Over on his blog, Fife-based SF novelist, Jack Deighton has been looking at the BSFA award nominees. Jack’s opinions are always thoughtful and I won’t comment on what he’s written here (except to say that I disagree with his appreciation of the Allan story). But if you’re thinking about voting in the BSFA awards this […]Read More Jack Deighton on the BSFA shortlist
I don’t often talk about the writing here. It only really surfaces when there’s something to tell people about. A milestone, a publication, a nomination. And when you’re working on something long, it can be a long time until you’ve got something to report. Monday’s news made me realize that Arrhythmia was the only piece […]Read More Isolationism, and a resolution
I’m both gobsmacked and absolutely delighted to learn that my my story, ‘Arrhythmia’ (from Mutation Press’s Music For Another World anthology) has been shortlisted for the 2010 BSFA Award for Short Fiction. How cool is that?! The award will be presented at Eastercon on April 23rd, and between now and then members of the BSFA […]Read More BSFA Award Shortlist
Really pleased to see that in the recent mailing, the BSFA have made serious attempts to enfranchise its membership towards voting in this year’s awards by thoughtfully providing a booklet dedicated to focusing minds on the task. Traditionally, there has been an issue of accessibility in garnering votes, especially for the short fiction and artwork […]Read More BSFA Award – Getting Involved!
Well no surprises there. Neil Gaiman’s Fragile Things deservedly won the Best Collection statue at the British Fantasy awards. Well done to Mr G, and to all the other winners. Especially pleased to see Gary Couzens pick up the Best Anthology award for Extended Play, which featured great stories from Phil Raines, Marion Arnott, Rosanne […]Read More And the winner isn’t…
Having been fortunate enough to have both of my books shortlisted for awards, I’d have to say that I’m generally in favour of them. Sales aside, it’s nice to know that people thought well enough of your work to want to mark it as worthy in some way. It’s not only gratifying, it gives a […]Read More And the winner is…
Just heard that The Ephemera has been shortlisted for the British Fantasy Award. It’ll be presented at Fantasycon in September. I’ve already signed up, but I’m not holding my breath – the competition looks fierce!Read More Stop Press!
Nova Scotia has been short listed for this year’s World Fantasy Award.I’m gobsmacked. If I hadn’t already made plans to go to World Fantasy in Austin, I’d be booking my tickets right now!Read More Something Unexpected