THE APOLOGISTS: Tangent Review of Interzone 266

An uneven result, but good things said about my story THE APOLOGISTS:

“An engaging tale that explores what it means to be human and how different individuals can be. Nicely crafted, the story keeps drawing in the reader as the main character struggles with his new reality.”

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Redux: An Interview

ROSEWATER continues to dominate my feed.

Here’s an interview I did with The Little Red Reviewer.


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Publishers Weekly review of ROSEWATER

Wow, a starred review of ROSEWATER from Publisher’s Weekly.

“[A] compellingly strange yet accessible setting, with an underlying mystery to drive the fast-paced narrative.”

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The Murders of Molly Southbourne

I can now reveal that I’ve sold my novella The Murders of Molly Southbourne to

The announcement is here:

“I made the mistake of opening The Murders of Molly Southbourne late one evening, and found myself so horrified and enraptured that I couldn’t stop reading. Hours later, the book completed, I remained haunted by the poignant and terrifying visions Thompson had conjured before my eyes. I’m proud to have acquired his novella for, and for the opportunity to inflict on the readers what I experienced myself.”

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Blood Copies: Announcing The Murders of Molly Southbourne by Tade Thompson are the purveyors of the finest speculative fiction books. You might want to check out what else they have:





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Two positive reviews of my short story THE APOLOGISTS:

‘“The Apologists” is a story that asks us to look at ourselves, to embrace our imperfections. And that is very different from accepting our imperfections.’ 

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Des Lewis’ review here:

“Let me tell you that I loved it, loved its hilarious vision of an Earth taken over by aliens who then apologise profusely.”


Which is kind of nice.



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Year To Date

Ugh. This is something I’ve never done, but wiser people than I say I should do this once a year.

So, here’s my 2016 score card:

Original Short stories

THE APOLOGISTS in Interzone #266

DECOMISSIONED in the anthology Crises and Conflicts

HOUSEHOLD GODS in the anthology Myriad Lands volume 1: Around the World

Reprinted short stories


BUDO in Escape Pod


GNAW from Solaris Books


ROSEWATER from Apex Books


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The Damage Museum by Vincent Sammy

The Damage Museum is a dark little horror of an art book. I bought the hardcover version and on the back is a ticket stub, as if we are visitors. The chapters have similar ticket stubs.

It opens with one of my favourite paintings by this artist, “Square One”, which is of a zombified astronaut with an open helmet, her communications equipment dripping with ichor.
This chapbook is for fans of dark science fiction and horror, and if that’s not your bag give it a miss. The bloody sheets of “Skin” will chill your blood. The cephalopod-human hybrids of “Scorpio” and “Cancer” were unsettling, but more interesting than frightening.
“Clostridium” shows classic sci-fi ray-guns, but with melted skin stringing from the clip of a rifle.
There are many more gems, including a painting of Emperor Norton (of America) with an imaginary crown and scepter.
It’s worth your time. Recommended.

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