Good news. I’ve just confirmed a signing at Waterstone’s Bolton for Saturday 9 Oct 2010, from 11am. I think I’m their biggest selling author except for Peter Kaye.
In other news, I’ve finally finished reading Ursula Le Guin’s Left Hand of Darkness. Written in 1969, it won both the Hugo and Nebula Awards. The book’s absolutely awful, and evidence that scifi has really come on since those days. Although it’s a short book, it took me months to wade through it. Never again will I be swayed by the awards books proclaim on their covers.
I’ve just started The Cardinal’s Blades by Pierre Pevel. It’s a historical fantasy set in France during the time of the musketeers. It’s got dragons in it! What more could you want. On this website, Pierre is described as ‘one of the foremost writers of French fantasy today’. Promising… although I have to wonder if he’s the only writer of French fantasy. http://www.fantasticfiction.co.uk/p/pierre-pevel/