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‘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, […]

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My Eastercon Schedule – Manucunicon 2016

So come the end of next week I shall be hying myself hence to fabled Manchester, in search of enlightenment and shantih in the company of wise souls and skilled sensei of the SF Way….which probably will come down sharing drinks with Jim Burns, John Jarrold, Lavie Tidhar, Ian Sales, amongst many, luminaries each and […]

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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 […]

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Humanity’s Fire Book Movie (late arrival)

Cannot believe that I somehow forgot to post the link here to the movie-trailer for The Ascendant Stars – it was on the list of posts and reachouts to fulfill but….ach, must have had a senior moment of some kind. Darn, another coupla million braincells gone west. But anyway, now, here it is! The Battle […]

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Live Review: Black Crowes, Glasgow O2 Academy, March 27th

Another in a continuing series, a concert review from the Progmeister General! CROWES SOAR OVER GLASGOW…….. AT LAST! (RATING – 5 CROWS NESTS; ATTENDANCE 4000 APPROX (SOLD OUT); TOTAL PLAYING TIME 2 HRS 15 MINS) So almost ten years since they last roosted in the famous Barrowlands ballroom (although the LIONS tour was not a triumph). The BLACK […]

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Progmeister Reviews: Little Feat, Glasgow O2 ABC, Feb 3rd, 2013

  Hello Fans First sorry about no content in last month , but I am afraid I was very ill with a virus. So without further ado here is my review of a truly great night with the Dixie Chickens (aka Little Feat). “OH GLASGOW” – BAND ON STAGE 20.20 OFFSTAGE (AS PER CURFEW GRRR!!!!) […]

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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 of those in the months ahead, and in the meantime, here’s a word or two from the man hisself; Hi […]

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Guest Blogreview: Jefferson Starship, Kinross, October 9th, by Graeme Fleming

(Now and then I intend to have guest posts on various incidents and events, and here’s one from Paisley’s Prince of Prog, me old mucker, Graeme Fleming, who had the good fortune to see the celebrated Jefferson Starship, live in Kinross) “YES, I SAW THE SAUCERS!”  -Starship Date 09.10.12 Well, where do I begin ? […]

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News & Stuff

Realise that I have been negligent of late, so here’s a little bundle of updates. The Ascendant Stars continues on its trajectory towards the supreme paperyness of transcendant bookhood! – ie, I just completed my side of the copy-edit stage, after which comes the reading of the proofs, which will come in the form of […]

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Rush, Glasgow SECC, May 14th – And Season 1 of The Wire

While I’m being so utterly garrulous (in a gibbertastic, fuelled only by orangaid way) I can tell you that I was off to see Rush at the SECC last night (in the company of Paisley’s Prince of Prog, Graeme Fleming). They came on stage at 7.30, played for about an hour and a quarter, went […]

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Soothin That Ol’ Savage Breast

Music, of course. Some may have gleaned from me books’ acknowledgements pages that I am a bit of a prog fan. Totally, unequivocally true. Grew up with Pink Floyd, Mike Oldfield, Gentle Giant, Van der Graaf Generator, Yes, Genesis, etc etc. It’s also true that I’m also very partial to the odd dose of full-on muscular […]

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Space Station No 5 – Freelance Blogjaying Over At Phil Palmer’s Gaff

Philip Palmer, writer, novelist and listener of rocktastic choons, is a standup kinda guy. He even invited me to contribute an SF-influenced song over at his website, and lo and behold it is now up and howling away! Point yer wee moosies at – http://www.philippalmer.net/ – and prepare to rock out to Montrose’s ‘Space Station No […]

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