Friday 28 August 2020

Essa Hansen Q&A and an interview

 Just a quick note that you can replay the online discussion with Essa Hansen by going to this link:

There were a few intermittent glitches with audio and sound but by and large I think it went well and we both enjoyed it.

I also wanted to mention an interview I did a couple of weeks ago with the Middletown public library's science fiction book club, kindly made possible by John Grayshaw.

You can either go directly to the group's Facebook page, and then scroll down until you reach my interview as posted on the 20th of August (sorry, I don't do Facebook, so that's as helpful as I can be):

Or jump to a complete list of interviews, here:

Friday 21 August 2020

Q&A with Essa Hansen

 Essa Hansen is a new writer with an exciting, imaginative debut novel, a weird and vividly-realised far future space opera entitled Nophek Gloss. I'll be in my kitchen in Wales in the gathering gloom of a late August evening, probably with rain lashing against the windows, while Essa will be somewhere considerably earlier and sunnier, in California.

We'll be talking about SF and taking your questions, so if you have a chance, please come along and join us at this Orbit-sponsored event, and I'm sure we'll have a fun discussion.

Join science fiction authors Alastair Reynolds and

next Wednesday August 26th for a conversation about their books, cinematic space travel, and cool spaceships! This #OrbitLIVE event starts at 12pm PDT/3pm EDT/8pm BST. Register here:

Saturday 8 August 2020

Previously published titles returning to print in the US via Orbit

 For the last few years my publisher in the United States has been Orbit. As the arrangements with my previous publisher lapse, Orbit have been reacquiring the titles and making plans to bring them out with new covers (and in the case of one, the revised title that was applied to the UK edition a little while ago).

Here are some of the new versions:

In so far as possible, the remaining titles will follow a similar design. 

Orbit have done an excellent job guiding new readers into my works, with a page full of suggestions which you can find via the following link:

From that page, you can click on individual titles and see purchase options for physical and ebook editions.

I'm grateful to the readers I already have in North America, and I hope these new versions will either help them fill holes in their collections, or guide new readers my way. Thank you to all who have been with me on the journey so far.


Thursday 6 August 2020

Reconvene panel on A.I.

All being well, I'll be taking part in a virtual panel as part of Reconvene, on saturday August 15th:

The twitter announcement for this event reads:

Has AI failed us or have we failed AI? Let's delve into the discussion w. Martha Wells (), Ted Chiang, Alastair Reynolds, Karl Schroeder () & R.W.W. Greene (). #reconvenesff #scifi #AI

Which my brain can't help but read as "Has Al failed us?" And I'm thinking - well. c'mon, give me a chance, we haven't even had the panel yet...