• Conventions,  Fiction,  News

    podcasts and plans

    The podcast of my story, “The Tamga” is now available as issue 178 on Pseudopod, read by the talented Cheyenne Wright. It’s always a thrill to have my work podcast, because it gets it out to such a wide audience. Plus, the Pseudopod team produce excellent recordings. Cheyenne does a great job with the story. He’s not only a talented voice actor, he’s also the colourist for the fabulous web comic Girl Genius, which is one of my personal favourites. My own graphic novel project, Róisín Dubh, is proceeding well. Last week I had a meeting in Dublin with Rob Curley of Atomic Diner and Sub City fame, as well…

  • Fiction,  News,  publications

    news for the new year

    I’ve some news I’ve been sitting on for no good reason, other than my motivation for blogging suffered a sap across the forehead late last year. In December I sold the audio right to my story “The Tamga” to Pseudopod. I’m delighted I’ll soon have another story up among their fine catalogue of spoken works. “The Tamga” was originally published in issue 6 of Shroud Magazine. My story, “The Secret Names of Buildings” is now available in M-Brane SF, issue 12, which is guest edited by Rick Novy. It’s another of my Clarion West stories, and this was written for week 6, when the brilliant sf writer Vernor Vinge was…

  • Fiction,  publications,  Thoughts

    celebrate short fiction

    I noticed that Poets & Writers magazine is making a case for the concept of May being National Short Story Month. Well, as someone who writes and reads short fiction I think it’s a fine idea. The Emerging Writers Network is behind the campaign, and is blogging all month with reviews of short fiction to lend momentum to the movement. There are a multitude of online sources for short speculative fiction, and here is just a small sample: E-Zines Abyss & Apex Arkham Tales Beneath Ceaseless Skies Brain Harvest ChiZine Clarkesworld Magazine Fantasy Magazine Farrago’s Wainscot Hub Magazine Ideomancer Jim Baen’s Universe Lone Star Stories Strange Horizons Podcast Magazines EscapePod…