Welcome to My Website
Here you'll find announcements of forthcoming publications, promotions and publicity events, news about my current writing projects, a blog, a bookstore with links to my ebooks, story collections and anthologies, plus some downloadable content you won't find anywhere else.
If you enjoy exploring this site, please leave a comment and come back soon – I'll be updating it regularly.
Most recent changes: New 'Buy' buttons on Home and Books pages (24 October 2014).
News of Economic Growth
23 October 2014
Daily Science Fiction has just published the third of my all-dialogue 'Reeves' stories, Supply and Demand in the Post-War Economy.
If you'd like to read the two earlier stories in this series, please click on these links:
Writing on the Wall
Warbling Their Way to War
The Future One Quarter at a Time
18 October 2014
Three of my Nature Futures stories are now available to read at QuarterReads, a new on-line publishing venture. Stories are available to read on a $10 for 40 reads basis. You can sample the opening of a story for free.
Octet at iTunes
29 August 2014
There are now eight ebooks of my short stories available on iTunes/iBooks, each costing $0.99 (or equivalent) to buy. You can browse the set here.
The Italian Dead
18 August 2014
I am delighted to announce that Luigi Petruzzelli, editor of Italian SF magazine Quasar, has accepted my story The English Dead for translation and reprinting, probably in issue 3. This will be the first time any of my stories has been translated into Italian.
The English Dead originally appeared in issue 36 of Hub.
The Future Now! (Well, coming soon...)
5 August 2014
Exciting news! The Futures 2 anthology, which contains my story Dark They Were, and Strange Inside, will be published by Tor.com on 9 September. 100 writers offer their take on what the future will look like in this anthology of sci-fi short stories from the award-winning Futures column in Nature. Available to pre-order from: http://bit.ly/1kmtXrG
(You will need to scroll down to near the bottom of the web page until you find 'BUY THE BOOK' and the "Retailers" drop-down box, then click on the appropriate retailer for you, e.g. Kobo, Amazon Kindle, etc.)
16 July 2014
I'm delighted to announce that Daily Science Fiction will be publishing my short story Supply and Demand in the Post-War Economy in a future issue.
This story is the third in my Reeves series of all-dialogue pieces. The first (Writing on the Wall) appeared in Daily Science Fiction, the second (Warbling Their Way to War) in issue 8 of Plasma Frequency magazine.
There'll be more news closer to publication.
Other Recent News
The Ultimate Show in Brazil - The Final Score!
16 July 2014
Germany won the World Cup final, so I've just donated £80 (TTA Press sweepstake winnings plus ebook royalties plus personal top-up) to Oxfam. My thanks go to those who bought The Ultimate Show during the competition.
The Ultimate Show in Brazil - The Final!
9 July 2014
Unfortunately, I'll be away during the climax of the World Cup. The good news (for Oxfam) is that Germany have reached the final, so I'll be able to donate some money courtesy of my winnings (either £45 or £75, depending on the outcome) from the TTA Press Sweepstake.
There's still time to augment that total by purchasing The Ultimate Show from your usual ebook store**. It is in a good cause: 80% of the royalties earned during the World Cup go to Oxfam.
I'll post a final update on the charity donation total when I return (15 or 16 July).
Dark They Were, Again and Again
4 July 2014
I'm delighted to announce that my 2010 Nature Futures short story, Dark They Were, and Strange Inside, will be reprinted in the Futures 2 ebook, coming from Tor in September. It's wonderful to have one's work chosen for a best-of anthology. This will be this story's fourth reprinting.
(I have also received an unrelated notifcation about another acceptance, but I'll post about that when the contractual side of things has been completed.)
And while I'm here, I'd like to wish all my readers in the USA a very happy Fourth of July!