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Some Upcoming Stuff 2017!

World!  A few bits and bobs! The Djinn Falls in Love is released NOW.  An anthology of short stories edited by the awesome Jared Shurin and Mahvesh Murad, it features works from a line-up of […]

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The End of the Day – Cover

NEW BOOK!  New book new book new book wheeeeeee! And other deeply literary sounds. This is the story of Charlie.  Charlie is the Harbinger of Death.  It wasn’t his first career choice, but then he […]

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Sudden Appearance of Hope – Paperback

It’s out!  It’s real!  It’s cheaper than the hardback!  Go get it! Whoopeeee!

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Grammar Is (Not Really) For Wusses

Sometimes – not very often – but sometimes…. It is worth throwing out the conventional laws of grammar. Let me add, a great deal of bad text has been written by people who have decided […]

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Wonderful SF/Fantasy Movies

This is by no means a comprehensive list.  It also (grudgingly) cheats and includes some TV.  It is a list of stuff that leaps to mind casually on a Friday afternoon… and absolutely, like the […]

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Wonderful SF/Fantasy Books

I’m sometimes asked for books to recommend… in no particular order, and without much ado, here’s some of mine.  Lord of Light, by Roger Zelazny.  Well, actually – anything by Roger Zelazny, but Lord of […]

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Adventures in Torun

The alarm went off at 3 a.m.. Because my alarm doesn’t usually go off at 3 a.m., I was already wide awake ready for it, having kept myeslf awake most of the night with the […]

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Adventures in Aviles

You know when someone says ‘the hotel is in a converted ducal palace’?  Of course you laugh.  This very funny.  Hahaha. Well don’t you feel stupid when it turns out they weren’t lying? Earlier this […]

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Adventures in…. Estonia

Why is whenever anyone asks me to go traveling I automatically assume it’s some terrible mistake?  Why, for example, would anyone invite me to go to Estonia?  It seems like madness…. … as it turns […]

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Strong Women!

Many writers of fantasy/SF identify as feminist.  This is a Good Thing – by adopting the label and wearing it with pride, there is an inherent acknowledgment that genders are equal with each other.  That’s […]

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Some Writery Answers

I don’t write about writing much on this blog.  This is for two reasons.  1.  Like most people everywhere, I find talking about my job dull.  I love writing, but sitting down and saying that […]

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Sudden Appearance of Hope Published Today!

Whoopee and whoop whoop!  The Sudden Appearance of Hope is published!  Let there be much eating of cake and making merry! For those who haven’t seen, it’s the story of Hope Arden, a woman who […]

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