6 Unbelievably Beautiful Music Studios

6 Unbelievably Beautiful Music Studios

I’m a big music studio guy. Put me in a chair in front of lights and dials and faders and knobs, and I’m happier than Donald Trump reading a new Hillary emails headline. Although I’ve made a career out of writing scithemfi, my roots were in sound...
New Rapped Book Review! Infernal, by Mark De Jager

New Rapped Book Review! Infernal, by Mark De Jager

It’s been a little while since I’ve done one of these, mostly because I’ve been busy actually writing books of my own. But once again, I decided to bring my unique and utterly useless talent for rapping about geeky stuff to the Internet, and make...
The Music Of Outer Earth

The Music Of Outer Earth

The Music of Outer Earth 7 “The Outer Earth trilogy (TRACER, ZERO-G and IMPACT) tells the story of a courier on a city-sized space station, and her race to save her home from a deadly conspiracy. It’s a lightning-fast, action-packed series of novels...
64 Books, Three Minutes, One Epic Rap

64 Books, Three Minutes, One Epic Rap

OK, so… I rap. Have done for years. When I was sixteen I was convinced I was going to be the biggest ever, but it only took me about two years to realise that while rapping was fun, writing was what I wanted to do. Still, fun is fun. So I kept rapping. And the...
ZERO-G is coming. This is your soundtrack.

ZERO-G is coming. This is your soundtrack.

So in case you didn’t know, and missed my endless, repeated shouting to the rooftops about it, my second book is due in less than a month. Kind of freaking out right now. As with every book, this one has a soundtrack. Not one to listen to while you read...
Dr Dre is a violent mysogynist, and a genius

Dr Dre is a violent mysogynist, and a genius

    We’re going to put this to rest right now: Dr Dre is a genius. There’s no use pretending he isn’t. Whatever flack he may receive for his headphone deals, his treatment of women (which we’re going to talk about a bit more in a...
What rapping taught me about writing fiction

What rapping taught me about writing fiction

That’s me, doing a three-minute rap where I namecheck 64 science fiction and fantasy books. Because I felt like it, OK. I’m an author, first and foremost, but rapping is still something I get a lot of pleasure out of. Believe me, even if you’re never...
Four things I learned from J. Cole and Kendrick Lamar

Four things I learned from J. Cole and Kendrick Lamar

I’m amazed that more rappers don’t write books. I think some would make kick-ass novelists. El-P would make a killer scifi author. Jean Grae could write an absolutely hysterical romantic comedy — one with lots of zombie pirate ninjas thrown in. Eminem’s tales of urban...