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
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
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
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
- Written by tim
- Posted on September 28, 2012.
It's one thing to be able to shout abuse at me on the networks, but how about doing it in person? Well, if you are in Bristol this October they'll be plentiful (three) opportunities to do just that. Come and ...Read More
The BBC has an interesting piece on a new report on online music piracy in the UK that claims to give data on demographics and geography, and where we can learn all sorts of shocking revelations like that the best ...Read More
Science fiction author Lavie Tidhar recently asked me to write a guest post on SF and class for his excellent World SF Blog, and the result went live this week. It's a ranty little piece, but hopefully it maks some ...Read More
- Written by tim
- Posted on August 2, 2012.
If you live in the UK the chances are you've heard of SFX Magazine, the country's most popular science fiction and fantasy mag, covering books, movies, games and all that stuff. This week saw the release of their annual anime ...Read More
Those of you that have read my book Paintwork will know that the title story is about re-purposing advertising billboards for art - in fact you might recall that I described pretty specifically the location of the billboards in question. ...Read More
My first post here in 2012 - meaning it's been about six months since Paintwork was first realeased. Madness. 2011 was a busy year for me - especially the second half - but it certainly doesn't feel like it's been ...Read More