Paintwork is out now - you can get Kindle versions from Amazon US and Amazon UK, and versions for all other popular e-readers (including iPad and Nook) at Smashwords. Those of you that prefer to buy your eBooks from an ...Read More

Yet another quick update - if you follow me on Twitter you may have already heard that I recently started blogging about anime and manga for the science fiction and fantasy website Tor.com. Those of you that havn't heard ...Read More

Right, I'll try and keep this as brief as possible. Last night, inspired by the latest 'foreign pirates are killing anime' outburst from the Japanese industry, I fell into one of my usual rants on Twitter: "The anime industry avoiding the same ...Read More

I'll be honest with you, I'm sick of writing about death. If the recent loss of Satoshi Kon to cancer wasn't enough, then anime was struck another blow last week with the death of Umanosuke Iida to the dreaded disease at ...Read More

This blog is not actually dead, it has just been hibernating. This year has been pretty mental for me, on a personal level. Work life has been hectic, and a series of real life tragedies have left me and my better ...Read More

Last weekend saw the 17th London MCM Expo, with a record turn out of over 41,000 attendees as cosplayers, comic enthusiasts, videogamers, scifi fans and free huggers descended on the Excel Conference centre in London's docklands. For anime and manga fans ...Read More

It's not even Christmas yet, but for me 2010 has already got off to a good start. January 1st sees the publication of my story Havana Augmented - a tale of globalization, celebrity gamers, augmented reality and non-existent mech battles. ...Read More

Fancy writing something for the site? So far this has been strictly a one man show, but this January I'm off on my travels again - a couple of weeks in Thailand this time - and rather than leaving the site ...Read More

I guess it must be pretty obvious by now that I'm not exactly what you'd call - if such a thing even exists - a 'typical' anime fan. I don't refer to myself as an otaku. I hate J-Pop. Mainly ...Read More

Last week I had the pleasure of being invited onto the Anime 3000 Panel podcast - alongside Zac Bertschy from Anime News Network and Chase Wang from anime streaming site Crunchyroll - to discuss digital distribution. It was a great ...Read More