Version 43 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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  • Just heard that Version 43 is featured in the Financial Times Books of the Year round-up, after its glowing review by James Lovegrove.  There were 3 SF novels chosen: v43,  The...

    Financial Times Books of the Year

    Just heard that Version 43 is featured in the Financial Times Books of the Year round-up, after its glowing review by James Lovegrove.  There were 3 SF novels chosen: v43,  The...

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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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  • Lovely review here on io9…

    Version 43 on io9

    Lovely review here on io9…

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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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  • I called in yesterday to my local bookshop, The Bookseller Crow on the Hill.  This is just a perfect local book emporium, run by the delightful Jonathan. He told me...

    The Crow on the Hill

    I called in yesterday to my local bookshop, The Bookseller Crow on the Hill.  This is just a perfect local book emporium, run by the delightful Jonathan. He told me...

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  • Just returned from Newcon 5, a small and delightful con in the town of Northampton. It’s run by Ian Whates, writer, publisher, and general amazing bloke.  I’m hoping to blog...

    Extract from Version 43

    Just returned from Newcon 5, a small and delightful con in the town of Northampton. It’s run by Ian Whates, writer, publisher, and general amazing bloke.  I’m hoping to blog...

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  • Today is the official UK publication date for Version 43, and I’ve gone to considerable trouble and expense to organise the first ever virtual launch party.  This means, er, that...

    Virtual Launch Party for Version 43

    Today is the official UK publication date for Version 43, and I’ve gone to considerable trouble and expense to organise the first ever virtual launch party.  This means, er, that...

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  • I had a very enjoyable time last night with the guys from Orbit UK, to bid farewell to ace editor Darren Nash (who’s nipping across the road to Gollancz for...

    Somers v. Palmer: Round 3

    I had a very enjoyable time last night with the guys from Orbit UK, to bid farewell to ace editor Darren Nash (who’s nipping across the road to Gollancz for...

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  • Part 2 in the Palmer/Somers tapes…here are rival synopses of these two noir novels, Version 43 and The Terminal State. Do you know what, I think Jeff IS better looking than...

    Duelling Synopses

    Part 2 in the Palmer/Somers tapes…here are rival synopses of these two noir novels, Version 43 and The Terminal State. Do you know what, I think Jeff IS better looking than...

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  • I had a delightful moment today when our trusty postman (who  keeps delivering our mail, despite the yapping of our over-excitable Border Terrier) brought me the first ever copy I’ve...

    Version 43 on the shelf

    I had a delightful moment today when our trusty postman (who  keeps delivering our mail, despite the yapping of our over-excitable Border Terrier) brought me the first ever copy I’ve...

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  • This blog has been having a bit of a summer break…but now it’s September, expect much more news and opinions on a variety of things.  And I’ll also be featuring...

    The end of Summer…

    This blog has been having a bit of a summer break…but now it’s September, expect much more news and opinions on a variety of things.  And I’ll also be featuring...

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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 been longing to share this for some time – and here it see. Lauren Panepinto’s cover design for my next book Version 43 (available in all good bookshops from October;...

    Beware the plastic Cyborg Cop: the cover of Version 43

    I’ve been longing to share this for some time – and here it see. Lauren Panepinto’s cover design for my next book Version 43 (available in all good bookshops from October;...

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  • I love most if not all genres of writing….and before I wrote SF I mainly earned my living from crime. With my third novel Version 43, I took a step...

    Version 43: The Moodboard

    I love most if not all genres of writing….and before I wrote SF I mainly earned my living from crime. With my third novel Version 43, I took a step...

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