2018, my landmark year

2018 was a landmark year for me. In October, I turned 50, and with that came, inevitably, a look back and a look forward. What have I achieved, and what is there left to achieve? I suppose when I look at my life it will be the short stories and books I have published that […]

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BristolCon 2012 Report

This was my third BristolCon (I’d been at the relatively tiny launch event in 2009, the much larger 2010 one, but missed last year’s due to holiday commitments) and the biggest and best so far! I don’t do many conventions but always enjoy the ones I do attend – especially if I am a guest, […]

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BristolCon 2012

  This should be good. I didn’t go last year as I was in the States but the 2010 one was pretty massive, after a tiny start in 2009. I’ll be on 2 panels (one about Space Toilets – typical! – and a Battle of the Books) and giving a talk about the anthologies edited […]

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23 November 2013 is the 50th anniversary of Doctor Who, and no doubt, right now, plans are being laid to celebrate this milestone. Who knows what these plans are? Certainly not me. But here’s what I would do… Firstly, BALLS to a multi-Doctor story. Why? Two reasons: 1. They’re crap. Entertaining, but crap. The Three […]

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“The Sixty” by Andy Bigwood

Last night at the monthly Monday Bristol SF meet I was presented with my contributor’s copy of “The Sixty”, a book of artwork by BSFA award winning artist Andy Bigwood. It’s a collection of 60 (duh!) stunning images by Andy, each accompanied by a piece of flash fiction by SF authors.  It is a work […]

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BristolCon 2011

BristolCon 2011 is now open for business! It’s on Saturday 22 October at the Ramada Hotel (same venue as last year’s). Guests of Honour are Juliet E. McKenna, Justina Robson and Jim Burns.  Other guests include Paul Cornell, Alastair Reynolds, Colin Harvey, John Meaney, Gareth Powell, Jo Hall, and (I think) me. There’ll be an […]

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BristolCon 2010

BristolCon was on Saturday and I have only just recovered! It was only the second ever BristolCon, but it certainly seems to be making its mark. 150 guests this year – over 3 times as many as last year – and a very full day, stretching over 12 hours from 10am to 10pm and beyond! […]

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