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 […]Read More BFS award nomination
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 […]Read More BSFA Awards Short List
As the annual SF awards nominations season rolls around, there’s yet again been a bit of a stooshie. Writers split into two camps. One side says: “we have to post lists of what stories of ours are eligible for awards this year, otherwise we’ll be overlooked and voters will just go with the same-old same […]Read More the difference between self promotion and canvassing
I’m honoured to have been asked to serve as a juror for the 2013 British Fantasy Awards. My future holds a ton of great reading. Onward!Read More British Fantasy Awards
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 […]Read More BSFA Shortlist
So this year’s Clarke award short list has caused a bit of a stooshie. It always does, it’s that kind of an award although, in the past, it used be complaints about books from non-genre publishers sneaking into the ghetto party; now it seems to be the other way around. I’ve no intention of going near […]Read More They shoot talking horses, don’t they?
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 […]Read More Clarke award 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 […]Read More BSFA Awards shortlist
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 […]Read More BSFA Awards
Great to hear that Hal Duncan’s amazing story,”The Behold Of The Eye” has won this year’s Gaylactic award for short fiction. Yay for Hal!Read More Hal Duncan: awesome awardiness!