More on 2016 releases from me – and this time, I’ve got some fiction news for you.
As part of their 10th anniversary celebrations, NewCon Press are releasing Digital Dreams – an eBook only retrospective celebrating the imprint’s history of publishing great women authors. Ian Whates has a wonderful selection to choose from, so it’s no surprise to find such luminaries as Lauren Beukes, Kim Lakin-Smith, Pat Cadigan, Justina Robson, Tricia Sullivan, Jaine Fenn, and Nina Allen all contributing tales. It’ll be well worth picking up.
I’m proud to say that my story ‘The Honey Trap’ will also be appearing alongside them. This tale first appeared in the NewCon anthology Noir, and won the Best Short Fiction prize at the BSFA awards earlier this year.
For more information, the full Table of Contents – and pre-order link – are both online now.
Hoi! This month, Drowned In Sound sent me back to tha Toon to capture Editors and The Twilight Sad doing their thing at the O2 Academy.
This was my first time seeing both bands live, but after hearing GJB from local photography collective Blank Slate raving about The Twilight Sad, I was particularly keen to catch their set – which I nearly missed, due to delayed trains. And I was glad to find they weren’t just a treat for the ears. There’s something quite thrilling about James Graham’s onstage performance in particular that’s almost at odds with the impression from the tailoring of their craft. Like something huge and terrifying is trying to escape through a singular tiny human body.
Regardless, you’ll find shots of both bands at the link below. Hope you enjoy them!
Editors and The Twilight Sad
21st October 2015, Newcastle O2 Academy