Ready to launch

There’s two and a bit weeks to go before this year’s World Fantasy Convention down in lovely Brighton. I’m not doing terribly much at it, so you’ll mostly find me in the bar, but what will be happening at the con is the launch of a couple of anthologies which I’ve mentioned before here on account of […]

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The truth about me and astrology

As part of the pre-publicity for their Astrologica anthology, The Alchemy Press are running a series of interviews with the contributors. When it came to asking about my star sign, I’m afraid I couldn’t lie. It’s not that I think astrology is nonsense…no wait, if I’m being honest, it’s exactly that. It’s one of those […]

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Sour, sweet

I think I’m okay in announcing that I’ve sold a new story to Chris Kelso and Hal Duncan’s Caledonia Dreamin’ anthology of ‘stories of Scottish descent’. The premise of the anthology is to showcase some of the incredible words available in the lexicon of the Scots language, re-purposing them for a wider and modern audience. […]

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Neu Birlinn

Good to hear that Nova Scotia’s publisher, Birlinn, has a new website. Birlinn took over publication of Nova Scotia after they merged with original publisher, the wonderful Mercat Press, and for a while it was really tricky to find the book on their site. So if there’s anyone out there with an aversion to A****n […]

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Solaris Rising 2

Mentioned this in passing a little while ago, but since the publisher has now posted about it, I guess it’s a good time to properly fanfare that I have a story forthcoming in Solaris Rising 2. This science fiction anthology, published by Solaris Books and edited by Ian Whates, has a really superb line-up of […]

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Caledonia Dreamin’

Word from Hal Duncan that he and Chris Kelso are editing an anthology of strange fiction inspired by Scots words. I love the idea. Because to me Scots is more than a provincial dialect or a style of 18th century poetry that’s trotted out with the tartan and the haggis on Burns’ night. Scots is […]

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Dark Currents

Before Christmas I mentioned a story sale, and I’m now pleased to be able to announce that my sheep-in-space effort, “Lost Sheep” will be appearing in NewCon Press‘s next anthology, Dark Currents. I’m really pleased about this. It’s got a wonderful cover by Ben Baldwin (I’ll link to it once it’s finalised), and it’s got […]

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Rocket Science

Over at his blog, Ian Sales announces that he is going to edit an anthology of  science fiction and fact called Rocket Science. To be published by Mutation Press in 2012, the unique selling point of this anthology is to be its focus on Hard SF (defined in another blog post by Ian as – and […]

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