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19-04-21. I recently heard from Ion Newcombe at Antipodean SF, who wants to publish my new short-short story A QUINDECILLION OF CAIN in Issue 274…thanks Ion. I was also asked if I’d like to have CAIN appear on Antipodean SF Radio…with me narrating. I said yes. Thanks Ion (I think)… Read more

SUBURB OF THE PARANOIAC-CRITICAL WRITER; ONE AFTERNOON ON THE OUTSKIRTS OF EUROPEAN FICTION

Moving towards the locus solus
he observed the lingering homophobia of the town and the disapproval of McKendrick’s fluid flow. Read more

the sycamore tree

The sky blacked out.

It began to rain, but he didn’t move. Bigger droplets fell ever faster as he stood in front of his father’s grave. The stone darkened in seconds, even quicker than his clothes. Read more

THE FACE OF AMERICA

A gigantic aeroplane with a floor of glass flies endlessly back and forth across America. When not playing games of chance within its lounge, the elderly passengers routinely observe a myriad of immense eyes that float upwards from the obscure landscape beneath them. Read more

THE COMPLETE SHORT STORIES

The author of some 18 novels over 90 short stories and innumerable essays and articles, J(ames) G(raham Ballard is perhaps the greatest living British writer.  Read more

PREY

I devoured my Prey in one sitting, as the blurb promised I would.

Unfortunately, this was simply because I wanted to get the turgid experience over as quickly as possible.  Read more

AMERICAN PSYCHO

“And as things fell apart
Nobody paid much attention.”

(Talking Heads quote, from the introduction to American Psycho) Read more