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Jared
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Publishing, communications, culture, dinosaurs.
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There are those that have stumbled upon Parker’s texts and worship them with a feverish intensity… and those that haven’t and are therefore unenlightened. Continue reading
Posted yesterday at The Best of British Fantasy
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What we are imagining this week. Continue reading
Posted 5 days ago at The Best of British Fantasy
Latest newsletter harps on about crockery. A review of A People's Future of the United States, over at Tor.com. And the publicity tour for The Outcast Hours has a new, virtual, stop, as Mahvesh and I will be doing a late night AMA on reddit, 22nd February. Continue reading
Posted 6 days ago at Jurassic London
There's always something enjoyable about the listicles of the previous century. Continue reading
Posted Feb 8, 2019 at The Best of British Fantasy
Recent newsletters: on loneliness and other wicked problems and The Outcast Hours and universal/personal relevance. Not much else, although worth noting that the rather delicious The Djinn Falls in Love is still lurking about at 99¢. Ah, and the companion website for The Best of British Fantasy is up and... Continue reading
Posted Feb 6, 2019 at Jurassic London
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Gorgeous settings, icy protagonists; batshit worlds and beautiful words - getting started with Jane Gaskell. Continue reading
Posted Feb 2, 2019 at The Best of British Fantasy
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It is a ghost story, a coming of age tale and a fantasy that's uniquely its own. Continue reading
Posted Feb 2, 2019 at The Best of British Fantasy
All the British and Irish authors recommended by H.P. Lovecraft in "Supernatural Horror in Literature". Continue reading
Posted Feb 2, 2019 at The Best of British Fantasy
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Harry August will break your heart fifteen times, and you'll thank him for it. Continue reading
Posted Feb 2, 2019 at The Best of British Fantasy
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Although many thousands of words have been written trying to put Miéville’s work into neat buckets, a China Miéville book is ultimately, well – Miévillian. He is a category unto himself. Continue reading
Posted Feb 2, 2019 at The Best of British Fantasy
From 1984 to Zanoni, 100 books selected and recommended by David Bowie. Continue reading
Posted Feb 2, 2019 at The Best of British Fantasy
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Poppinsesque, in all the most captivating ways. Continue reading
Posted Feb 2, 2019 at The Best of British Fantasy
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We're reading the book about someone who's swept up in the tide of events, a young boy is seemingly unimportant to everyone - even himself. It's the diary of a pawn. Continue reading
Posted Feb 2, 2019 at The Best of British Fantasy
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Logan's stories capture - in gorgeously direct prose - the powerful connections that arise between people. Continue reading
Posted Feb 2, 2019 at The Best of British Fantasy
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As enjoyable savage as the action scenes are, the real strength of The Heroes comes from the way it handles so many individual, compelling personalities. Continue reading
Posted Feb 2, 2019 at The Best of British Fantasy
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The Outcast Hours Two of 'em: Thursday, 21st February at the Phoenix Artist Club: With Marina Warner, M. Suddain, Lavie Tidhar, Louis Greenberg and Will Hill. £10 ticket, which includes a nicely discounted copy of the book! Details here Thursday, 28th February at Brick Lane Books: Featuring Frances Hardinge, Will... Continue reading
Posted Jan 17, 2019 at Jurassic London
Ending 2018/starting 2019 on a productive note, with a rant about resolutions and a long list of good books. (The latter was inspired by an even better list of reading recommendations from Kirsty Logan.) But, here we go... Crime and Thriller *Give Me Your Hand (Megan Abbott) Red Harvest and... Continue reading
Posted Jan 4, 2019 at Jurassic London
A couple of pieces (somehow) - Review of AfroSFv3, edited by Ivor Hartmann: “Discovery” implies an element of challenge; a hint that these stories might be a bit too far out on the edge, or potentially unpalatable. Nothing could be further from the truth. A bit on Stormzy, publishing and... Continue reading
Posted Dec 5, 2018 at Jurassic London
Bet you weren't expecting that, huh? The publishing industry has spent a generation - if not longer - relentlessly milking one particular demographic, with 'innovative' 'outreach' campaigns based around the occasional field trip to Harrogate and #civilisedsaturday. This week's newsletter also features the meaning of life (and the methodology for... Continue reading
Posted Dec 1, 2018 at Jurassic London
...and we're off! Details on how to submit stories here, and more about the 'brief' in this week's newsletter: A moment of back-patting. This ticks a few items off the bucket list, specifically, editing a 'best of' and getting to work with NewCon's Ian Whates, who is a publishing legend.... Continue reading
Posted Nov 28, 2018 at The Best of British Fantasy
185 submissions, and counting... This week's newsletter is about []'s, and why they're so very important. Highly recommended. Continue reading
Posted Nov 28, 2018 at The Best of British Fantasy
Mahvesh and I share a bit about the editorial process - and the full author/story list for The Outcast Hours - over on Tor.com: As with any anthology, not every story will be for everyone. The dark side (excuse the pun) of our shtick is that our approach is especially... Continue reading
Posted Nov 26, 2018 at Jurassic London
Mahvesh and I reveal the full table of contents for The Outcast Hours over on Tor.com. It also includes a little guff about our editing approach, because everything starts with a brief. The key message that we're trying to land in our all our, uh, PR, is that we've gone... Continue reading
Posted Nov 20, 2018 at Jurassic London
Am: Tor.com, reviewing Adam Nemett's We Can Save Us All and offering three books for the 2018 Reviewers' Choice selection. Not: Facebook Continue reading
Posted Nov 18, 2018 at Jurassic London