Georgina Kamsika is a speculative fiction writer born in Yorkshire, England, to Anglo-Indian immigrant parents and has spent most of her life explaining her English first name, Polish surname and Asian features.  She reads widely, everything from E.M. Forester to Donna Tartt and values her vast comics collection. 

She remembers being very proud when her story was chosen to be displayed on the wall (this was at infant school).  Many years later, she began taking her writing seriously and has had numerous short stories published in magazines and the odd anthology. In 2012 she attended Clarion West, with a number of teachers as diverse and talented as George R.R. Martin and Chuck Palahniuk.

Her debut novel ‘The Sulphur Diaries’ (Legend Press) was released in November of 2011. Georgina can be found lurking on Twitter as @thessilian.

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Where are we now?

My Clarion West 2012 classmate Alyc Helms has just released her novel ‘The Conclave of Shadows‘, the second in the Missy Master series. To mark the occasion, Alyc has conducted a number of interviews with our cohort. For the past six weeks, I’ve been checking in with my cohort from CW2012 and asking them to talk about their […]

Major UK publisher aiming to support new writers from under-represented communities

Penguin Random House UK are part of the WriteNow project to find, mentor and publish new writers from under-represented communities. They ask you to explain what that means to you: For example, you could be a writer from a socio-economically marginalised background, be a writer from BAME (Black, Asian, Minority Ethnic) or LGBTQ (Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, […]

Where Are We Going? Some Reflections on British Horror

Nina Allan has written a great piece over at Strange Horizons. It looks at British Horror, the present and the future. She bases her thoughts on FantasyCon in Nottingham. One of the events I was most looking forward to at last autumn’s FantasyCon in Nottingham was a panel I was invited to sit on entitled […]

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After the Fall

I have a new short story out in After the Fall. In a world of transhuman survival and horror, technology allows the re-shaping of bodies and minds, but also creates opportunities for oppression and puts the capability for mass destruction in the hands of everyone. Other threats lurk in the devastated habitats of the Fall, dangers […]

Press Start to Play – Players Up: Chris Avellone, Marc Laidlaw, Micky Neilson

Press Start to Play is a new anthology by John Joseph Adams, with a gaming theme. Right up my street! I was lucky enough to pick three of the authors to interview.