Indeed

(In the first book of ‘The Kills’, Parsons is looking for a suspected fraudster who may have stolen $53 million from one of those evil American companies doing work in Iraq. Scheming himself, he ends up in a bar in a yacht club in Malta, where there is a strange convention of female twins. Two […]

Ten cents worth of mixed lollies

I was in Munich on the night of the World Cup final, and the buzz was fantastic. And while everyone has the right to be pleased and proud when their national team wins a big event, I think Germany of all countries should be a little careful with their hyperbole. ¬†Newspaper declarations that Germany is […]

Dachshund

My eldest daughter dreamed that we bought a dachshund. She cuddled it at the breeder’s, and everyone was very happy with the new sausage dog. Next in the dream, I was driving the car with the family. My daughter looked out and saw our new dog on the road. I saw it too, accelerated and […]

Spoilers

I read Derek Kunsken’s “The Dog’s Paw” in Ellen Datlow’s latest Best Horror of the Year. It is a true horror story, with startling imagery, and a presentation of a topsy turvey world that filled me with unease. I saw today that it is now available for listening on Pseudopod. I am still not sure […]

Crossed Genres Book 3

Crossed Genres is about to release its third collection in book form, and I am delighted as it contains my story ‘My Life as a Lizard’, as well as an interview with me where I¬†fail to be profound, but at least achieve pomposity (the state of being covered in volcano excrement, I think). Love the […]