Newman’s debut novel, The Vagrant. As you should know, Pete is the husband of Emma Newman, and half of the team that makes the hilarious (and … Continue reading

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March Fringe – Chris Cutting & Paul Cornell

I have just uploaded the audio from the March BristolCon Fringe events. I suspect that this will provide our most listened to podcasts yet, by a long chalk. We start out with Chris Cutting, who does more theatre than prose … Continue reading

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Book Review – Signal to Noise

Here’s another book review for you. I owe Gary Wolfe and Jonathan Strahan for this one, because I would never have even noticed it without them. I’m really pleased that they talked about it, because it is a lovely book. … Continue reading

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That’s How To Do A Book Launch

Yeah, that’s a donut tree, fruiting with strawberries. Sarah Hilary does book launches in style. Congratulations to all involved, especially Lydia who made the donuts and the tree. A good time was had by all. And now I am off … Continue reading

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Stories for Chip

Here’s the latest crowdfunding project that you should be following. It is an anthology called Stories for Chip. It is being published by Bill Campbell’s Rosarium Press — the same people who did the Mothership anthology — and it is … Continue reading

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Book Review – Glorious Angels

I have been looking forward to the new Justina Robson novel for some time, and picked up a copy as soon as I could find one. It did not disappoint. In fact I really wish that I had the time … Continue reading

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New Twelfth Planet Anthology Crowdfunding

The lovely people at Twelfth Planet Press have another anthology that they are crowdfunding. If it ends up being anywhere near as good as Kaleidoscope we are in for a treat. So what’s the book about? It is called Defying … Continue reading

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Launching Holdfast: Year 1

I’m just in from the launch of the Year 1 anthology for Holdfast Magazine. Lucy & Laurel have done a fine job with the book, which is a really beautiful object. I’d support something called Holdfast anyway, because I love … Continue reading

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Inverted World at Mr. B’s

This evening I was in Bath for the Mr. B’s SF Book Club. The chosen book for this month was Inverted World by Chris Priest. It got a mixed reception. One of the more interesting things about the book club … Continue reading

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Introducing Acheron – Italian SF&F in English

Here’s a great project. Acheron Books is a new Italian company that exists to publish Italian SF&F as eBooks in English translation. You can find out more about them, and read some samples, at their website. There are seven books … Continue reading

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Castles in Spain Reminder

The Kickstarter campaign for Castles in Spain, the anthology of translated Spanish science fiction and fantasy has entered its final week. They are 94% funded, and have 4 days to go. I’m sure we can make that. Also they put … Continue reading

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Making eBooks Work – The Anime Encyclopedia

Inevitably, this being “World” Book Day in the UK and Ireland, some bright spark in the media thought this would be a good time to do some more controversy farming on the subject of ebooks. Stepping up to the plate … Continue reading

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