Tag: Barricade

Barricade and Steeple are cheap as chips for a limited time!

That’s right, We’ve gone mad, MAD I tells ya, and discounted BARRICADE on Ebook for a limited time: that means you can pick up a book described as “Scintillating” (Financial Times) and “A bonafide barnstormer” (Tor.com) for less than that crappy cup of coffee you were thinking about purchasing. BARRICADE is part 1 in the Kenstibec series,…




Fatty in colour! (Thanks to the Beano)

I’ve posted sketches of Fatty before, but at the beginning of the month I had the unique opportunity to draw him on a large scale – and in colour – having joined fellow Gollanczist, Mark Stay, and the very beautiful Kit Cox at the MCM Comic Con to sign books. We were set up at a long table where we consumed sarnies,…




It’s publication day!

Rig, part 3 in the Kenstibec series, if officially out in ebook and trade paperback today from Gollancz. to celebrate there’s been all sorts afoot, including this beautiful GIF, worked up by a friend at work. I’ve also been blogging over at gingernutsofhorror.com about Trump, Superyachts and Science Fiction, plus answering a few questions on the Gollancz blog…




Steeple: 4 stars and heaps of blogs

Steeple received a 4 stars review from The Sun in April, I’m thrilled to say. The review said: “The action is tense, the violence gruesome but compelling and the science fiction engaging. In other words, it’s every bit as good as its predecessor.” Boom! Meanwhile in March I put together a whole heap of articles for…




Rig cover reveal

Delighted to reveal the cover for the final part in the Kenstibec trilogy, Rig, which comes out 16 June, following on from Barricade and Steeple. It completes a gorgeous design theme from the good people at Black Sheep and I’m pleased as punch to see it completed. Here it is in all it glory… Keep…




Kenstibec’s Twitter Story Part 2

Very pleased to present part two in Kenstibec’s Twitter tale, which ran in 2013/14 in the run up to the publication of Barricade. I was going to run another Twitter story in the run up to the publication of Steeple, but this year I had a day job to take care of as well, which made it…




Launching Steeple

All sorts of things have been occurring over the last couple of weeks to herald the launch of “Steeple”, the second novel in the Kenstibec series, which was published by Gollancz on 18 June. I thought I would take a moment on my lazy Sunday to round thing up here. TOURING: First off, there’s been something…




The Magic Walk

Last month the German edition of Barricade came out, published by Heyne. It is an utter thrill to have a foreign language edition of my debut novel, and I jumped at the opportunity to produce an article for Nautilis Magazine, helping to introduce the book to Deutschland’s Scifi public. I was asked to write something on the…




Doodling Barricade

So I ran a little Barricade competition the other day, offering a few complimentary copies to the quick-on-the-draw of the Twitterati. Each giveaway featured a special doodle of main character, “Fatty”. Congratulations to Scott Tucker, Tracey Shephard, S.R. Manev, and Lydia Ondrusek, all of whom had specially doodled copies posted to them last week. It was…




Kenstibec’s Twitter Story: Part 1

Barricade is published in paperback today! To celebrate I thought I’d publish the first part of last year’s Kenstibec’s twitter story. @Kenstibec was tweeting for six months leading up to Barricade’s launch in June last year, dropping bulletins set in the months before the events of the book. It covers day to day life for the super-human…