Tag: Gollancz

GollanczFest

#GollanczFest line up announced

GollanczFest takes place on 4 November this year, at Foyles in London, and I’ll be there waving my books about and stumbling nervously over the simplest questions. Science Fiction and fantasy readers of all kinds should attend -it’s a great chance to catch up with legends of my generation like Ed Cox, Al Robertson, Tom…




Four Stars for Rig!

Most Excellent Four Star Review for “Rig” (final book in the Kenstibec trilogy) from the Sun newspaper this week: “This series has a wry sense of humour but it’s only when you flip the final page you realise you’ve read a wake-up call to a species unknowingly orchestrating its own destruction. Disturbing, illuminating, and highly entertaining.” This…




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…




Mad Max, Interviews, reviews, Travelodges and Cons

Just time to post a quick update after a pleasantly busy October. First, I don’t think I posted a link to my Gollancz Blog review of “Mad Max: Fury Road”. Read it here. Read my other movie reviews on thingaboutchickens here. Second, I was privileged in October to speak to Boo from Geek Syndicate – all…




This pleases me

To celebrate Halloween this year H has carved me a Steeple pumpkin! Returned to the flat to find her putting the finishing touches to this superb example of veg engineering. Think you’ll agree the execution is of such perfection even Kenstibec would approve. I married well indeed.




Gollanczfest and FantasyCon

Plenty of joy coming up this October so thought I’d drop a quick post: October 15: I’ll be at the Prince Charles Cinema in London discussing predictions of the future at an event hosted by Pat Cadigan, alongside Gollancz’s class of 2015: Alex Lamb, Antonia Honeywell, Al Robertson and Tom Toner. The Prince Charles is…




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…




Steeple signing!

So I’ll be popping up at Forbidden Planet in London on 25 June to do a signing of book two in the Kenstibec series, Steeple. It was great to launch Barricade there last year and I can’t think of a better spot to reveal Steeple to the world. My blurb for Steeple: Kenstibec was a…