Tag: Steeple

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,…




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…




Five daft skyscrapers

What to make of skyscrapers, these days? The new century’s explosion of super-talls and mega-talls might, at first glance, offer to satisfy the scifi fan’s impatient need for humanity to break free of the twentieth century. Future towers conjure dreams of a bold, enlightened age, when discovery in materials, robotics and energy creates not only a new architecture, but a new landscape. The imagination leaps…




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…




Steeple named in Forbidden Planet “Best of 2015”

Thrilled to say that Steeple has been named by Joe Gordon as one of his picks of 2015, over at the Forbidden Planet International blog. Steeple, part 2 in the Kenstibec series and sequel to Barricade, is listed there alongside some brilliant comics, Darren Anderson’s remarkable Imaginary Cities and novels like Station Eleven. Truly distinguished…




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…




The curious carving and painting of London

My new novel, Steeple, sees Antihero Kenstibec tour the flooded, dying remains of a future London, seeking design inspiration for the colossal new tower he has been commissioned to build – the Hope Tower, a monstrous construct being erected to replace the old city. While writing the book, I began to take pictures on my strolls about London, and think…




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 Interview on Tor.com

Really pleased that I had the opportunity to answer a few questions for Niall Alexander over at Tor.com for his very excellent British Fiction Focus blog. We talk all about my new book, Steeple, which comes out in June. He says some lovely stuff about Barricade – ” Pretty fucked up, but so fast, and such fun” –…