• On The Nightside

    by  • September 30, 2006 • 0 Comments

    Hollywood movie moguls are circling fantasy author Simon R Green to seduce him into signing a deal for his Nightside series of books. Nightside, about a private eye investigating tales of the weird and uncanny in the Twilight Zone, is about to reach book number eight and they really are excellent tales. Simon is...

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    The Age of Misrule – New and Improved

    by  • September 25, 2006 • 12 Comments

    A brand, spanking new omnibus of the Age of Misrule trilogy – featuring World’s End, Darkest Hour and Always Forever – is now available to buy. It’s got a great, black and red designery cover and, more importantly, has a very slightly updated text to eliminate some of the errors that crept into the...

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    Radio Silence…

    by  • September 25, 2006 • 3 Comments

    Bloody computers. Motherboard explodes. Processor fizzles out. New PC’s browser crashes every time I try to work in WordPress. Bring back the age of the quill… Which is by way of explanation for my silence here. But with the help of trusty web expert Ariel I aim to continue posting while I take a...

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    It’s a Mad, Mad, Mad, Mad Universe

    by  • September 5, 2006 • 5 Comments

    ‘Maybe our universe isn’t real. Yale Philosopher Nick Bostrum has claimed that we are probably living in a computer simulation.’ Just one of ten great, insanely brilliant theories about the origins of the universe. And you lot think I make this stuff up…

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    Two Myths, One Source

    by  • August 31, 2006 • 0 Comments

    “I have no doubt that every myth is based on some event, and so is the myth of Atlantis,” the University of Rhode Island’s Sigurdsson said. “An event of this magnitude must have left its imprint.”

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    A Course of Memetherapy

    by  • August 24, 2006 • 0 Comments

    The guys at Memetherapy have published an interview they did with me recently. They asked a bunch of intelligent questions about how I approach writing and research, like “Writing novels has been described as hard and emotionaly brutal. Is that true for you? What was it like writing Jack of Ravens?” and I gave...

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    Hounds of Avalon Award Nomination

    by  • August 21, 2006 • 0 Comments

    My novel The Hounds of Avalon has been shortlisted in the Best Novel category for this year’s British Fantasy Awards. That makes five out of the last six books that have been shortlisted for Best Novel, which must be some kind of record. (Also, no wins, which must also be a record on the...

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    Five Pieces of Story Research That Still Haunt Me

    by  • August 17, 2006 • 0 Comments

    1) Crawling along a tunnel barely bigger than a coffin more than two hundred feet beneath the ground, one person in front of me, one person behind, around one hundred feet from beginning to end – impossible to back out if you got stuck. It linked two main tunnels in a now-defunct coal mine...

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    The Age of Heroes?

    by  • August 13, 2006 • 8 Comments

    Fiction is not disconnected from the real world.  This might be stating the obvious, but some people seem to think that books just get written, published and sold at the whim of authors and publishers.  But it’s possible to map out a correlation between trends in publishing and real world events.  That’s just common sense...

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    What I Did On My Holiday (Part One)

    by  • August 12, 2006 • 0 Comments

    Two weeks on the North Norfolk coast.  Mysterious Neolithic paths, evocative coastal salt marshes, some of the best food and drink in the UK. Like everyone I planned to leave work behind.  The trouble with work in the imaginative sphere is that the more relaxed you get, the more the imagination goes into overdrive. ...

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