• Improbable Interviews: Eric Brown

    Eric Brown is one of the UK’s leading science fiction writers. Since making his first sale to Interzone in 1986 he has published more than 50 books. His novel Helix Wars (2012) was shortlisted for the Philip K. Dick Award and two of his short stories have been honoured with the British Science Fiction Association Award. Murder By The Book (2013) marked a departure, being the first Langham and Dupre Mystery, a crime novel set in the 1950s. His latest titles are Jani and the Great Pursuit, the second volume of a Steampunk series set at the height of the British Empire, and Murder Take Three, the fourth Langham and…

  • The Conscript

    I’m very excited to announce that one of my recent projects as an editor, The Conscript, the first volume of the adventures of Azi Garza, is out as an ebook over the next few days through Amazon (Kindle), iBooks, Barnes & Noble, Google Play and Kobo. The print first edition will follow soon. The Conscript is the debut novel by American writer Nate Kirtis, and is the first of a Young Adult science fiction quartet. I thoroughly enjoyed working on The Conscript, and am intrigued to see what adventures await our hero over the rest of the series. The Kindle version is available right now, in the UK (The Conscript)…

  • Interview: Sir Arthur C. Clarke

    I conducted the following interview with Sir Arthur C. Clarke on or about 21 April 2000. At the time I was a judge of the Arthur C. Clarke Award, and I arranged the interview as a promotional tie-in with the Award, which was to be presented at the Science Museum in London the following month. The Award itself is a jury award given to the best science fiction novel published in the UK in the previous year, and is actually just one of several awards, the others being for various scientific achievements, which carry Sir Arthur C. Clarke’s name. Rather than an in-depth interview about a current book or project…