Posts Tagged "Fiction"

Thu, 12 October 2017 Slayers and their Vampires

As part of the Bram Stoker Festival in Dublin (27-30 Oct), I’ll be taking part in the Slayers and their Vampires panel from 1 pm – 2.30 pm on 28 October, in the Albert Lecture Theatre, Royal College of Surgeons in Ireland, 123 St Stephen’s Green, Dublin 2.
I’ll be joining Bruce McClelland, (Slayers and Their [...]

Sat, 07 November 2015 Old Weird, New Weird, or Just Plain Weird

You can hear a recording of the ‘Old Weird, New Weird, or Just Plain Weird’ panel, which I participated on during the 2015 World Fantasy Convention in Saratoga Springs, NY. It’s hosted on the Project Radio web site.
The line-up was: moderator: Thomas F. Monteleone, and panellists: Ellen Datlow, Michael Kelly, me, Anya Martin, and Scott [...]

Fri, 30 October 2015 World Fantasy Convention 2015

In a couple of days I’m flying to the USA with the main goal of attending the World Fantasy Convention 2015 in Saratoga Springs, NY. The lovely side-effect is getting to spend time with the amazingly talented Kate Laity before and during the convention.
I haven’t attended many WFCs – two in the UK so far. [...]

Tue, 30 April 2013 it’s all about me…

People blog in a variety of fashions, and over the last month I set myself the challenge of writing a blog post every Monday-Friday about anything that came to mind. I also decided to incorporate photographs in them, and often the photographs were the inspiration for a post.

I took that first photo of myself in [...]

Mon, 07 May 2012 British Fantasy Awards 2012 – nominees

The short-lists have been announced for the 2012 British Fantasy Awards:
Novel

11.22.63 by Stephen King (Scribner)
Among Others by Jo Walton (Tor Books)
Cyber Circus by Kim Lakin-Smith (NewCon Press)
A Dance with Dragons by George R R Martin (Bantam)
The Heroes by Joe Abercrombie (Gollancz)
The Ritual by Adam Nevill (Pan)

There will be two awards in the best Novel [...]

Thu, 24 March 2011 solidarity

I have a history of social activism. When I was attending Trinity College in Dublin I got involved in student politics. For four years I was on the Gradate Students’ Union, and for the last year I served as President.
During that period I sat on numerous college committees, including TCD’s College Board – which was [...]

Wed, 02 March 2011 sunset over mallorca

This was yesterday’s sunset in Santa Ponsa, where the local fisherman cast their lines.
Alas, my short break has run its course. Today I head back to Ireland.
The next time I hope to come away to a place like this with more free time. I spent most of yesterday in front of my keyboard, rattling [...]

Mon, 01 November 2010 NaNoWriMo Go

November 1st has rolled around in Ireland and weather-wise it’s right on season: wet, windy and grey. Some of the trees are already stripped of leaves, while others are hanging on to their cover.
On my drive to the woods there is a section on the last elbow of road that has a complete avenue of [...]

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