Derby Festival 2015

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I’m coming to Derby!!!  Whoopeee!  Also can I take this moment to say that some truly awesome people are coming, including Mike Carey (the nicest man in comics and author of so much good stuff it’s just daft, including Girl with all the Gifts, the Felix Castor books and the …

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Adventures in… Kansas

It’s been a while since I last blogged, but I’ve had good reason, honest!  To be exact: I’ve been in America!  Whoopee adventure! So yes.  The University of Kansas – specifically the Gunn Centre for SF – very kindly invited me to come and attend the Campbell Conference, and even …

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Surprising Editorials

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Something odd is happening. I’m actually… … really excited by doing edits for Forget Me Not. Traditionally, writers aren’t big fans of doing editorials.  ‘What do you mean it needs changing?‘ is the punchline of many an old writery joke.  I don’t mind editorials that much, not least as my …

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Stop! The Play

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I’m lighting a play at the moment!  Actually, I’ve been working on it for a while, but tomorrow we go into fit-up for it at Trafalgar Studios and I’ve printed off the plans and the colour call and put my folder in order and done a pre-plot on the ETC …

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Adventures in… Avignon

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I get a bit of piss-taking from my mates when I tell them I’m going on holiday.  Apparently ‘doing taxes’ and ‘sorting out the flat’ and ‘writing a book’ don’t count as ‘holiday’ to which I say… you guys clearly don’t take relaxing seriously enough. This year, however, I’m totally …

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The John W. Campbell Memorial Award

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Harry August is a finalist this year in the John W. Campbell Memorial Award, and I’m right chuffed!  It’s a wonderful short list to be on, with some awesome people – including Nina Allan and William Gibson!  It’s also wonderful to see Europe in Autumn there, and especially Bete by …

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