Stewart Hotston works in high finance in London, teaches historical sword-fighting with an emphasis on rapier and sidesword, and writes fiction that interrogates the contemporary world through the lens of SF and fantasy. He’s been gracious enough to answer some of my questions, which I’ve been burning to ask since I got to read both … Continue reading Interview with Stewart Hotston – author of Tangle’s Game.
Signal boosting this as it's a very important and very well written essay by Helen Gould https://wp.me/p7JgeX-b7
Excepting copy edits and proofreading, the Godblind trilogy is now complete. My editors are happy with the latest round of edits I made to Bloodchild and the main creative process is now over. The trilogy is over. For me, anyway - for readers, there's still a bit of a wait. While I'm really excited for … Continue reading To pastures new
Well, it's been a while, readers. But there are reasons for that. Some of them are even good reasons. The biggest is that I had edits back for Bloodchild, the concluding novel in the Godblind trilogy. They were pretty hefty, structurally, and there was one character whose plot line needed extensive work. And, of course, … Continue reading Stories and novels and terror, oh my!
You can now vote for your favourite banned (once banned, tried to be banned, banned no longer) book from a list of 20. When I read the list I was astonished by some of them - Of Mice and Men was banned? Why? For what? Others are almost as famous for being banned as for … Continue reading Academic Book Week’s Most Influential Banned Books
Hi! You may remember me, I was the one excitedly bouncing up and down to discover I have TWO pieces nominated in the longlist for the British Science Fiction and Fantasy Awards - my second novel, Darksoul, and the short story Flesh and Coin. If you are a member of the BSFA and haven't yet … Continue reading BSFA Awards longlist – voting closes on 31 January!
via SFSF Awards 2018 Sheffield Fantasy and Science Fiction club (SFSF) has released its annual awards for best collection, best novel and best completed series, which you can read at the link above. Nestled among some truly excellent winners is Darksoul, meaning that the last day of 2018 is going to start as well as … Continue reading SFSF Awards 2018 – Darksoul gets a Skadi!
In no particular order and with varying degrees of importance and silliness, some things 2018 taught me. Note, these are not prescriptions for others on how to approach life, writing, or anything. My job isn't to tell you what to do; it's, hopefully, to entertain you and then tear your heart out and crush it … Continue reading Things wot I learnt or did in 2018
I've seen the first trailer for Avengers 4. Let me be clear, I'm going to watch it. I love the MCU and they're generally solid films. That said, Black Panther was the best MCU film of the last few years for me, easily, EASILY outstripping GOTG, Ragnarok and Infinity Wars. Which leads me on to … Continue reading Where did all the Wakandans go?
Those were the last words I wrote in my WIP yesterday before going out to tutor with The Access Project. They're not a line of dialogue - it's a prompt so that when I get back to work this morning, I'll know what needs to come next. It wasn't a conscious decision to include an … Continue reading It’s an ambush!