Monday, 22 May 2017

International Sherlock Holmes Day

As well as being World Goth Day, and International Biodiversity Day, today is International Sherlock Holmes Day.

It must be clear to anyone who has read my Pax Britannia novels that Sherlock Holmes, and Sir Arthur Conan Doyle's works, have played their part in influencing the adventures of Ulysses Quicksilver. But it may surprise you to learn that, for all my work for other people's IPs, I have never written a Sherlock Holmes story. That is, until now.

Further Associates of Sherlock Holmes is the latest anthology of new Sherlock Holmes stories put together by George Mann for Titan Books. As well as my own, small contribution, the book includes stories by m'colleagues James Lovegrove, Sam Stone, and Andrew Lane.

The conceit that connects them all, is that they are all tales told by characters from the Sherlock Holmes canon, such as Inspector Lestrade, Mrs Hudson, and Professor Moriarty. Or, in my case, Sir Henry Baskerville...

World Goth Day

According to the nice young man on the wireless - I believe the colloquial term is 'Disc Jockey' - today is World Goth Day. And they really couldn't have hoped for a nicer day for it, what with the weather here in London being what could only be described as Raj-like - and I'm not talking about the monsoon season either. Time to crack out the Factor 50, my pale and interesting friends.

Anyway, the DJ - who repeatedly pronounced 'Goth' as 'Goff' (it really was most irksome) - mentioned 'Steampunk' in the same sentence as 'Goth', and I know that those of a retro-futuristic persuasion have, on occasion, been referred to as 'Goths in Brown', so, I thought, what better time to plug my very own science romance novels - more commonly known as the Pax Britannia series - and the brand new Ulysses Quicksilver story that will be seeing the light of day - and let's hope it is a day as lovely as this one - before the end of the month.

Two years after the super short story Tempus Fugit saw print as part of Abaddon Books' 10th anniversary chapbook in 2015, and five long years since Time's Arrow was published, Worthless Remains will be appearing on the roster of stories that make up Clockwork Cairo - an anthology of Egyptian-themed steampunk stories that will be Twopenny Books' inaugural release.

You can find out more about the book here. And you can watch Goths dancing to Thomas the Tank Engine here.


Friday, 28 April 2017

A Steampunk Scooby Doo

According to Tor.com, my Ulysses Quicksilver Pax Britannia novels are: "a steampunk Scooby Doo with a Queen’s Agent instead of German shepherd, a cool-headed butler instead of Shaggy, and a kick-ass Rolls Royce called the Silver Phantom instead of the Mystery Mobile."

I quite like the analogy actually, apart from the fact that Scooby Doo is a Great Dane rather than an Alsatian.


Thursday, 20 April 2017

Abaddon Books Open Submission Month 2017

They did it in 2012 and 2015, and now they're doing it again in 2017. That's right, Abaddon Books are opening for submissions for the month of May.

If you fancy your novella or novel joining the same stable that publishes the Pax Britannia series, follow this link to the Abaddon Books' website where you will find everything you need to know about submitting to and writing for Abaddon Books.

Thursday, 30 March 2017

Through the Looking-Glass and the Horrors Alice Found There

So these arrived today...


I'm sure you'll agree that Kev Crossley and Snowbooks have done a fantastic job with the book. Here's one of the pictures to be coloured in the book...


And here's what makes this colouring book unlike any other - guidance from the artist himself with regards to how you should go about colouring the images.


You can purchase Alice's Nightmare in Wonderland Colouring Book Two: Through the Looking-Glass and the Horrors Alice Found There here, if you're in the UK, and here, if you're in the US.

Enjoy!

Thursday, 9 March 2017

Clockwork Cairo

Twopenny Press's inaugural anthology, Clockwork Cairo, edited by Matthew Bright will be released on 28th May 2017.

An anthology of Egyptian-themed steampunk stories, it will take you on adventures from the steam-powered souks of Cairo, to the clockwork bazaars of Alexandria and the shadowy mysteries of the pyramids.

The table of contents had been announced, which includes a brand new Pax Britannia short story Worthless Remains.


The Curious Case of the Werewolf that Wasn't, the Mummy that Was, and the Cat in the Jar - Gail Carriger
(A story in the Parasol Protectorate world)
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The Angel of Khan el-Kalili - P. Djeli Clark
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Mock the Midnight Bell - Sarah Caulfield
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Worthless Remains - Jonathan Green 
(A  Pax Britannia story)
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The Lights of Dendera - Tiffany Trent
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Ushabti - Zan Lee
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Thermodynamics; and/or The Remittance Men - Chaz Brenchley
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Lucky At Cards - David Barnett 
(A story in the Gideon Smith world)
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Sun River - Nisi Shawl
(A story in the Everfair world)
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The Sun Shall Lie Across Us Like Gold - Benjanun Sriduankaew
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The Word of Menamhotep - George Mann
(A Newbury and Hobbes story)
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Silver Linings - Tee Morris and Pip Ballantine
(A Ministry of Peculiar Occurrences story)
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Antonia and Cleopatra - Matthew Bright
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The Museum of Unlikely Occurrences - Rod Duncan
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Jabari and the Giant - Christopher Parvin
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To Kill A God - M.J. Lyons
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The Infernal - Anne Jensen
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Imhotep's Dog - John Moralee
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But For The Pieces He Left Behind - E. Catherine Tobler
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The Copper Scarab - K. Tempest Bradford

Thursday, 23 February 2017

Author Jonathan Green appearing at the Steampunk Author Showcase at the Essex Book Festival

I shall be appearing at the Essex Book Festival in Chelmsford, on Saturday 25th March 2017, as part of the Steampunk Author Showcase, along with m'colleagues Toby Frost and Raven Dane.

If you're in the area, why not stop by? The event will be taking place from 2:30pm - 3:45pm but I shall also be selling my wares on the day, include my Pax Britannia books, as well as my steampunk-inspired Alice's Nightmare in Wonderland.

To find out more, and to book tickets, follow this link, down the rabbit-hole...