Happy New Year, everyone!
I’m delighted to see that my second novel Sleeping Embers of an Ordinary Mind is included in two categories of the British Science Fiction Awards long lists: Novel and Art. What fabulous company I’m in!
If you are a member of BSFA you might keep my novel in mind when you complete your ballot form.
If you’re not a member of BSFA you’ll still find some great reading recommendations on the long lists. Take a look.
Over the holiday season, I was thrilled to read author Nina Allan’s review of Sleeping Embers of an Ordinary Mind on her excellent blog The Spider’s House. In her article “Two for the road—best of British,” Nina assesses both my book and Matthew de Abaitua’s novel If Then.
I’ll be adding Matthew’s book to my reading pile!
Here’s a brief excerpt from Nina Allan’s commentary on Sleeping Embers of an Ordinary Mind:
… this quiet, lovely and exquisitely crafted novel is itself a masterclass in composition … As in her debut novel A Calculated Life, the clarity and refined elegance of Charnock’s prose is a significant achievement.
Read the full review here.