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Doctor Who: Did Elon Musk Just Spoil Russell T Davies' Daleks Plan?!

Published by Anonymous (not verified) on Wed, 27/04/2022 - 7:21am in

No, Elon Musk didn't spoil anything about Russell T. Davies' Doctor Who plans in any way... but it looks like he IS creating his own Daleks.

Rosebud is Out Today!

Published by Anonymous (not verified) on Tue, 26/04/2022 - 7:04pm in


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Welcome to my weekly blog, this time on a Tuesday, because I have a book out today!

Rosebud (with new interviews!)

My gonzo spaceship novella Rosebud is out now from Publishing, and in all good bookstores, both online and physical!

Lots of my fellow SFF authors have been kind enough to say nice things about it.

It’s about the digitised crew of a tiny spaceship encountering something beyond their ken. It’s funny and then it goes all deep and then lands somewhere very different and I think it may be my best thing? Anyway, you can order it from here, or from several US bookstores listed here and here are the links for Amazon US and UK.

I did an audio interview about the book with my friend Lizbeth Myles, and you can hear that here.

And I did an interview about it with Paul Semel, which you can read here.

Here’s the blurb for the book.

“The crew of the Rosebud are, currently, and by force of law, a balloon, a goth with a swagger stick, some sort of science aristocrat possibly, a ball of hands, and a swarm of insects. Digitally speaking, that is. The ship has assembled its crew of sentient artificial intelligences to discuss an unusual object picked up by its sensors. They have no idea what this encounter will mean for the fate of all existence. Nor will they remember. The story is a humorous tale in the vein of Douglas Adams with lots to say about choice, reality, programming, and what it means to be a person.”

I am so proud of this thing. Do take a look.

Thanks, Peter!

I Have a Story in the next 2000AD Sci-Fi Special!

Myself and artist Emma Vieceli have a Psi-Judge Anderson strip in this year’s 2000AD Sci-FI Special, which is out on 10th August. It’s one of their Comic Rock issues, with each strip inspired by a specific song. I should have more details next week, but wait until you find out which artist I’m paying homage to!

Cover by Luke Preece.

Doctor Who Comic: The Many Doctors Collection

This lavish box set of multi-Doctor comics is out from Titan on 5th October, and contains Four Doctors by myself, artist Neil Edwards and back-up artists Rachael Smith, Marc Ellerby and Neil Slorance, with colourist Ivan Nunes and letters by Richard Starkings and Jimmy Betancourt of Comicraft. Something for your Christmas list!

Not sure who the cover artist is. Please let me know!

Wild Cards Final Order Cutoff Date!

Wild Cards: Drawing of Cards is the title of a new comic series from Marvel, which I’ll be writing, and the first artist of which is the great Mike Hawthorne. It’s the start of an adaptation of the first volume of George R.R. Martin and Melinda Snodgrass’ epic, decades-spanning shared world of super heroes, written by a collective of brilliant authors. As a member of that collective myself, I’m particularly delighted to be bringing this, the real world take that came before Watchmen, that’s influenced everything since, to Marvel.

Wild Cards: Drawing of Cards #1 will be out on June 1st, and you can read all the details here.

But you have to let your local comic store know you want this thing! They’ll be delighted you popped in. You need to tell them before Saturday, May 14th! (You could, if you want, mention the Previews code APR220830 but you so don’t need to.)

You can see the series at Previews here.

Here’s the blurb:


Spanning more than 25 novels, more than 20 short stories, released over three decades and written by more than 40 authors, the Wild Cards series tells the story of an alternate history in which the Earth is home to super-powered individuals. When a human is infected with the alien “Wild Card” virus, the odds are that they will be killed…which is referred to as “drawing the black queen.” Of those who survive, the bulk of them become “jokers,” left with some strange mutated form. A lucky few are called “aces,” those gifted with super-powers they can put to use toward heroes goals…or villainous ones. Now, for the first time in comic book form, see how the Wild Cards universe began with an adaptation of the very first stories in the original Wild Cards novel. Based on stories by Harold Waldrop, Roger Zelazny and series mastermind and editor, George R.R. Martin, Wild Cards is a stellar introduction to a whole new world reshaped by the emergence of superpowers.

And here’s that lovely first issue cover!

Cover by Steve Morris.

I’ve Joined LinkedIn!

So because everyone seemed to be on there, I finally took the plunge and joined LinkedIn.  Which took an age, thanks to glitches that are seemingly quite common, and to do with browser and cookie issues.  (It feels like they’re trying to make you want it more.)  But I’m finally there, so if you’d like to follow me (I’ll be putting out release and other professional news there) I can be found here.  (And there’s now a button about this, and about my Instagram, on the front page of this site. Which really needs tidying up, I know.)

Fairford Festival of Fiction

My little literary festival, Fairford Festival of Fiction, is coming back this summer!  On June 3rd and June 4th I’m running two workshops and then a tent full of authors in our own tent as part of the larger Fairford Festival.

First off, we’ve got children’s author Sophie Kirtley in Fairford Library for a workshop (£5 entry fee) at 11am on Friday, 3rd June.

Then, at 2pm the same day, also in Fairford Library, we welcome current Fantastic Four and Star Wars artist Rachael Stott for a comics art workshop.  (Again, only £5!) 

Then, on Saturday, 4th June, the Festival itself features memoirist Clover Stroud, children’s author and illustrator Steve Antony, and, of special interest to my fellow geeks, once again Rachael Stott, Clarke Award-winning novelist Geoff Ryman and games writer (Resident Evil: Village) and Atomic Blonde comicker Antony Johnston.  

Our situation as part of a larger local festival means that you also get thrown in a beer tent, stalls, attractions and bands all day, turning into a big party in the evening.  In the gorgeous Cotswolds setting of Fairford Cricket Club, it’s a really great experience.  

The whole Saturday experience with all five authors costs just £8 (plus online booking fee).  If you like the idea of the above, you can book tickets here.  

Poster by Janet Page.

Three Little Wishes Pre-Order!

I’ve got a fantasy rom com graphic novel coming out from Legendary Comics on July 12th. It’s called Three Little Wishes. It’s about a finnicky contract lawyer who frees a fairy from a bottle, gets three wishes and decides to fix the world. But the rom of the com gets in the way. The rest of the creative team is amazing: Steven Yeowell on art; Pippa Bowland on colour art and Simon Bowland on letters.

And now Amazon UK and US have put up their pre-orders for the book, at those links! And you are also now able to order the book from your favourite book store or local comic shop!

Cover by Yeowell and Bowland.

Hammer House of Podcast

Hammer House of Podcast, in which myself and Lizbeth Myles watch the Hammer horror movies in UK release order, is out on the 13th of every month, with our April episode (our 50th!) being about Frankenstein Must Be Destroyed. You can get these episodes free wherever you normally get your podcasts, as well as on our site, but if you sign up to our Patreon, for any sum of money from £1/$1, you get an extra episode every month too, on the 27th, in which we watch Patron requested movies and films from other horror studios of the same era.

We’re also now offering advertising slots (on the regular episodes only) to anyone who’s got something they’d like to sell to that highly engaged audience. If you’d like to ask us about advertising something of yours, just drop us a line at with HHoP in the subject line. (We reserve the right to not take your ad for any reason.)

The poster designer this time has kept the list of things one will ‘see’ quite vague, and thus pretty accurate!

My Online Store

I now have a shop on Ko-fi, selling signed and personalised copies of a lot of my work.  There’s even one remaining item for which I’ve activated the ‘pay whatever you like’ option, so you can get them for just the price of postage!  There are also a couple of pretty rare items, and when they’re gone they’re gone.

There’s worldwide shipping, for which I’ve put up prices to the most usual destinations.  (If you’re from somewhere else, leave a comment telling me what you want and I’ll calculate you a shipping price.)

Ko-fi is most often used as a tip jar for creators, and sure you can buy me a coffee if you want to, but really the aim is to get signed items to those who want them.   You’ll find the big, welcoming button saying ‘Buy Signed Items’ on the front page of this site.

Newsletter Sign Up

If you’d like to hear about all of my doings before this blog comes out, then you need my Friday Newsletter, which has all the news and its own exclusives. You can sign up here.

See you next week!

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Doctor Who: David Tennant Sees "No Point" in Answering About Return

Published by Anonymous (not verified) on Tue, 26/04/2022 - 12:51am in

Could it be "The Andrew Garfield Effect"? David Tennant explains why he sees "no point" in answering if he's returning to Doctor Who or not.

Reboot Or Regeneration In Doctor Who? Daily LITG, 25th of April 2022

Published by Anonymous (not verified) on Mon, 25/04/2022 - 8:01pm in


Comics, Doctor Who

LITG: Welcome to the Daily LITG. The world can seem like a terrible and strange place sometimes, but at Bleeding Cool, you can still read all about

Macbeth: Doctor Who Star David Tennant Goes Dark for Scottish Play

Published by Anonymous (not verified) on Mon, 25/04/2022 - 12:07am in

David Tennant finally plays Macbeth in a BBC audio drama production, though he had played versions of the character before on Doctor Who.

Doctor Who Reboot, The Boys, Night Court & More: BCTV Daily Dispatch

Published by Anonymous (not verified) on Sun, 24/04/2022 - 9:37pm in

In today's BCTV Daily Dispatch: Doctor Who, The Boys, Night Court, The Sandman, Charmed, AquaDonk Side Pieces, WWE SmackDown, and more.

Full Regeneration on Doctor Who in the Daily LITG, 24th Of April 2022

Published by Anonymous (not verified) on Sun, 24/04/2022 - 7:53pm in


Comics, Doctor Who

LITG: Welcome to the Daily LITG. The world can seem like a terrible and strange place sometimes, but at Bleeding Cool, you can still read all about

It's Time for Russell T Davies to Go Full Regeneration on Doctor Who

Published by Anonymous (not verified) on Sat, 23/04/2022 - 11:38pm in

If there was ever a time when the BBC's Doctor Who could use a top-to-bottom reboot, it's now- and Russell T. Davies is the one to do it.

Cullen Bunn's Bloodborne Lady Of Lanterns in Titan July 2022 Solicits

Published by Anonymous (not verified) on Fri, 22/04/2022 - 9:57pm in

Cullen Bunn and Piotr Kowalski launch the new comic book series based on the video game Bloodborne, with Bloodborne: Lady Of Lanterns, from Titan Comics.

First Look: Tenth Doctor Returns for Doctor Who 2022 Special

Published by Anonymous (not verified) on Fri, 22/04/2022 - 5:33am in


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David Tennant's Tenth Doctor returns alongside Martha Jones for this first look at the Doctor Who 2022 Special, coming this July.