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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Round about this time every year I start to check the calendar to see how many weeks are left until Eastercon, one of my cherished biannual breaks spent in the company of my excellent friends in the genre writing community.  And, on finding out that it’s still six weeks distant (*sigh*!) I’m always a little […]

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August’s books

Fully expected this month’s reading to be curtailed by other activities, but as it turns out I managed a couple of enjoyable (albeit with a slightly higher than usual incidence of author/reader nark) novels and the usual interesting array of shorts. Rule 34  by Charles Stross (Orbit)   You know you’ve read a good thriller […]

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