Story #26 – “The Time-Traveller’s lament”

May I recommend for your reading … pleasure? … my most recent publication, and my final for 2021 (and who knows, perhaps my final ever?), The Time-Traveller’s Lament ? So many things to say about this, for a change. Thanks to the folks at Sci-Phi Journal. This is the second story of mine they have […]

KABOOM man

Well, that was a lot of fun. With that title – “The Return of the Incredible Exploding Man”, and my love of his Fractured Europe series, I was always going to read this novel of Dave Hutchinson‘s. However, I am never early to the party, and I see that it has been out in the […]

The Boulevardier

My dark story The Boulevardier appeared in the Meerkat Press anthology, Love Hurts, edited by Tricia Reeks. It is just up now live on PseudoPod podcast. I am really digging the super cool narration by Halloween Bloodfrost. It even comes with its own violence and yuckiness warning, yay! Listen (and read) here, at PseudoPod # […]

” … and many more”.

Cover reveal for the upcoming print anthology 3LBE Volume VII, collecting issues 25–28, with 23 pieces of original fiction by Cat Rambo, Mari Ness, J.M. McDermott, Gwendolyn Kiste, Michael J. DeLuca, Kristi DeMeester, E. Catherine Tobler, and many more. “… and many more”. Hey, that’s me! My first 3LBE story, “Some Corner of a Dorset […]

Workers of the world, run for your lives!!

Contract just signed, and I am very happy that my dark weird story, Blur, shall be appearing in ProleSCARYet. Who knows what evil lurks in the heart of the manager of your local call centre? ProleSCARYet: Tales of Horror and Class Warfare : monstrous bosses, jobs from literal Hell, working class folks fighting back against great […]

Acceptance

Second acceptance for the year, I think that I prefer 2021 to 2020 (wot? its not just me?). I now have an odd little something / something a little odd appearing in the January edition of Jersey Devil Press.

William Gibson reminds us to read Jack Womack

Stealing from the Guardian as I do from time to time, I see that in their regular “The Books that Made Me”, William Gibson, under the heading “The book I think is most underrated” nominates, “Jack Womack’s Random Acts of Senseless Violence. A near future that chillingly predicted the foulest possible outcome of our past […]

First sale of 2021

Not quite the 12 days of Christmas. Two rejections on 23 December, one on 27 December, one on 29 December. Opened the first rejection email of the year on 2 January, only to find it was an acceptance. An excellent way to start the year. Details to follow, but the outline is an “anthology about […]