Red Claw 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...

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  • 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...

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  • 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...

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  • 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,...

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  • I’ve been mulling about genre, here.

    A Book-Lover’s Easy Virtue

    I’ve been mulling about genre, here.

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  • Blogger Adam Christopher has just posted a piece from me about writerly habits…I met Adam at the last Easteron, a story he tells here…

    Writing Habits

    Blogger Adam Christopher has just posted a piece from me about writerly habits…I met Adam at the last Easteron, a story he tells here…

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  • What’s the best way to kill an alien? Do you zap it with energy beams, blast it with bullets, burn it with a flame-thrower, drop an anti-matter bomb on it,...

    How to Write Action SF

    What’s the best way to kill an alien? Do you zap it with energy beams, blast it with bullets, burn it with a flame-thrower, drop an anti-matter bomb on it,...

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  • I’ve just been told of an exciting book tournament being held by BSCreview…It’s a knockout competition between rival books and the last book standing will, presumably, win fair maiden. Hey...

    Red Claw Stuff

    I’ve just been told of an exciting book tournament being held by BSCreview…It’s a knockout competition between rival books and the last book standing will, presumably, win fair maiden. Hey...

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  • In the last few weeks I’ve been dabbling in controversial topics on this blogsite. First I DARED TO DEFY the great John Scalzi by pointing out that he’s totally (utterly!...

    Are Shit Reviews Good for a Writer’s Soul?

    In the last few weeks I’ve been dabbling in controversial topics on this blogsite. First I DARED TO DEFY the great John Scalzi by pointing out that he’s totally (utterly!...

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  • Here are some images which inspired Red Claw. Red Claw is the story of science and nature on an alien planet, featuring a motley crew of obsessional scientists who are...

    Red Claw: The Moodboard

    Here are some images which inspired Red Claw. Red Claw is the story of science and nature on an alien planet, featuring a motley crew of obsessional scientists who are...

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  • I’ve written a new Orbit post about one of my favourite subjects – aliens.  Take a look here. This post prompted ace webguy Darren Turpin to send me a link...

    Finally, the sexy aliens…

    I’ve written a new Orbit post about one of my favourite subjects – aliens.  Take a look here. This post prompted ace webguy Darren Turpin to send me a link...

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  • Over at SF Crowsnest, they’ve compiled their list of the top 100 SFF novels of 2009….I’m glad to see Red Claw is in there, at number 17….

    Best of 2009?

    Over at SF Crowsnest, they’ve compiled their list of the top 100 SFF novels of 2009….I’m glad to see Red Claw is in there, at number 17….

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  • I’ve been blogging on the Orbit site about evil, and it came as something as a shock to me to realise quite how dark is my own soul. In real...

    On the Predator Pack

    I’ve been blogging on the Orbit site about evil, and it came as something as a shock to me to realise quite how dark is my own soul. In real...

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  • I just had a very nice email from a ‘space artist’ called Brian Smallwood, who has just read and loved Red Claw. Check out these amazing images on his website,...

    On Space Art

    I just had a very nice email from a ‘space artist’ called Brian Smallwood, who has just read and loved Red Claw. Check out these amazing images on his website,...

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  • I had a delightful morning in Forbidden Planet earlier this week, signing copies of Red Claw.  (They’ve sold quite a few, but there are still plenty left!) This shop really...

    Forbidden Planet

    I had a delightful morning in Forbidden Planet earlier this week, signing copies of Red Claw.  (They’ve sold quite a few, but there are still plenty left!) This shop really...

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  • I’ve been meaning to write a blog about the A Space of Waste? debate I attended at Greenwich Observatory, as part of the Sci-Fi London event.  It was a terrific...

    No Waste of Time

    I’ve been meaning to write a blog about the A Space of Waste? debate I attended at Greenwich Observatory, as part of the Sci-Fi London event.  It was a terrific...

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  • I’ve been following a very interesting debate on the Guardian books blog …Damian G. Walter writes well and wittily about the state of SF, and how the ideas and (dare...

    What’s in a name?

    I’ve been following a very interesting debate on the Guardian books blog …Damian G. Walter writes well and wittily about the state of SF, and how the ideas and (dare...

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  • It’s one day to the official publication date of Red Claw in the UK…it’s a nice, but strange feeling when a book is almost but not quite out. I wrote...

    Red Claw Day

    It’s one day to the official publication date of Red Claw in the UK…it’s a nice, but strange feeling when a book is almost but not quite out. I wrote...

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  • Get your free copy of Red Claw (if you’re lucky) from this man.

    Free copies of Red Claw

    Get your free copy of Red Claw (if you’re lucky) from this man.

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  • Last night I watched the first episode in a 3 part series about  naturalists.  Yeah, I know that sounds as exciting as watching paint dry. But in fact, it was...

    On the Wonder of Nature

    Last night I watched the first episode in a 3 part series about  naturalists.  Yeah, I know that sounds as exciting as watching paint dry. But in fact, it was...

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