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Most recent changes: News item below and minor update to Bibliography page (21 April 2018).
Making Tomorrow's Family Visible
21 April 2018
Here's a gentle reminder that my SF story Family Tree has been reprinted* in Issues for Tomorrow: A science fiction anthology. This anthology is available to buy from Amazon.com and Amazon.co.uk. The line-up of stories looks intriguing.
Small publishers like Indie Authors Press benefit significantly when their books are reviewed and rated, so if you have read this book, or intend to do so, please provide some feedback at Amazon. It really does help.
* Now in the print edition as well as the ebook.
Dreamtime is Nearer
16 April 2018
Tickets for the "Post-Brain" Near-Future Fictions event organised by Virtual Futures and co-curated by Stephen Oram and me, which will be held in Central London on Tuesday 15 May, are now on sale for £6 at Eventbrite.
I'm looking forward to reading my new story Dreamtime at this event.
Round 'Em Up Spaceboy
21 March 2018
I'm delighted to be able to share some details about the good news I've received recently:
My SF story Good to Go will appear in the debut issue ("For Future Generations") of Electric Anthenaeum, a new British online publication that will be launched shortly.
My SF story Family Tree will be reprinted in She Blended Me With Science, an anthology forthcoming from Flatwater Press. This story was originally published in Helix (2008).
My SF micro-story Someone Else's Problem will be reprinted in either issue 9 or 10 of Odd Tales of Wonder magazine.This story was originally published in 50-Word Stories (2017).
I've also received a very pleasing acceptance for a previously unpublished story, but the details on that one remain embargoed for now.
More news in due course!
Issues for Tomorrow's Family
18 March 2018
I'm very pleased to announce that my SF story Family Tree has been reprinted in the Kindle ebook edition of Issues for Tomorrow: A science fiction anthology (published by Indie Authors Press). It is available to purchase from Amazon.com and Amazon.co.uk.
Reeves Brought to Book!
16 March 2018
A paperback edition of my mini-collection Reeves Indeed! is now available to purchase from Amazon.com and Amazon.co.uk.
One reviewer said about the ebook edition: "Funny. Quirky. It's a cross between Monty Python and Douglas Adams."
7 March 2018
A book blogger called the Gallifreyan Bucaneer has posted a very pleasing review of my first SF collection, Moondust Memories, here. Apparently, he wishes to see a movie made of the final story, Survival Strategies. Well, me too!
If you haven't read Moondust Memories yet, the ebook is currently available for purchase at the minimum possible price (£0.99 / $0.99) at Amazon.com, Amazon.co.uk, Smashwords, and other reputable online bookstores.
3 March 2018
I am thrilled to announce that I will be reading my SF story Dreamtime at the Virtual Futures Near-Future Fictions event on the theme of "Post-Brain" (15 May, London).
I am co-curating the evening with Stephen Oram (who accepted my submission), so I will be introducing some of the other readings. All readings at the event will be video-recorded and uploaded onto Youtube, so you will get to see me in action.
Holding pattern - it's snow joke
2 March 2018
More snow-melting warmth has landed in my inbox: I'm delighted to announce that I've bagged another pair of acceptances, one for an original story, the other for a reprint.
More news soon.
1 March 2018
My SF story One Is One is now online and free to read at Kasma SF magazine.
Kasma editor, Alex Korovessis, describes my story as "wonderful", which is heartening for any author to hear. He says the same about the artwork supplied by José Baetas and he's not wrong about that! I am a very lucky author when it comes to my illustrators.
This is the second reprinting of this story, which was originally published in Third Flatiron Publications' Cat's Breakfast: Kurt Vonnegut Tribute anthology last year. But this is the first time it has appeared online.
Kasma Is One
27 February 2018
(I'm now able to reveal details about one of those anthology acceptances I mentioned here a few days ago.)
I'm delighted to annnounce that Kasma SF magazine will be reprinting my SF story One is One in March. This story originally appeared in Third Flatiron Publications' Cat's Breakfast: Kurt Vonnegut Tribute anthology last year.
18 February 2018
Up to now It's been a slow start to the year on the publishing front, so it's good to report that I've received a couple of acceptances for reprints during the last few days.
More details to follow in due course.
13 February 2018
if you are interested in making use of my inexpensive critiquing service for genre short fiction, please note that it is open again. You can find details here.
I'm a highly experienced writer and critiquer of genre short stories. I'm also a first reader for a genre magazine (with several years of experience). If you need help getting a story "right", please contact me.
The Future In Kind
2 February 2018
I'm delighted to announce that I will be a member of the panel discussing utopia, dystopia, science and the future of story at the book launch for Jule Owen's latest novel, The Kind. The launch will be held in London on 19 March. The panel includes a diverse set of writers, scientists and futurists, so it should be a fascinating evening.
I first met Jule at last year's Virtual Futures Near-Future Fictions evenings, which I recommend to anyone who lives within reach of London. That series of events resumes on 20 February.
3 January 2018
A belated happy New Year to all my readers and visitors!
Here are a couple of news snippets:
My SF short story One Is One received a 2* ranking in Tangent Online's recommended reading list for 2017. That's a high ranking. This story originally appeared in Cat's Breakfast, a Kurt Vonnegut anthology published by Third Flatiron Press. Needless to say, I'm delighted.
I've finished my first novel and submitted it to a publisher's open call. It's taken me a long time, but i'm relieved I got there in the end. Interesting to note that it was my 1000th submission since I started in 1997.
That was the year that blog
24 December 2017
New blog entry here.
24 December 2017
A delay in the aforementioned family matters means that I have a moment to mention that Smashwords is holding a post-Christmas promotion. You'll find my two collections are half-price (Moondust Memories and Sons of the Earth, voucher codes: SEY50) and my newest ebook is free (Reeves Indeed!, voucher code: EY100). The promotion runs from 25 Dec to 1 Jan. My Smashwords author page is here.
18 December 2017
Urgent family matters mean that I won't be posting any further news this year.
Here's wishing all of you who celebrate Christmas a merry one and let us all hope for a peaceful and successful 2018.
14 December 2017
I'm delighted to announce that my fantasy short story Brown Cat Blues has been reprinted in The Second Christmas Book of Ghosts published by The Other Side Books. This book is raising money for the Chest Heart and Stroke Scotland charity. Other writers contributing stories to the anthology include Jo Walton, Jim Steel, Jon Arnold, and Neil Williamson. It looks like a cracking Christmas read to me!