2008 … things to come

December 31st, 2007 • Posted in News |

At the end of every year I check over the list of books I’ve read and pick my favourite three. Last year I read 26 books, and my favourite three were THE TERROR by Dan Simmons, THE GOD DELUSION by Richard Dawkins, and THE SERVANTS by Michael Marshall Smith. Three very different books, but all well written, challenging and entertaining.

So, what’s to come in 2008? It’s been a very productive year for me – my first as a full-time writer – and that’s reflected in the schedule for next year:

AFTER THE WAR is out now from Subterranean Press. It’s a volume of two novellas based in my fantasy world of Noreela, and it’s gathering some great reviews.

A WHISPER OF SOUTHERN LIGHTS is the third, and longest novella in the Assassin Series from Necessary Evil Press. It’s set at the fall of Singapore during WWII, and I think it’s the most powerful novella yet. It also ends with a couple of lines that have already caused a reader to threaten me with violence … Release date: imminent.

FALLEN is the new novel set in the fantasy world of Noreela. It’s a stand-alone novel taking place 4,000 years before the events of DUSK and DAWN, and it involves the early years of exploration of the vast land of Noreela, and two competitive explorers risking everything for the greatest prize. Release date end of April.

MIND THE GAP is the first Novel of the Hidden Cities, the new series I’m working on in collaboration with Christopher Golden. It’s set on and below the streets of London … but a London where the truth of things lies between the spaces of our lives, and beneath the veil of reality. Release date end of May.

CHILDREN OF THE NEW DISORDER is a novella written in collaboration with Lindy Moore (pseudonym of a popular children’s writer). It’s a brutal apocalyptic tale, and quite unlike anything I’ve ever written.

There are also several exciting project not yet officially announced or still awaiting contracts, including:

a brand new short novel from one of the biggest and best indie presses

a massive volume of short fiction, containing a brand new novella and short story (release date: imminent)

a new novella from one of the most exciting indie presses around

a new novella as part of a four-novella volume

and …. well, other stuff. Lots of it.

So please keep visiting here to check out updates on what’s coming next. And to everyone who continues to buy and read my work … a heartfelt thank you, and please continue to spread the word.

A happy 2008 to everyone!


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