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Forbidden Planet, but not forbidden to you. You're more than welcome to come along: Forbidden Planet and Gollancz publishing are delighted to bring you one of our now-celebrated, open-format, multi-author signings! At 6pm on Thursday May 13th, Forbidden Planet 179 Shaftesbury Avenue, London will be playing host to: - • Stephen Deas • M D […]
I'll be signing copies of New Model Army at Waterstones in High Wycombe, on Saturday the 15th May from 11am. Unaccountably, High Wycombe somehow escaped the depredations of my NMA in the novel itself, although nearby Maidenhead gets hammered. Perhaps the good citizens of High Wycombe wish to thank me for sparing their borough ...? […]
Via this I discover this: London Evening Standard. The best books of the year: our reviewers name the titles that have meant the most to them over the past 12 months. FRANCIS SPUFFORD I spent this year finishing a book set in Russia, so I was all ready to delight in the charcoal-black satire of […]
Tomorrow I get an early plane, no, wait, scrub that, a very early plane ... to fly to Finland for Finncon 2009. As you'll see from the link, that's 'Europe's largest science fiction & fantasy event'; and as you'll also see my status is somewhere between being a GoH and being some other manner of […]
Despite being a white man deep into middle-age, I've decided to take the plunge on Twitter. This has nothing to do with providing myself with work-avoidance fodder, although I have just spent a minute coming up with the following faux-etymology. Twitter. v & n From Latin, tuito 'a taking care of, keeping, guarding, preserving, defense, […]
In the wake of the general media buzz about Al Reynold's splendid million pound advance, tomorrow's Today programme [Monday 29th June; 6-9am] will be interviewing both Al and myself, on the pressing current affairs questions of Space Opera. We're to be on 'between 8:40 and 9', I'm told. Assuming we don't get bumped, as sometimes […]
I spent much of last week in Liverpool, teaching (with Joan Gordon and Paul Kincaid) the annual SFF Masterclass. Third Annual Science Fiction Foundation Masterclass Location: University of Liverpool Dates: June 10th, 11th and 12th, 2009. The Science Fiction Masterclass is held in conjunction with the University of Liverpool. The aim of the Masterclass is […]
Go into the Waterstone’s in Staines at the moment and you’ll find the following flyers being handed out: That’s one high budget piece of advertising, right there. If you happened to be in the neighbourhood, t'd be lovely to see you. No ticket is required! [Update: the event went off very well; thanks to Fran […]
I'm one of (I believe) several guests appearing at the next BSFA Open Meeting: 25 March 2009, The Antelope tavern, 22 Eaton Terrace, London, SW1W 8EZ. People will be in the bar from 5ish. The upstairs room itself opens at 6pm onward, whereupon there will be a bunch of fascinating free-and-frank exchange of views concerning, […]
At the weekend I popped up to Edinburgh to take part in one of these 'Lost World Read' events: specifically a 28th Feb, 6-9pm talk called 'Lost Worlds'. Deftly chaired by Stuart Kelly, and sponsored by Napier University's Centre for Literature and Writing (known, brilliantly, as 'CLAW'), the panel consisted of China Miéville, Roger Luckhurst […]
Reading Dave Langford's latest SFX column, I discover that at the Langford household I am cooked, served in cabbage and eaten. Ummena ummena, yum yum.
Justina Robson and I will be teaching this 'How To Write Science Fiction' course for the Arvon Foundation from tomorrow (Monday 21st) through to the end of the week; it's a residential course, at the superb eyrie of Lumb Bank. If you're on the course, I look forward to seeing you; if you're not, well […]
I'm a Guest of Honour (along with Cory Doctorow) at the upcoming Swecon, in Linköping, Sweden, this coming weekend. Be nice to see you, if you happen to be in Linköping, Sweden. (ConFuse 2008: The Swedish National Science Fiction and Fantasy Convention 2008; 13-15 June 2008. Venue: Ryds Herrgård, Linköping, Sweden).
A couple of books have been delivered through the slot in my front door over the last few days; I previously mentioned one of these, Conceptual Breakthrough (James Holden and Simon King's marvellous experiment in sf-criticism, to which I contributed an afterword), a couple of months ago; very nice finally to hold a copy in […]Next Entries