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Kabeiroi

Kabeiroi

I recently reviewed Punchdrunk’s new show, Kabeiroi, for the Guardian.  

On chaos, calamity and campervans

On chaos, calamity and campervans

I was planning a nice, sensible series of writing-related blog posts over the summer, but they haven’t quite happened yet, and I’m about to be internet-lite for four days. So I thought I’d try a real-life writing experiment. We all know that novels need conflict, characters […]

The Look of Leaving

The Look of Leaving

Since yesterday was flying ant today I thought I might post a short story of mine that took third place in the HE Bates short story competition last year. The Look of Leaving Lots of things happened that summer, most of them blurred and worn […]

Tor.com review

Tor.com review

Great review from Tor.com  

On launches, lists and loading speeds

On launches, lists and loading speeds

So, the launch party has happened, the pre-order copies are starting to arrive and the reviews are coming in. The Space Between the Stars has been released into the wild, and now there’s nothing to do but wait and see. It feels a bit like […]

US roundup

US roundup

There’s been a little flurry of publicity for The Space Between the Stars in the run-up to its US launch on 13 June. It’s an Amazon.com Sci-fi Best of the Month pick – here   It’s in The Verge’s summer reading round-up…   Another summer round-up […]

Blog Tour

Blog Tour

In the run-up to publication day I’ll be taking part in a blog tour. First stop is wordsfromareader for a rundown of my dystopian fiction recommendations.

The end of the world as we know it…

The end of the world as we know it…

I’m delighted to announce that I’ll be talking to the Post-Apocalyptic Fiction Club at Waterstones Piccadilly on 12th June. This is will be my first public event after the publication of The Space Between the Stars and I’m fortunate enough to be appearing alongside veteran writer, Deon Meyer.  

The Space Between the Stars is now available as an E-book!

The Space Between the Stars is now available as an E-book!

I’m very excited that The Space Between the Stars has had an early UK e-book release after being selected for an Apple ibooks promotion over the recent bank holiday weekend. It is now available on Apple and Kindle platforms.   Kindle edition on Amazon UK   […]

On words, watchmen and what we want to be.

On words, watchmen and what we want to be.

Yesterday, just two weeks into his presidency, Donald Trump got started on his 2020 re-election campaign, with a visit to Melbourne, Florida. Reading a transcript of his speech has done bad things to my blood pressure. The problem I have with Trump and his rhetoric […]