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Introducing : Queen of Clouds

My new fantasy novel, Queen of Clouds, is available to pre-order and, all being well, will be launched at Eastercon 2022 in London. It’s been a long journey to get to this point because, well, publishing can be a slow business, but I’m utterly thrilled that the time to share this book with the world […]

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Mon the Monsters!

February this year brought another February Album Writing Month and, eager for a distration from All This (TM), I dived right into it. Skip forward over a few months’ of industrious beavering and I’m finally pretty pleased to be able to reveal…the a new album by The Disappointed Skeptics Club! Behold: Monsterism! The theme of […]

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No More Heroes anthology

It’s said the golden age for music is whatever age you are when you first connect with it on a visceral, personal level. When the sounds and styles and images and personalities of the bands fuse with your crystalizing sense of self. You always remember the songs you fell in love with when you were […]

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ParSec Magazine

Good news for fans of science fiction and fantasy comes with the announcement of a new fiction magazine, ParSec. A powerhouse combination of the energies and talents of two of our most esteemed indie publishers, ParSec will be published by Pete Crowther’s PS Publishing and edited by NewCon’s Ian Whates and the magazine, which will […]

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New Black Static

The new issue of Black Static – a double issue no less – goes to the printers this week and will be in our hands before we can say ‘scary stories’. I’ve loved this magazine since issue 1 (and it’s predecessor, The Third Alternative) and the debt I owe to editor, Andy Cox for publishing […]

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2020 Roundup

Well, that has been 2020. It’s been a year, and one that will have affected creative sorts differently. For me thankfully it’s been relatively productive. I had three short stories published this year. Down To The Roots, my Scottish Hallowe’en story, came out early in the year in Shadows and Tall Trees issue 8 and […]

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Queen of Clouds

I’m utterly thrilled to announce that NewCon Press are going to be publishing my new novel, Queen of Clouds. For those of you that remember The Moon King, Queen of Clouds is set in the same world several hundred years earlier and tells the story of how that strange, flooded world came to be. So, […]

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Academic Thinking

Over the last couple of years I’ve been lucky enough to be involved in a handful of academically-inspired projects, mixing scientific writing with fiction. A few years ago, I was asked to contribute to I Am Because You Are, an anthology of writings celebrating the centenary of Einstein’s general relativity, and now I have two […]

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