Archive for January, 2011

  • This week’s SFF Song of the Week is from an SF legend…the wonderful painter-of-the-fantastical Jim Burns. I’m aiming to do a wee retrospective of Jim’s covers in a little while....

    SFF Song of the Week: Jim Burns

    This week’s SFF Song of the Week is from an SF legend…the wonderful painter-of-the-fantastical Jim Burns. I’m aiming to do a wee retrospective of Jim’s covers in a little while....

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  • I’m currently revising the proofs of my new novel Hell Ship, featuring among others the character of Sharrock, who also appears in a story in Further Conflicts (see below.) I...

    Sharrock in Love

    I’m currently revising the proofs of my new novel Hell Ship, featuring among others the character of Sharrock, who also appears in a story in Further Conflicts (see below.) I...

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  • I’ve just been reading an interesting post on the Guardian Book Blog about book covers.  I don’t agree with everything the bloggers says – I love pulpy covers! – though...

    Book Covers

    I’ve just been reading an interesting post on the Guardian Book Blog about book covers.  I don’t agree with everything the bloggers says – I love pulpy covers! – though...

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  • I’m delighted to say I’ve just had a short story accepted for the above volume, published by Newcon Press and edited by Ian Whates (author and founder of the Newcon...

    Further Conflicts

    I’m delighted to say I’ve just had a short story accepted for the above volume, published by Newcon Press and edited by Ian Whates (author and founder of the Newcon...

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  • HIGHLY RECOMMENDED RADIO DRAMA:  Haunted by Sally Griffiths, 2.15pm Radio 4, and then on iPlayer. An eerie, thought-provoking drama from film and television writer Sally Griffiiths.  I’ve script edited many...

    This Week on Debatable Spaces

    HIGHLY RECOMMENDED RADIO DRAMA:  Haunted by Sally Griffiths, 2.15pm Radio 4, and then on iPlayer. An eerie, thought-provoking drama from film and television writer Sally Griffiiths.  I’ve script edited many...

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  • This is the first in which I hope will be a series of short stories and flash fiction pieces featuring characters and ideas to be found in Hell Ship.  These...

    Sharrock and the Ghost of Pethgore

    This is the first in which I hope will be a series of short stories and flash fiction pieces featuring characters and ideas to be found in Hell Ship.  These...

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  • If you missed it, the best thing on telly last year was Misfits on E4. A superhero show; a comedy; a dark drama – it had it all.  Ace script...

    More Misfits

    If you missed it, the best thing on telly last year was Misfits on E4. A superhero show; a comedy; a dark drama – it had it all.  Ace script...

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  • Debatable Space, my first science fiction novel, is part of a triptych of  books all set in the same Universe with similar themes, and comparable lunatic story twists. This is...

    The Debatable Space Universe

    Debatable Space, my first science fiction novel, is part of a triptych of  books all set in the same Universe with similar themes, and comparable lunatic story twists. This is...

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  • The SFF Song of the Week slot has taken a brief hiatus to allow me to, ah, savour Christmas,  then have a delightful holiday in Marrakesh. But it’s back! Today!...

    SFF Song of the Week: Chris Beckett

    The SFF Song of the Week slot has taken a brief hiatus to allow me to, ah, savour Christmas,  then have a delightful holiday in Marrakesh. But it’s back! Today!...

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  • I caught a blog on Jeff Somers’ site a while back,  extolling the marvellousness of a micro-budget SF movie called MONSTERS. And I finally managed to catch up with it...

    Monsters

    I caught a blog on Jeff Somers’ site a while back,  extolling the marvellousness of a micro-budget SF movie called MONSTERS. And I finally managed to catch up with it...

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