All the pink
There was a moment at primary school where I categorically rejected pink. Pink was a stupid colour. Pink was the girls’ colour. Girls who liked to prance around in princess costumes work pink. Girls who weren’t breathtakingly relieved when the local ballet school burnt down after only one unwelcome class, wore pink. Girls who giggled […]Read More
Into the Badlands Whoopeee!
So in the future, yeah, gunpowder has been outlawed but that’s ok, because Mad Max has learned kung fu in the Thunderdome and Furiosa stole the breeders and… … no, wait, hold on. So in the future, yeah, the crew of Firefly, we’ll they’re sorta trapped in like, this cowboy-esque version of the Divergent books […]Read More
Cry Girl Cry
Two things make me cry. One is hugely annoying. The first thing that makes me cry is strictly emotional stuff. Life, death, love. The Lion King. Fall of the Berlin Wall. Man walking on the moon. Hell – I get choked up when an underdog wins a race, not because I give two monkeys about […]Read More
Upcoming Events and Stuff!
EVENTS! Things that are happening! So first, as of a week ago there were signed copies of The End of the Day available from both Goldsboro Books and Forbidden Planet. Go grab! On the evening of May 4th, I’m hanging out with Mike Carey at Waterstones Piccadilly, to knatter about his latest (awesome) book, The […]Read More
Oh A General Election Oh Yay
Well isn’t this nice. Teresa May has called a general election that has nothing whatsoever to do with the timing of a) having invoked Article 50 and b) Labour trailing 20 points behind in the polls. Nothing at all nononono…. It is almost certain that I am going to get very political in the next […]Read More
End of the Day – Published!
Booook!! Newwww boookkkkk!! It’s published today whoopeeee!! NEW BOOK!! Etc.. (If you don’t fancy paying for the hardback, paperback is out in autumn, there’s ebooks out now, and as always an audiobook read by the infuriatingly talented Peter Kenny. NEW BOOOOOKKKKKK!!!!)Read More
Oh Iron Fist
Things I have learned, attempting to watch Iron Fist. Even Marvel on Netflix can let you down. Oh Iron Fist. You were always going to be tricky. It was always gonna be a tough one. And you have not risen to the challenge. Cultural appropriation IS an issue. Because there’s a difference between going ‘I […]Read More
Spring comes to London 2017
Spring has come to London! And it is, as always, beautiful. After four months of glum limited hours and leafless trees, there’s the smell of flowers on the air, fresh buds on the branches, and the foxes are getting ever bolder by day and night….Read More
Adventures in Aviles
You know when someone says ‘the hotel is in a converted ducal palace’? Of course you laugh. This very funny. Hahaha. Well don’t you feel stupid when it turns out they weren’t lying? Earlier this year, I got on a plane from Heathrow to the city of Aviles in Northern Spain. Like most small airports […]Read More
In Belated Sorta Praise Of… the Matrix (Ole!)
A few weeks ago, I was in a town square in Spain watching the Matrix. The film started at 10.30 p.m., and was watched by about five hundred people, for free as part of the excellent Celcius 232 Festival, on green plastic chairs laid out before an inflatable screen in front of the historic town […]Read More
Something is wrong with the spirits of the city. The creatures that are spawned from the city itself have started… vanishing. It began small. An imp tribe from a rubbish ground, a dryad from her lamppost, a neonfly hatching ground from the sodium lamps that hugged the edge of the sub-stations. But then the larger […]Read More
So, something I’ve been planning for a while is a glossary of urban magic terminology. Some of which is in the books, some of which isn’t, just to kinda put it out there and generally make this blog, which is about urban magic, more sorta about urban magic. So, since this is still kinda a […]Read More