Monthly Archives: April 2012
My novel “Sybernika” has just been launched by Philistine Press. And the truly stonking thing about that is that it’s free! (There’s a reason they’re call Philistine.)
It can be read online or downloaded as a PDF from here -> www.sybernika.com
It’s already causing quite a buzz. Wouldn’t you like to know why?
“This wasn’t a book I could set aside and go on to something else. I had to keep turning the pages, hoping to find out who and how they had done what they were doing. The answer is almost unfathomable…”
I had a terrific time at Not the Oxford Literary Festival last Friday. It was held at the Albion Beatnik book shop (probably the hippest book shop in Oxford) and was attended by – amongst others – luminaries of what could be regarded as a burgeoning underground writing scene.
I had hoped to use the event to launch Sybernika but – alas – it was not to be. Philistine Press have decided to give the book its own dedicated website which means having to delay publication for a few weeks. Such are the vagaries of the publishing world.
Anyway, it was great to meet up with Dan Holloway and Banana the Poet, fellow writers with whom I’ve had an online friendship for many a year. This was the first time I’d seen them in the flesh!
Also there were a couple of my Philistine Press stablemates as well as PP’s head honcho, Frank Burton.
All in all, it was a very worthwhile trip and I’m looking forward to next year’s NOLF.