Tag: Kenstibec

Rig in Forbidden Planet best of 2017

Pleased to say that Joe at Forbidden Planet has listed Rig, part 3 in the Kenstibec trilogy, among his best of 2017. Read what he has to say about Rig (Kenstibec 3).




Joint interview with Antonia Honeywell

I was delighted to speak alongside the magnificent Antonia Honeywell, author of The Ship, for The Writer’s Toolbelt Podcast, hosted by Andy Chamberlain. He approached us at the recent Gollanczfest thinking that we’d make for a good natter combination, and sure enough we did. There are some striking similarities between book three in the Kenstibec…




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,…




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…




Interview at Gollancz towers

Was pleased to pop round Gollancz’s posh new offices round Blackfriar’s way the other day with agent, raconteur and all round swell guy, Ed Wilson, to record an interview about RIG, the final part of the Kenstibec trilogy, the characters involved, and the writing process in general. Jon Wallace interview with Ed Wilson




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…




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.




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…