Holiday Reading

Packing for your holiday but still got some room in your book suitcase? Here are a few things I’ve really enjoyed reading lately that you might consider: The White Road by Sarah Lotz (Hodder & Stoughton) The second mountain climbing ghost story I’ve read in as many months (the other being Thin Air by Michelle … More Holiday Reading

Cymera, Thin Air, and the inner life of Darth Sidious

A couple of weeks ago I had the pleasure of travelling down to Edinburgh to go to Cymera Festival, Scotland’s first ever book festival dedicated to sci-fi, fantasy and horror writing. Held at prominent Fringe venue and labyrinthian maze, The Pleasence, from 7th-9th June, some of the world’s leading SFF and horror authors, including Gareth … More Cymera, Thin Air, and the inner life of Darth Sidious

Read Secret Ingredients in Shoreline of Infinity 15

  Around this time last year, I started working on a short story after reading about the death of Anthony Bourdain. His nonfiction book on the chef life, Kitchen Confidential, is a no-holds-barred look behind the scenes of fine dining written in an almost gonzo style, featuring larger than life characters, most of whom are … More Read Secret Ingredients in Shoreline of Infinity 15

Infinite Space, Infinite Terror… and a raffle

Last Thursday I boarded the train to Edinburgh to take part in Shoreline of Infinity’s Event Horizon. And sure, every time I say the words ‘Event Horizon’ it conjures a horrifying image of eyeless Sam Neill from the nineties film of the same name (“Where we’re going… we don’t need eyes to see!”) but I … More Infinite Space, Infinite Terror… and a raffle

Event Horizon

It’s almost here: Event Horizon – not the film with Sam Neill (still terrifying) but the monthly reading night in Edinburgh hosted by Shoreline of Infinity. Usually sci-fi based, tomorrow’s event will be taken over by fantasy webzine Aether/Ichor. I’ll be reading there myself along with some fantastic authors recently published by A/I: Ely Percy, … More Event Horizon

Indie April

It hath been declared that April shalt be the month to celebrate indie publishers, and in that spirit, here are a few words on some of my favourite Scotland-based indies, all doing incredible, interesting stuff right now. Gutter Magazine – Going it alone after the collapse of its former publisher, Gutter has never been stronger … More Indie April