Monday, 16 January 2017

Thought for the Day

"We provoke a shark every time we enter the water where sharks happen to be, for we forget: The ocean is not our territory - it's theirs."
~ Peter Benchley, author of Jaws

Sunday, 15 January 2017

Shakespeare Sunday: Shakespeare Vs Cthulhu - a new review

The following review of Shakespeare Vs Cthulhu first appeared on

"The concept is a good one to base an anthology of short stories around. The premise is what if Shakespeare rather than Lovecraft had discovered the Great Old Ones and in particular Cthulhu. So the book is based on stories written by the great bard, but all with a Lovecraftian bent.

"I enjoyed reading the book, but it also one I was pleased to enjoy in hard copy rather than in Kindle form, and that's down to the format and the typesetting. The design is taken from play manuscripts of the time and adds a sense of visual aesthetic to the read. It also helps ground the stories it contains...

"The story about Henry V really shone for me. It was also interesting to see how the different authors tackled the blend in stories. Some were more explicit than others, while some simply took inspiration and followed their own path. The Twitter sonnet at the end was a nice construct.

"While the variance in quality can be expected in an anthology like this, it's strength also stems from that variety. The range of stories from Shakespeare is impressive, as is how they were handled. There's some lovely craft here."

You can pick up your copy of the Shakespeare Vs Cthulhu anthology here.

Saturday, 14 January 2017

Sharkpunk Saturday: The SHARKPUNK 2 Kickstarter launches 2 weeks today!

The Kickstarter to fund the SF, F and WTF? anthology SHARKPUNK 2 launches two weeks today, at 12:00pm GMT* on Saturday 28th January 2017.

The Kickstarter includes various limited rewards as well as a number of Early Bird rewards that will only be available for the first week of the Kickstarter's run.

More about what those rewards are will be revealed over the next fortnight, so make sure you join the SHARKPUNK 2 Facebook group today, to be kept up to date with any updates.

* Which is 7:00am in New York and 11:00pm in Sydney.

Friday, 13 January 2017

Friday the 13th - Unlucky for some?

Whether you're superstitious or not, you can't help but at least recognise the associations surrounding today's date, Friday the 13th.

For many, it is considered to be an unlucky day, so in an effort to avert that ill-fortune, today I am drawing your attention to a couple of freebie of mine, that you can download and enjoy for no money whatsoever! Simply click on the appropriate image below.

Monday, 9 January 2017

Thought for the Day

"I believe implicitly that every young man in the world is fascinated with either sharks or dinosaurs."

~ Peter Benchley, author of Jaws

Saturday, 7 January 2017

Sharkpunk Saturday: SHARKPUNK 2 - Coming soon to Kickstarter

SHARKPUNK 2 - a second anthology of killer shark stories, following on from 2015's SHARKPUNK - is coming soon to Kickstarter.

The anthology features brand new SF, F and WTF? stories by master genre authors such as James Lovegrove, Gavin Smith, Gav Thorpe, Guy Haley, Sarah Peploe, Al Ewing and many, many more.

SHARKPUNK 2 also features a brand new original short story set within the world of the forthcoming Sky Sharks movie!

Make sure you keep up to date about exciting and unique rewards by joining the SHARKPUNK 2 Facebook group here!