Reminder: Tomorrow 21st Feb is Unsung Stories!

Just a reminder for anyone in the London area: tomorrow is Unsung Stories, and I’m going to be reading a story there! The event is being held at The Star of Kings, N1, and it’s free to attend (although you need a ticket). Here’s the Unsung Stories blurb on the event: “Join us for the…


Book review: THE MEDUSA CHRONICLES by Stephen Baxter & Alastair Reynolds

  Verdict: A very enjoyable extension of Arthur C Clarke’s original novella The premise for MEDUSA CHRONICLES is interesting of itself: the story is based on (and really a sequel to) Arthur C Clarke’s 1971 A MEETING WITH MEDUSA. Clarke’s original story met with critical acclaim, and is widely regarded as being one of his…


Unsung Stories Live: 21st February 2017

Have you heard of Unsung Stories? They’re a small press, publishing literary and speculative fiction in the fields of science fiction, fantasy, horror and beyond. They published DARK STAR by Oliver Langmead, which was one of my favourite books of 2016. As well as publishing books and short fiction, Unsung Stories also holds live literary…


LAZARE EN GUERRE: LIVRE I – L’ARTEFACT released!

Yesterday marked the release of the French version of THE LAZARUS WAR: ARTEFACT! Published by L’Atalante, as LAZARE EN GUERRE: L’ARTEFACT, this has possibly the coolest version of my book cover ever… I love this cover in so many ways. It has a really retro SF vibe going on, which is very LAZARUS WAR. The art style…


Book review: NOMAD by Alan Partridge

Verdict: Another chapter in Alan’s life that you won’t want to miss Alan Partridge is recognised as being the – or certainly one of the – premier faces of mid-morning radio in the North Norfolk area. Part presenter, part businessman and all Alan, you’d think that Partridge is the man with everything. And yet something…


Introducing the Independent Agency

Turn to the acknowledgements section of a book, and you will often find thanks being expressed for the assistance given to the author by their agent. I can attest to the fact that a good agent really is priceless. Having an agent who understands the market is the first step to getting your manuscript published. I’m very…


New release: DIE LAZARUS LEGION

Today is the release date for the German edition of LAZARUS WAR: LEGION! It’s called DIE LAZARUS LEGION… Check out that awesome cover. I may even prefer this edition to the original! Very cool colour choices, and the German versions of LAZARUS WAR also have excellent production values. If you’re a reader who prefers to…


Movie review: ROGUE ONE: A STAR WARS STORY

Verdict: A different perspective on the STAR WARS universe, ROGUE ONE is an exciting, well-produced and worthwhile addition to the expanded universe As of late 2015, Disney apparently had six STAR WARS movies in the works: three stand-alone “spin offs”, with the rest being extensions of the main storyline. ROGUE ONE is the first of…


Happy New Year 2017!

Just a quick post to say happy new year to all my blog viewers! If you’re reading this post, chances are that you are a fan or reader of my books, and I’d like to say a big thank you for your support throughout 2016! This year saw the release of all three of my…


Blu ray review: INDEPENDENCE DAY: RESURGENCE

  Verdict: More spectacle than movie The original INDEPENDENCE DAY is revered as something of a cult movie. It strikes just the right balance of levity and solemnity; WAR OF THE WORLDS with MARS ATTACKS sensibilities. The acting is ham-fisted and over the top, whilst the plot is cheesy and overly patriotic. But for all…


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