The Mouth of the Tyne

January 7, 2022 • No Comments
(author's note - this story was written for an event at the Literary and Philosophical Society of Newcastle upon Tyne - locally known as the Lit&Phil - and read for the first time on 6th January 2022. All rights reserved.)   The Mouth of the Tyne   The summer of that year was … strange. It held a dreamlike heat. The air was still and the sky...
Read More

Fire Sale 2021

June 9, 2021 • No Comments
Thank you to everyone who participated. 66 books - well over half the stash - went out/are waiting to go out the...
Read More

Making books, telling stories

June 15, 2018 • 1 Comment
Readers may remember this from six months ago, where I posit that making books as a meditation, and possibly a side-business, might be a thing. Well, I bit the bullet. It is now a thing. I've got a couple of projects that aren't going to be 'commercial' in the acceptable sense of the word, and Facebook friends have been watching my attempts to sell practice pieces...
Read More

Eastercon 2018

March 27, 2018 • No Comments
Just a quick notice of my Eastercon events. I'll be there from Friday lunchtime through to Monday afternoon, and as well as appearing at a bar near you, I'll be more formally: Settling Other Planets, together with Al Reynolds, Charlie Stross, Yvonne Rowse and Katherine Inskipp, on Saturday at 1:30-2:45pm, in the Majestic Reading Room (the hotel's the Majestic....
Read More