Category: Writing

Book review: THE LAST DAYS OF JACK SPARKS by Jason Arnopp

  Verdict: An engaging thriller with a fresh voice If, like me, you have a pretty rigid pattern of reading habits, sometimes it’s not easy to step outside genre parameters. I’m an avid reader of SF, which admittedly is a broad field, but it’s rare that I read a book outside of that genre. In…


LEGION giveaway closed – winners announced soon!

Thanks to everyone who entered the LEGION giveaway competition that ended yesterday! It was great to receive all of your comments and to see so much interest in my book. I’m currently compiling the entrants and will be randomly selecting the three lucky winners this weekend. If you are selected, I will contact you either…


Civilian Reader: “On coming back – alien races and space adventures”

Today, the good folks over at Civilian Reader have published an article that I recently wrote for them about the relationship between ARTEFACT and LEGION. Here’s an excerpt: “The Lazarus War is a series focusing on a far-future space war. The Alliance – the nominal “good guys” of the series – are locked in an…


Early review of LEGION: “thrilling military SF”

For Winter Nights has just published a really nice review of LEGION! Appreciate the coverage, and it’s great to see that readers are enjoying the new book. Here’s an excerpt from the review: “The setting and context for the Lazarus War series are fabulous! Here we have mysterious artefacts that hint at strange alien species…


SciFiNow Exclusive: Top 10 badass spaceships

Hot on the heels of yesterday’s release of LEGION, SciFiNow has published an article that I wrote about my favourite and starships of SF! “As an author writing space opera, I’ve got to know my stuff about what makes a starship kick some serious butt. Let’s take a look at the 10 most badass starships…


Breaking news: LEGION & DIE LAZARUS MISSION paperbacks

Awesome news folks: Orbit has sent me copies of the first printing of LEGION! So here’s book two of THE LAZARUS WAR, and it looks amazing. ARTEFACT had a sort of matt finish, whereas LEGION is glossy. But don’t let that put you off: it’ll look great on the bookshelf next to the first book!…


Asymmetric Warfare: Guest post with Ragnarok Publishing

How do you kill something bigger, badder and just plain nastier than you?  That’s the question that I ask in the guest blogpost that I recently wrote for Ragnarok Publications. When the nice guys at Ragnarok invited me to write a post, I was more than willing! Who would say no to the opportunity to talk…


THE LAZARUS WAR: ARTEFACT released in UK today!

Book one of THE LAZARUS WAR is released in the UK today! That means that you can now buy the paperback version of ARTEFACT in shops or online… You can also buy the amazing audiobook of ARTEFACT, as narrated by Jeff Harding. Here’s a sample… Or, just because you have loads of buying options, you…


THE LAZARUS WAR: ARTEFACT drops in 2 days…

Prepare for the drop… Only two days until the official paperback release. If you’re in the US, ARTEFACT will actually be released tomorrow! It’s such a good book, that even my pet dog Rocky is enraptured. We all know that dogs find reading cumbersome, so that Rocky has gotten so far into it is evidence…


THE LAZARUS WAR: ARTEFACT – 3 days to go…

This is it, people: 3 days til the drop… Form up, on the ready line, and look sharp… Don’t forget that there’s still a Goodread giveaway going on. It runs until the release date, and it’s open to entrants from Great Britain and Ireland – with a chance to win one of five copies of…


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