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 … Continue reading

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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 … Continue reading

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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 … Continue reading

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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 … Continue reading

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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 … Continue reading

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