Happy Birthday, Norman Spinrad!
Today we wish a very Happy Birthday to one of SF’s most original and uncompromising voices, a stalwart of the New Wave and the man whose best-known novel, Bug Jack Barron, led to Michael Moorcock‘s New Worlds magazine being banned from WH Smith: Norman Spinrad. Spinrad’s razor-sharp satires have seen him nominated for most of […]Read More
Happy Birthday, Barrington J. Bayley
Thanks (once again) to the wonders of The Encyclopedia of Science Fiction‘s excellent On This Day function, we can tell you that seventy-six years ago today Barrington J. Bayley was born. It may be an overstatement to refer to Bayley as one of British SF’s ‘forgotten authors’ but certainly he’s not as prominent in the […]Read More
News & Stuff
Realise that I have been negligent of late, so here’s a little bundle of updates. The Ascendant Stars continues on its trajectory towards the supreme paperyness of transcendant bookhood! – ie, I just completed my side of the copy-edit stage, after which comes the reading of the proofs, which will come in the form of […]Read More