MCM Comicon London 2018
Comicon! Let’s all go to Comicon whooopeeee!! This year it’s happening 25th-27th of May at London Excel, and I’m going to be there with all of these fine fellows talking about books, and adventures, and generally chilling out. Come along and say hello!Read More
84K – New Book Soon!
Just a reminder to all and sundry that the next book, 84K, is out in less than a month in the UK and US in papery form and audiobook! It’s the story of what happens when everything can be bought, including justice, and how much life is worth. You can read more about it here […]Read More
Ursula Le Guin
A few weeks ago, Ursula K. Le Guin died. She was one of the bad-ass bosses of fantasy/SF writing, and with her passing it feels like a whole era is ending. She was also one of the writers who inspired me as a kid, first through sheer love of reading her books – A Wizard […]Read More
More Upcoming Events 2018
Some dates for the diary coming right up… Saturday 24th February, I’m part of SFX’s BookCon at Foyles on Charing Cross Road, chatting about Adaptations with the wonderful Adam Roberts and Richard Morgan, whose recent adaptation of Altered Carbon I’m also really looking forward to. On March 16th, I’m coming to Waterstones Oxford to chat […]Read More
In praise of translators
I have a fantasy of one day taking all the translations of various versions of my book, combining them together and re-translating them back into English. A bit like constantly re-running things through google translate, it could be interesting to see the outcome… but more importantly, it’d give me a chance to fix a few […]Read More
Event January 29th at Foyles Charing Cross!
Guys! I’m gonna be talking with Pierce Brown about his new book on Monday January 29th at Foyles… come along and say hello, it should be tonnes of fun! http://www.foyles.co.uk/Public/Events/Detail.aspx?eventId=3524Read More
Neeewwwww Boooookkk Soooooon!!
And other deeply literary announcements. Here is a cover: Here is a blurb: Theo Miller knows the value of human life – to the very last penny. Working in the Criminal Audit Office, he assesses each crime that crosses his desk and makes sure the correct debt to society is paid in full. But when […]Read More
World Fantasy Award 2017
AAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAHHHHHHHHHHHHHH! And maybe also: WHHHHOOOOOOOOOO!!! Um… and also some very literary sounds. Yesterday the Sudden Appearance of Hope won the World Fantasy Award. Owing to time differences, I found out about this around 9.40 p.m., and ran around the house going ‘whoooo’ for a while, and then went to bed, to wake up this morning […]Read More
After long last, I’m really excited to say that yes, I’ve been writing a novella for Black Mirror. Myself, Cory Doctorow and Sylvain Neuvel are doing three separate novellas drawn on the themes and ethos of the TV series, for release as one volume around February 2018. It’s a real honour to get to play […]Read More
Never Say Sorry For Being Nice
Have I told you about writers? Needly, anxious, insecure, badly paid, desperate to be informed that they’re wonderful – writers make actors look almost normal, and I say this as someone who has spent far too much time in contact with both. Alone at their keyboards, writers spend a significant amount of their time pining […]Read More
Super Relaxed Fantasy Club 2017
I’m gonna be reading and chilling at the Super Relaxed Fantasy Club on the evening September 25th at Blackfriars, along with the excellent RJ Barker and Gavin Smith. Come and join us for a lovely evening of chilling, chatting and merriment! https://en-gb.facebook.com/groups/srfclondon/permalink/817567898423419/Read More