Blog – Jan/Feb 2016 – Azanian Bridges

Soon to be launched, my debut novel 'Azanian Bridges' via the excellent NewCon Press. You can read the opening chapter via Books Live SA here. Two reviews of 'AZANIAN BRIDGES' have come out to date, the first on the SFBook Review site here.  Yes, 'Azanian Bridges is the kind of science fiction we need...!' (Not surprising I'd agree, of course!) The second is by Dr. Mark Bould here. Given the centrality of a current existing apartheid within the narrative counterfactual, I have also felt ...
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Blog – January to April 2015

I’m sorry for the long delay in getting to this post, but a new job and poor health has meant getting down to anything, apart from managing work and pain, has been hard. Still, over Easter I’ve been adjusting to new pain meds which I hope will eventually help, along with Pain Clinic attendance at University College London Hospital. Mostly link news then. Firstly, for a neat and growing list of (mostly) complete South African SF (in its broadest sense), go to Cat Hellisen’s site. Secondly, kudo...
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Blog – November/December 2014

Just a brief blog update really, as I head out to visit family in Cape Town again soon. Firstly, it's very exciting to see a new online African SF magazine launched, called 'Omenana', with a great mix of stories and non-fiction (interview and review article). The TOC for Issue 1 is: Editorial:  Speculative Fiction in Nigeria: The Journey to Being: Mazi Nwonwu The 4:15 Appointment: Rafeeat Aliyu HostBods: Tendai Huchu Crocodile Ark: Oluwole Talabi  A Winter in Lagos: Saratu Abiola Art: Mami...
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Nick Wood – Sept/Oct 2013

This month, a few things to mention. Firstly, I'm pleased to have sold a short story follow up to 'Of Hearts and Monkeys' called 'The Girl who Called the World' to the Crossed Genres' anthology "Fierce Family":  http://crossedgenres.com/submissions/fierce-family/  This anthology will in all likelihood be out in 2014. In addition, it looks likely Tade Thompson and my joint novella 'The Last Pantheon' may well be appearing next year, although we have yet to receive final confirmation. South Afri...
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