I’ve been struck by a bolt of literary lightning flung from the gods of science fiction. My injuries are unbridled joy, creeping paranoia, and a sudden case of stage fright. So as I mentioned two or three weeks back, I’d been named as one of eight finalists for the Writers of the Future competition: top   Read More …

Categories: Fiction

The Left Hand of Darkness I came to Ursula Le Guin in my early 30s. Voracious readers and lovers of science fiction would consider this sacrilege: she is after all, one of the giants of the genre. But I’m very glad I didn’t discover her until I was older. Here’s the thing: as you get   Read More …

Categories: Reviews

Well, I’ve finished the first draft of my novel. The natural corollary of this is telling you what you should learn from my experience. There’s a paradox with writing advice. The people who most need it, and those that seek it the most, are start-up writers sifting through the ten thousand magical formulae out there   Read More …

Categories: Fiction

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