Showing posts from July, 2019

Worldcon 2019 Schedule

Hey folks, If you are interested in seeing me at Worldcon in Dublin this year, all the details of confirmed events are listed below: Introduction to grimdark 16 Aug 2019, Friday 18:00 - 18:50, Wicklow Hall-1 (CCD) Grimdark is a fantasy subgenre defined, amongst other things, by its cynical outlook and flawed protagonists. The term was originally pejorative, stemming from the Warhammer 40,000 description: ‘In the grim darkness of the far future there is only war’ – but many authors have turned the insult around and claimed it as their own. The panel will offer a brief introduction to the history and tropes of grimdark fantasy as well as reading recommendations. Devin Madson (M), Elliot Craggs, Kim ten Tusscher, Cameron Johnston, Jenn Lyons It’s all gone to shit: grimdark worldbuilding 18 Aug 2019, Sunday 10:00 - 10:50, Wicklow Room-2 (CCD) Let’s build a dark and dreadful world, and then make it worse. Join our super-serious panelists as they discuss the darker aspects of wor

British Fantasy Awards 2019

Hello Hello! I had some unexpected but wonderful news this week that I am on the shortlist for Best Newcomer in the British Fantasy Awards 2019!!! What an amazing list to be a part of. For 2019, the BFS shortlisted entrants are: Best Fantasy Novel (the Robert Holdstock Award) The Bitter Twins, by Jen Williams (Headline) Empire of Sand, by Tasha Suri (Orbit) Foundryside, by Robert Jackson Bennett (Jo Fletcher Books) The Green Man’s Heir, by Juliet E McKenna (Wizard’s Tower Press) The Loosening Skin, by Aliya Whiteley (Unsung Stories) Priest of Bones, by Peter McLean (Jo Fletcher Books) Best Horror Novel (the August Derleth Award) The Cabin at the End of the World, by Paul Tremblay (Titan Books) Little Eve, by Catriona Ward (W&N) The Way of the Worm, by Ramsey Campbell (PS Publishing) Wolf’s Hill, by Simon Bestwick (Snowbooks) Best Newcomer (the Sydney J Bounds Award) Tomi Adeyemi, for The Children of Blood and Bone (Macmillan Children’s Books) Cameron Johnston,