The title story is rumoured to feature thinly-disguised versions of several Glaswegian science fiction writers.
Unspoken Water 1 is a new magazine edited by GSFWCer and Book Zone reviewer Ian Hunter. Just look at that line-up – that’s got to be worth four quid of anyone’s money.
One singer, one song.
(Tuesday, 8pm. We supply the fiction, bring your own attitude.)
The Glasgow SF Writers Circle will be convening tonight. It’s perfect for anyone who wants to circle some writers.
I may even make it along myself for the first time in ages.
Nominations don’t close for a few days yet, but a list of those already nominated has been posted at Matrix. Congratulations to Gary Gibson and Hal Duncan from the GSFWC for making the cut, and Interzone is also well represented with six stories and five artworks on the lists.
…or Two More Examples of Why I Stopped Drinking.
More content has been added to Fergus Bannon’s site, including testimonials from Hal Duncan and myself. It also now has the notorious short story The Unusual Genitals Party which, rumour has it, features members of the Glasgow SF Writers Circle as characters.
Those rumours are false.
The latest Estronomicon has just come out, my fiends. Once again it’s free and is packed with stories, including a short, sharp punch from GSFWC member Graeme Stevenson. Steve Upham’s artwork continues to astound: this issue has one of the most disturbing covers that I’ve ever seen. I think it reminds me of someone…
Fergus is another GSFWC member and he had just started a very promising writing career when real life got in the way. His short stories were published in Interzone and several other places, but he didn’t have the time to market his novel properly. Recently, though, he has been talking about getting back to writing again, so this is a fine chance to see what he is capable of doing.
Judgement is an excellent contemporary thriller with a great science-fictional edge and I highly recommend it.
The GSFWC is meeting up for its fortnightly square go tomorrow. One of us may be tempted to chalk a pentagram on the floor, and we all know where that sort of behaviour leads.
The Glasgow SF Writers Circle is meeting again tomorrow night. Since the last meeting a fortnight ago, Ian Hunter has received two honourable mentions in The Best Horror of the Year 1, and Hal Duncan has been shortlisted for the Expanding Our Vocabulary catagory of the First Annual Last Drink Bird Head Awards.
Both will have to be cut back down to size in a suitably Orwellian fashion.
While I’m here, I should also point out that Hal is selling a story called Jack Scallywag over at his blog, so feel free to throw a few coins into his hat and make that monkey dance.