21 July 2008

Back to the grind

No blog entries for over a fortnight for the very good reason that I was away on a silent retreat for a week and then had to catch up with work, etc.

I have just finished editing another book for Solaris: The Solaris Book of New Science Fiction, Vol. 3. It is another fine collection of short stories including contributions from Alastair Reynolds, Stephen Baxter, John Meaney and Paul di Filippo.

Interestingly, ‘finishing’ the novel seems to have been the catalyst for fresh inspiration. I am beginning to make notes for a science fiction thriller set in the asteroid belt in the relatively near future. The heroine doesn’t know it but she holds the key to a discovery that will transform human technology (and ultimately open the way to the stars).

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