Archive for the ‘Books’ Category

And The Winners Are…

April 20, 2009


And said winners are the BSFA Awards, by the way. Just so you know before you click on the link!


What Do Editors DO?

April 19, 2009

The second blog post, inspired by the discussion at the Guardian Books Blog.

New Blog Post at Suite101: In Defence of Editors

April 18, 2009

In which Colin points out that editors are nothing like Hollywood Production Accountants Here  

Big News

April 7, 2009

Today I had the great pleasure of signing a contract for two novels with Angry Robot Books, the new division of HarperCollins.

Winter Song will be published in October 2009 in the UK, and at an as yet unspecified date in the US and electronically. It’s the story of an ordinary man -that is, ordinary by thirtieth-century standards- who is ambushed in a remote star-system and crash-lands on a ‘lost’ colony. He has to get home past alien wildlife and unfriendly colonists, unaware that the planet holds a huge secret.

Damage Time is scheduled for May 2010 publication, and is set in a near-future New York, where memories can be copied and sold for entertainment. But there’s a darker trade which leads to a policeman being framed for murder, and when that fails to put him off, he’s attacked and stripped of his memories.

It’s a huge step up for me, and I’m really looking forward to it.

British Fantasy Award Nomination

April 4, 2009

I’m still in shock from the news that Killers has been nominated for the British Fantasy Award.

OK, so it may only be one nomination, which is all that’s needed to get it onto the long list, but the fact remains that someone likes it enough to nominate it. For a small press outfit publishing an anthology edited by a relatively new author this is a huge plus. Not just for the publicity, but also for the sense of vindication.  The real honour goes to the writers who made the book, of course.

It doesn’t matter if I don’t win, or get onto the final ballot. It’s a cliche, but being nominated really is an honour.

Future Bristol Events

March 16, 2009


A quick note to summarize the events we’ve lined up to promote Future Bristol:


Eastercon Launch. Sunday 12th April, 14.00 — 15.30 hours at the Con Hotel. 

Present: Andy Bigwood (artist), Christina Lake, Colin Harvey, Gareth L Powell, Liz Williams, Stephanie Burgis.

There will be a raffle, plus free wine, juice, coffee, tea & muffins.


Bristol Signing at Forbidden Planet Superstore, Saturday 25th April. 13.00 – 14.00 hours.

Present: Andy Bigwood, Colin Harvey, Gareth L Powell, Jim Mortimore, Joanne Hall, Liz Williams, Nick Walters


FP have asked us to be there a half hour before the start, and to hang on for an hour after the event. I suspect that we might then repair to the pub across the road…


If anyone I’ve listed can’t make it, please let me know asap.





New from Swimming Kangaroo Books
Blind Faith “Compelling…stylish…as gripping as it comes.”
Gary Fry, author of Sanity & Other Delusions
Killers –Original Stories by Jonathan Maberry, Lee Thomas, Eugie Foster &others