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The Race – cover artwork revealed!

I’m thrilled to be able to reveal the cover artwork for my novel The Race, out this summer from NewCon Press. The image is by Ben Baldwin, and I’m sure you’ll agree with me when I say that it is … Continue reading

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Back to Blighty

That is one long flight. Including the initial ‘hop’ from Launceston back to Sydney, I spent all of Friday and part of Saturday in the air, basically, and in spite of it offering the more or less unique opportunity to … Continue reading

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This is just to let everyone know that my blog may go quiet for the next couple of weeks. This does not mean I’ve resigned my interest in things science fictional – it means I’m in Australia. My mum turned … Continue reading

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3 out of 6 ain’t bad

The 2014 Clarke Award shortlist has just been announced: ~ Nexus by Ramez Naam (Angry Robot) ~ God’s War by Kameron Hurley (Del Rey) ~ The Machine by James Smythe (Blue Door) ~ Ancillary Justice by Anne Leckie (Orbit) ~ … Continue reading

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SpecFic 2013

I’m very chuffed indeed to announce that I have a piece in the forthcoming Speculative Fiction 2013, an anthology bringing together the best SF essays, reviews and comment published online during 2013. Edited by the wonderful Ana Grilo and Thea … Continue reading

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Complications makes the GPI shortlist!

I’m particularly excited to announce that the French edition of The Silver Wind, Complications, has been shortlisted for France’s best known award for speculative fiction, the Grand Prix de L’Imaginaire. The GPI has been running since 1974, and introduced categories … Continue reading

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Best Horror of the Year #6

I’m really very happy indeed to announce that my story ‘The Tiger’, originally published in Terror Tales of London (edited for Gray Friar by Paul Finch) will be reprinted in Ellen Datlow’s Best Horror of the Year Volume 6. I’m … Continue reading

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Locus recommends

The annual Locus Recommended Reading list, compiled by Locus magazine’s editors and contributors, has just been released. As always, it provides a fascinating snapshot of the year in SFF, as well as an invaluable reference point for word lengths and … Continue reading

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Here we go again…

So – the full list of novels submitted for the 2014 Arthur C. Clarke Award was released, via SFX magazine, at 2pm today. Numbering 121 books in total, it clocks up a record number. With both the Kitschies and the … Continue reading

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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 … Continue reading

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