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

muppetsstatlerwaldorf

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

tapeop

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

london-riots

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

IMG_1437

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

Rob_M_Occupy_2_web

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

hello_3cube

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

fex

Shit like this makes it all worthwhile. Read More