A Mike Cobley Reddit AMA, As I Live & Breathe!
Yes, indeedy, yr humble scribe shall be hosting an AMA (ask me anything) on the all-encompassing Reddit website/hub/core/fountofallcomment – at 5pm GMT! The actual url for this happening is – https://www.reddit.com/r/sciencefiction Although you`ll probably need […]Read More
Blogpost at the Scottish Book Trust website on the Moniack Mhor SF/Fantasy Writing Course
(An introductory essay about the writing course being tutored by Ken MacLeod and myself.) The question ‘what is science fiction?’ has remained constant ever since the cultural mainstream started taking notice of the genre back […]Read More
Thoughts On The Scottish Independence Referendum
Anyway who follows my maunderings on Facebook will know that I have quite definite views on politics, coming from a centre-left position (laced with some critical rationalist radicalisms). And of course, the Scottish independence referendum […]Read More
Eastercon 8-Squared Con, Bradford
Would have posted comments on this years Eastercon (main GOH Walter Jon Williams) before now but have been somewhat under the weather (trans – poleaxed by another bout of recurring viral loathsomeness). But here at last is my […]Read More
The Gibberings Of A Frenzied Ego
No, friends and neighbours, I’m not talking about me but about someone whose verbal attacks on a writer colleague have reached such an irrational crescendo that I feel that a stand has to be taken. […]Read More
Arrogance & Pigheadedness: The Slings And Arrows Of Amazon Comments
Yes, I did it. I made the mistake a few months ago of actually responding to reader comments to a couple of my books on Amazon. I suppose I felt so appalled at being doled out […]Read More
My Short Story Collection, Iron Mosaic, Now Out As An Ebook
And here you see the cover, as created by Gary Gibson, for my collection, Iron Mosaic, now appearing under the Brain In A Jar imprimatur, available from AmazonUK. And LO! for here is the link: […]Read More
The Future’s So Bright I Gotta Wear An Industrial Welding Helmet
Some of my colleagues in the sci-fi writin’ n’ readin’ demographic are keen as buttons on all and any breakthroughs and shiny new apps, what I call naive technoboosterism. Well, here’s a development that should […]Read More
Son Of Heaven by David Wingrove – Review
Okay, first off, I’ve known Dave Wingrove for over 25 years, from back in ’86 when I was manically assembling my 1-page Shark Tactics fanzine and mailing it free to anyone in the SF field […]Read More
Essence of Cockroach & Tincture of Locust – What A Combination!
Pretty excellent science story – seems that the ground-up brain and nerve tissue of the American cockroach and common locusts are highly effective against MRSA (the antibiotic-resistant staph infection) and e-coli. Check out the link […]Read More
Orbit Announces Ma Grooveh New Site, + Eastercon Moviette!
Bit of a languishing in the silences, my friends, but as you can guess I have been working on/scribbling/struggling/engaged in single-unarmed combat with….bk 3, The Ascendant Stars. And its turning out to be demanding in […]Read More