Sci-Fi London

I’ll be appearing at Sci-Fi London this Sunday May 3rd, taking part in a panel discussion: ‘Where’s My Jetpack?’

“Science fiction has promised us interstellar travel, flying cars, hoverboards, teleportation, universal translators, colonies in space and so much more. So where is it? In a world where London’s transport infrastructure can be brought to a standstill by 6 inches of snow and end-of-the-world scenarios play out in fiction, films and TV, is the mobile phone and the Internet really the best we can do?”

I’ve got two tickets to the panel to give away, courtesy of the event organisers. They’ll go to the first two people to email me at with the subject line ‘Sci-Fi London’. These are tickets to the above mentioned panel only, not the whole festival, and you’ll need to get yourself to and from the venue and cover your own expenses etc. etc. etc.

Please take a moment to visit and look at the full programme for the weekend. Until Friday 1st May you can get 2-for-1 on tickets for any of the literary panels if you book by phone (020 7451 9944) and say the words AUTHOR BLOG!

If anyone is going to the festival on Sunday, please let me know in advance and, if it fits in with everyone’s plans, we’ll try and meet up and say hello!

The Autumn movie

The team at Renegade want you to see the Autumn movie, and so do I. I know they’re as frustrated as anyone that the film’s not yet been released, and they’re working hard behind the scenes to get it onto cinema and TV screens.

Over at the movie’s official blog, they’re asking for your input. If you’re in the UK or Canada, please head over to their site at and answer their questions. Alternatively, you can email your views to: autumninfo (at)

Thanks in advance for your patience and input.

When half the people want to kill the rest

I love that sentence! It’s a Google translation of the headline from a nice article about HATER / ODIO in today’s edition of the Spanish newspaper Público. Here’s a link to the online version of the story:

…and you can download a pdf of the paper from this link here.


Last night Steven Rumbelow (director of the Autumn movie) and Dickon Tolson (who plays Carl) appeared on Steve Genier’s Nocturnal Frequency radio show. Amongst other things they talked about working on the movie, working with David Carradine and the daily dedication of Autumn’s method-acting zombie extras! Unfortunately there was no specific news about release dates, but it’s definitely worth a listen.

Oh, and I gatecrashed half way through!

You can listen to the show (or download it) here.

Quick update

Thanks to everyone who picked up a copy of HATER this week. Here’s a very quick round-up of a few bits of news.

I took part in the Page 69 test – click here for the results!

I’ve added a new page to this site for press clippings. You can access it from the sidebar or click here.

New reviews have been added to this page. Also, you can access these via the RSS feed in the sidebar.

Finally, you can now read chapter 4 of HATER at various sites around the web; and Fangoria to name but two!