Author Archives: Steve Bacon

The Summer of Impossible Things by Rowan Coleman

This is a very intriguing novel with mystery elements blended skilfully with the concept of time travel.The science part (ie the time travel) is casually done – there’s no hard scientic theory included – but that’s not really important, as … Continue reading

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The Weirdstone of Brisingamen by Alan Garner

I read this when I was a child (and really enjoyed it) so I was wary of a reread now, as so often things change over time (essentially a gap of 40 years), moreso with this being a children’s book.However … Continue reading

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Northern Lights by Philip Pullman

NORTHERN LIGHTS by Philip Pullman   I confess to feeling a little underwhelmed by this. Not sure I will bother with the others in the series. It’s competently written, but not groundbreaking in the way I was expecting. Perhaps I … Continue reading

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APPORTS is published in Nightmare magazine

My short story APPORTS, which was originally published in Black Static and was later reprinted in Best Horror of the Year 6, is now available to read online in Nightmare magazine, edited by John Joseph Adams. The entire issue (66 … Continue reading

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COCKATRICE

I also wanted to let you know about something else I’ve been working on for a while. I’ve just finished writing a novella (working title COCKATRICE) which has now been sent off to the publisher. It involves a young boy, … Continue reading

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A Return from Exile

It’s a new year, which means I’m here to update on how things have been going these past few days (what do you mean, it’s been longer than a few days – that can’t be right!) Firstly I am thrilled … Continue reading

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Epiphanies From Oxrun Station

  Growing up, as I did, in a mining village in northern England, bookshops were a little hard to come by. Our nearest WH Smith’s was in Worksop, a half-hour bus-journey away which we took every week. I was always … Continue reading

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In honour of CHARLES L GRANT

Neil Snowdon begins a week-long tribute to Charles L Grant, who died ten years ago on Thursday. Featuring contributions from many writers who admire the great man’s work, you can find the central site here, with links to the daily entries as … Continue reading

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Best Horror of the Year 8

One other thing I neglected to mention, due to my year away, was that my story from the 11th Black Book of Horror, Lord of the Sand, was selected by Ellen Datlow for the latest Best Horror of the Year. This … Continue reading

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Something Remains

I’m highly delighted to be able to report that my story, Fear of the Music, will appear in Something Remains, the Joel Lane tribute anthology that is due to be published at Fantasycon in September. Most of the contributors utilised … Continue reading

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