Well, I’m back from looking for a new house, and we now at least have somewhere to rent while we look for somewhere more permanent to house two people, one cat (hopefully rising to more than one cat when we’re properly settled), a huge number of books and fewer old computers than we owned last […]Read More House hunting, review, and thoughts on new trends in publishing
Kimberly Chapman (author of Finding Gaia, which you really should give a shot if you like (a) immortals who come over as genuine, complex products of a past era finding their way in the present day, (b) sidekick characters with their own strong opinions, (c) lots of intrigue and action, or (d) a killer ‘wow, […]Read More Lovely Review, Also, Clockwork Tea
I have not been well. This means this post is kind of blithery, and contains footnotes. So, I have been Not Well, in ways which I am not going to share with the Internet, don’t worry. This means I have been doing a lot of lying in bed listening to podcasts.  Most recently I’ve […]Read More In which I get to the point eventually, I promise.
I just found one of the pieces of stock art I was seriously considering using for the cover of The Maker’s Mask on a commercially published book, which was surprising. Also, today I went to the British Museum and got to hold a Neanderthal flint hand-axe – they must have a ton of the things […]Read More Stock photo surprise: also, hand-axes.
The_Antichris, who won the book giveaway, has written a lovely review of The Maker’s Mask: Book One of Requite with a paragraph about Clarke’s Law which made me giggle out loud. An excerpt: the best thing in the book is Tzenni – she’s a fabulous heroine, geeky, anxious, focused on her job (engineering) and not […]Read More Review!
A nice review from Lera at GoodReads, in which she says that The Maker’s Mask is stylistically in the fine tradition of pulp fantasy. Which, ahahahah, it so is. I used to spend hours happily reading Edgar Rice Burroughs at my grandmother’s flat, among the brass knick-knacks she used to collect and the pot-plants. She […]Read More Planetary romance