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Our next book

Our next book

Stars Uncharted will be published on 14 August 2018. It's a space opera, in the same character-oriented with a bit of fun style, but it's not part of the Linesman series.

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Linesman series

Linesman series

If you're looking for the Linesman series, click here to see more about Ean Lambert and his friends. There are three books, Linesman, Alliance and Confluence.

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Monthly progress report

Monthly progress report

We also do a monthly progress report, which is a moodometer of how we're feeling at the start of the month, and a quick summary of anything important that happened.

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    Sorry, but you probably won’t be in our book

    Back when we were writing Alliance there was a schoolgirl helping out at the hairdressing salon Sherylyn goes to.  She was in her fifth year at secondary school.  Her name was Pearl*.  Pearl was a lovely, talented, outgoing girl, and she wanted to be in our book. “Name one of your characters after me.  Please. ... Read more →

    Write drunk, revise sober

    Hemingway supposedly once said, “Write drunk, revise sober.” I say supposedly, because there is no real evidence that he said it, and certainly no evidence that he drank while writing.  In fact, another famous quote attributed to him is: “Jeezus Christ! Have you ever heard of anyone who drank while he worked? You’re thinking of... Read more →

    My judging criteria for shorter stories

    The Locus Poll and Survey opened on 1 February.  This allows you to nominate best science fiction, fantasy, horror, YA and debut novels, among other things. The results are presented at the Locus Awards in June. The categories are a lot like the Hugos and the Nebulas, except that instead of just a single best... Read more →

    How we learned to be more tolerant of continuity errors in books

    Recently, Sherylyn was reading a book, where halfway through, the protagonist’s horse dies. That’s fine—well, not fine really, but these things happen in stories—except that, some chapters on, the protagonist is back riding that same horse, and continues to ride it for the rest of the novel. Books with errors like these take you out... Read more →

    A new year, a new look … and a newsletter

    Site redesign We’ve updated our website. The old site had been around a while, and didn’t scale super well on mobiles and tablets. So we’ve gone for a new look. Over the next few weeks we’ll fine-tune it, but the basic design is there. It has changed the way some images are presented.  We have... Read more →