Adam Roberts & Claire North – Holborn

On August 24th, I will be grilling – grilling I tell you, the legendary and impossible Adam Roberts about his latest book, The Real Town Murders, at Holborn Blackwells in the centre of London. Adam is, I think we can all agree, a weird weird man.  It’s just not right – just not plausible that someone can be that talented and energetic.  As well as turning out insufferably brilliant literature at a fairly relentless novel a year, he’s also a Professor of English Literature at Royal Holloway, and reads more books – and then has goddamn intelligent damn thoughts about …

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Nine World, August 6th

Nine Worlds! London! Hammersmith! Sunday August 6th! 10 a.m.! I’m doing this: https://sites.grenadine.co/sites/nineworlds/en/2017/schedule/552/Limits+of+Horror%3A+When+Does+Thriller+Become+Horror%3F Come play and say hello!

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Waterstones Norwich, July 31st

Norwich!  (And surrounding environs.) Norfolk as a whole! I’m coming to visit… with Ann Leckie!  ANN LECKIE guys! Because why just win a Hugo Award, when you can also grab the Nebula and Arthur C.Clarke too – and a Kitschie, I should add, as a former Kitschie judge from the year Ancillary Justice won that too. I haven’t been to Norwich for a while – not since I used to go visit my Gran and we’d wander round the cathedral being all ‘ooooh’ and look at the ducks.  I’m looking forward to it, and hope to see people for merriment …

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Bradford Literature Festival

July!  You guys!  Bradford!  Books! It’s the Bradford Literature Festival and basically, it’s where the magic is at.  Check out the guide here: https://www.bradfordlitfest.co.uk/ It is basically wonderful. Also I’m going to be there for a day!  Twice, in fact.  Two of me are rocking up, both on July 2nd – one version of Kate Griffin, talking about fantastical worlds, and one version of Claire North, talking about djinn. Come say hello!

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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 Boy on the Bridge, and see if I can trick him into yodelling.  Come join us. UPDATE that I forgot to put into this original post!  On May 27th and 28th I’m at MCM Comicon at London Excel, yattering with lots of cool dudes and …

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