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{ Monthly Archives } August 2011

We copy!

Today is something of a red letter day as Chris finally received his author copies of The Islanders, and I almost fell down the stairs in the rush to open the door to the courier. The book looks amazing. The first promotional gig has been organised by AltFiction and will take place at QUAD in […]

FrightFest, London Rain, and Daniel Kehlmann

FrightFest is a force I feel powerless to resist. At some point during the long weekend of the August bank holiday I will inevitably be seen marching towards the Empire Leicester Square like an eloi obeying the summons siren of the morlocks. What is worse, now that I’m writing a monthly column for Starburst magazine […]

House of Fear goes live!

The new Solaris anthology House of Fear will be launched at Foyles bookshop on Tuesday September 27th. The event is free, and will offer you a chance to buy a copy of the book signed by all attending contributors. There should be plenty of us there. The launch of Solaris’s metro-themed anthology End of the […]

The Silver Wind

I have a steampunkish obsession with things that work. I’m as enslaved by my computer and my smartphone as the next person, yet I am uncomfortable with the way we take them for granted, without having the least idea of how we might get them up and running again if they suddenly stopped. I can’t […]

The horror?

I came across an interesting review in The Guardian last weekend, of a novella entitled The Necrophiliac by a writer I wasn’t aware of, Gabrielle Wittkop. The review mentioned Nabokov, likening Wittkopp’s Lucien to VN’s Humbert Humbert. My attention was caught immediately and I bought the book the same day.  It’s a beautiful edition. Published […]