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Is it easier to sell short stories if you're a published novelist?
In short, God, no. I haven't ever really submitted that many short stories since I started getting serious about writing way back at the start of the Nineties. But of those I did submit, I sold a few - a very few - to professional markets. Between 1990 and ...
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We materialised in another hangar
We materialised in another hangar, apparently identical to the one we’d just departed. In fact, the only hint we had gone anywhere at all was that the stage technician on duty was now a woman, and the sunlight coming through the open hangar doors behind her...
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Shoreline of Infinity
Shoreline of Infinity  is a new-ish print and ebook science fiction magazine published out of Edinburgh, Scotland, and their fourth issue has a new short story by me running in it. The magazine looks smarter and slicker with every new issue, and the art for...
Shoreline of Infinity is a new-ish print and ebook science fiction magazine published out of Edinburgh, Scotland, and their fourth issue has a new short story by me running in it. The magazine looks smarter and slicker with e...
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Platforming
I suppose platforming  could be seen as a variety of performing: creating a "platform" for your writing career and using it to reach out to an audience. I mention this because Chuck Wending wrote a very good piece on his blog on the subject of whether or no...
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In Progress
I think that's at least the majority of the website tinkering done, although there's still lots of links to be fixed and the like. I've also decided to set up a mailing list, which is the next big thing I have to take care of. I liked the way the website be...
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Quick review - Random Acts of Senseless Violence by Jack Womack
Books: way back in the mid-90s, I read Jack Womack's Random Acts of Senseless Violence not long after it was published. I can't remember it made any particular impact on me, although I had already brought other books in his Dryco series (Random Acts is, I t...
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Noteworthy books read so far in 2016
It's been a while since I wrote a post about books I've read recently, and that I'd like to recommend (or, in one case, not recommend), so this is going to be a slightly longer post. THE PERIPHERAL I've long been a fan of William Gibson's writing, but I sta...
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It lives, I tell you...it lives! Full wraparound cover for Survival Game
Well, it's only been two damn years since my last book came out in hardback, so it's good to know the release of SURVIVAL GAME, the sequel to EXTINCTION GAME is just a very few months away. I just got the full wraparound cover from the publisher, and here i...
Well, it's only been two damn years since my last book came out in hardback, so it's good to know the release of SURVIVAL GAME, the sequel to EXTINCTION GAME is just a very few months away. I just got the full wraparound cove...
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Free ebook and mailing list
I said a while back I was going to try and build one of those mailing lists everyone and their Uncle is saying writers need these days, and I finally did it. I tested it on a couple of people and, so far, it works. Hopefully that'll be the case for many mor...
I said a while back I was going to try and build one of those mailing lists everyone and their Uncle is saying writers need these days, and I finally did it. I tested it on a couple of people and, so far, it works. Hopefully ...
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New story in Shoreline of Infinity
I'm back! Well, I was never away, just indulging in my favourite pastime of not getting around to the blog. As you'll see, the whole place has been reorganised a little and - hopefully - is both more logical and a tiny bit smarter-looking. Like that box on ...
I'm back! Well, I was never away, just indulging in my favourite pastime of not getting around to the blog. As you'll see, the whole place has been reorganised a little and - hopefully - is both more logical and a tiny bit sm...
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Changes
Temporary post: If things are looking a bit skewiffy around here, it's because I'm making some under-the-hood changes to the webpage. All back to normal soon. 
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How I Write, Part Zillion, and Secret Project
What surprised me when I started doing this shit professionally was how often people genuinely asked me where I got my ideas from. Except I decided, unlike, apparently, every other writer on the face of the planet, that it was not in fact an unreasonable qu...
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Author of several science fiction novels for Tor.
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Author of several science fiction novels for Tor, resident in Scotland.
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Glasgow - Taipei
Everything another reviewer - Prachi Gupta - has to say about Calcutta Restaurant is entirely correct. I love Indian food, and I'm not normally one to write reviews, let alone bad ones, but in this case I really feel like I have no choice. I come from Scotland, where there is a long and deep history of curry - indeed, the Chicken Tikka Masala was invented in Glasgow - and that city has hundreds of curry houses. Which is my way of saying I think I know a good or bad curry when I eat one. My wife had a Daal soup for a starter that was thin and tasteless, and unlike any Daal she or I had ever had. I had onion rings, which were far too salty, and came without a dip until I asked for one from the frankly surly staff (as also noted by the other reviewer who gave them one star. If I'd read their review first, I wouldn't have bothered). My wife had chicken tikka, which proved to be so dry she couldn't finish it, leading us to suspect it hadn't been correctly marinated, or not marinated for long enough. I asked for a mild masala, and instead received a curry so hot I thought it might burn off the roof of my mouth (again, same experience as the other reviewer). I had to ask for yoghurt to cool it down, from a frankly argumentative waitress after I pointed out it was too, too spicy, given it was meant to be a medium. The nan bread was thin and tasteless. Altogether, it was an incredibly disappointing experience, and cost far too much for what we received. I have no hesitation in saying this is both the worst meal I've ever had in Taiwan, and the worst curry I've ever eaten in a restaurant, period, and believe me, it's had some serious contenders. AVOID.
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reviewed a year ago
Honestly by far the very best burger I've had in six thousand miles. The last burger I had that was this good was in the Shida District of Taipei in the Far East. VERY recommended.
Public - 3 years ago
reviewed 3 years ago
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I spent a few years living in the Far East, and got a real taste for the food there. I've found a few places here in the UK that get close to authentic Asian cuisine, but HKE provides hands-down the best I've so far encountered in the UK. My wife, who's Taiwanese, and misses the food back home dreadfully, agrees. Like a lot of good Asian restaurants, it might not be much to look at, but I've found there's a low correlation between the appearance of an Asian restaurant and the quality of the food it serves.
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Food: ExcellentDecor: ExcellentService: Excellent
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