So. After doing some indulgent sideline writing about power armour to keep my hands moving, which is unlikely to see the light of day, I am now back on the Dog Country manuscript, taking the first pass of reacquainting myself with the text and cleaning it up. So far, I am feeling mostly happy with things. Relatively little being flagged up for major rewrites at the moment.

Very, very excitingly, Pavlov’s House has had a contract signed, and while there’s no publication date lined up just yet, I can say you should keep an eye on Strange Horizons to see what develops.

Interestingly, and related to Dog Country and Pavlov’s House, War Dog and Marginalized Populations has been selling better than usual. I’d love to think this is the result of people getting very excited about my work all of a sudden, but I think it might be because War Dog and Marginalized Populations has more reviews on Amazon than any of my other works.

Moral of the story? I need to beg you all to stick up reviews and star ratings of any of my stuff you’ve bought and enjoyed on Amazon. Pretty please? (Orbital Decay could use some love!)

In other news, its Ursa Major Awards season, and while I’m not on the ballots this year (I didn’t really put out much material in 2013), I do encourage you to go and take a look at the ballot, and vote for your favourites.