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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Devil’s Road

This week I found myself really in need of a great, immersive slab of escapism and by sheer chance a delivery from NewCon Press brought me Gary Gibson’s slightly unhinged, high octane new novella, Devil’s Road. Kicking off with a prison break, the story rattles through 130 pages of action and skulduggery and culminates in […]

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GSFWC charity anthology

The venerable Glasgow SF Writers’ Circle has assembled an anthology of short stories to raise funds to support charities helping those affected by the COVID-19 pandemic. The charities include: The Trussell Trust (Foodbanks UK wide) Medecins Sans Frontieres (Doctors without Borders) Simon Community Scotland (Homelessness in Scotland) Edited by EM Faulds and featuring art by […]

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Shadows & Tall Trees #8

It’s publication day for volume 8 of the excellent Shadows & Tall Trees anthology series. Stories from the past issues of this series have prominently featured in year’s bests and award shortlists, and Queen of the Horror Anthology, Ellen Datlow, herself said: “Shadows and Tall Trees epitomizes the idea of, and is the most consistent […]

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