Going to Cymera 2022!

I’m really pleased to be heading off to the Camera 2022 event in Edinburgh next week, billed as Scotland’s festival of science fiction, fantasy and horror writing. It’s taking place over the Jubilee weekend, 3rd to 5th June.

This is only the second full-blown SF convention/festival I’ve attended – the other being Worldcon, Dublin in 2019 so although this is on a much smaller scale, it’s no less exciting and there looks to be a packed programme of events. It’s also only the second time I’ve visited Edinburgh, the last being some mumblety-mumble years ago when I was definitely a lot younger and had more hair. So it’s a double cause for anticipatory celebration.

We’re heading up from London by train which is another fun part of the trip I’m looking forward to. Basically after two plus years (more or less) of stay-at-home misery, this feels like an excellent opportunity for some travel and adventures, plus the chance to meet some favourite authors and sit in on some great panel discussions.

“After the Gold Rush” anthology

I’m pleased to report that a story of mine called “Down on the Klondike” has been selected by the wonderful Juliana Rew for the forthcoming Third Flatiron anthology titled “After the Gold Rush.”

I love the Third Flatiron anthologies. They are published a couple of times a year and each anthology has an overall theme which is broad enough to spark a wide range of ideas and styles in the selected material. There’s always a great spread of stories covering different styles and voices which often push the boundaries of science fiction, fantasy and even light horror. Each story is unique in its approach but they are always compelling reads. Readers will be assured of a great mix – very much something for everyone’s tastes – including much needed doses of humour.

I’m lucky enough to be making my fourth appearance in a Third Flatiron anthology, alongside a host of very talented writers. You can check out my previous stories “Sweet Release”, “All Fuzzed Out and Fractal” and “Ephemeralities” – the details are on the Short Fiction page of my website.

I think the anthology will hit the stores round about mid July but I’ll update and post links once I have the details.