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Cover me!

Cover me!

I’m going to tell you something I don’t believe I have told you before. It’s a shocking secret about yours truly. Some of you may think of me as an author, but before I was a writer, before I was even an unpublished wannabe author, I was a failed comic-book artist. That is to say, […]

March 27, 2021 | By | Reply More
Voyage of the Void-Lost (Sliding Void #6).

Voyage of the Void-Lost (Sliding Void #6).

As I think I mentioned before, I’ve started work on the 6th book in the Sliding Void series for you fans of old-school space opera and high adventure hijinks. It’s called ‘Voyage of the Void-Lost‘ and as I’m now 20,000 words in, I have just dropped the work-in-progress into my happy Patreons’ mitts. These novels […]

November 15, 2020 | By | Reply More
A Shortfall of Gravitas?

A Shortfall of Gravitas?

So, Elon Musk has just tweeted me (and, to be fair, about a few billion other people at the same time), that his new SpaceX droneship will be called “A Shortfall of Gravitas”. I think I can spot a fellow Iain M. Banks ‘Culture‘ SF books fan out there! It makes me wonder if I […]

October 4, 2020 | By | Reply More
Your chance to appear in my novels!

Your chance to appear in my novels!

All new books published by me will now contain a page in the ebook/print novel thanking my Patreons by name. If you are super-shy or in a witness protection program and would rather not be thanked, please let me know! The first book that will get this treatment is the ‘The Pashtun Boy’s Paradise’ up […]

August 28, 2020 | By | Reply More
Wide boy?

Wide boy?

So, I’ve recently made the monumental decision to ‘go wide’ with my (currently) ten indie genre novels. For those of you with a British 1980s childhood, you can cancel those visions of Rick Astley and Duran Duran from your mind … wrong sort of Wide Boy. Going wide as an author means withdrawing novels from […]

July 12, 2020 | By | Reply More
Stay sharp?

Stay sharp?

So, another birthday has passed by at warp speed, along with an annual opportunity for a bit of life-goal crop rotation and soul searching. Reader, I am sad to report that no great catharsis has been reached. No state of Zen-like satori gained. When you realise nothing is lacking, the whole world belongs to you. […]

June 14, 2020 | By | Reply More
Back to the … Future?

Back to the … Future?

A bit of a blast from the past, this week, with the revised editions of my first two fantasy novels – For The Crown and the Dragon, and its sequel, The Fortress in The Frost – hitting the streets in both print and e-book format for the first time in thirty years. I offered to […]

June 7, 2020 | By | Reply More
Hair Cut One Hundred

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, […]

May 18, 2020 | By | Reply More
Better to be lucky than good?

Better to be lucky than good?

When the current COVID-19 situation started to bite, I wasn’t one of the people scrambling for toilet rolls, cans of baked beans, and finding locating an in-stock facemask as hard as putting socks on a rooster. This is because I’d already done my panic buying in late December last year. I’d spotted what was happening […]

April 19, 2020 | By | Reply More
Shining suns and free books!

Shining suns and free books!

Well, the sun is shining, the day is beautiful, and – probably – like you, I’m experiencing a little more staying-at-home than even a geeky self-employed author with a home office and passion for the noble pursuits of genre TV, reading, model kit making, and computer games is comfortable with! I’ll forgo swapping pandemic stories […]

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