Red Star, volume 2 of my Triple Stars trilogy, is released today. Lots more details on the Red Star page.
My 400th published piece is out today: They Shoot Unicorns, Don’t They? is a fantasy flash story published by Youth Imagination magazine.
400! How did that happen? Onwards to 500!
The Eye Collectors – my first Office of the Witchfinder General novel – will be published by Elsewhen Press this summer (ebook) and autumn (print). Here are the cover image and blurb, hot off the press:
The Eye Collectors
A story of Her Majesty’s Office of the Witchfinder General
Protecting the public from the unnatural since 1645
When Danesh Shahzan gets called to a crime scene, it’s usually because the police suspect not just foul play but unnatural forces at play.
Danesh is an Acolyte in Her Majesty’s Office of the Witchfinder General, a shadowy arm of the British government fighting supernatural threats to the realm. This time, he’s been called in by Detective Inspector Nikola Zubrasky to investigate a murder in Cardiff. The victim had been placed inside a runic circle and their eyes carefully removed from their head. Danesh soon confirms that magical forces are at work. Concerned that there may be more victims to come, he and DI Zubrasky establish a wary collaboration as they each pursue the investigation within the constraints of their respective organisations. Soon Danesh learns that there may be much wider implications to what is taking place and that somehow he has an unexpected connection. He also realises something about himself that he can never admit to the people with whom he works…
Find out more at Elsewhen Press.
Long-time followers will know I’ve wanted to do an MA in creative writing for some time. I already did a BA in English Literature, and loved it, but an MA would be even more lovely.
The good news is, I just signed up! I’ll be starting the Open University’s MA in creative writing in October. It’ll take me two years, and I’m really looking forward to getting started.
Wish me luck!
A Fantasy Convention For Staying The F*@$ Home
Quarancon 2020 is on this weekend – my first virtual conference. I’m on a panel tonight at 11PM UK time – tune in via YouTube if you’re interested in knowing about novel plotting…
Dead Star, Volume 1 in the Triple Stars Trilogy, is released today.
The last survivor from a planet of eight billion
The galaxy is in flames under the harsh theocratic rule of Concordance, the culture that once thrived among the stars reduced to scattered fragments. Selene Ada, last survivor of an obliterated planet, joins forces with the mysterious renegade, Ondo Lagan.
Together they attempt to unravel the mystery of Concordance’s rapid rise to galactic domination. They follow a trail of shattered starship hulks and ancient alien ruins, with the ships of the enemy always one step behind.
But it’s only when they find the mythical planet of Coronade that they uncover the true scale of the destruction Concordance is capable of unleashing…
“excellent … the author did a really fantastic job of creating compelling characters, an intriguing world, and I’m looking forward to the next novel in the series”