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Hindsight

What would I do differently in my first novel, Nights of Villjamur, if I had the chance to do it again? One of the issues I had with the original was the use of occasional esoteric language in order to reflect a disconnect with a culture of the far future. That, I suspect, failed – […]

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Mourning Wasp & Mind Meld

I’ve written a post on the Tor UK blog about China’s challenge, where he would sketch out some fabulous creature, and I would have to write it into The Broken Isles. I could of course be flexible in these decisions, as there was no small print – I merely took delivery of the wasp. As […]

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Time & Writing

Recently I recalled what it was like when I had first sold Nights of Villjamur to Pan Macmillan, way back in January 2008. At the time, I had to wait a year and a half until that book was published. I was 26 years old (nearly 27) when I got that deal, which means I […]