Red Claw Archive

  • Revenge and Taxonomy on an Alien Planet

    Red Claw

    Revenge and Taxonomy on an Alien Planet

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  • 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...

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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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  • I think SF should be sensual…if you want to know why, have a peek here.

    Sensual SF

    I think SF should be sensual…if you want to know why, have a peek here.

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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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • I once had an email from my agent with the header ‘Pub dates’ and I thought I was being invited on a pub crawl…in fact, this is publisher code for...

    Red Claw: Pub dates

    I once had an email from my agent with the header ‘Pub dates’ and I thought I was being invited on a pub crawl…in fact, this is publisher code for...

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  • Dave Brendon is a South African blogger who cunningly managed to win the Orbit ‘free copy of Debatable Space’ competition a while back.  Dave asked me to give an interview for...

    On Dave Brendon’s Fantasy and Sci-Fi Weblog

    Dave Brendon is a South African blogger who cunningly managed to win the Orbit ‘free copy of Debatable Space’ competition a while back.  Dave asked me to give an interview for...

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  • Star blogger Ariel, aka Darren Turpin the marketing wizard at Orbit, has now given this website a revamp…check out The Books section and see what happens when you click those...

    That Ariel Magic

    Star blogger Ariel, aka Darren Turpin the marketing wizard at Orbit, has now given this website a revamp…check out The Books section and see what happens when you click those...

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  • Red Claw,  my follow up to Debatable Space, is now on its way to a bookshop near you….well actually, not till later this year (October I believe).  But there’s an...

    On Red Claw

    Red Claw,  my follow up to Debatable Space, is now on its way to a bookshop near you….well actually, not till later this year (October I believe).  But there’s an...

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  • I realise with chagrin and alarm that it’s been positively ages since I wrote my last blog…the period since Christmas has been a non-stop whirl.  Apart from pursuing what I...

    On Rewrite Heaven

    I realise with chagrin and alarm that it’s been positively ages since I wrote my last blog…the period since Christmas has been a non-stop whirl.  Apart from pursuing what I...

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  • I’ve been neglecting the Astronomy Picture of the Day (see blogroll to your right) of late, but over the last few days I’ve been catching up.  Here’s water on Enceladus!  (Perhaps.)...

    On the Beauty of Nature

    I’ve been neglecting the Astronomy Picture of the Day (see blogroll to your right) of late, but over the last few days I’ve been catching up.  Here’s water on Enceladus!  (Perhaps.)...

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  • A while ago, I quoted Karen Miller’s wonderful Book Swede Quote of the Week about the eating of elephants – her way of describing the process of how to write...

    On Eating Elephants, and Ketos

    A while ago, I quoted Karen Miller’s wonderful Book Swede Quote of the Week about the eating of elephants – her way of describing the process of how to write...

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