Reading Roundup Nov 19

It’s the most wonderful time of the—No, no it isn’t. It’s still just November, despite what supermarkets and TV adverts would have you think. Therefore, there is no theme for this particular batch of reading recommendations, just a handful of books I’ve really enjoyed lately. Any of these would make a fantastic present for— Killtopia: … More Reading Roundup Nov 19

Always North Review, Shoreline of Infinity 16

It’s time again for another issue of my favourite sci-fi mag, Shoreline of Infinity! While the previous edition featured a short story of mine (Secret Ingredients, SoI Issue 15) I’m back to reviewing books in the October offering. This time around I had the absolute pleasure of reading and writing about Vicki Jarrett’s new novel … More Always North Review, Shoreline of Infinity 16

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