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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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Scrivener or Ulysses? The absolutely, positively, final verdict. Really.
In my mind, you're letting out a little silent groan: what, he's on about writing software again ? I swear, this is the last time. A quick recap: last year, I wrote a post about different bits of software you could use to write books on a Mac, and it got th...
In my mind, you're letting out a little silent groan: what, he's on about writing software again? I swear, this is the last time. A quick recap: last year, I wrote a post about different bits of software you could use to writ...
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Count Motorhead
I had the privilege of seeing Motorhead play live, once, some time in the mid-90s at one of Glasgow University's two student unions. It was pretty great. I was very sad to hear of his passing. Having Lemmy in the world was one of the few things that made ha...
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Political Metal
One of the things about living in a different country is you get to observe all the things that are probably completely normal to the locals, but which have that unmistakable quality of otherness for the expat or economic migrant, such as myself.  Despite b...
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New book, new cover
It's been through a bunch of name changes, but here at long last is the cover and publication date for Survival Game, the sequel to Extinction Game. It's coming out at the beginning of August 2016.
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Price Drops (UK) for Thousand Emperors, Final Days, and Extinction Game
I have no idea if this is something specific to Cyber-Monday, or Black Friday, or Slightly Mauve Wednesday, or whatever the hell it is this week, but you might be interested to know the ebook editions of several of my books have just drastically dropped in ...
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That book of mine
Did I mention that book I have coming out? Did I? Did  I? The one called Survival Game? The sequel to Extinction Game, that got stellar reviews in The Guardian and other places, as well as a starred review in Publisher's Weekly? What's it about, you may ask...
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Outlines and World Building
Back last year, I wrote a couple of outlines for new novels, one of which I started, very tentatively, in late November. I only got to work on it for a couple of days before I had to spend all of December working on the final, final edits on Survival Game, ...
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That was the year that was: books read, movies seen, TV watched in 2016.
So: 2016. How was that? What did I read/rate/whatever? It's my second year (back) in Taiwan. I finally finished redrafting the sequel to Extinction Game. It was originally going to be called The Deeps, but Pan MacMillan's marketing department didn't like th...
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Force Awakens review
I actually posted the following on my Facebook account a couple of days ago, and there's already been a spate of post-release reviews all saying pretty much the same thing. But, for what it's worth, here's my take on the new Star Wars movie. TL:DR; it could...
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Algorithms and Amazon.
...so now Extinction Game is back up to £4.19 on Kindle, Final Days and Thousand Emperors are still cheap, and Empire of Light is now way down in price. So if you missed that Extinction Game deal, you missed it. I'm guessing an algorithm, rather than an act...
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Buy Interzone (and read me)
The November-December issue of Interzone, the UK's longest-running sf magazine, is just out. It contains, amongst others, my six-thousand word story Scienceville .  I'd recommend buying Interzone at the best of times anyway, but if you've never previously r...
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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 - 2 years ago
reviewed 2 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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