Category: Science fiction

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…


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…


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