Sunday, 9 December 2012

Ain't No Sanity Clause

Fringeworks' new Psychos at Christmas anthology - Ain't No Sanity Clause, edited by Theresa Derwin - is now available as a Kindle download - after the usual Amazon-induced delays. An ideal stocking-filler for that special someone.
And obviously, it contains a cosy little tale of my own: Holding it In.
Happy Holidays.

Saturday, 23 June 2012

The Alchemy Press Book of Pulp Heroes

Deadline's up, reading period gone - and the contents of Alchemy Press's celebration of good old fashioned Pulp fiction has been announced:

Origins by Mike Resnick
House Name by Robert William Iveniuk
Eyes of Day, Eyes of Night by Anne Nicholls
Ripples in the Ether by William Meikle
The Perfect Murder by Chris Iovenko
Ivy's Secret Origin by Bracken N MacLeod
Crossing the Line by Joshua Wolf
Jean Marie by James Hartley
Currier Dread and the Hair of Destruction by Ian Gregory
The Going Rate by Amberle L Husbands
No Way But the Hard Way by Michael Haynes
The Vogue Prince by Adrian Cole
Upon a Granite Wind by Joel Lane
The Last Laugh by Milo James Fowler
In the Margins by Allen Ashley
Heroes and Villains by Peter Crowther
The Return of Boy Justice by
 Peter Atkins

To be launched at FantasyCon, on Saturday 29th September 2012 - the time and date now confirmed:

Friday, 8 June 2012

Bob Covington's cover artwork for The Alchemy Press Book of Pulp Heroes (edited by yours truly) is now posted to their blog. Click here to admire it.

Thursday, 7 June 2012

Well, we're halfway there. Broadband's up and running - just need to reconfigure Outlook now so I can send and receive email. And of course hostname and passwords don't work - despite being told they would.


Wednesday, 16 May 2012

Technology? Pah!

And people wonder why I've not gotten round to broadband until now...

I was supposed to go on-line on Friday 11th May - but trying to log on Friday night just got me "Activation failed" every time. So I rang the provider on Saturday morning. Apparently there was a conflict between host names. They couldn't do anything about it then, because the team don't work on weekends. Could I ring back on Monday.

So I did.

Went through pretty much the same conversation again. I was told they'd give me a slightly different hostname to get round the problem. That night a message was left on my answer phone to say the hostname had successfully been changed.

Rang the next morning to sort out a new log on password. That was agreed upon. That night I tried logging on to broadband and... You guessed - still not working.

Another phone call.

Not only was the password we'd agreed that morning not active, but the conflict hadn't been fixed either. They'd ring me back the next day.

It's now 14:35 the next day - still no phone call. I have no braodband access at home, I'm  no longer able to check my emails at work, and even the WebMail page doesn't respond.

The operator I spoke to last night was very apologetic, and said he was sorry for the inconvenience. I pointed out that since I'm in the middle of the submission period for an anthology I'm editing, it was a damned sight more than inconvenient!


I knew this would happen, which is why I held off migrating to broafdband so long. Wish I'd held off longer...


"Anyone who wants to spend time with the uncanny and horrific will find this volume contains gems" Pauline Morgan has review...