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 […]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 […]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 […]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 […]Read More
Welcome To The Machine
Steampunk, eh? It’s a funny old subgenre – although the roots of its modern iteration seem to take in Blaylock and Powers (by long, diversionary way of Verne and Wells), its proliferation across internet cultures […]Read More
Music Reviews Update
Some of you may recall that I have in the past posted up music/gig reviews from an old callcentre buddy of mine, former drummer with Chasar, Mr Graeme Fleming. We`ll be doing a few more […]Read More
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. […]Read More
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 […]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, […]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 […]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 […]Read More