Year: 2014

Revenge Is A Dish Best Served… Free

5 January, 2016: A year later, Marieke ten Cate of the Kindervoedingscentrum, who promised to change her ways after giving me my refund, turns out to have indeed changed her ways. The offending PDF pamphlet, which sold for €27,00 a year ago, now sells for… €27,00 “reduced from €39,95”. In celebration of this shamelessness, I’m reinstating the free […]

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Free read: A Matter of Mass

ETA: SF Comet is now defunct, so the story’s no longer online there. Check out the story’s page for other reading opportunities. In case you missed it, my short SF story A matter of mass, which won the international SF Comet contest this November, is now a free read on the SF Comet website. In […]

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Kindle Editions Now Available!

Kindle editions are now available of my three stories Deep red, Conversation with a mechanical horse, and Meeting the Sculptor, with brand new cover art, and and afterword about the origins of each story.   

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Meeting the Sculptor: the Kindle edition!

Ten years after its first appearance in Writers of the Future Vol.XXI, my SF novelette Meeting the Sculptor has finally been reissued! The story is now available in a neat Kindle edition (mobi format), with a brand new afterword by the author (i.e. me) about the story’s origins. The new edition can be obtained from […]

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Mashup – A Collection (sample PDF)

At the last Meet My Book event (The American Book Center Amsterdam, 19 October 2014), I read my just-published story A Cold Welcome (Penumbra, October 2014), and launched my short story collection Mashup. This year, I’m appearing at the Meet My Book event at ABC The Hague (Sunday, Feb 22, 15:00), where I will read bits and […]

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Pissing In The Face Of The Hand That Helps You

The other week, I got into a huge digital fight with A. It involved WhatsApp name-calling, long e-mails full of arguments and blame-laying, fiery passion and icy reason, culminating in (hopefully temporary) termination of the friendship: that kind of fight. Thanks to this fight, I have remembered what the essential added value is, and always […]

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Halloween Teasers

Meanwhile, preparations at AnthologyBuilder are in full swing for Halloween. Not that any pumpkins are in evidence, but their huge database of short stories contains plenty of tales to fill an anthology with ghost, ghouls, and other horrors. Their most recent blog entry teases you with three brief excerpts of stories that fit the bill: tintillating, teasing, threatening, […]

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Halloween Teasers

Meanwhile, over at AnthologyBuilder, preparations for Halloween are already on their way. Not that there are any pumpkins in evidence, but their huge database of short stories contains ample tales to fill yourself an anthology of ghost, ghouls, and other horrors. Their latest blog entry teases you with three brief excerpts of stories that fit […]

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LonCon3: Stretch Goals Achieved!

If my attendance at LonCon3 had been a Kickstarter campaign, I would be clapping and cheering and sending out rewards right now, because my stretch goals, however implicit, are all in the bag. Modest Plans Admittedly, I had modest expectations of the Con. Attending a couple of interesting panels, getting a couple of my oldest books […]

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LonCon3 Schedule

Also known as Aaaargh! With only a day and a half to go before I fly to London, I’ve finally gained some insight into my schedule and plans for the Con. They seem to involve a lot of talking, a lot of feeding, a lot of drinking, and even a book signing! In between, there’s other […]

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