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Science meets science fiction: near-future fictions

One of my short stories is taking part in an event at Waterstones, Tottenham Court Road in London on 13 June (I won’t be there in person unfortunately). The event is organised by Virtual Futures and uses three stories written by myself, Geoff Ryman and Stephen Oram inspired by our recent visit to the neuroscience […]

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Recent happenings here and there

I forgot to post some info about a few things I’ve been involved in over the past couple of weeks, in so here’s a round-up of recent happenings: I rewrote and lengthened my short story ‘Lowland Clearances’ for adaptation by the Infinitesimals audio drama team at Shoreline of Infinity to be performed at a recent […]

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‘Home is Elsewhere’ anthology from The Reader Berlin

My short story ‘Unsettled’ is in the latest anthology ‘Home is Elsewhere’ recently published by The Reader Berlin.

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All-women’s issue of Shoreline of Infinity

Shoreline of Infinity is Edinburgh’s best (possibly only?) SF magazine, and (together with Caroline Grebbell) I have co-edited the latest issue which is a special all-women’s one to celebrate International Women’s Day. It’s got stories by luminaries such as Aliette de Bodard, as well as poetry and non-fiction. We’re very proud of it!

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My review in the Times Literary Supplement

My review of various recent speculative fiction; ‘Future Home of the Living God’ by Louise Erdrich, ‘The Growing Season’ by Helen Sedgwick, ‘In White Ink’ by Elkse Rahill, ‘The Book of Joan’ by Lidia Yuknavitch and ‘Sealed’ by Naomi Booth was published in the TLS on February 16th.

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writer in residence at Heidelberg

I’m hugely excited about my upcoming residency in Heidelberg (actually in a little village nearby) thanks to the City of Literature Heidelberg, as part of a joint scholarship with Kulturstiftung Rhein-Neckar-Kreis e.V. I’ll be staying there for 3 months from the beginning of February, and I’m hoping to work on two projects during that time. My […]

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Shoreline of Infinity Issue 9

I’ve got a short story ‘Lowland Clearances’ in the latest issue of Edinburgh’s best (and only?) SF magazine Shoreline of Infinity. It’s about sheep. Sort of.

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Midlothian Science Festival

I’m giving a talk with Matjaz Vidmar at the Midlothian Science Festival on 17 October – about the human exploration of outer space. We’ll be exploring some of the legal and social issues around exploring other planets and we’ll be using a mixure of fact and fiction.

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The Reader Berlin

Super-happy to have my story ‘Unsettled’ short-listed for The Reader Berlin’s competition, and it will included in their anthology to be published next year 🙂

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Orkney Science Festival

I’m returning to the Orkney Science festival in a few weeks, to take part in an event with Matjaz Vidmar about the exploration of outer space. Some facts and maybe some fiction…

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