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My writing in 2014

Novels written in 2014
  • The House-sitter (74,000 words) – SF time-travel mystery
Short stories written in 2014
Writing Updates

The Year of The Mouse

So, 2014?  That’ll be a year I’ll not forget in a hurry. It was a year that started with an encounter with a mouse and, despite all of the good things that took place, remains characterised by a sort of skittish anxiousness. 319 more words

A City of the Dream

As we re-release Tangier: City of the Dream, Iain Finlayson returns to Tangier for the first time in 20 years, and reflects on the city’s history and enduring allure.  884 more words

The short story market - what next?

I’m not the sort of person to defy change just because I like the familiar. The world moves on, and in the book market that means some huge shifts in the past decade and probably the coming one. 469 more words


"Sleepers" -- Interzone (March 2014)

My short story “Sleepers” appeared in the March 2014 issue of Interzone and was reprinted online in the December 2014 isssue of Fantastic Stories. 234 more words

Short Story

Future Interrupted - La Politique des Editeurs

The November-December issue of Interzone (#255) is now arriving in dataports throughout the Human Imperium. For this gift, and many others, the Emperor would usually require only that you hate but in light of recent events he has chosen to require only miniature British flags and a fresh lick of paint before he comes round to open your local sports centre and/or scout hut. 1,866 more words

Science Fiction


During breaks from writing (when real life intervenes), I spend a lot of time assessing my position.  For example, why do I write?  Is it worth it – the sacrifice of time and energy?  658 more words