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David Tallerman
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This week I have mostly been watching nineties anime.
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This week at the blog, thoughts on the potential highs and lows of writing for markets with very specific guidelines.
Lately I've been thinking about - and discussing with writer friends - the merits of producing work for specific markets, or for markets with very particular guidelines.  By that I guess I'm mostly talking about anthologies o...
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My take on the SFWA's recent decision to broaden its membership criteria to include self-publishing and the small press.
At the start of February, some significant news broke - it seemed to me - rather quietly: after a referendum of its membership, the Science Fiction Writers of America overwhelmingly decided to amend their guidelines so that s...
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Today I'm celebrating finally having finished and sent off to the agents my fourth novel To End All Wars.
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Here's the current state of play with my upcoming short fiction for this year, including news on the XIII anthology and Jonathan Green's Sharkpunk, plus a couple of recent sales I'm particularly bowled over by.
It doesn't seem that long since I was grumbling about how I couldn't sell short stories anymore, and now, seemingly out of nowhere, I have an awful lot of stuff (by my standards) on the way over the next few months.  Admitted...
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Before we get any further into the new year here's my belated write-up of the last one, complete with some exciting news on forthcoming releases...
I'm pretty certain I've never put as much weight of expectation on a year as I did 2014. I mean, as the year when I gave up my old, safe career in IT for my new, hazardous career in professional Authoring, the pressure on the...
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The majesty and madness that is Sharkpunk is getting close now,  and as part of the build-up I have an interview on the Sharkpunk site, talking about Kevin Spacey movies with tenuous shark connections and just why those adorable watery killers make such great pets.
I suppose that you could theoretically be a little cynical about a short story anthology entitled Sharkpunk.  After all, haven't we had just about every imaginable form of punkage conceivable to the English language by now?  ...
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Three years after the Duotrope's Digest submission-tracking service began charging, here's me wondering if it's entirely worth my fifty dollars.
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So here's my second bit of big news for the new year: my debut novella Patchwerk has been picked up for print, audio and e-book release some time in 2016 by the mighty Tor.com.
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Theaker's Quarterly Fiction is celebrating its fiftieth birthday and my story "The House That Cordone Built" is helping it celebrate.
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Either rats are about to take over the world or my first short story collection, "The War of the Rats and Other Tales", is coming out in August from Spectral Press.  Possibly both.
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Here it is, part 2 of my hopelessly arbitrary top ten of my favourite Fantasy and Science Fiction films of last year...
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    English Literature, 1996 - 2000
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