Unpleasant Tales

July 22, 2010

The paperback of Unpleasant Tales is now available.

Order either the hardcover, or the paperback direct from the publisher and shipping in the US and UK is free.

Or order through Amazon. The hardcover is here, and the paperback is here.


La pipe de cidre

July 13, 2010

Reading Octave Mirbeau’s La pipe de cidre. This is the first Mirbeau book that seems a bit sub-par. It is a collection of short stories, the best one (title story) being about a fellow who puts the body of a Prussian soldier in a barrel of cider:

“It’s certainly good. . . . It’s good cider . . . but . . . but it’s curious. It has a taste . . . almost like shoes . . .”


wormed with carnation

July 7, 2010

Savannah Schroll Guz says some very kind things about Metrophilias on her blog.


Robert Freeman Wexler

July 7, 2010

The BSC Review has my interview with Robert Freeman Wexler up in which we talk about his new book, The Painting and the City, which was recently named one of the top 10 science fiction novels of 2009 by Booklist.

Read the interview here.

The Painting And The City by Robert Freeman Wexler


PS Publishing: The New and Perfect Man

July 6, 2010

PS Publishing has just released the TOC to Postscripts 24/25: The New and Perfect Man, which contains my 12,500 word story Dr. Black, Thoughts & Patents.  The list of authors on this one is really outstanding. Due out in December. TOC as follows:

  • “The New And Perfect Man” — Carol Emshwiller
  • “Frightened Angels” — Jeremy Adam Smith
  • “To See Infinity Bare” — Rudy Rucker & Paul Di Filippo
  • “Electric Breakfast” — Paul Meloy
  • “A Crack In The Ceiling Of the World” — Michael Kelly
  • “The Dog Parade” — Lawrence Person
  • “The Last Heretic” — Darrell Schweitzer
  • “The Story Of Princess Rosebud” — Alan Peter Ryan
  • “The Inn Of Distant Sorrows” — Thomas Tessier
  • “A Moment At the House” — T.M. Wright
  • “Whisper” — Richard Calder
  • “The Primate Sanctuary” — Quentin S. Crisp
  • “Call Me” — Bob Strother
  • “So Loved” — Matthew Hughes
  • “Confessions Of A Tyrant’s Double” — Gregory Norminton
  • “The Girl On Mount Olympus” — Christopher Fowler
  • “Euphoria” — Robert Reed
  • “Christ The Painter”– Allen Ashley
  • “Your Golden Hands” — Andrew Hook
  • “The Ghost Of Lillian Bliss” — Rio Youers
  • “Ashes In The Water” — Joel Lane and Mat Joiner
  • “Child Of Evil Stars” — Anne-Sylvie Homassel
  • “Her Fingers Like Whips, Her Eyes Like Razors” — Jay Lake
  • “Dr. Black, Thoughts & Patents” — Brendan Connell
  • “The Room Beyond” — Ramsey Campbell
  • “Thrownness” — Adam Roberts
  • “Imago” — Keith Brooke
  • “The Vorkuta Event” — Ken MacLeod

  • Innsmouth Free Press / Metrophilias

    July 2, 2010

    An excellent review of Metrophilias at the Innsmouth Free Press. I felt that this reviewer really got the book and my intentions.

    One quote from the review: “I adored it, from its glossy cover to its cool demeanour, from its poetry to the fire in the hearts of its characters.”

    Read the entire review here.


    decomP / Metrophilias

    July 2, 2010

    decomP magazine reviews Metrophilias here.

    Metrophilias