We need a ‘Support our ‘Zines Day’

***UPDATE: SUPPORT OUR ‘ZINES DAY now 1ST OCTOBER*** Last week I put a call out for suggestions of magazines that as an SF fan I should be reading. My subscriptions have lapsed recently (its been a busy year) so this week I wanted to renew some subscriptions and start a few new ones. I wantedContinue reading “We need a ‘Support our ‘Zines Day’”

How to find your digital readership

Dear world, I am giving two talks for Writing School Leicester on the 26th October and 23rd November on the genuinely exciting topics of Finding Your Digital Readership and The Entrepreneurial Writer. They are part of a series of five talks also titled New Ways With Writing involving Ross Bradshaw, Will Buckingham and Farhana Shaikh.Continue reading “How to find your digital readership”

Mieville Nominated for Not the Booker

China Mieville’s The City and the City is one of forty-six titles nominated for the Not the Booker prize organised by the wonderful people at the Guardian. Also on the list are Spirit by Gwyneth Jones, The Quiet War by Paul Mcauley and Best Served Cold by Joe Abercrombie. You can read the full listContinue reading “Mieville Nominated for Not the Booker”

The myth-making genius of Neil Gaiman

Neil Gaiman has just won this year’s Hugo award for best novel, for The Graveyard Book – and I can’t be the only one who isn’t surprised by the news. I knew Gaiman was more than just a great writer when I read the comic mini-series Death: The High Cost of Living in 1993. I’dContinue reading “The myth-making genius of Neil Gaiman”

Not World Con 1

The programme for Not World Con 1 is starting to take shape thanks to contributions from around the world! The programme is very much still open, so please add your suggestions! Check back regularly for programme updates. GoH / Reading List Boneshop by Tim Pratt Richard Morgan’s Thirteen Anything by Neil Gaiman Talks & Panel DiscussionsContinue reading “Not World Con 1”