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Launch day, US and UK

April 29, 2015 - 16:20 -- Admin

My US publisher sent me a nice review of Ascendance from Publishers Weekly on the Day of the Dave in the northern lands. Made me wish I was in-country for the launch. With Season 1 wrapping up here, it also put me in mind of the original idea I had for this series, which was a long way removed from what you eventually read.


April 28, 2015 - 16:22 -- Admin


Los Angeles

Wasn"t no mystery to it.

Jellybean knew where all the customers got to. "Cept for the neediest fiends, they was all hunkered down in the hovels as evening fell, watching cable news and hiding from monsters.

My new XBox

April 24, 2015 - 10:34 -- Admin

It's taken a few months, but the last of the equipment destroyed by the Storm Gods has been replaced by the insurer and installed. So I now have a new working Sony Bravia hooked up to a new Xbox One. The television is a bit of a wonder, and not because it's a 3-D model; there's almost no 3-D content to play on it.

After London

April 21, 2015 - 10:54 -- Admin

The Public Doman Review has one of the first post-apocalyptic novels published in the English on it's site, a lovely digital copy of 1911's After London.

The dense curlicues of Edwardian era language can take some getting used to. (I'd have deleted the first sentence, for instance, and started cold with the second which is much punchier.

Writing tools

April 16, 2015 - 19:48 -- Admin

I was asked over on the Twitterz which writing programs I used, and what music I listen while using them. That is not a question to be answered in 140 characters. But I"ll answer succinctly as I can.