Oct 182013
New publishing credit: Book of the Dead

I’m thrilled to be included in the almost-published Book of the Dead by Jurassic London. The table of contents includes some of the writers I most respect and admire scribbling words down today – from upstart newcomers like the inimitable Molly Tanzer and co-south Londoner/stand-up guy Den Patrick to heavyweights Jesse Bullington and Gail Carriger, […]

Aug 022013
 100 word review: The Glass Republic, by Tom Pollock

  I admit loving The City’s Son. Inventive, joyfully snarky, compelling and fun – and a Kitschies nominee. The Glass Republic is by degrees darker and several steps more grown-up, and shows Pollock’s maturation as a writer. Principal attention shifts to Pen, the neglected, fascinating character. She goes to London Under Glass: the London that […]

Mar 082013
International Women's Day

  So it’s international women’s day. As Adam Roberts says, I’m not so worried about that as there are 364 International Men’s Days. We’ve been thinking about women a lot at Bethnal Green Ventures. We’ve taken the apparently controversial decision to state “We particularly welcome applications from women” during our call for ideas. We’ve received […]

Apr 142012
Inaugural 100 word review: Sophia McDougall’s Romanitas

100 word reviews I’m starting a new project, to keep me scribbling on this blog. It’ll be completely random, as well as revealing a bit of the subject matter of what I’m currently reading. Here’s the thing: I hate book reviews. I want to like them, and they always start off interesting, but then they […]

Mar 302012
Stories of the Smoke – art auction & book launch & more

I’m having a short story published in this anthology, from the excellent editorial entrepreneurial folk responsible for Pandemonium Fiction  and Pornokitsch. Smoke is an anthology searching for new stories pushing out fantastical children that are considered the children of Dickens, in honour of Dickens’ 200th birthday. There are (will be) 100 hardcovers available, all signed […]

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Jul 262011

Of all the things that amaze me about Burning Man, the thing I’ve always found the most amazing is the breadth and variety of people—where else could you sit around talking about art and culture with a socialist doctor, a libertarian stripper, an atheist with a Master’s in Divinity from Harvard, aid workers who crosses […]

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