Hell Ship Archive

  • For the last few weeks I’ve been doing an interview for the Irish blogger and writer Bob Neilson, who does a lot of stuff for the Irish online mag Albedo...

    Philip Palmer, Renaissance Man? No way!

    For the last few weeks I’ve been doing an interview for the Irish blogger and writer Bob Neilson, who does a lot of stuff for the Irish online mag Albedo...

    Continue Reading...

  • 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...

    Continue Reading...

  • It’s been a crazy busy time…I’ve spent all today planning a war in the Middle East, trying to decide whether I should invade Syria in my first wave of attacks...

    Hell Ship Reviews

    It’s been a crazy busy time…I’ve spent all today planning a war in the Middle East, trying to decide whether I should invade Syria in my first wave of attacks...

    Continue Reading...

  •   A huge envelope arrived through my door this week, and inside were Sharrock, Jak and Sai-ias – the three protagonists of my novel Hell Ship. This was the audio...

    Hell Ship Speaks

      A huge envelope arrived through my door this week, and inside were Sharrock, Jak and Sai-ias – the three protagonists of my novel Hell Ship. This was the audio...

    Continue Reading...

  • I met Eric Brown at my first Eastercon; he’s a charming guy, and is universally admired as one of the finest and most imaginative writers in SF, equally adept in...

    SFF Song of the Week: Eric Brown

    I met Eric Brown at my first Eastercon; he’s a charming guy, and is universally admired as one of the finest and most imaginative writers in SF, equally adept in...

    Continue Reading...

  • I’ve just been proof-reading ARTEMIS, which is my fifth novel for Orbit Books, and is published later this year. And I had a bit of a ‘wow’ moment. Wow! Four...

    A-Z of the Palmerverses

    I’ve just been proof-reading ARTEMIS, which is my fifth novel for Orbit Books, and is published later this year. And I had a bit of a ‘wow’ moment. Wow! Four...

    Continue Reading...

  • Yesterday I spent the afternoon signing books at Forbidden Planet…as jobs go, this was a bit like being forced to eat  chocolate in a chocolate factory.  This is the Shaftesbury Avenue...

    Book Signing Weekend

    Yesterday I spent the afternoon signing books at Forbidden Planet…as jobs go, this was a bit like being forced to eat  chocolate in a chocolate factory.  This is the Shaftesbury Avenue...

    Continue Reading...

  • This is the longest of the excerpts provided by Recorded Books from their audio book version of Hell Ship.  It’s narrated by Sai-ias, who is the heroine of the story ...

    Sai-ias Speaks

    This is the longest of the excerpts provided by Recorded Books from their audio book version of Hell Ship.  It’s narrated by Sai-ias, who is the heroine of the story ...

    Continue Reading...

  • Yesterday I played a brief excerpt from the audio book of Hell Ship, featuring Sharrock, one of the book’s three narrators.  Today, meet Jak. Jak is an alien from a...

    Jak Speaks

    Yesterday I played a brief excerpt from the audio book of Hell Ship, featuring Sharrock, one of the book’s three narrators.  Today, meet Jak. Jak is an alien from a...

    Continue Reading...

  • Today is the UK publication date of HELL SHIP.  And I thought I’d celebrate by introducing you to Sharrock, one of the three main characters in the story. Sharrock has...

    Sharrock Speaks

    Today is the UK publication date of HELL SHIP.  And I thought I’d celebrate by introducing you to Sharrock, one of the three main characters in the story. Sharrock has...

    Continue Reading...

  • HELL SHIP: PUBLISHED TODAY IN THE US OF A! Regular readers of this blog will know that occasionally I produce ‘moodboards’ of my various novels. Here’s Debatable Space.  Here’s Red...

    Moodboard for Hell Ship

    HELL SHIP: PUBLISHED TODAY IN THE US OF A! Regular readers of this blog will know that occasionally I produce ‘moodboards’ of my various novels. Here’s Debatable Space.  Here’s Red...

    Continue Reading...

  • Last week Stephen Hunt sent me the link for this fascinating article about one writer’s experience of shopping at the new digital-age Barnes & Noble – i.e. CRAP.  In their...

    Does it matter if all the bookshops close?

    Last week Stephen Hunt sent me the link for this fascinating article about one writer’s experience of shopping at the new digital-age Barnes & Noble – i.e. CRAP.  In their...

    Continue Reading...

  • A big box arrived in the post this week with first copies of Hell Ship.  It’s a wonderfully cool cover – lurid purple – with the words ALIEN, INVADERS AND...

    How DO you say that?

    A big box arrived in the post this week with first copies of Hell Ship.  It’s a wonderfully cool cover – lurid purple – with the words ALIEN, INVADERS AND...

    Continue Reading...

  • 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...

    Continue Reading...

  • 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...

    Continue Reading...

  • 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...

    Continue Reading...

  • My Debatable Space Facebook page has just had a fantastic new revamp, thanks to that ace webguy Darren Turpin. This page was originally set up when my first novel, er,...

    Philip Palmer’s Debatable Spaces

    My Debatable Space Facebook page has just had a fantastic new revamp, thanks to that ace webguy Darren Turpin. This page was originally set up when my first novel, er,...

    Continue Reading...

  • I’ve been mulling about genre, here.

    A Book-Lover’s Easy Virtue

    I’ve been mulling about genre, here.

    Continue Reading...

  • Hey! Here’s the cover of Hell Ship. Which comes out next year. And here’s Lauren Panepinto’s hilarious account of how she created it.   I MEAN, this lady is crazy –...

    Hell Ship cover launched, with a splash

    Hey! Here’s the cover of Hell Ship. Which comes out next year. And here’s Lauren Panepinto’s hilarious account of how she created it.   I MEAN, this lady is crazy –...

    Continue Reading...