3cubefumes

So we made this really short, low budget film based on Paintwork (watch it in full screen if you can): This morning I was trying to piece together how this happened. It certainly wasn't something I'd been planning. I think it ...Read More

aboveclouds

Well, don’t know about you guys, but 2013 has been interesting so far. And we’re only in what..March? Feels like I’ve done a year’s worth of stuff in two months. Though, to be fair, I am usually quite slow moving. But ...Read More

Here's one way to cheer up your Monday - a couple of my stories are now up to read for free on the interwebs. First off publishers Tor have bought the rights to reprint the title story from my collection Paintwork ...Read More

bobicube

The problem with being addicted to Twitter is that I tend to neglect this site, which I really should be updating with my news. I mean, that is kind of why it exists. Anyway, here goes. Got a couple of very ...Read More

Nothing says Merry Christmas like moody near future, urban wasteland science fiction! So treat your loved ones - or yourself - to something special this festive season! I've a limited number of print copies of Paintwork sat here, ...Read More

amour1

Michael Haneke’s Palm d’Or winning Amour opens with the discovery of a body, an elderly woman’s, sealed into what appears to be an abandoned but well maintained Parisian apartment. It’s a standard device for certain genres of film - the ...Read More

nofuture

It's that time again: the UK's best one day science fiction event Bristolcon is back this Saturday - the 20th October. I'll be there amongst many other, better known guests - and I've just received word of what panels and ...Read More

ginger1

Ginger and Rosa, directed by Sally Potter (Orlando, Yes) is an intense coming of age drama centred around the two eponymous heroines - although in effect it's very much just Ginger's story. The teenager daughter of two painfully bourgeoise bohemians ...Read More

avonmeads06

One thing I always do when I start a new writing project - if possible - is go out and take some reference photos. I usually don't actually use them that specifically - I rarely describe something featured in the ...Read More

sureshot

Earlier this year I was asked by Simon Ings - one of my favourite novelists - to write a new short story for Arc magazine. If you don't know Arc then you really should - it's a quarterly mix of ...Read More