I’m A Seoul Man

With the World Cup only a couple of days away I’ll be clearing my schedule for, ooh, six days while I follow England’s, er, progress through the tournament. The advantage of supporting a country whose international footballing prowess lies somewhere between that of South Ossetia and the Larsen Ice Shelf is that I won’t be distracted from my writing schedule for too long.

As well as continuing progress with Hole In The Sky, which is about 67% complete, I am busy editing my novella The Gigantomachy Of Antonios Costas, about two Greek classicists who descend an enormous sinkhole that appears in Athens to conduct a mysterious archaeological dig (spoiler alert: shit goes down). The hope is that I will have this ready for the forthcoming Tor novella open call in July.

Later this month, on Wednesday 27th June, I’ll joining the British Science Fiction Association at the Artillery Arms in London. Whilst there I’ll be interviewing Naomi Foyle, the author of Seoul Survivors, a sci-fi thriller set in a bleak future filled with fembots and scientific innovation gone awry.

Seoul Survivors is a terrific book, and although it’s five years old now, it deserves to be revisited given the zeitgeist and the wider social robotics perspectives, so I hope that I’ll be able to offer a new perspective to the book.

In return, at the September meeting, the tables will be turned, and Naomi will interview yours truly about Man O’War, a, er, sci-fi thriller set in a bleak future filled with fembots and scientific innovation gone awry. Sounds pretty familiar!

You can find more details on the BSFA’s Facebook page, and anybody who wants to mosey on down will have the company of science fiction aficionados, beer, the chance to win some excellent books, and the option of a bangin’ Thai meal afterwards. Which sounds like just the tonic to ease the disappointment of England crashing out of the World Cup at the first hurdle. See you there!

Published by Dan Jones

I'm a science fiction writer and podcaster. My debut novel Man O’War was published in 2018 by Snowbooks, and I’ve had a few short stories published here and there. I also host Chronscast, the official podcast of SFF Chronicles, the world's largest science-fiction and fantasy community. Away from writing I work for the UK Space Agency on a programme of space robotics for advanced satellite and planetary exploration technologies. All of which comes in rather handy when coming up with new ideas for science fiction stories.

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s

%d bloggers like this: