BFS award nomination

Really pleased to discover that my short story collection, Secret Language, has been shortlisted for this year’s British Fantasy Award. It has some truly excellent company and whoever wins come the end of September will be a worth winner, I reckon. On the subject of the BFS awards, I’ve been asked to judge the Magazine/Periodical […]

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BSFA Awards Short List

I… um… Nope, sorry. I got nothing. I’m supposed to be a writer and I have no words to express how it feels to learn that The Moon King has been shortlisted for this year’s BSFA award for best novel. So, I’ll just take this opportunity to thank profusely everyone that nominated it. There were a […]

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BSFA Shortlist

Over the last few years I’ve got into the habit of looking out for the BSFA awards shortlist announcement and resolving to read all the nominees before voting. The year before last I succeeded. Last year I ended up short by one novel, and looking at the way things is stacking up for the first […]

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Clarke award shortlist

So, the 2012 Clarke award shortlist was announced this morning and, as has become the custom, the genre corner of Twitter has lit up like a Christmas tree as commentators register their surprise. That’s one of the things I love about the Clarke’s – the shortlist is never predictable. In fact there is now an […]

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BSFA Awards shortlist

So, the extended voting period has passed and I hope a few more votes snuck in. The result is really interesting shortlists in all the categories.  In the two fiction categories, I’ve read two of the novels and two of the short stories, so I have a bit of reading to do to be in a […]

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BSFA Awards

I always enjoy the BSFA awards. They usually can be relied on to reward very good work, and the decisions they come to usually have the feeling of being the nod of approval of a collective, cohesive community. You can often read a book and know that it’s a BSFA award contender. And that’s how […]

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