A recent edition of ‘Nature’ has a nice long article about writing science-inspired fiction, based on interviews with authors Alastair Reynolds, Jenny Rohn and me.
My short story ‘The shortest route on the map is not the quickest’ is in the latest edition of Gutter magazine – this story is also in the anthology ‘I Am Because You Are’ co-edited by me (how could I edit the anthology and not write a story for it too?).
The new anthology of short stories and essays celebrating 100 years of general relativity, ‘I Am Because You Are’, is now out from Freight Books. Co-edited by myself and Tania Hershman, it has specially commissioned work by Andrew Crumey, Pedro Ferreira, Vanessa Gebbie and many other brilliant writers. We’re launching the anthology in Edinburgh on […]
Shoreline of Infinity is a new Edinburgh-based SF magazine and monthly event, and I’ve blogged for them recently on the subject of hands Their next event is on 29 October at Deadhead Comics and I’m reading at it, along with the fab Ken MacLeod, Russ Jones and Edward Ross. There’ll be music! Comics! Fun!
I’m taking part in an event based around the food anthology ‘Cooked Up’ (edited by Elaine Chiew and published by New Internationalist) at Birmingham Literary Festival on 13 October. Elaine will be reading too, and so will other contributors Susannah Rickards and Niklesh Shukla.
I’m taking part in two events at this year’s Orkney Science Festival in September: a) The wonderful Chilean documentary ‘Nostalgia for the Light’ will be shown in Stromness on Saturday 5 September, and I’ll give a short introduction to it. b) On Sunday 6 September there’ll be a celebration of the 100th anniversary of general […]
I’m doing a reading from the German translation of my novel at ‘ocelot, not just another bookstore‘ in Berlin on 9 July, with my translator Zoë Beck.
My review of ‘Black Hole’ by Marcia Bartusiak is published in the Spectator.
I’m doing a reading from my novel ‘The Falling Sky’ (or ‘Weiter als der Himmel’ as it’s called in Germany) with my translatoer Zoë Beck, in Bremen on June 18th at the Haus der Wissenschaft. This is part of the great ‘Fiction Meets Science’ programme which is sponsoring my residency at the Hanse-Wissenschaftskolleg.
My new book ‘The Need for Better Regulation of Outer Space’ will be officially launched on June 11 in Edinburgh at Looking Glass Books – join me there to slap a bottle of champagne against its cover.