Tag: writing

Tell authors you like their work

I think you should let an author know when you like their work. Here’s why. When I review a book, I always post my review on Twitter, and very occasionally I’ll tag the author (if I’ve really enjoyed the… Read More

‘Space Problems’: A sci-fi spoof

As you know, I’ve been reading a lot of sci-fi really, and while I adore the incredible ideas and breathtaking world-building in these books, I have noticed some unfortunate trends, especially in older sci-fi. With that in mind,… Read More

An evening with Ali Smith and Kamila Shamsie

Last week I went to see Ali Smith and Kamila Shamsie in conversation at my local Waterstones, as part of the Bristol Festival of Ideas. It was a really fascinating evening, but before I get into it, I… Read More

Reading/writing update

It’s been a little while since I wrote a proper update, and I’ll put that down to being very busy at work (which is a bit of a miracle when you’re self-employed!). Fortunately I’ve got a bit of time… Read More

12. ‘Gold’ by Isaac Asimov

It’s no secret that I’m a big fan of Isaac Asimov, but having read Gold – the final collection of his short stories and essays – I think I now know (and love) this legend of science fiction even more…. Read More