Category Archives: spin

cover stories

I’ve just received previews of the cover art for the upcoming Spanish edition of Tejedora/Spin, the French edition of Stardust/Legendes de Ruby Castle, and the mass market French edition of Complications/The Silver Wind. I think they’re all simply stunning – all three briefs have been interpreted in beautifully original and striking ways, and I’m thrilled to have such wonderful artists working on my behalf – and I couldn’t resist sharing them with you here.




Spin to win!

The last half hour has brought me emails and phone calls from various lovely people currently at Eastercon, with the news that my novella Spin has won the BSFA Award for Best Short Fiction. To say I am thrilled, honoured and utterly gobsmacked would be an understatement. This post is just to thank everyone who voted for Spin. I feel deeply touched that members of the BSFA and of Eastercon – my home team! – have granted my work this fine accolade. I’m just sorry I couldn’t be in Glasgow to celebrate the award in person.

Huge thanks also to Andy Cox of TTA Press, who made the book a reality. I’m feeling very happy right now.


I’m delighted to announce that my novella Spin has made this year’s BSFA shortlist, in the Short Fiction category.

I’d like to thank everyone who voted for Spin in the nominations round. It’s a work that’s very close to my heart, and it really is massively gratifying to know that people are reading and enjoying it.

Congratulations to all the other nominees, not least my better half, for his hugely deserved shortlisting in the novel category for The Adjacent.

You can find full details of all three shortlists at the BSFA site here.

Spin to Spain

I’m delighted to announce that my novella Spin, published earlier this year by TTA Press, will be appearing in a Spanish edition, translation by Silvia Schettin.

The novella was recently acquired by Susana Arroyo, whom I had the pleasure of meeting at CelsiusCon in Aviles, for the Madrid-based speculative fiction digital imprint Fata Libelli, a publisher dedicated to bringing the best in new SF/F/H to the Spanish market.

I’m over the moon about this. We received such a warm welcome in Spain, and the excitement around speculative fiction there is palpable. The question people kept asking me was: how long did I think it would be before any of my work became available in Spanish?

Now, thanks to Susana and Silvia at Fata Libelli, I can answer: not long! The Spanish edition of Spin will be published in 2014. For further details, watch this space.