Category Archives: Personal

A Little Venting

As some of you will know, my mother had to go into hospital briefly last week. Other family members have been doing a good job helping out while I have had other commitments, but I’m free of that stuff now … Continue reading

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A Quick Note For Facebook Users

Some of you are in the habit of using Facebook messages to contact me. As of Wednesday I’ll be starting a two week period when I’m mostly on the road, and I wanted to warn you that I no longer … Continue reading

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Girl At The End Of The Amazon

Yes folks, the Kindle editions are now available. So if you prefer getting your ebooks from that big digital river, you can now buy The Girl at the End of the World, Book 2, including my story, from the following: … Continue reading

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That Aussie Snapshot Interview

Mine can be found here.

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Published Author

OK, so it isn’t exactly at SFWA rates, but at least it isn’t in a book I’m publishing myself. And I am getting paid for it. Besides, just look at that cover. So yeah, paperback copies of The Girl at … Continue reading

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The Australian Spec Fic Snapshot

Every few years our Australian friends get into a frenzy of interviewing, aiming to highlight as many of their fine writers as possible. It is a fine tradition started by Ben Peek and known as the The Australian Spec Fic … Continue reading

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Trans Pride – Day 3

The only activities today were the beach picnic and the group swim. I had to leave before the swim took place, but I spent a few hours at the picnic and grabbed a few more bits of audio. The picnic … Continue reading

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Trans Pride – Day 2

I should write a very long blog post, but it is gone midnight and checking the audio recordings is more important so I’m just going do describe the event thus: mostly awesome, with a side of sore feet and mild … Continue reading

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Busy Week

This week is going to be a bit mad. To start with I have two days in Bristol. I have the radio show as usual on Wednesday, but I will also be in the studio tomorrow. That’s because of this … Continue reading

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Liverpool Wrap

Last night I met up with Alan Moore’s daughter, Leah. She and her husband, John Reppion, have been at many of the same conventions as me over the years, but we hadn’t seen each other much since they acquired a … Continue reading

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The Un-Straight Conference – Day 1

Well, that was a roller-coaster of a day. The conference thus far as been excellent. I tweeted a lot (the official hashtag is #UnStraightConference if you want to see what other people are saying about it. Also several major sessions … Continue reading

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Jay Lake 1964-2014

As I’ve said many times before, I’m crap at writing obituaries. That goes double for Jay because I have this stuff in my eyes that is preventing me from focusing on the screen and keyboard. Jay was a friend. I’ve … Continue reading

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Jean Grey And I

Last week I got interviewed by, an American media website looking to run some articles about diversity issues in the X-Men for an article to be run in conjunction with the release of Days of Future Past. The article … Continue reading

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Brief Status Update

Well, yesterday went pretty much as I expected. Many thanks to all of those who made kind comments about my post. However, please don’t be misled by the echo chamber effect. What matters is not just who comments, but who … Continue reading

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A Revolutionary Act #GirlsLikeUs

I found this on Twitter. It was made by @multikaren for the diversity group at George Brown College in Toronto (@GBCDiversity). It is a quote from Laverne Cox’s keynote speech at the Creating Change 2014 in Houston last month. I … Continue reading

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More Kameron – Magic and Mothers

I have a couple more Kameron Hurley blog posts I’d like to draw your attention to. And by the way this blog onslaught is because God’s War comes out in mass market paperback in the UK today. First up there’s … Continue reading

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That Eligibility Stuff

After having said that people ought to put up awards eligibility posts, I guess I should do one of my own. These days I feel way too guilty about this because I have plenty of Hugos already. I certainly don’t … Continue reading

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Some Art From Europe

One of the great things about art is that translation generally isn’t required. I love the way that Neil Clarke sources cover art from all over the world. Yesterday I got Christmas greetings on Facebook from my Greek friend, Sissy … Continue reading

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Happy Solstice, Everyone!

I have pretty much given up on sending cards, except to aged relatives for whom such things still matter. I don’t send them through email either. I prefer opt-in card receipt to opt-out. But if you would like a card … Continue reading

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Cats 1-0 Taxes Better late than never. Sorry Geoff, I’ll email the spreadsheet tomorrow. Normal service will be resumed when I can see something other than spreadsheets.

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