Publication Day!

I know, I know. I put up a post here a couple of weeks ago announcing the launch of my new novel. Now here I am again telling you today is the publication day. What gives? Have I gone crazy? Frankly, the jury's out on that one, but the reason things are getting a bit Groundhog … Continue reading Publication Day!

Meet Talus – The World’s First Detective

It's launch day! Talus and the Frozen King is now out in the wild. So stop reading this announcement and go buy yourself a copy. Now! If you're in the UK, your buying options for the paperback may be limited until the official release on 6th April 2014, but you should be able to pick up … Continue reading Meet Talus – The World’s First Detective

Win a Copy of “Talus and the Frozen King”!

Fancy a freebie? Those nice people at Worlds Without End are giving away a copy of my new novel Talus and the Frozen King. There are two ways to enter the competition. Either retweet this tweet (just click on the image) ... … or visit the Worlds Without End blog and leave a comment. Do … Continue reading Win a Copy of “Talus and the Frozen King”!

Talus is in Da House

Yes, my comp copies of Talus and the Frozen King have arrived from Solaris Books. Forgive me for not writing more, but now I have to log out and do my happy dance. Believe me, that's not something you want to see. Besides, it's only a big box of books. How exciting can that be? … Continue reading Talus is in Da House

The Old Man and the Water

Many years ago, in a cold and ancient land, a wandering bard undertook a long journey north. His name was Talus, and this is one of his tales: Once, there was an old man who walked across a desert to fetch water for his family. He journeyed for many days over dunes of yellow sand … Continue reading The Old Man and the Water

Talus and the Frozen King – pre-order news

Nobody in their right mind would want to order a novel 8 months in advance, would they? Still, on the off-chance that you're not in your right mind, dear reader - or in the unlikely event that you simply can't get through the day without securing your right to read a book I haven't even … Continue reading Talus and the Frozen King – pre-order news

Online Exhibition: Digital Dwelling at Skara Brae

Graham Edwards – “Last year I spent some time researching the Scottish neolithic settlement of Skara Brae for a new novel. I wish I’d found this amazing blog then. Still, better late than never. This is a great example of interpretive archeology, with a particularly impressive short film presenting the ancient village environment as an immersive, sensory experience. The aerial photography (shot from a kite) is terrific.”

Digital Dirt Virtual Pasts

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The Project

Digital Dwelling at Skara Brae is a collaborative project bringing together three visualisation specialists, each with very diverse methods and mediums of working. The project was initiated following a series of discussions between PhD researchers Alice Watterson and Kieran Baxter together with Dr Aaron Watson, which established a mutual concern for the ways digital methods were shaping archaeologists’ engagement with sites and material culture.

While field archaeologists engage with the archaeological record through their senses, these experiences are often mediated through technologies such as cameras, survey machines or scanners. This influences and even constrains the kinds of information that is observed and recorded, effectively distancing the field worker from their material. Through the act of making an experimental film the project explores the potential of layered multimedia as an archaeological field method; capturing and communicating very different…

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Talus is coming

My new novel Talus and the Frozen King will be published by Solaris Books in March 2014. Long time to wait, huh? Yes and no. There's plenty of work to do between now and then so I'm sure the time will just fly by. It's the kind of grunty publishing toil that normally goes on … Continue reading Talus is coming

Book deal news

I'm thrilled to announce I've just signed up with Solaris Books, leading UK publisher of science fiction, fantasy and horror fiction, to publish my new novel Talus and the Frozen King. The deal was agented by Dot Lumley of the Dorian Literary Agency. What's that? You want to know what the novel's about? Oh, if … Continue reading Book deal news