Blog: September to December 2017: Unifying Work and Fiction

Well, AZANIAN BRIDGES (AB) has done well for itself. Shortlisted for FOUR major awards, viz. British Science Fiction Award (BSFA) for Best SF Novel, 2016; Nommo Award for Best African SF Novel 2016; (deservedly won by Tade Thompson’s ROSEWATER); Sidewise Award for Best Alternative History, 2016 and the John W Campbell Award for Best SF Novel in English, 2016. And, as the dust settles on AB, I have completed my next novel, a near future Solarpunk thriller, tentatively titled WATER MUST FAL...
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Blog: May to August 2017 – Brief Update, but with Links in Bold

I'm well into my new novel (WATER MUST FALL, 50K+) and, along with a number of other projects, have admittedly been scarce here recently. A couple of my academic papers have been published, though. One, at the South African Journal of Psychology, on I'm well into my new novel (WATER MUST FALL, 50K+) and, along with a number of other projects, have admittedly been scarce here recently. A couple of my academic papers have been published, though. One, at the South African Journal of Psychology, on...
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Blog: February to April 2017: On Climbing the Jacob’s Ladder of Writing…

Well, I’m finally a full member of the Science Fiction Writers of America, having had three recognised ‘pro sales’ confirmed with them. Woo-hoo! But, beyond the sense of celebration, it’s got me thinking about when is one ever ‘successful’ – when does one ‘arrive’ as an author? I had an interesting twitter exchange some months back with Cat Hellisen and Blaize Kaye on this. Blaize was (understandably) under the misapprehension that given we had been variously published, both Cat and I had ‘a...
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