Eh, I’m terrible at this blogging thing, no?
Check out my story BOOTBLACK at Expanded Horizons. Maybe content warning? Nah, go for it. You’re adults.
My novella The Murders of Molly Southbourne is due for an October release from Tor.com. First reader responses are good. I’ve seen the cover art, and it’s superb. I will share what I can when I can.
I’m currently working on rewrites for a novella called Witch Gun Running which is a kind of batshit contemporary fantasy with pocket universe settings. The first draft is a mess, but it’s looking like I know what to fix.
In the Johannesburg Review of Books some other writers and I pay tribute to the writer Kojo Laing who died with not nearly enough recognition, in my opinion.
In a few days time I’ll be giving a talk at the London School of Oriental Studies titled Science Fictional antidotes to the Created, Observed and Experienced African Self. It sounds fancier that it really is, but I promise to entertain, at least.
I’m listening to Drum n Bass and reading Elephantmen.
Til next time.
My sci-fi story The Apologists will appear in Interzone #266, September this year.
Below is the graphic by Martin Hanford. I like.
Mike Tyson said everyone has a plan till they’re punched in the face. Or something similar. Been a while since I had anything to say, mostly because life punched me in the face. No tragedy or drama or anything, just regular life stuff that requires time and effort.
Locus Online reviews AfroSFV2 in which my novella ‘The Last Pantheon’ co-written with Nick Wood, gets favourable mention.
“It’s overall an entertaining read with occasional political overtones, not a screed, but at its heart a tragedy of two persons who once called each other brothers.”
Read the full review here.
My novel MAKING WOLF (which you’ve bought, right?) continues to get favourable reviews.
Here’s one from Val’s Random Comments.
“Thompson has his reasons to tell the story the way he does. He wants the book to be more than a simple fast-paced thriller and succeeds gloriously. It’s a book that hides a lot of food for thought under the surface. I’ve been spoiled with a great many good books this year. Making Wolf is another book I can wholeheartedly recommend.”
Full review here.
On the short fiction front, African Monsters ToC and Cover art is ready.
My story “120 Days of Sunlight” is in it.
You can read my horror short story “The Monkey House” on Omenana for free. Lots of other fiction there too.
That’s it for now. Tip your nurses and janitors!
Study for new painting