BSFA Awards

Pleasantly surprised to see that my novel ‘Entanglement’ and short story ‘Volwys’ have both been nominated for the BSFA (British Science Fiction Association) Awards. Let’s not get too excited yet however, as there are still nine days to go of nominations, during which time that list is going to get a whole lot longer, and making the coveted shortlist whilst up against the likes of the Banks, Harrisons, Macleods and Robinsons of this world is a task at least as insurmountable as interstellar travel itself. Nonetheless, this is a free vote for all BSFA members, and once the shortlist is announced, for Eastercon attendees also. So, use your votes people, the form is here.Entanglement cover

The novel ‘Entanglement’ can be sampled in a variety of e-formats here, and the copy of Albedo One Magazine in which ‘Volwys’ appears can be purchased here. ‘Volwys’ is also chapter one of a novel of the same name which is due to be published about a year from now by Dog Horn Publishing. Here is the blurb for the ‘Volwys’ novel which also serves as a kind of synopsis of the short story:
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Two Centuries from now mankind’s unchecked environmental pollution will have provoked a new ice age. Amid the ruins of the city of Volwys, a bio-dome is under construction to protect a privileged elite while the peasants outside live in mediaeval squalor, facing gradual extinction as the planet cools. Only one man alive remembers our world, having been kept alive by genetic manipulation by the mysterious “Cherubs”, frequent visitors at the court of his ruler: the Wolf King who is guarded by bird-headed soldiers. Rrio is plagued by nightmares and visions as he attempts to uphold his odious regime by interrogation and torture. As his consciousness disintegrates he comes to realise that the rebel leader each of his victims speak of holds a fascination that may unlock the enigma of his own soul…

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