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Writing

The Pursuit of William Abbey – Cover

New book! Whooooooo! I’m not very good at saying stuff about why my own books are cool and you should read ’em (I’ve spent a lot of the last year apologising for 84K being flippin’ […]

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Adventures in… Bucharest

“Do you fancy a trip to….” began the representative of the British Council. “Ohohohohoh yes pick me!” “… now, hear me out, because it’s important you understand….” “PICK ME PICK ME PICK ME!” Maybe nuanced […]

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European Elections 2019 – Go Vote!!

First: a shout-out to Full Fact, the fact-checking charity which carries a huge amount of information on basically every issue under the sun in British politics, and has succeeded in unsettling both the left and […]

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Adventures in Cornwall

Day 0 I hate leaving the house after, say, 8 p.m.. It feels too much like going to a night shift. Things should be winding down, not winding up. But there’s a sleeper train from […]

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Upcoming Events 2019

Hello! A couple of quick upcoming events in case you’re around – come say hi! On Saturday May 25th I’m at London MCMComicon with a whole bundle of excellent scribblers. Not yet sure of the […]

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Thank you PKD!

I’m honoured and excited to say that 84K was awarded the Special Citation by the Philip K. Dick Award 2019, with the overall prize going to Audrey Schulman for Theory of Bastards. Anyone who follows […]

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In Astonished Praise of… Queer Eye

I hate reality TV shows. Their contrived drama, their oh-so-spontaneous-not-scripted-scripting. Most of the time they thrive on conflict, aggression and dehumanisation, turning people into objects to be mocked, scorned, sexualised or ridiculed. They hypnotise with […]

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I’m Really Sorry, A Post About Brexit

If you are as bored of Brexit as me, look away! Unfortunately, there’s still a tonne of stuff to stay, including the regular cry of “oh God what’s our government doing now?!” With every week […]

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Gamehouse in paperback whooooooo!

Well, I guess the subject-line says it all. Today the lovely people at Fantasy Hive revealed the cover for the Gameshouse (in English, ‘cos Germany is already all over this) which is being published as […]

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Some More Upcoming Events – 2019

Thursday 14th March – I’m honoured and excited to be talking with Dee Lestari and Laksmi Pamuntjak at the London Book Fair as part of the British Council’s Indonesia Focus, in which writers celebrating the […]

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9 Hours of Grade 9

Ever wanted to spend a weekend at a martial arts seminar? Pack the arnica, you’ll need it. Day 1. 12 p.m.. Injuries: none. Actually, technically there’s still a healing scar across my forehead from when […]

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Now That Edits Are Over

… I am, for the first time since… oooh… can’t really remember… sitting down and thinking about what to do next. Don’t get me wrong: I’m gonna write more books next. ‘Cos writing is awesome. […]

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