Category Archives: Books

Buy This Book, Please

Yeah, I know I have a short piece in it, but it is a very short piece and the book is full of all sorts of fabulous things, including a whole bunch of Tiptree’s correspondence with Le Guin & Russ. … Continue reading

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Book Review – Luna: New Moon

The new Ian McDonald novel isn’t actually out for about a month, but he has been on Coode Street to talk about, and I wanted my review live today so that I can talk about it on the panel tonight. … Continue reading

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Book Review – Some Sami Mythology

I have a new book review up. It is a book based on Sami mythology, written (in Finnish) by an actual Sami, and translated into English. If any of you have an interest in the beliefs and practices of hunter-gatherer … Continue reading

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New Verne Translation

Yes, I know it is supposed to be Women in Translation Month, but this is exciting. Wesleyan University Press have sent me a review copy of a brand new translation of Jules Verne’s Five Weeks in a Balloon. This is … Continue reading

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On Publishing Damage Time

The second of the Wizard’s Tower re-issues of Colin Harvey’s novels is now available in most of the usual online venues. (Kobo, for some reason, is still selling the Angry Robot editions, which we will sort in due course.) Damage … Continue reading

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She Walks In Shadows #WITMonth

Now isn’t that lovely? Yes, there are tentacles. And a woman. Also I gave the whole thing away with the title of this post. She Walks In Shadows, the anthology of Lovecraftian stories by women writers, is now available for … Continue reading

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Book Review – Railhead by Philip Reeve

I don’t normally like reviewing books that you can’t buy yet, but this one came to me way before publication date and it looked a lot of fun so I read it. Hence a really early review. Railhead is the … Continue reading

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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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