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China Miéville

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. The writer in question is Lavie Tidhar, who I’ve met a few times (we have the same agents) and with […]

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Arthur C. Clarke Award Shortlist

It’s that time of year again! The Arthur C. Clarke Shortlist has been announced and, love it or hate it, the magic of the shortlist is always the debate it sparks. So are your favourites of the year on it? . . . and who do you tip to be the 2012 Arthur C. Clarke […]

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SFX Mag Mugshot Extravaganza!

So, if you wander down to your local news/mag emporium and pick up a copy of the latest SFX (June edish), you can turn to page 45 and see real, untouched pictures of your hmble scribe from the SFX bash at Waterstones Piccadilly branch. Sitting right there between Philip Palmer and Mike Carey, with the […]

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The SFX Summer o’ Reading Launch @ Waterstones, Piccadilly

Aw yes, and a good time was had by all. For me it began with a quick stop-off at Forbidden Planet for to sign their stock of The Orphaned Worlds (as well as a coupla copies of Shadowgod and Shadowmasque! – get em while ya still can). From there we (being myself, Orbit publicist Rose Tremlett, and me […]

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Odyssey Eastercon – After The Hurly-Burly part 2

Of course, the memories are already starting to blur a bit round the edges but some standout moments remain, ike the steampunk weaponry in the Art Exhibition. Gotta love that blunderbuss and the ray gun, gorgeous assemblages redolent of Victorian-Edwardian technologies (creations of the talented Herr Doktor). I didn’t attend the Steampunk Ball but did […]

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