To The Last Word Writer - Selected Projects

cover of Literary Wonderlands


Literary Wonderlands: A Journey Through the Greatest Fictional Worlds Ever Created, edited by Laura Miller, published by Black Dog & Leventhal (2016, New York) and Modern Books (2017, London). I wrote four chapters – on Peter Pan in Kensington Gardens, by JM Barrie, I, Robot, by Isaac Asimov, Invisible Cities, by Italo Calvino, and Snow Crash, by Neal Stephenson – for this beautifully produced illustrated, hardcover guide.



Writing Magazine ,March 2018 featuring Katherine Arden



Writing Magazine is the UK’s best-selling magazine for writers. I’ve written for every issue since April 1999, providing feature articles, interviews and news of interest to writers. You can check out some sample articles in my portfolio.

 Between 1999-2004 I contributed hundreds of professional reviews, features and interviews as a freelance writer (at which point Amazon more or less stopped using freelancers). Here’s an interview I did for Amazon with Sir Arthur C. Clarke.


Amazing Stories. For several years I contributed a review, interview or article on a weekly basis. You can explore it all here. Some of the material is also here as part of my blog. I still write the occasional review for this latest incarnation of a great old magazine.


Gramophone (Since 1923, the world’s authority on classical music magazine.) From 1999 – 2011 I wrote reviews, articles and interviews for this great magazine, most recently, a feature on the music of French cinema.


Vector: The Critical Journal of the British Science Fiction Association. I’ve written reviews for almost every issue from 1994 to the present, as well as articles and interviews for many issues. (I co-feature-edited Vector from 1995-2000). Interviews include those with Kevin J. Anderson, Kathleen Ann Goonan and Stephen Palmer.


DeathRay – For 21 issues between 2007-9 this was the UK’s finest magazine about all aspects of speculative fiction, and I wrote something for almost every edition.


HMV Choice – I contributed reviews to 47 of the 48 issues of this in-store promotional magazine, as well as features and interviews to many issues. Interviews included with George Fenton, Laura Michelle Kelly.


I’ve also written, sometimes extensively, for the Bournemouth Daily Echo, Interzone, London Symphony Orchestra, Los Angeles Review of Books, Matrix, MusicWeb International, Naxos, Mellowdrama Records, Northern Stage, Royal Liverpool Philharmonic, Royal Philharmonic Orchestra, SFX, Weekend Magazine and many more.