So, Who To Cast In My Imaginary Movie Of ‘Ancestral Machines’?
Here’s a little bit o’ devil may care speculation on which actors I like in the movie of my book. And, yknow, who can tell what’s gonna happen? http://mybookthemovie.blogspot.co.uk/2016/01/michael-cobleys-ancestral-machines.html Here we are, from left to right – Lt Samantha Brock (Zoe Saldana), Captain Brannan Pyke (Colin O’Donoghue) and Dervla (Mallory Jansen)Read More
A Mike Cobley Reddit AMA, As I Live & Breathe!
Yes, indeedy, yr humble scribe shall be hosting an AMA (ask me anything) on the all-encompassing Reddit website/hub/core/fountofallcomment – at 5pm GMT! The actual url for this happening is – https://www.reddit.com/r/sciencefiction Although you`ll probably need to have a reddit account in order to post questions to me. I`m looking forward to it, and to the […]Read More
The Page 69 Test for ‘Ancestral Machines’
I was asked by Marshal Zeringue if I`d like to contribute to his ‘The Page 69 Test’ with regard to Ancestral Machines, where the idea is to open the book at page 69 and see how it relates to the rest of the book, whether its a reliable guide to the rest of the story. […]Read More
from Glasgow to Stockholm and back again
Yes, tis now the week after my significant trip to Sweden, to be one of the guests at Swecon-Fantastika 2013. I had a tremendous time, and was absolutely knocked out by the courtesy and kindness of Swedish fans (and those who came from Finland, Norway and surrounding regions). I shall blog some more about this […]Read More
Interview: Online With SFX Magazine
Recently had a bit of chinwagging banterosity with SFX’s interview-meister, Jonathan Wright, and LO! for it has gone live on da interwebs. Here’s the link – http://www.sfx.co.uk/2012/04/02/michael-cobley-humanitys-fire-author-interview/Read More
Olympus 2012 Eastercon Update
Just a leetle update on my activities at the Olympus eastercon; in addition to the 2 panels mentioned below I`ll also be taking part in Andrew J Wilson’s Last Man In Space extravaganza at 9.30pm, also on the Friday. And there is every chance that I shall be reading an excerpt from The Ascendant Stars, the […]Read More
Appearing In PUBLIC At Eastercon, Without A Safety Net….
Yes, after a hiatus of some long hairy weeks, I can now semi-exclusively reveal that I shall be doing the convention-boogy thang at this year’s Eastercon. Going under the humble title, OLYMPUS 2012, the convention will be held at the Radisson Edwardian hotel at Heathrow from April 6th-9th. My panelling duties are as follows: Friday, […]Read More
My Short Story Collection, Iron Mosaic, Now Out As An Ebook
And here you see the cover, as created by Gary Gibson, for my collection, Iron Mosaic, now appearing under the Brain In A Jar imprimatur, available from AmazonUK. And LO! for here is the link: http://www.amazon.co.uk/Iron-Mosaic-ebook/dp/B006UMLPGA/ref=pd_rhf_gw_p_t_1#_Read More
SFX Weekender, Prestatyn – Gewgaws & Freebies?
Just an addendum to the previous, tipping the wink to those who take notice of what I actually scribble on this here blog, that I shall have a handful or two of exclusive Humanity’s Fire-associated items to dispose of, limited edition trinkets to be presented to those who do bring me books to sign. That […]Read More
So To Prestatyn – The SFX Weekender 2012
Some of you reading this may well have been to one of the previous SFX Weekender jamborees, but this will be my first. Catching the train on the morning of Friday February 3rd down to Prestatyn on the north Wales coast (not so very far southwest of Liverpool), and to the Pontins holiday resort there […]Read More
That Eastercon Report
Just realised that I never submitted my Eastercon report, being my account of the assorted doings, monkeyshines and just plain rave-ups we writers-on-the-randan got up to in Birmingham…. Well, I had a room at the convention hotel, the Birmingham Hilton, possibly the hottest hotel in the north of England…by which I mean that the room […]Read More