Monthly Archives: September 2014

Blood Song – German Edition Published Today

I’m very pleased to report that the German language edition of Blood Song – Das Lied des Blutes – is published today by Hobbit Presse in hardcover, ebook and audio formats. Details and sample here for any German speakers:

Or you can go to the page:

Thanks to my German translators, Hannes Riffel and Sara Riffel, and to everyone at Hobbit Presse for all their hard work in making this happen.

Blood Song German cover


Last 30 Days’ Book Recommendations

For those who don’t follow me on Twitter, on 23rd August I set myself the task of recommending a book a day until Christmas along with a short review on Goodreads. Here’s the list for the last 30 days for anyone who missed it:

Hyperion by Dan Simmons –

The Darkness that Comes Before by R. Scott Bakker –

Speaks the Nightbird by Robert McCammon –

Lord of the Silver Bow by David Gemmell –

Crossed by Garth Ennis –

The Blue Blazes by Chuck Wendig –

All Hell Let Loose by Max Hastings –

Vurt by Jeff Noon –

Watching War Films with My Dad by Al Murray –

Broken Angels by Richard Morgan –

The Thousand Names by Django Wexler –

The Reality Dysfunction by Peter F Hamilton –

The Dead Zone by Stephen King –

The Forever War by Joe Haldeman –

An Animated Life by Ray Harryhausen –

Robin Ince’s Bad Book Club by Robin Ince –

The Big Nowhere by James Ellroy –

Icon by Frank Frazetta –

Neuromancer by William Gibson –

Use of Weapons Iain M Banks –

Prince of Thorns by Mark Lawrence –

Dune by Frank herbert –

Battle Cry of Freedom by James McPherson –

A Princess of Mars by Edgar Rice Burroughs –

The Talisman by Stephen King and Peter Straub –

Voyage by Stephen Baxter –

War of the Aeronauts by Charles M. Evans –

Dark Fire by CJ Sansom –

The Scar by China Mieville –

The Book of Three by Lloyd Alexander –

‘Slab City Blues’ now on Kindle

For any Kindle owners who may have missed it, all four stories in my Slab City Blues sf-noir series are now available on Amazon.


SLB1 cover

Slab City Blues, available free for the next four days on and

SLB2 cover

Slab City Blues: A Song for Madame Choi, available on and


Slab City Blues: A Hymn to Gods Long Dead, available on and


Slab City Blues: The Ballad of Bad Jack, available on and


New Podcast Interview on Scrivener Soapbox

Thanks to TJ Redig for inviting me onto the Scrivener Soapbox podcast to talk about Blood Song, Tower Lord, Slab City Blues and advice for new writers… and beer. Check it out here:

Also on iTunes.