October 2013

On Trapped By Monsters this week, the best fantasy series being written today: the Gentleman Bastard sequence by Scott Lynch.

A Halloween reading recommendation on Trapped By Monsters this week: Sawbones by Catherine Johnson.

This week on TBM, Economix by Michael Goodwin and Dan E. Burr.

This weekend (Oct 11th-13th) is the inaugural Wood Green Literary Festival and I’m very excited! Full details of the programme of events for younger readers (most of which are free) are now to be found here. It’s all going on at Noel Park Primary School, five minutes’ walk from the centre of the festival and the universe, The Big Green Bookshop. My panel discussion with Steve Feasey and Conrad Mason, (now-!) on Monsters, Magic and Mayhem, will be happening on the Saturday (12th) at 5pm.


Alternatively, next Saturday (19th) I’ll be doing my stuff at this:


It’s the thirtieth anniversary of the London Anarchist Bookfair. After last year’s event there, which I enjoyed enormously, I’m thrilled to have been invited back to the Older Kids’ Space at 2pm to talk about the future and maybe preview my new book.

These are my first events in a while that are open to the public. Do come. It’s always such a pleasure for me to meet people who aren’t imaginary. ;D

This week on Trapped By Monsters, the Ash Mistry books by Sarwat Chadda.

After a two-month hiatus I have returned to Trapped By Monsters, accompanied by this guy: