Friday, 6 July 2018

Recent-er things

Three new stories have squeaked out into the world, or are in the process of squeaking out, in recent weeks.

"Different Seas" appears in Twelve Tomorrows, edited by Wade Rush, from MIT Press:

"Providence" appears in 2001: An Odyssey in Words, edited by Ian Whates and Tom Hunter, and published by Newcon press:

While "Death's Door" appears in Infinity's End, edited by Jonathan Strahan, from Solaris Press:

All three stories contain spaceships. All three books also contain lots of other writers who are worth your time and money.

In other news ... well, there isn't much. I'm just plugging on with this and that, as one does. I've completed a major round of editorial revisions on Shadow Captain, and while I'm awaiting the next set of queries on that book, I'm making grindingly slow progress on the start of the next one. In recent weeks I've read and very much enjoyed Hannu Rajaniemi's new novel Summerland, which is a fascinating departure from his earlier work and very much up my street, with its mingling of Wells, Lovecraft and the classic British espionage novel. I also finished The Foreign Correspondent, another of Alan Furst's reliably brilliant historical thrillers, merely one chapter in a sort of meta-novel covering the events immediately before and during the second world war from a variety of perspectives. And in music, I'm enjoying new purchases by Lissie, Tune-Yards, Eleanor Friedberger and Fatoumata Diawara.

That is all.



  1. Hey, thanks for the update, hope to check all this out eventually!

  2. Glad to see that "Infinity's End" is almost out. I've been excited to read "Death's Door" ever since you mentioned that it's set in a solar system in which every possible surface was colonized/utilized; that seems like an awesome premise.

    This post gave me incentive to finally listen to the new Tune Yards record. I liked their last release, but for some reason I kept putting off listening to the new one. I’m glad I finally gave it a shot, I think it's quite a worthy successor. I find it to be an exhilarating listen from start to finish.

    Another fairly new record that I’ve been getting into is Loma's self-titled debut. They’ve got this song called “Joy” that has completely captivated me: