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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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Humanity’s Fire Vol 3: The Ascendant Stars, Less Than A Week Away, Stateside!

Yes, those keen as mustard American readers will finally be able to lay hands on the official Orbit US edition of TAS on November 20th. After which there shall be that readers’ afterglow, followed by the hope, nay, the need for more, MORE, I tell you!…ahem, well, I can always hope. And indeed write, that […]

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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 […]

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Ascendant Stars Cover Art Article in Scifi Now

Well, here we are at the uttermost final hours of 2011, in some ways a pretty awful year (taking a political perspective) yet for yr hmble scribe it has been a bit of a watershed year what with the publication of The Ascendant Stars, the final volume of the Humanity’s Fire trilogy, which rounds off […]

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Reviews, Rebuttals and Other Interactions

Well, book 3, The Ascendant Stars, has been out for about 2 1/2 weeks now, during which its had a sparkling review in the Guardian, and….hmm, a few downgrading consumer review/comments on Amazon. Those of you who follow these things might have spotted my ripostes to a couple of these, specifically the 1 and 2 […]

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Back from London, mask in hand

Well, yes, a jollyl jaunt it was too. Friday morn, hied myself up to Glasgow to catch an intercity train to the Smoke, arrived Euston just after 3pm and was whisked, whisked I say!, by cab to the offices of my publisher and from there to a hostelry for a drink and a gab. Staying over […]

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In The Offing

Just a little update on my summer and a gander at the weeks that lie ahead. Must admit that finishing The Ascendant Stars (and working on the outline for the next book, more on that anon) really sapped my gumption and other inner resources. Luckily, I did have to hand a couple of games by […]

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Ascendant Stars: Stage Penultimate!

…which is another way of saying that the proofread is nearly done, mi amigos! Yes, the 5th (or maybe 6th) round of revising is almost over – I went through the full page stack of the galley proofs with eagle eyes, picking up minor glitches and typos and curious dropouts and strange letter rearrangements (as well […]

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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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Humanity’s Fire Vol3: The Ascendant Stars Cover

  Thought I would share the sheer viridian excellence of the cover for The Ascendant Stars, as created by the ever-megatalented Steve Stone. Oh, those ships!

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