You have no idea what it does to a man’s psyche, seeing his obituary posted all over the web. I had to check my own pulse (and panicked when I couldn’t find it).
Anyway, a reader (hi Don!) inadvertently reminds me that I have been neglectful of the old website recently, and though I didn’t think so much time has passed, it was indeed more than a month ago that I last posted anything here. Sorry about that. I’ll do better from now on.
Today though, I shall make mention of a couple of reviews for Short Trips: Transmissions. Both are rather good, and say nice things about ‘Lonely’ (an indeed, the other stories – the book is going down very well with those who give it a try). The first is online, so you can read it for free over at Sci-Fi Online, and see whether or not ‘Lonely’ is both creepy, and gripping (erm… it is…).
The second is in this month’s Doctor Who Magazine, issue 400 no less, and is similarly favourable, if a little harder to find soundbites in. It does point out that anthologies are by their nature hit and miss, and that this one hits more often than it misses, so that’s okay. As an aside to that, you have no idea how weird it is being reviewed in a magazine you used to read when you were a kid. Very strange, in a good way.
Anyway, go and buy a copy. Don did, from Amazon, and it turned up the next day. He enjoyed it, quite a lot, and I think you will too.