News from Editorland these past few days, and froody projects to hunt down and getchyo fill of Battwords–

Daikaiju II: Return of The Giant Monster Tales comes out from Agog! Press in June, and contains Luscious’ story Born of Woman, along with tales by Chris McMahon, Maxine McArthur, Jason Nahrung and others.

Barely will scores of little Japanese workers have cleared the rubble when Daikaju III: Giant Monsters Vs The World will lumber into view in October. My story Beached shall be within, alongside works by Steven Savile, Mikal Trimm, Rob Hood and friends.

And on the subject of things Saviley, the anthology Monster Noir is also due to make an appearance in time for Halloween, edited by the good Steven, and will contain The Ballad of Henry Renfield by yours truly.

More details, covers, blatant plugs and exhortations to buy as they become available.


One of the nicer things about losing weight is the feeling of accomplishment when you have to take your belt in and create a new hole to make it fit. I reached that point about a week and a half ago, and was certainly chuffed with myself.

Saturday I had to go shirt shopping because all my shirts are now too big. And that night I took a link out of my watchband so that the damn thing would stop sliding down onto my hand all the time.

Now that is a feeling of achievement.


The Memory of Breathing continues to gather pace on the road towards production. Producermatt has transformed into Directormatt, and production duties have now passed to Producerjenny at Azure Productions, who is off on a trans-Atlantic jaunt to Cannes, London, New York and Los Angeles with three scripts under her arm, TMoB amongst them.

If our luck holds out, and the trip is a successful one, we could find ourselves with some names and numbers attached to the project that send it into production. Wouldn’t that be fun?