Just a quick one – the inestimable Philip Palmer (who’s a much less scary man in person than his author photo might have you believe*) has very kindly played host to my marginal music taste in his regular Wednesday “SSF song-of-the-week” slot over on his own website. So go listen, why don’t you?
[ * He said that if I didn’t say that he’d cut off all my toes. One at a time. With a garlic crusher. SRSLY. ]
My review of Philip Palmer’s Debatable Space is now online at Strange Horizons:
“Writing an entire novel in the first person is a stylistically brave and challenging exploit to undertake, particularly for one’s dÃ©but, and in the sections set in the “present” of the multiple viewpoint characters, Palmer doesn’t do too badly. But Lena’s thought-diary sections fall foul of two cardinal sins of novel writing; one general, and one specific to science fiction.”
That’s me off Orbit’s Christmas card list, I think.