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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 […]

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Blogpost at the Scottish Book Trust website on the Moniack Mhor SF/Fantasy Writing Course

(An introductory essay about the writing course being tutored by Ken MacLeod and myself.) The question ‘what is science fiction?’ has remained constant ever since the cultural mainstream started taking notice of the genre back […]

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Thoughts On The Scottish Independence Referendum

Anyway who follows my maunderings on Facebook will know that I have quite definite views on politics, coming from a centre-left position (laced with some critical rationalist radicalisms). And of course, the Scottish independence referendum […]

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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 […]

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The Gibberings Of A Frenzied Ego

No, friends and neighbours, I’m not talking about me but about someone whose verbal attacks on a writer colleague have reached such an irrational crescendo that I feel that a stand has to be taken. […]

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Arrogance & Pigheadedness: The Slings And Arrows Of Amazon Comments

Yes, I did it. I made the mistake a few months ago of actually responding to reader comments to a couple of my books on Amazon.  I suppose I felt so appalled at being doled out […]

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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: […]

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The Future’s So Bright I Gotta Wear An Industrial Welding Helmet

Some of my colleagues in the sci-fi writin’ n’ readin’ demographic are keen as buttons on all and any breakthroughs and shiny new apps, what I call naive technoboosterism. Well, here’s a development that should […]

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Son Of Heaven by David Wingrove – Review

Okay, first off, I’ve known Dave Wingrove for over 25 years, from back in ’86 when I was manically assembling my 1-page Shark Tactics fanzine and mailing it free to anyone in the SF field […]

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Essence of Cockroach & Tincture of Locust – What A Combination!

Pretty excellent science story – seems that the ground-up brain and nerve tissue of the American cockroach and common locusts are highly effective against MRSA (the antibiotic-resistant staph infection) and e-coli. Check out the link […]

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Orbit Announces Ma Grooveh New Site, + Eastercon Moviette!

Bit of a languishing in the silences, my friends, but as you can guess I have been working on/scribbling/struggling/engaged in single-unarmed combat with….bk 3, The Ascendant Stars. And its turning out to be demanding in […]

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