Archive for November, 2011

  • To my delight, I’ve been asked to contribute to an anthology of steampunk stories ‘inspired by’ classics of literature.  My choice is Wilkie Collins – who is up there with...

    Steampunk Anthology

    To my delight, I’ve been asked to contribute to an anthology of steampunk stories ‘inspired by’ classics of literature.  My choice is Wilkie Collins – who is up there with...

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  • It’s now been confirmed by my new Orbit editor Jenni Hill that the official UK publication date of Artemis is – drum roll! – 1st December. That’s er, soon. Artemis...

    Countdown to Artemis

    It’s now been confirmed by my new Orbit editor Jenni Hill that the official UK publication date of Artemis is – drum roll! – 1st December. That’s er, soon. Artemis...

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  • I’ve just been reading this engaging blog by John Scalzi on why he writes, and how much he loves writing. THIS GUY LOVES WRITING!!???!!!!! Unbelievable.  Most writers hate writing.  That’s...

    Why Write?

    I’ve just been reading this engaging blog by John Scalzi on why he writes, and how much he loves writing. THIS GUY LOVES WRITING!!???!!!!! Unbelievable.  Most writers hate writing.  That’s...

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  • The latest in my occasional series of blogs about SF movies;, good, bad, and all points in between… Space Truckers (1996) is one of the greatest films never made…instead they...

    Space Truckers

    The latest in my occasional series of blogs about SF movies;, good, bad, and all points in between… Space Truckers (1996) is one of the greatest films never made…instead they...

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  • I recently did an interview for the charming blogger Alan Kelly, who runs a really cool site called Horror Reanimated. One of the things Alan asked me about were the...

    The Lost Flanagan Story

    I recently did an interview for the charming blogger Alan Kelly, who runs a really cool site called Horror Reanimated. One of the things Alan asked me about were the...

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  • Last night I watched His Girl Friday again, for the nth time.  It’s one of my favourite ever films.  One of those sharp sassy black and white movies with machine-gun...

    Howard Hawks

    Last night I watched His Girl Friday again, for the nth time.  It’s one of my favourite ever films.  One of those sharp sassy black and white movies with machine-gun...

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  • At the recent British Fantasy Convention in Brighton, I was privileged to share a panel on movies with the inimitable Kim Newman, a man who has seen more movies than...

    Lifeforce

    At the recent British Fantasy Convention in Brighton, I was privileged to share a panel on movies with the inimitable Kim Newman, a man who has seen more movies than...

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  •   Oh Frabjous Joy!  An author’s copy of Artemis, my latest novel, just appeared at my doorstep, delivered by a wary postman who had heard of the reputation of this...

    Artemis Arrives

      Oh Frabjous Joy!  An author’s copy of Artemis, my latest novel, just appeared at my doorstep, delivered by a wary postman who had heard of the reputation of this...

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  • I’ve been giving some lectures on genre cinema up in York recently, and spent Monday night there – aka Halloween. Amazing.  York is a city full of  beauty; and also...

    Most Haunted City

    I’ve been giving some lectures on genre cinema up in York recently, and spent Monday night there – aka Halloween. Amazing.  York is a city full of  beauty; and also...

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  • I’ve been racing around the country for the last few days so haven’t had time to write  about the panel I did at the weekend for the London Screenwriters’ Festival....

    Fantastical TV

    I’ve been racing around the country for the last few days so haven’t had time to write  about the panel I did at the weekend for the London Screenwriters’ Festival....

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