Woosh! That’s the sound of the week flying past, the high velocity preventing me from sitting down for 5 minutes and writing a blog post about what’s going on. The Kraken Rises! stories have been judged, the winner and runners up chosen, the cover art printed out, the foreword written & the book is in the process of being put together by the legion of robots under the command of Sr Editor Lee Harris at Angry Robot. The Citywide tentacle is 2/3 complete and the final touches will be put together on Friday and then the whole story will be read out for the first time by Nick Rawlinson at our Unputdownable Speakeasy.
I nipped out to Bath last night to ask Gareth Powell lots of questions about his book Ack-Ack Macaque at the brilliant Mr B’s Emporium Strikes Back book group. The general consensus was that it was a real fun book. It was my turn to choose the 3 books to be voted on – Vurt by Jeff Noon, Drowned world by J.G. Ballard and The Fictional Man by Al Ewing. Vurt was a clear winner.