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Golems. We like ’em.

“A golem is a sturdy creature on which to hang a young-adult story; the figure asks perennial teenage questions: Who am I in the world? What powers do I have? Whom can I trust? How do I create a separate existence from my parents’? How do I control my anger and manage my baser instincts?” […]

New Gollancz Blog

Just a quickie to let you know that the publisher of the ever so fine Tales Of The Ketty Jay have a newly revamped website to go with all those shiny new SF Gateway books I told you about earlier. It’s still in its early stages – which is presumably why I DO NOT HAVE AN […]

Free Music? Why not?

Not particularly related to anything booky, but sort of related to me which is why it’s here. Back in the day before my ears caved in I used to play in a few bands, like. And now I hear that Bombed Out, the record label that my last band was on, has just put out […]

Football Manager 2012 Released!!!! (also The Iron Jackal)

For those of you disinterested in the epic tale of how I led Notts County from League 2 obscurity to winning the quintuple back-to-back, you might perk up at the news that the third book in The Tales Of The Ketty Jay hit the shelves yesterday. If you’re unfortunate enough not to live in the […]

Win a proof copy of The Iron Jackal BEFORE IT’S EVEN OUT IN STORES SQUEEEEEEE*

Yeah, what the title says! Head over to Bookgeeks for some badass competitionage and win yourself an early copy. Only open to people in the UK, I’m afraid, but there has to be SOME consolation for our lack of summer (again). Go compete!

SF Gateway launching soon from Gollancz

Oh no, wait, am I gonna actually have to buy an e-reader now? Thousands of out-of-print classic SF and Fantasy novels resurrected like a horde of radioactive necromorphs for the delectation of the ebook generation? I can virtually feel myself being dragged by my fingernails into the future. Damn. Check out the Guardian article here. […]

New Book On The Way, Braided Path New Edition Released

The new edition of the Braided Path, after a few technical difficulties, has found its way into online booksellers just in time for the release date. In fact, it’s available now from Play.com or at The Book Depository (free postage overseas, if you don’t live in the UK), and Amazon have it up for pre-order. Sweet. […]

Pandemonium cover, Iron Jackal Delivered (Properly This Time), What I’m Up To Next

Squee! And better still, the whole graphic novel is full colour like this. I’ve seen some of Cassandra’s finished interior art and it’s utterly brilliant. It’s due to be released IN THE US ONLY on New Year’s Day. Contrary to the usual way of things with my books, the States will be getting it first, […]

A Few Reminders, and Alaizabel Gets A Death Metal Soundtrack

Just a couple of quick reminders, since my appearances in the world of mortals are rare and few: I’ll be at Forbidden Planet, Thurs 23rd from 6pm-7pm for their Ten Author Signing. From 7pm – midnight said Ten Authors will presumably be in a nearby pub, drinking away the demons of their ruined lives and […]

BLC MMP FYI (or, I Like Acronyms), and Alaizabel in Total Film Shocker!

Hey all, First a reminder that The Black Lung Captain is now available in the UK in mass market paperback (ie the handy, cheap and pocket-sized paperbacks we all know and love instead of the big fat trade editions). It will get its first release July 26th in the US. Second, Alaizabel made the Total […]