So, April 22nd is finally here, and that means The Moon King is finally available to bought by anyone who wants one. To be honest, after the excitement of the pre-release launch at Eastercon, it feels…not anticlimactic, but perhaps a bit lower key. Which is perfectly fine by me. And good to see the reviews continuing to […]Read More Release Day!
Eastercon, done. Hugely enjoyable. Great friends, excellent beer, enormous amount of chat. Brilliant also to hear of friends selling books, and winning awards. Especially chuffed for Gareth Powell, Nina Allan and Jeff Vandermeer and Jeremy Zerfoss for their BSFA award wins. And personally, I’ve a few thankyous to make. Cheers to everyone that came along to […]Read More A general thanks
So, a few days ahead of official release, we opened some boxes of sunshine yellow books and let the good attendees of Eastercon have first dibs on The Moon King. People were happy, wine was drunk and we sold rather a lot of copies I think. Thanks to everyone that came, and to my publisher, Ian, […]Read More New Moon
#2 : So, what is the deal with you and birds? Q: The Moon King features some quite brutal white crows. I’ve read some of your other stories and birds crop up fairly regularly. Do you have some sort of obsession? A: Guilty as charged. I was a bit of a junior twitcher when I was younger, and […]Read More The Moon King Trivia #2 : The bird thing
#3 : The Cutting Room (Floor) Q: You’ve mentioned before here that you edited The Moon King down from a considerably longer length in the early drafts. What do you regret not making the published novel? A: There were two major scenes that I liked a lot but weren’t 100% strictly necessary for the story to work. […]Read More The Moon King Trivia #3 : The cutting room (floor)
#4 : What Genre Is The Moon King meant to be? Q: At times The Moon King reads like a science fiction novel and at other times it reads like Fantasy. WTAF! Dude, what genre is it meant to be? A: Can’t you have machines in fantasy? Can’t you have supernatural elements in science fiction? Who says […]Read More The Moon King Trivia #4 : What genre is it meant to be?
With a week to go until The Moon King is officially published, with the Eastercon launch event happening on Friday AND today being the day that you can now also get it for your Kindle, it thought it’d be cool to have a bit of a count down. I couldn’t think of anything cool to actually *do* […]Read More Moon King Trivia #5 : The Lunane
Hey, it’s almost Easter. And that means Eastercon where, for all but one of the last twenty years(!), I’ve travelled to a hotel somewhere in the UK and talked writing and science fiction with a bunch of great people. This year I don’t have far to travel because the event returns to Glasgow’s Crowne Plaza hotel […]Read More Plans for Easter?
Two weeks and tuppence ha’penny til The Moon King is officially launched. I’ve finally accepted the shocking reality that people are going to read it. Read it and have opinions. This is good. This is progress. I’ve moved past blind terror and actually now find myself curious. Curious as to what people actually think of it. Do they […]Read More React, recoil, review
So, as April (and The Moon King) approaches, the pre-launch ducks continue to be put in rows. This weekend’s task was Choosing A Reading Passage. In case, you know, an occasion should arise where a reading might be called for (and there might, there might…I’m working on it). This is a new challenge for me. When […]Read More In case of book launch…