Talking Afterland and plague books with AP News

I was interviewed by Hillel Italie from AP last week about why people write plague books. I can’t tell you how weird it is to have a novel coming out about the aftermath of a devastating global pandemic! The piece also features Lawrence Wright’s The End of October, and The Red Lotus by Chris Bojalian. […]

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Books to keep your teen hooked according to The Guardian

I love The Guardian’s weekly Book Clinic series and the idea of books as medicine. This week, an anonymous mother asked for book recommendations for her teenage son. Peter Swanson recommended The Shining Girls (“If he’d like something a little edgier”), as well as Donna Tartt’s The Secret History, everything by Stephen King (natch), and Bonecrack by […]

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Ungirls on sale on Amazon this week (US only)

My super forked-up* lab grown sex dolls story Ungirls is a 99 cents Kindle special this week (til 15 March 2020). Ungirls is part of the Disorder collection, an Amazon original anthology of six stories of “living nightmares etc” American Amazon users: get it here for $0.99, or browse the other awesome titles on promotion. The rest […]

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Joining the jury for the SCI-FI-LONDON film challenge

It was so much fun being a judge at the Shnit Short Film Festival last year. I’m honoured to get to do it again as part of the jury for the Sci-Fi-London Film Festival’s film challenge, together with Dr Sian Proctor, Patrick Tatopoulos, Ben Thompson, and others who have yet to be announced. The London-based annual […]

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