Category Archives: Writing

First Monday Free Fiction: Big Puffball

This post is something of an experiment, inspired by Kristine Kathryn Rusch who posts a free short story every week on her blog. I like the idea. However, I don’t have nearly as many stories as Kris, so I’ll post … Continue reading

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Introducing Thurvok and the Return of Richard Blakemore

Yes, this is a new release post, though one with a little difference. Because I’m not just announcing my own new release (okay, so I am), but that of Richard Blakemore. Those of you who’ve been following my writing will … Continue reading

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Love Through Space and Time – A Round-up of Indie Valentine’s Day Speculative Fiction

Our monthly round-ups of new speculative fiction and new crime fiction releases by indie authors are a perennially popular feature. Therefore, we now offer you a round-up of our favourite Valentine’s Day science fiction, fantasy and horror by indie authors. … Continue reading

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Love and Crime – A Round-up of Indie Valentine’s Day Mysteries and Crime Fiction

Our monthly round-ups of new speculative fiction and new crime fiction releases by indie authors are a perennially popular feature. Therefore, we now offer you a round-up of our favourite Valentine’s Day mysteries by indie and small press authors. The … Continue reading

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A Science Fiction Promo and Richard Blakemore blogs

Today, I have two brief announcements to make. The first is an announcement for a science fiction cross promo at StoryOrigins. What is StoryOrigins, you ask. StoryOrigins is a new service for free e-book giveaways. One of those is the … Continue reading

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Science Fiction Is Dying Again – The Hopepunk Edition

Science fiction sure dies a lot. It’s been regularly dying every year or so ever since it emerged as a separate genre (here is a recent example courtesy of Chinese science fiction author Liu Cixin in Der Spiegel) and yet … Continue reading

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A handy guide to all SFF-related posts and works of 2018

I tend to feel uncomfortable with eligibility posts, but I posted such an overview for the first time in 2016, when someone added my name to the Hugo Nominations Wiki. And since I did it the past two years, I … Continue reading

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The Hopepunk Debate

Back in 2017, SFF writer Alexandra Rowland wrote on tumblr: The opposite of grimdark is hopepunk. Pass it on.. She later expanded that statement in a longer post. Here is a quote: So the essence of grimdark is that everyone’s … Continue reading

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Three New Hallowind Cove Stories and a Facelift for the Whole Series

This is the final new release announcement for 2018 and it’s a big one, for I have not one or two but three new Hallowind Cove stories to announce as well as a quasi relaunch for the series. The origin … Continue reading

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Just a Couple of Links

I’ve been planning to write a long blogpost about science fiction and originality, but I’ve been busy with writing, publishing, day job work, holiday related stuff, etc…, so I shelved that post for now. However, I have also been busy … Continue reading

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