Where are we now?

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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 […]

2015 Roundup

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2015 was a good year for many things – for women to take lead roles in major films, for non-whites to do the same thing, for the best-written game ever to have been released and for the strange explosion of Asians onto TV. [cbtabs][cbtab title=”Games”] Gaming was weird in 2015. We struggled with some massive […]

After the Fall

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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 […]

Mothers in Films, Games, Books and TV.

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Yesterday was Mother’s Day in the US.  Apparently, having missed Mothering Sunday in March, they pretended it was deliberate and now hold out until May. However, it did get me thinking about motherhood, and how it’s presented in films, games, books and television shows. Below I pick one for each category. Please note, this isn’t […]

An Interview with Chris Avellone

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So, as well as loving reading and writing – gaming is a big deal to me. I grew up playing games like Fallout 2, Planescape: Torment, Icewind Dale, Star Wars: The Knights of the Old Republic II etc etc…. There’s a pattern here you might not necessarily know – game designer (and comic and now […]