Orbit-Books Archive

  • 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...

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  • I was once told it was possible to study Klingon as part of a language degree at a British university, though I can’t remember which particular institution was offering that...

    On Speaking Flame Beast

    I was once told it was possible to study Klingon as part of a language degree at a British university, though I can’t remember which particular institution was offering that...

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  • I’ve just finished reading The Electric Church by Jeff Somers.  I’d recommend it strongly.  It’s a blisteringly exciting, brilliantly conceived cyber-noir-thriller-actionmovie-SF novel.  Somers is a clever high-octane writer, and has...

    On the Electric Church

    I’ve just finished reading The Electric Church by Jeff Somers.  I’d recommend it strongly.  It’s a blisteringly exciting, brilliantly conceived cyber-noir-thriller-actionmovie-SF novel.  Somers is a clever high-octane writer, and has...

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  • I’m reading the proofs for Debatable Space this week…a delightful but terrifying exercise.   The story spans a thousand years, and features extraordinary events that are meant to be implausible and...

    The Future History of Debatable Space

    I’m reading the proofs for Debatable Space this week…a delightful but terrifying exercise.   The story spans a thousand years, and features extraordinary events that are meant to be implausible and...

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  • Crime has been good to me over the years. One of my first and best jobs in television was as a script editor on the cult BBC series The Paradise...

    On Writing Science Fiction

    Crime has been good to me over the years. One of my first and best jobs in television was as a script editor on the cult BBC series The Paradise...

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