Loving my copy of Mythic: A Quarterly Magazine of Science Fiction and Fantasy, which arrived yesterday. Very impressed with the quality of the publication and chuffed to be featured among some very decent writing. Available here.
Yesterday I watched this clip showing a little girl’s reaction to the announcement of the new Doctor Who.
— 🏳️🌈Jenny Trout (@Jenny_Trout) July 16, 2017
Today I read an article published by The Independent stating that The Sun and The Mail Online – two national newspapers, one with an average print circulation of over 1.7 million, the latter with a daily average of over 15 million unique browsers, in June 2017 (source Press Gazette) – published nude photos of the actress chosen for the Doctor Who role.
Let’s ask ourselves, what the fuck are we doing to our daughters?
Congratulations to The Nameless Writing Group’s newest member, Sam Grant, who has just published his latest novel, Galactic Mission.
“James Walters is a sales manager for an international conglomerate, based in the UK [who just happens to] encounter Empress Adriana from the Galactic Command Force … oh, and ruler of planet Earth and all planets circling the sun.”
In a couple of weeks time I will be one of the guests at the first-ever Frome Science Fiction Literary Evening. It is being held at The Three Swans on the Sunday July 12th and is part of the amazing Frome Festival.
Am I excited? Yes. Nervous? Definitely, as this will be the first public airing of one of my stories ( or rather an excerpt of). And from now on in I will be working on my delivery nightly. I’m also humbled by being amongst some great names. There will be Joanne Hall, David J Rodger, B Anne Adriaens, John Walton, David Gatward, Jasper Bark, Justin Newland and Piotr Świetlik in attendance, many of whom will be donating prizes to the raffle.
This event will span the speculative fiction range from Science Fiction and Fantasy, to Steampunk, Dystopian futures and Horror. So, wish me luck and if you are any where close on the night, drop on in.