Category: Science fiction

Sneak peek: THE ETERNITY WAR – PARIAH in September 2017

This week I’m proud to reveal a glimpse into the not-too-distant-future… Here’s the draft retail packaging for THE ETERNITY WAR: PARIAH! I thought that THE LAZARUS WAR covers were amazing, but this latest cover is some pretty strong competition! This is the draft UK retail package, showing the UAS Santa Fe as it advances through the…


Guest appearance: MCM Comic Con at Excel – 27th – 28th May 2017

After all the horror that has occurred this week, it feels kind of hollow to be talking about positive things. My heart goes out to all of those effected by the terrible events in Manchester earlier this week, and to those who have lost loved ones as a result of the incident. Words really are inadequate….


Movie review: ALIEN: COVENANT

Ridley Scott is responsible for some of my favourite films of all time. BLADE RUNNER approaches perfection on so many levels. BLACK HAWK DOWN is a seminal war movie. But it’s really ALIEN that has always captivated me; a film that I return to again and again, and which has spawned (much like the titular…


THE ETERNITY WAR: PARIAH – coming September 2017!

Some breaking news to share with you all today – my next book, PARIAH, will be released this September! My publisher, Orbit Books, has a great write-up on the release. Here’s the scuttlebutt: Conspiracy, terrorism and traitors. Humanity is facing its greatest threat. This is THE ETERNITY WAR. The soldiers of the Simulant Operations Programme…


Movie review: GUARDIANS OF THE GALAXY VOL 2

GUARDIANS OF THE GALAXY was a surprising hit for Marvel. Acclaimed by critics and viewers alike, it proved to be a financial success for the studio. The Guardians were initially viewed as something of a gamble for Marvel – as the gang were made up of lesser-known heroes, there was some anxiety as to whether…


Book review: ALIENS: BUG HUNT (edited by Jonathan Maberry)

The ALIEN expanded universe now covers many media. We’ve had comic books, novels, video games and more recently even a new board game. However, BUG HUNT treads new ground. Sure, we’ve seen original fiction set in the ALIEN universe before, in the form of Dark Horse comics and novels, but this is the first time…


Releasing soon: DAS LAZARUS SPIEL (German) & ARTEFAKT (Czech)

Two more releases for the LAZARUS WAR – part three of my trilogy in German language (published there as DAS LAZARUS SPIEL), and the part one in Czech (published as ARTEFAKT)! The German language edition of ORIGINS is known as DAS LAZARUS SPIEL, and is the concluding part of the series. If you enjoyed DIE LAZARUS…


Book review: CARCHARODONS – RED TITHE by Robbie MacNiven

Black Library increasingly takes us into new and unexplored territory, with the hardback release of CARCHARODONS – RED TITHE. The first full-length novel to feature the Carcharodon Astra (also known as the Space Sharks), this book is also the first full-length outing from author Robbie MacNiven. The Sharks are one of those Space Marine chapters…


Top 5: Bill Paxton movies

Join me for a tour de force of the late Bill Paxton’s movie roles. In ascending order, let’s examine the great Mr Paxton’s best big screen appearances. 5. PREDATOR 2 (1990) PREDATOR 2, of course, came after ALIENS. It gets some bad press, but it also has many fans. I’m one of them. And, of…


RIP: Bill Paxton (1955-2017)

For those that don’t already know, the great Bill Paxton passed away last weekend. This is a tremendous loss to his family, and also the cinema and SF community. Bill Paxton is probably best known for his “average Joe” film roles, and had the unquestionable accolade of being the only actor who has played a…


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