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Shoreline of Infinity Issue 2 – Out Now!

Hello folks of world. A quick epistle to let you know that issue 2 of fantastic science fiction magazine Shoreline of Infinity has been launched. Containing some great short stories, poetry by Iain Banks and Ken MacLeod and even a

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This One Book

Simon Sylvester, author of The Visitors, recently wrote about a book that means a lot to him both as a reader and as a writer. He wrote eloquently on Roald Dahl’s Henry Sugar and then urged me to do the

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5 a day and a studio of one’s own.

Four hours from now (as I write) I will launch my novel First Time Solo at Waterstones in Aberdeen. I’ve seen people like Iain Banks, Janice Galloway and Alan Spence read there and I’m still finding it hard to believe

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Iain M. Banks, 1954 – 2013.

  Janice Galloway said Alasdair Gray’s Lanark was the book that showed her that writing – and by extension any art – produced in Scotland from real, everyday experience was just as valid as that produced in New York, in

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