Category: Science fiction

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…


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…


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…


Merry Christmas: Top 5 things to watch on Netflix

Merry Christmas to one and all! Hope that you are having a restful, peaceful and enjoyable Christmas break, wherever you may be. And what better time to dust off that Netflix subscription, settle down with the family, and tuck in to some quality SFF? Join me for my rundown of the top 5 things to…


Movie review: DOCTOR STRANGE

  Verdict: While it hardly reinvents the superhero genre, DOCTOR STRANGE breaks new ground with some stunning visuals 2016 saw the release of numerous superhero movies and TV series. DEADPOOL. CAPTAIN AMERICA: CIVIL WAR. X-MEN: APOCALYPSE. LUKE CAGE. DAREDEVIL (season 2). And those are only the Marvel-affiliated offerings. From DC we had BATMAN V SUPERMAN,…


TV review: BLACK MIRROR season 3 (Netflix)

  Verdict: You need to see this. Now. With its limited run, caustic humour and scathingly precise take on modern culture, Charlie Brooker’s BLACK MIRROR met with critical acclaim. The second season was as long ago as 2013; featuring just three episodes packed with TWILIGHT ZONE goodness. The Christmas special followed in 2014, but since…


Happy Halloween 2016: some amazing pumpkins!

Happy Halloween to all blog visitors and readers for 2016! Last year my wife made this amazing pumpkin to celebrate the release of ARTEFACT and LEGION (which were, at that time, only available in ebook). It’s so good that I thought I’d share it this year as well! Some more amazing designs from last year…


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