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March 10, 2015

My next Star Trek novel will be my third aventure with the crew of the U.S.S. Titan, in a all-new story called Sight Unseen; Pocket Books have just released the official blurb, which you can read below this ace screenshot from Tobias Richter's amazing Titan CGI animation...

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In the wake of political upheaval across the United Federation of Planets, Admiral William Riker and the crew of the U.S.S. Titan find themselves in uncertain waters as roles aboard the ship change to reflect a new mandate...
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March 2, 2015

Another brief convention update; after having a great time last year, I'm pleased to have been invited back to the UK Games Expo event in Birmingham...

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The Expo will be taking place at the NEC Hilton Metropole once again, for three days of tabletop gaming and related coolness - I'l be along to sign and sell books, and to take part in some panels...not to mention spending too much money on stuff in the dealers room. Click on the banner to visit the site and learn more.

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February 14, 2015

Folks who came along to The Horus Heresy Weekender event last week were treated to some advance releases from Black Library, one of which was Knight Errant, a collected box set edition of all the Horus Heresy Nathaniel Garro audio dramas released to date, along Ashes of Fealty, a brand-new original Garro story that ties into events from the end of my novel The Flight of the Eisenstein.

audio-garro-ashes-of-fealtyThe rest of the world will be able to pick up the box set in April - and very nice it is too, if I do say so...
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February 3, 2015

So the folks at ForgeWorld have taken on the running of The Horus Heresy Weekender event this month, and as well as doing lots of things involving dice-rolling, small spikey soldiers guys and giant expensive models, there will also be a Black Library presence over this weekend at the regular haunt of the Belfry Hotel in Nottingham.

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I'll be there, along with fellow heretical authors Graham McNeill, John French, Chris Wraight, Guy Haley and Nick Kyme, and we will be signing stuff, talking about...
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So the folks at ForgeWorld have taken on the running of The Horus Heresy Weekender event this month, and as well as doing lots of things involving dice-rolling, small spikey soldiers guys and giant expensive models, there will also be a Black Library presence over this weekend at the regular haunt of the Belfry Hotel in Nottingham.

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I'll be there, along with fellow heretical authors Graham McNeill, John French, Chris Wraight, Guy Haley and Nick Kyme, and we will be signing stuff, talking about...
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January 28, 2015

For the new year, I've decided to reinstate the "Incoming!" list of my new releases and event appearances, but I'm changing the format a little; from now on, there's a permanent listing page set up Here that I will update as and when cool new stuff pops.

The list will show release dates for all the new books, short fiction, videogames, audios and other projects I'm working on (and are allowed to talk about), including reprints, foriegn editions and so on. I'll also include event dates for any...
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January 21, 2015

Happy PLR Day! Where the blogs and twitter feeds of writers all across the nation celebrate the the Public Lending Right, the gift of free money, and most importantly, that libraries are awesome.

For those unfamiliar with the PLR, here's my annual public service announcement on the subject:
If you are a writer/editor/illustrator/etc, a resident of the UK or Ireland and you ever need a reason for donating your books to the library - on top of all the obvious ones like promoting reading and suppo...
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January 16, 2015

GunsightLast year, Black Library published a new Horus Heresy anthology, Death And Defiance, a limited release hardback special as part of their ongoing series of bespoke super-lovely editions; but for folks who couldn't pick up the dead tree version, BL has now made each tale in the collection individually available in glittery digital form.

That includes the story I wrote called Gunsight, which is can be downloaded directly from BL's website right Here.

I won't blow the plotline (despite the fact tha...
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January 10, 2015

My last list-of-the-year-end, and it's movies. I got a little more flicks in over 2014 than in previous years. The split between my two favourite genres (action vs. sci-fi) was pretty much 50-50 and top picks for 2014 were (perhaps unsuprisingly for me) the hugely fun Guardians of the Galaxy and the great LEGO Movie , which I found unexpectedly clever and charming. Can I just say, being a Marvel comics geek since the 70's, I am still a little amazed that I live in a world where there's a GotG...
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January 8, 2015

My second year-end list; and 2014 turned out to be a year where I played less than half as many videogames as I did in the previous year, several of which were add-on titles under the same umbrella (a bunch of Disney Infinity toys-to-life games, episode from the Grand Theft Auto saga and so on). It's been a strange gaming season for me, though, caught as I am in the Old Ways having chosen not to jump to the next generation of consoles with Xbox One and PS4, or indeed upgrade my increasingly c...
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Published on January 08, 2015 03:12 • 10 views