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  1. Ian Whates

    New Short Story Collection: Growing Pains; published March 2013

    I'm delighted to say that my second short story collection, Growing Pains, is about to appear from PS Publishing (launched at next month's Eastercon). So excited am I by this that I have even committed bloggage :eek:, in which I provide a brief summary of each story, so that the curious can...
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    I have a story in 'Nature', free to read online

    My story "Eros for Annabelle" appears in the latest issue of the science journal Nature (my first published story of 2013) and it's currently available to read online for free! :) http://www.nature.com/nature/journal/v493/n7432/full/493446a.html?WT.ec_id=NATURE-20130117
  3. Fried Egg


    I know it's been out a few years now but I've just started reading this collection and it's excellent so far! Three out of three great stories to open with. Hope it carries on with this level of quality. Well done Ian. :)
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    First novel release in foreign language

    My novel The Noise Within has just been released in German; my first ever publication in another language, so I'm pretty excited about it. The book is published by Heyne. http://www.amazon.co.uk/dp/345352957X/?tag=brite-21
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    Titles on Kindle

    A number of NewCon Press titles are now available to buy on Kindle. Currently, these include: Dark Currents - Adrian Tchaikovsky, Tricia Sullivan, Adam Nevill, Lavie Tidhar, Sophia McDougall, Aliette de Bodard, Rod Rees, Nina Allan, Neil Williamson, etc Saving for a Sunny Day - Ian Watson The...
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    Video of live ghost story reading

    On Sunday March 11th 2012, five authors -- Amanda Hemingway (aka Jan Siegel), Paul Kane, Marie O'Regan, Mark West and myself -- got together in an isolated pub to read original ghost stories before a live audience. Bravely/foolishly, I opted not to write my story in advance, but to make it up...
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    My new story in Vivisepulture - Neal Asher, Adrian Tchaikovsky, Ian Watson

    A new story of mine, "Devil in the Details", appears in the e-book anthology Vivisepulture, out today. Released through Anarchy Books, it features 22 stories in all, including contributions from Neal Asher, Tony Ballantyne, Eric Brown, James Lovegrove, Stan Nichols, Andy Remic, Adrian...
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    Chapter of New Novel available to read for free

    My publisher, Angry Robot, has made a sample chapter of my new novel, City of Light and Shadow available to read online for free, along with chapters from other new releases. So anyone who's been wondering whether or not they would like my writing, here's a chance to find out! :)...
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    Appearances, conventions and other strange creatures

    About time I sought to inform any interested parties (well, there might be one or two) on the Chrons where they can come to heckle me and throw peanuts etc. To kick things off, I'm talking in Birmingham this Friday evening (November 4th) about writing and publishing science fiction in the...
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    Poignant Poem

    A while ago, the very lovely and multi-talented Vick Linde asked me to provide her with three words. I gave her: Resonance, Ephemera, Candle. Around these she has built a short poem. I think it's rather beautiful: http://vclinde.wordpress.com/2011/10/25/vivacious-ephemera-controversy-meaning/
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    New Website

    Huge thanks to Del Lakin-Smith for building my new website... I'm really rather pleased with it, and intend to keep the site fully updated. http://www.ianwhates.com/
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    Imaginings: the way ahead for quality short fiction; Tanith Lee, Stephen Baxter etc

    Anthologies and short story collections are not exactly in vogue with the major publishing houses. The result is that many of our finest authors, who have produced an excellent canon of short stories in magazines, anthologies, webzines, etc, have not seen their work gathered and published in a...
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    Short story collection based on The God Machine's 'Scenes from the Second Storey"

    I'm delighted to say that a new piece of mine is set to appear in a collection of stories based on the God Machine's classic debut album Scenes from the Second Storey. Thirteen tales from thirteen authors, each inspired by a track on the album. I was given the closing track, the haunting...
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    First Foreign Language Deal: Novel to be published in Germany

    I'm delighted to announce that my debut space opera novel http://www.solarisbooks.com/titles/title_details/the_noise_within (which came out in the UK and USA last year) is to be published in Germany by Heyne, a German publishing house dating back to the 1930s. This is my first ever foreign...
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    The Cover of "City of Light and Shadow" revealed

    Yay! Amazon are now showing the cover to my next novel, 'City of Light and Shadow' - concluding volume in the 'City of 100 Rows' series. I was wondering what it would look like with the titles in place. http://www.amazon.co.uk/dp/0857661906/?tag=brite-21 Cover art is again by Australian...
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    Fables from the Fountain reviewed: Neil Gaiman, Stross etc

    A great review of the Fables from the Fountain anthology has been posted on 'The Future Fire' site. Thanks to whoever is responsible. I'm glad they enjoyed the warmth and humour of the stories as well as the invention and adventure...
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    Women SF Authors: Putting the Gender in Genre

    I've just had a guest blog posted on Steve Lockley's site, discussing what is a particularly emotive subject at present: http://stevelockley.blogspot.com/2011/06/open-house-day-29-ian-whates.html
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    A new review of The Noise Revealed

    Delighted to say that an enthusiastic review of my latest Solaris novel has gone up online: http://terror-tree.co.uk/2011/06/review-whates-wonderful-worlds/
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    NewCon Press 5th Birthday: free drink and fiction!

    Incredible though it may seem (I know it does to me), Time Pieces, our first publication, was released as long ago as 2006... The mathematicians among you will already have spotted that this means NewCon Press has reached the ripe old age of 5. To celebrate this momentous event, I'm hosting a...
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    Review of Further Conflicts

    A very positive review of the new anthology Further Conflicts has just been posted at WarpcoreSF http://www.warpcoresf.co.uk/further-conflicts.php Couldn't have put it better myself! :)