Monday, 9 January 2012


I submitted a story for inclusion in an anthology edited by the redoubtable Ian Waites to be published by NewCon Press in spring and I'm glad to say it was accepted. I'm not a great fan of writing shorts - there's sod all money in it and they use up stories/characters/denouements at an alarming rate - but I wanted to give a new set of characters a run out before deciding to hand them a book of their own and I have to say that I was quite pleased with how they turned out.

The story is called 'Alternate Currents' and 'stars' Nikola Tesla the uber-genius who gave the world alternating current and all the joys of copious supplies of electricity. It'll be interesting to see what the reaction is but I've already decided to expand it into a full-length novel, working title 'Tesla Vs the Martians'. This is what I'll be working on once I've put the Demi-Monde to bed.

This is the cover art for 'Dark Currents' - excellent - and is the work of Ben Baldwin. He calls it 'Conflagration'.

1 comment:

  1. I absolutely LOVE that front cover, and the colours are stunning. I'm into Galleons at the moment seeing as they play a huge role in my current WIP.

    Congrats on the short story...