Goodreads 2014

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So um.  Yes.  Well.  I’m excited!  And scared.  And a little worried about my own soul.  But mostly excited! The reason for my excitement is this… https://www.goodreads.com/choiceawards/best-science-fiction-books-2014 ‘Cos obviously, Harry August is there, in the final round.  With Stephen Baxter and Terry Pratchett.  And there are obviously numerous things about …

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Going Green

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Soooo I’m thinking of joining the Green Party. There have been plenty of reasons against joining until now.  For a long time, the Green Party seemed to be a one-issue venture, and I was unconvinced they had much to say about more than the environment – which is, let’s face …

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Touch Cover!

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Whoopeee!  New shiny book, new shiny cover wheeeee! (Dear Reader: please imagine I said something far more literary-sounding and mature there.  If you could picture some sort of serene meditation on the nature of genre and the linkage between image and word, that’d be ideal.  Thank you.)  

Teaching Women’s Self-Defense…

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On November 16th I’m gonna be teaching a class in London Fields with my amazing partner-in-crime Hamida, on women’s self-defense. http://www.urbanescrima.com/fight-back-against-sexual-harassment-workshop/ It has nothing to do with books. It has nothing to do with lights! It won’t go into any particular martial art in depth, though obviously it is gonna …

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Hello Hull!

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So on November 9th I’m going to be here… https://www.facebook.com/humbermouthliteraturefestival It’s all very last minute, and because I don’t really like doing readings, let alone doing readings alone, I figured I’d say hello to anyone who might be about, please do drop by for a chat!  It’s not that often …

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Ego Terror

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Sometimes I’m asked why, given the whole book thing, I’m a lighting designer.  Once I get through the usual reasons – get out of the house, joy of the job, love of theatre, meet new people, get to use a bit of my brain which might otherwise slumber, all the …

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