It occurs to me that Dolorous Edd, from George RR Martin’s A Song of Ice and Fire series, has a spiritual twin.
Weird City 3, an urban fantasy anthology edited by George Wilhite, is currently awaiting editing. I’ll have a 3500 word story in there called The Archester Minotaurs. It’s another vampire one, with some minotaurs thrown in for good measure.
I don’t think there are enough minotaur stories around.
I got the email today to say the Monster Gallery anthology is now available from Static Movement hosted by Pillhill Press. You can also buy from Amazon (UK) and Amazon (US).
I have a piece of flash fiction just shy of 1000 words in there called The Other Circus. It’s about a vampiric circus. Naturally.
Matthew Reilly Hits the Exclamation Mark. Bam!
I muse on why I love Matthew Reilly’s trashy thrillers, and why I really shouldn’t. Published at FerretBrain.
Two Guns, a Balloon and a Bear
Philip Pullman writes a mini-book about Lee Scoresby using Western tropes. I was always going to like this one.
Published at FerretBrain, October 2009.
I know it’s an unfashionable subject, but I muse about spoken poetry at FerretBrain. In an incisive bit of scholarship, I also assert that Coleridge was a very good poet. Who knew?
A review of the graphic novel Neil Gaiman’s Neverwhere, outlining a couple of problems I had with it. Published at FerretBrain .
A FerretBrain review of the graphic novel Pride of Baghdad, gushing over the art and questioning the writing.
Published at PopMatters, this is a review of Last Chance to See, the conservation book by Douglas Adams and Mark Carwardine.
You Wonder What the Author was Thinking
Published by FerretBrain, this is a negative review of Charles Stross’s novel Halting State, which is for some inexplicable reason written in the second person.