The Doors of Perception

“If the doors of perception were cleansed every thing would appear to man as it is, Infinite. For man has closed himself up, till he sees all things thro' narrow chinks of his cavern.” - William Blake, The Marriage of Heaven and Hell Payne’s gray, cold gray, pewter, silver, warm gray. Bronze, brown ochre, burnt... Continue Reading →

Top Ten Hispanic Authors of SFF

I'm not a fan of identity politics. I won't play that game. When I'm asked to submit work as a 'woman writer' I'm more likely to walk away silently. Either I'm a writer, or not. The fact that I'm female has absolutely nothing to do with it, and I refuse to be given a stepstool... Continue Reading →

The Story Is The Life

I said last week  and Sarah said the other day that stories and how they work are central to who we are. In a lot of ways, the stories we tell each other and ourselves are our culture. They're how culture was transmitted until very recently, and how an awful lot of culture is still... Continue Reading →

The Inner Editor

This is the cover of book three of my new trilogy The Outcast Chronicles. With thanks to Clint Langley the artist and Solaris, the publisher! I'm on the home stretch now, cleaning up book three ready to send to the publisher. Yesterday I was working on a scene when I realised I needed to add... Continue Reading →

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