Monthly Archives: December 2013

That Obligatory Round-up…

Round-ups of the year are always tricky. We all receive those missives with Christmas cards from the perfect family who will tell you how they hiked nude to the South Pole, solved world debt. And then in February…

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Friday 13th Trainage – or how not to catch a train

The BFS Open Night was fun. It was, perhaps, not as busy as it might have been, but it’s always good to catch up with folks.  We launched Invent-10N by Rod Rees – as a paperback, and now also available as a hard back limited edition of 100   Good to chat with Rod and his lovely wife, Nelli, as well as a host of other people.

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Invent-10n: Official Launch at BFS Open Night

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Invent-10n by Rod Rees sees its official launch this Friday (13 December) during the British Fantasy Society’s Christmas Open Night.

Venue: (The Elephant, 119 Fenchurch Street, London, EC3M 5BA).

Time: 7.30 p.m.

Invent-10n is available as a paperback via Amazon and other online stores, and from the Press as a limited edition hardcover (100 copies).


My story ‘Black Dog of Newgate’ appears in the The Bestiarum Vocabulum, edited by Dean M. Drinkel.  Published Western Legends Publishing.

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In These Shoes?

It’s that time of year when TV is filling up with its annual Christmas adstravaganza. Frenetic ads for perfumes, cars, clothing catalogues and CD-games that everyone is assured they must have if they hope to be anyone this Christmas.

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Review for Alchemy Press Book of Urban Mythic


The first review for Urban Mythic has just emerged from  The Book Lover’s Boudoir .

The Alchemy Press Book of Urban Mythic is a very strong collection of stories. I was familiar with several of the writers. Mike Resnick features regularly in one of my favourite magazines, Black Static as does Alison Littlewood. I know Christopher Golden through his Buffy the Vampire Slayer work years ago. I liked the journeys I was taken on in most of these stories.


Hotel Home Goal

Hotel  staff can vary so much from place to place; good bad and/or indifferent.

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