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Friendly Fire (Bastard Legion Book 2) Audiobook Sample

Friendly Fire (Bastard Legion Book 2) is out in audiobook from Audible.  Narrated by the amazing Amy Finegan Miska’s band of Bastard find themselves on a crime-ridden colony world where the lines between black ops and violent heists blur…

Bastard Legion – Reviews Roundup

A roundup of reviews for Bastard Legion.

US & Canadian Release for Bastard Legion!

Bastard Legion 1 has well and truly been released in the US in paperback!

The Veteran Omnibus is Out!

Veteran & War in Heaven, along with collected short stories, including one exclusive to the collection, is out now in Omnibus E-book edition.

Bastard Legion Book 1 out in paperback.

  The Bastard Legion (previously the Hangman’s Daughter) is now out in paperback! You can find it on Amazon here and in the US here, you can also get it from Waterstones, Blackwells, Foyles Forbidden Planet and the Book Depository. “Four hundred years in the future, the most dangerous criminals are kept in suspended animation aboard prison ships […]

My Shameful Fictional History

In which I discuss some of the slightly ropey WWIII, survivalist fiction of my youth.

The C Word

Is Cyberpunk still dead?

Audiobook Sample on SoundCloud for the Hangman’s Daughter (Bastard Legion Book 1)

“Four hundred years in the future, the most dangerous criminals are kept in suspended animation aboard prison ships and “rehabilitated” in a shared virtual reality environment. But Miska Corbin, a thief and hacker with a background in black ops, has stolen one of these ships, the Hangman’s Daughter, and made it her own. Controlled by […]

The Hangman’s Daughter: Book 1 of the Bastard Legion series released on Ebook on the 26th of January

Black Ops, convict mercenaries, a bullet riddled, blood soaked SF thriller from the author of Veteran, War in Heaven and the Age of Scorpio trilogy.

Artwork for Part 4 the Japanese Edition of War in Heaven!

Stunning artwork for the fourth part of the Japanese edition of War in Heaven.

Artwork for Parts 3 of the Japanese Editions of War in Heaven

Part 3 of War in Heaven is out in Japan today from Tokyo Sogensha and once again the cover is absolutly stunning! You can see the covers for Veteran here and the covers for the first two parts of War in Heaven here.

Everybody Be Cool, This is a Robbery

(Spoiler Warning: The below contains mild spoilers for the films Akira, Ghost in the Shell and Appleseed, as well as my first two novels Veteran and War in Heaven.)

Artwork for Parts 1 & 2 of the Japanese Editions of War in Heaven

So after last week’s post of the amazing covers for the Japenese edition of Veteran from Tokyo Sogensha, I can now reveal the first two covers of the four part translation of War In Heaven.  Part 1 is out this month, part two is out in October.  I’m sure that you’ll agree they are every […]

Beautiful Japanese Editions of Veteran

Cover art from the Japenese Editions of Veteran.

Heroes & Rules

Some musings on heroes and rules in fiction. Contains spoilers for Sicario & Captain America: Civil War.

The Beauty of Our Weapons

So last week Crises and Conflicts, an anthology celebrating the first 10 years of the superb NewCon Press, was released, along with its companion anthology Now We Are Ten. The last story in Crises and Conflicts is by yours truly and is called the Beauty of Our Weapons (with apologies to Leonard Cohen) and I have to say I’m very pleased with the story. It is set in the same world of the Age of Scorpio trilogy, and contains a number of cameos from a few familiar faces. It tells the story of a technological immortal who is present at a number of turning points in military history connected to weapons development (with the normal: it’s fiction caveat). I was lucky enough that Ian Whates, the owner and editor-in-chief for NewCon, chose BoW as inspiration for the cover art. There is however a problem with the story, it is inspired by a facet of my personality that I am not entirely comfortable with: my fascination with weapons.

Legends II Anthology Released

New short story in the Legends II anthology honouring the life and works of fantasy great David Gemmell.

Fallen Soldiers

Napoleonic zombie film Fallen Soldiers is out now! And I’m in it! (Very briefly.)

A Quantum Mythology released

A Quantum Mythology, the second part of the Age of Scorpio trilogy was released in the UK on the 26th of March.

Theme Tunes

Music that inspired the Age of Scorpio trilogy.

Getting Your Iron Age On

Reccomendations for Iron Age fiction.

Blog round up for Empires.

The hybrid menace of Gavin Deas in the blogosphere!

Empires: Infitration & Extraction out now!

The release of the Gavin Deas collaboration: Empires.

Cover work for A Quantum Mythology!

New cover artwork for A Quantum Mythology from Spyroteknik.