Glasgow SF Writer’s Circle 30 year anniversary anthology 30 Years of Rain. Look at this post-apocalyptic cover. Is it a fisherman’s warning, or a blood-red sky? The table of contents is salivatingly good, and makes you wonder if the bleary weather gives writers more indoors time at the computer/ notepad. Also kind of floored me to realise how many well-known names have lived in Glasgow. I attended during the era of Gary Gibson, Neil Williamson and Hal Duncan, but lookie- Ruth
No, I’m not heralding a damp alternative to GoT ‘winter is coming’. Thirty Years of Rain is the title of the Glasgow SF Writers’ Circle 30th Anniversary anthology which is coming out shortly. I’ll let the editors Elaine Gallagher, Cameron Johnston and Neil Williamson announce all of the details themselves but needless to say, I manage to wrangle a spot in this anthology and am very excited by the table of contents. To think I was 2 years old when Duncan Lunan and co founded t
Received in the post this morning my contributor’s copy of Monomyth Magazine, Volume 11.1, Issue 49 featuring my short story “Writing the Happily Ever After”. “The third suitor knew he would succeed because, in fairytales, the rules of three always apply. He was slow to realise that this wasn’t quite a normal fairytale.” “Writing the Happily Ever After” is a metafictional satire playing fairy tales against urban Glasgow. “The reader isn’t going to let this go on indefinitely.
I loved Japan with all of its traditional festivals but I missed the Glasgow festivals something rotten. Unlike THE Edinburgh Festival, which is a month long cultural punch in the face, Glasgow spreads its festivals across the calendar. The lovely thing about this is, for locals it’s a lot easier to budget and spread events out rather than spending 100 pounds in one day and reeling from the visual and aural ideas. My favourites include Celtic Connections, the film festival, c