The Silver Tide Nominated for a British Fantasy Award

Woohoo! I am thrilled and excited to hear that The Silver Tide has been nominated for Best Novel in this year’s round of awards, alongside some excellent fellow authors – Adrian Tchaikovsky, Joanne Hall and Steven Poore. It is especially lovely as The Silver Tide is the last in the Copper Cat books, and so I cried a lot while I wrote the final chapters – it’s a book that means a lot to me. Huge thanks to everyone who voted for it.

On that note, I will be at Fantasycon in September if anyone wants to say hello, and likewise I will be at Nineworlds in August (just for the Saturday I think), the ever brilliant Fantasy in the Court at Goldsboro books, and Bristolcon in October, where I will be a Guest of Honour! Exciting times!

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Fantasy in the Court

I popped along to the Fantasy in the Court event at Goldsboro Books last night, an evening of wine and writers and fantasy books – how could I not? Anyway, I thought I would put a small note on here just to say if you’re in London and looking to browse bookshops (and that is the main thing you should be doing in London, really) then you have to go to Goldsboro. So many beautiful things! More than once I was distracted from really very interesting conversations by an extremely beautiful copy of Watership Down…

It was lovely to be in such a beautiful space with so many chatty, mildly inebriated book fans. I managed to meet a whole bunch of new people, catch up with a few old mates, and further my campaign to get Lavie Tidhar to have a Bender Burger in Wimpy. Utterly failed to talk to Jeff Noon, thanks to be slightly star struck, but Marty had a good long chinwag with him so I feel like I was there in spirit at least.

In conclusion, good times! And I have a new bookshop to haunt.