Hair Cut One Hundred

Well, I’ve just invested in a pair of hair clippers for a quarantine cut, and if things go wrong next week, I might have to start rocking the China Miéville-look – although not half as alluring as the author of Perdido Street Station, obviously (I’d end up more of a Poundstore Kojak if matters slip sideways).

On the work front, I’m posting chapters of the sequel to For the Crown and the Dragon (my very first book), The Fortress in the Frost, for my Patreon readers over at – this was the novel that coined the phrase ‘flintlock fantasy’ as a strange sub-genre, thanks to an Interzone reviewer … although if it had come out a few years later, I’m sure the moniker ‘steampunk’ would’ve been bandied about.

Also on the work front, I’ve been using the spare time at home to typeset and load all the books published under the Green Nebula imprint into Ingram Spark, to make them easier to order in print via book stores, libraries and such.

Are you interested in hardbacks of novels from the Sliding Void series, Mission to MightadoreEmpty Between the Stars, and the like?

This is an option from Ingram that wasn’t available via Amazon (which is paperback-only for most of their line). If you are, let me know and I’ll release them in this format, too. The options are hardback, or hardback in a slip-case.


I am an author of various fantasy, science fiction, crime and other genre books from Gollancz, Hachette and HarperCollins. Some day I hope to grow up and be an astronaut. Exploring Mars would be nice.

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