Category Archives: Science Fiction

Interview – Regina Wang

This is the other interview that I promised you from Åcon X. Regina and I had a chat about her work promoting Chinese SF around the world. Here are links to some of the things we talked about. Ken Liu … Continue reading

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Finncon 2019

This time next week I will be in Finland. I will be on my way to Jyväskylä where I am fortunate to have been invited to be a Guest of Honour at this year’s Finncon. Most of you won’t be … Continue reading

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Fringe Tonight

It is BristolCon Fringe day again today. I will be hosting it. The readers will be Tim Kindberg and Helen Claire Gould. As usual we will be at the Gryphon on Colston Street from around 7:00pm, with readings starting at … Continue reading

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Book Review – This is How You Lose the Time War

Last week I ran an interview with Amal El-Mohtar on my radio show. The main reason for talking to her was the fabulous new novella that she and Max Gladstone have coming out any day now. There has been a … Continue reading

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Book Review – The Light Brigade

Slowly but surely I am catching up with the book reviews. The latest is of Kameron Hurley’s very smart military SF novel, The Light Brigade. This is a book that is very much aware of its place the the history … Continue reading

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Åcon – Part 2

I was having so much fun at Åcon that I didn’t get around to writing about it. Well, that’s not strictly true, I did spend quite a bit of time publicising the charity walk for One25. Huge thanks once again … Continue reading

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Book Review – The Dreaming Stars

I’d been hoping to get a few book reviews published while I was at Åcon, but I was having way too much fun at the convention. Maybe now I can catch up. I’ll start with the latest book in Tim … Continue reading

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Today on Ujima – HIV, Time Wars & Art

Today’s Women’s Outlook show was one of those where it seemed mostly calm on the surface, but it was all frantic paddling underneath. Yesterday I had one of my guests drop out, so I had a half hour to fill. … Continue reading

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Book Review – Atlas Alone

There aren’t many authors whose latest book I will grab and read immediately. Emma Newman is one. It has taken me a little while to get around to writing the review, but we are there now. As I explain in … Continue reading

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Fringe Tomorrow

Bristol people, it is that time of the month again. The readers for this month’s BristolCon Fringe are RB Watkinson and Paul Cornell. Cavan Scott is MCing this one, which is just as well because otherwise Paul and I would … Continue reading

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New BBC SF Audiodrama

Our local media in Bristol keeps an eye on what the local BBC offices are up to. Today they had news of a new science-fiction audiodrama. Forest 404 is a post-apocalyptic story set in a world where forests no longer … Continue reading

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Book Review – A Brightness Long Ago

I used to hate reviewing books before they were available in the shops. My readers would only get angry with me when they discovered that this great story I had told them about was still weeks away from being available. … Continue reading

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Rambo Writing Course on Sunday

On Sunday I will once again be co-teching a course for Rambo’s Academy for Wayward Writers. Cat Rambo and I will be talking all about writing gender and how not to make a John Boyne idiot of yourself when doing … Continue reading

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Oxford Reminder

On Saturday Stephanie Saulter and I will be on a panel about “The boundaries and territories of SF” as part of a conference staged by Maison Française. We will be joined by brilliant Bath-based writer, Emma Geen, and by Jeanne … Continue reading

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Book Review – A Memory Called Empire

There’s so much good SF&F being published at the moment. It is almost as if the universe has noticed the void left by the death of Gene Wolfe and is rushing to fill it. There’s no one of Wolfe’s class … Continue reading

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Worldcon News

Eastercon is taking place at Heathrow this weekend, and one of the major announcements that has been made is that the 2024 bid for a UK Worldcon has selected a venue. The host city will once again be Glasgow, and … Continue reading

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Summer in Finland

The weather appears to have warmed up nicely, so I am looking forward to the summer which, as is traditional, will see me heading off to Finland. At the end of May I will be at Åcon X, the 10th … Continue reading

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Book Review: Luna: Moon Rising

Few things get a book up to the top of my To Read pile quicker than it being by Ian McDonald. I’ve been waiting eagerly for the final installment in the Luna series for some time. Obviously it had to … Continue reading

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Fringe Open Mic Tonight

If you happen to be in Bristol tonight, do pop along the the Gryphon for BristolCon Fringe. It is our annual Open Mic event where anyone can come along and read for 5 minutes. If there are insufficient victims volunteers … Continue reading

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Book Review – Rosewater Insurrection

The last couple of weeks have been manic work-wise, but I have managed to get some reading done and today, finally, I have managed to write about some of it. Tade Thompson is not only a very fine writer, he’s … Continue reading

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