news & reviews

News of two upcoming talks – one on *that which cannot be named* at Brighton’s Catalyst Club on the 11th October, and one on how cyberpunk is where the occult and psychedelic history of technology comes to life at London’s Fortean Society on the 6th November. Both will be great nights – see you there!

Well, if it’s possible I’m now even more of a Francophile. ‘Station: La Chute’ has also been nominated for the Prix Julia Verlanger, alongside books from N.K. Jemisin, Naomi Alderman, Emma Newman and others. Once again, it’s great to see it keeping such exciting company.

Exciting news from France – ‘Crashing Heaven’, wonderfully translated as ‘Station: La Chute’ by Florence Dolisi, has been nominated for the Prix Utopiales, alongside works from modern masters like David Mitchell and Karin Tidbeck. It’s thrilling to be in such wonderful company! Now to keep my fingers crossed it’s awarded at the start of November.

I’ve been podcasted! Many thanks to Steve Aryan for having me on the ever awesome Crash Landing over at Geek Syndicate. Steve and I talked about the five novels I’d want to have with me if I was stranded on an alien planet.

I’ve been chatting to the organisers of the ever-excellent Nine Worlds convention about some very interesting panels – stay tuned for more news. And of course I’ll be wandering around it all on the 10th and 11th of August, along with a probable stop at Fantasy in the Court on the 9th. See you there!

I’m travelling to the beautiful town of Épinal to take part in this year’s Les Imaginales festival, alongside SF and Fantasy writers from across Europe and beyond. I’ll be there from the 24th to the 26th May – if you’re around, come and say ‘bonjour’ (or ‘guten tag’ or ‘hola’ or ‘ciao’…).

There’s a pull down menu above which will take you to a selection of Crashing Heaven / Waking Hell reviews. And of course there’s Goodreads – here’s their page for Crashing Heaven and here’s the one for Waking Hell.