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Five Questions and an Excerpt
I've been so deep in working on the manuscript I'm trying to finish that I failed to post about a couple of things. First up is a 'Five Questions' piece posed by Tor Books , in which I answer five questions about writing the new book. I also wrote an articl...
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Survival Game is released today.
Go buy it! Mybook.to/SurvivalGame
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Survival Game is released this Thursday
That's right, I have a new book out. You didn't know? CLEARLY I WASN'T TALKING LOUDLY ENOUGH. Survival Game is the sequel to my very well-received (starred review in Publisher's Weekly!) Extinction Game, which came out in 2014. Both books are published in t...
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What is this new hardback novel that stands before me?
Here it is, handsome devil that it is. The new hardback of Survival Game, the sequel to Extinction Game that came out just two years ago. I know! Two whole years you've had to wait before you get this in your hands. Well, I feel your pain, so here's a handy...
Here it is, handsome devil that it is. The new hardback of Survival Game, the sequel to Extinction Game that came out just two years ago. I know! Two whole years you've had to wait before you get this in your hands. Well, I f...
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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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Flagrant Podcastry
A couple of months ago I committed a flagrant act of podcastry with the kind aid of Mr Rob Paterson of The Department of Nerdly Affairs. I apologise for inflicting my whiny nasal voice on you all. However, even though I literally can't stand to listen to my...
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Here it is, handsome devil that it is. The new hardback of Survival Game, the sequel to Extinction Game that came out just two years ago. I know! Two whole years you've had to wait before you get this in your hands. Well, I f...
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Scrivener for iPad and iPhone, or: Scrivener Uber Älles
Well, it's finally here. They said it would never happen, but Scrivener for iPad and iPhone is finally being released to the Apple App Store on July 20th, priced at twenty US dollars. I've written extensively about the differences between different pieces o...
Well, it's finally here. They said it would never happen, but Scrivener for iPad and iPhone is finally being released to the Apple App Store on July 20th, priced at twenty US dollars. I've written extensively about the differ...
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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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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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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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Public - a year ago
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
Public - 3 years ago
reviewed 3 years ago