Next Weekend Is Ytterbium AKA Eastercon – Here’s What I’m Up To
I will be at the Ytterbium Eastercon, held next weekend at the Park Inn hotel, Heathrow. As show above, I`m doing a reading on the Friday evening, 7pm, alongside two other authors – I`ll be reading from my most recent novel, Splintered Suns, then an excerpt from a short story due to appear in […]Read More
Here is the 2nd webad for Splintered Suns, with a quote from American SF writer, Paul Di Filippo
‘SPLINTERED SUNS’ Cover reveal – complete with senses-shattering soundtrack!
The monthly SciFiNow were very kind enough to help out with the reveal for my forthcoming book, SPLINTERED SUNS, by showing it on their website. Here’s the link to it, which includes a teaser summary of what readers might encounter within its vibrant pages! . https://www.scifinow.co.uk/news/splintered-suns-by-michael-cobley-cover-reveal/ . And now, just for a bit of fun, […]Read More
What a long strange trip its been
Incredible (and probably shameful) that I’ve allowed my blog to languish this long. Several unfortunate events (like sciatica!) stymied me from the end of 2016 till well into 2017, causing a large amount of slippage on the delivery of my next novel, Splintered Suns. But I can report that it is finished, lodged with my […]Read More
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
And What A Very Big Convention It Was
Was at Loncon3, the 2014 World SF Convention, held in London at the Excel Centre, a vast megahangar of such staggering proportions it felt like it had dropped off the end of one of Banksie’s GSVs! I think its about half a mile long and, astonishingly, amongst all the fooderies and eateries there was not […]Read More
Loncon 3: World SF Con, London, August 14-18th – My Schedule!
Yes, here it is, my very own schedule of event and happenings: Tolkien Society Presents: Hobbits! Rabbits! Thursday 10:00 – 11:00, Capital Suite 2 (ExCeL) How do children, young adults and adults experience The Hobbit and The Lord of the Rings as books and as movies? Do people of different age groups experience them in […]Read More
The Shadowkings – they’re baaaaack!
Waaay back at the start of the century, ho ho, my first novel, Shadowkings, was published by Simon & Schuster’s SFF imprint, Earthlight, itself a labour of love by its editor, John Jarrold, who was the one who decided to take me on as a new author. Sadly, various corporate shenanigans led to John bowing out […]Read More
Eastercon 8-Squared Con, Bradford
Would have posted comments on this years Eastercon (main GOH Walter Jon Williams) before now but have been somewhat under the weather (trans – poleaxed by another bout of recurring viral loathsomeness). But here at last is my take on it. Travelled down by train, with just the one change at Preston, arriving mid-afternoon at Bradford Interchange station. […]Read More