• NaNo story turned out to be 114,000 Words of Suck so I'm forcing myself to take a break from anything that isn't commissioned work.

General details

  • Awix

  • UK

  • Andy

  • So long ago I can barely remember.

  • English

In short

  • Regarding friend requests: While friendship is of course a wonderful thing, if you're going to send me such a request and we haven't corresponded before, please send me a message as well... ta. Also, on-the-nose 'please review my project' messages will almost certainly be ignored unless we've corresponded *a lot* in the past.

  • I once spilled my pint on the wife of a two-times Hugo Award nominee. Also, according to my page I was once Webooker of the Week but I have no recollection of it happening... (Later: Oh all right it's in the November 2009 newsletter. Even if I'm pretty sure that actually came out at some point in 2010. I should probably just stop now.)

My Favorites: Reading and Writing

  • Fiction: Action/Adventure, Alternative History, General, Horror, Humor/Satire, Novella, Sci Fi/Fantasy, Short Story, Thriller/Suspense

    Non-Fiction: Entertainment, Humor, Philosophy, Science, Travel

  • Too many to think about listing.
  • Currently re-reading The Resurrection of Father Brown by G.K. Chesterton.

    Just finished 'Coming of the Terraphiles' by Michael Moorcock which I have to say was a major disappointment. Full review on my blog (URL below).
  • Anywhere with cushions.
  • Mostly short stories and film and TV criticism.

    From 2001 until recently I wrote (on-and-off) a film review column for another community, the archive of which is here:

    It has occurred to me that this is a splendid spot to publicise my blog, which is at: Hurrah!
  • Fiction: Experimental, General, Novella, Short Story

    Poetry: General

  • Any citizen of the Culture.
  • John Wyndham, Iain Banks, Ursula le Guin, Max Brooks, Kim Newman, Jerome K Jerome, HP Lovecraft, Philip K Dick, Stephen King, Graham Greene, George Eliot, GK Chesterton, John Christopher, and that's just scratching the surface...