Fablecroft’s ‘Insert Title Here’ coming out soon
Fablecroft is launching their slightly delayed new anthology, ‘Insert Title Here’, and I have a strange story about giant island fishes and political corruption in it, with a little bit of a throwout to the Voyage of Saint Brendan: The earliest extant version of The Voyage of Saint Brendan was recorded around AD 900. There are over…
2014 In Review
And another year! Unlike last year, this was a year of triumphs! I use the word ‘amazing’ a lot, so just prepare yourselves. I ran through my memory and photo album to highlight my achievements and failings of the year 2014. Read on, stalkers!
‘Suspended in Dusk’ launched!
Suspended in Dusk is finally out! My writing pal Simon Dewar collected and edited this despite all the exciting pitfalls of ‘My First Anthology Project’ and while eyeing off the impending Twinpocalypse looming down on his family. There are a bunch of amazing authors in here who are much more famous than I, and so…
I’ve waited. I’ve waited. So long – Reviewing ‘The Ocean at the End’ by the Tea Party
I’m generally one to rant passionately about things that I love that disappoint me. In fact, I will rant much more if my expectations are smashed than if I didn’t love it. Disclaimer: I have never reviewed a music album before and so have no idea of the jargon or conventions of the form. You have…
My Book is Now Magic: The Lumio Review (HT: @hellolumio)
I’m constantly spending money on nerdy and/or wanky crap, and then reviewing it on this site. I even do it constantly without any payment or free things from the manufacturers, can you believe it! This time, I’m gushing about my latest Kickstarter arrival. For those of you who haven’t switched a computer on in a…
Spider: A Horror in Three Parts, or The True Story of Spider
I don’t like spiders. Well, what does that mean, really? I should paraphrase and say that I don’t like things larger than about an inch across, that are brown or dark brown, and that move rapidly from point to point, out of the corner of my eye. The visuals are of primary importance, and although…
Tom and Nyssa Talk Zombies (with @Cacotopos and @VintageZombie)
When I talk zombies online, I inevitably talk zombies with my Twitter pal Nyssa Harkness, who is writing (and apparently finishing it before she dies) a Masters thesis on zombies in literature and film. OY! Oh hey! Today Nyssa joins me to talk about zombies in film and literature! I’ve marked my text in black and hers…
Could it be Hue? My Hue update.
You may recall my ranting from such earlier posts as It’s not me, It’s Hue, but I’ve now grown a few months older with my wifi-enabled Hue bulbs, and can make some firmer statements.
Bioshock Infinite is #InfiniteBS
There, now I’ve got your attention. As part of my loose effort to write something every day this year, I’m reflecting on my experience playing Bioshock Infinite in a single game session while I was sick, on the first day of 2014 (Yes, I have a huge pile of shame full of acclaimed games I’ve…
2013 In Review (or ‘Please Fuck Off and Die in a Gutter, 2013’)
What a year! A year of professional triumphs and personal failures. And at the end of the year, just before writing this post, I saw this entertaining aphorism pass by my twitter feed: Always give your all. If you set yourself up for failure, make sure your failures are spectacular. – via @Pribblicious I ran…