My novella, ‘The Last Citadel of the Innocent’, part of the second Endless Worlds compilation – has been released as an audio book. It means you can get that story – and the seven others in the anthology – on Kindle, in print, and for your listening pleasure. I’m absolutely stoked by this – multimedia … More Hot writing news – ‘Endless Worlds 2’ is out in audio-book!
The second Endless Worlds compilation was released a few weeks back on Kindle – and this week it’s out in paperback. In it you’ll find my new novella, ‘The Last Citadel of the Innocent’ along with seven other stories of dark faerie by seven sci-fi and fantasy writers. Go on – you know you want … More Endless Worlds – Volume 2 – now out in paperback!
My dark faerie story ‘The Last Citadel of the Innocent’ is published today in the second Endless Worlds compilation. I wrote it as a quite deliberate riff on the Volsung sagas and Nordic mythology. Well, given that it’s a novella, it’s not so much a riff as one of those 10-minute Yngwie Malmsteen guitar solos … More Dark faerie and the influence of the Volsung
My new novella, ‘The Last Citadel of the Innocent’, is being unleashed on 8 July in the second Endless Worlds compilation – eight stories by established and new authors of dark faerie, fantasy and wonder. Click on the cover to pre-order. What’s more, the publishers – Brisbane-based Endless Worlds Publications – are offering a free … More Don’t forget to pre-order ‘Endless Worlds Volume 2’
While trying to rescue his parents from the clutches of city Enforcers, a young soldier finds himself trapped in a war of ancient powers – and has to find the strength in himself to make a terrible choice. My new novella, ‘The Last Citadel of the Innocent’, is being published on 8 July in the … More Endless Worlds – Volume 2 – now on preorder
One thing we know about dragons is that they tend to have the kind of breath that makes a furnace in a steel-works look cool. Which is fine and dandy – but how does that actually work? I’ve got a few theories. Hotter on the inside. If we assume dragons to be endothermic, they’re going … More Five ways dragons can breathe fire
There’s a vigorous naval enthusiast community out there. And it’s always intrigued me how often their discussions devolve to bitterly personalised argument, often infused with a kind of nationalist machismo in which paper statistics become weapons for invalidating the personal worth of the other party. Setting aside the point that this is basically dick-waving, using … More Why ships are more than just steel and lists of statistics
As we saw in the previous post, the German battleship KM Bismarck has been subject to its fair share of mythology. Much flowed from exaggerated claims about Bismarck’s characteristics. In fact the only real advantage of Bismarck was size. In the 1930s, battleships were limited to standard displacement of 35,561 tonnes (35,000 long tons) by international treaties dating to 1922, … More Why the Bismarck myths were – well, myths
I’ve been writing a bit of military history lately on this blog, courtesy of a couple of recent anniversaries – Jutland and D-Day. I thought I’d wrap it up, for now, with a two-parter debunking some of the mythology surrounding the German battleship KM Bismarck, whose sortie into the Atlantic in May 1941 lasted just 210 … More De-mythologising the ‘invincible’ Bismarck…at last…