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So, Who To Cast In My Imaginary Movie Of ‘Ancestral Machines’?

Posted on January 18th 2016 | Leave a comment
 

Here’s a little bit o’ devil may care speculation on which actors I like in the movie of my book. And, yknow, who can tell what’s gonna happen?

http://mybookthemovie.blogspot.co.uk/2016/01/michael-cobleys-ancestral-machines.html

Here we are, from left to right – Lt Samantha Brock (Zoe Saldana), Captain Brannan Pyke (Colin O’Donoghue) and Dervla (Mallory Jansen)

 
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A Mike Cobley Reddit AMA, As I Live & Breathe!

Posted on January 11th 2016 | Leave a comment
 

Yes, indeedy, yr humble scribe shall be hosting an AMA (ask me anything) on the all-encompassing Reddit website/hub/core/fountofallcomment – at 5pm GMT! The actual url for this happening is -

https://www.reddit.com/r/sciencefiction

Although you`ll probably need to have a reddit account in order to post questions to me. I`m looking forward to it, and to the legions flocking to pore over my every word with eagle eyes….possibly.

(NB note updated URL for the AMA)

 
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The Page 69 Test for ‘Ancestral Machines’

Posted on January 10th 2016 | Leave a comment
 

I was asked by Marshal Zeringue if I`d like to contribute to his ‘The Page 69 Test’ with regard to Ancestral Machines, where the idea is to open the book at page 69 and see how it relates to the rest of the book, whether its a reliable guide to the rest of the story. That particular page was part of a brief chapter involving a couple of characters who play something of an observer role in the early part of the story, thus this was one of those exposition moments in drag, so to speak.

Here’s the link -

http://page69test.blogspot.co.uk/2016/01/ancestral-machines.html

And as you might know, Ancestral Machines is due for publication as ebook on January 12th and as hard and paperback on January 14th. And I`ll be hosting a Reddit AMA on the Monday evening, GMT-time, yes, yer actual Ask Me Anything, so my life in an open book. Apart from the bits that aren’t ;-)

 
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from Glasgow to Stockholm and back again

Posted on October 24th 2013 | Leave a comment
 

Yes, tis now the week after my significant trip to Sweden, to be one of the guests at Swecon-Fantastika 2013. I had a tremendous time, and was absolutely knocked out by the courtesy and kindness of Swedish fans (and those who came from Finland, Norway and surrounding regions). I shall blog some more about this at the weekend, when I have a little more strength – am suffering from a resurgence of the sinusitis that was bedevilling  me before I went so its back to the hot drinks and throat medicine again!

 
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Interview: Online With SFX Magazine

Posted on April 2nd 2012 | Leave a comment
 

Recently had a bit of chinwagging banterosity with SFX’s interview-meister, Jonathan Wright, and LO! for it has gone live on da interwebs. Here’s the link -

http://www.sfx.co.uk/2012/04/02/michael-cobley-humanitys-fire-author-interview/

 
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Olympus 2012 Eastercon Update

Posted on April 1st 2012 | Leave a comment
 

Just a leetle update on my activities at the Olympus eastercon; in addition to the 2 panels mentioned below I`ll also be taking part in Andrew J Wilson’s Last Man In Space extravaganza at 9.30pm, also on the Friday. And there is every chance that I shall be reading an excerpt from The Ascendant Stars, the concluding volume of the Humanity’s Fire trilogy,

Not only but also I shall be taking part in the multi-author signing melee-fest which is slated for 8pm on the Sunday evening. I shall, most probably, sign almost anything, and I will have some goodies to give away as well.

 
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Appearing In PUBLIC At Eastercon, Without A Safety Net….

Posted on March 25th 2012 | Leave a comment
 

Yes, after a hiatus of some long hairy weeks, I can now semi-exclusively reveal that I shall be doing the convention-boogy thang at this year’s Eastercon. Going under the humble title, OLYMPUS 2012, the convention will be held at the Radisson Edwardian hotel at Heathrow from April 6th-9th.

My panelling duties are as follows:
Friday, 3pm: ‘Our New Alien Masters, The Markets’ (being a discussion of the bizarre and frankly otherworldly mindsets of those we have set above us to run the global economy);
Friday 7pm: ‘Geoengineering To Save The Planet’, which will be getting into some seriously groovy headspace.

There may also be a further appearance round about 9pm-ish but I`m awaiting confirmation of that from a high heid-yin who shall remain nameless. In addition, it seems likely that I`ll be doing book signing on the Sunday evening, but I’m awaiting confirmation of that too.

As is customary, I`ll be toting around a selection of posters and bookmarks for the keen, the needy and the witty. Say hello, smile, tell me a joke, win a gewgaw, its that simple.

Undoubtedly, there will be more later.

 
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My Short Story Collection, Iron Mosaic, Now Out As An Ebook

Posted on February 15th 2012 | Leave a comment
 

And here you see the cover, as created by Gary Gibson, for my collection, Iron Mosaic, now appearing under the Brain In A Jar imprimatur, available from AmazonUK. And LO! for here is the link:

http://www.amazon.co.uk/Iron-Mosaic-ebook/dp/B006UMLPGA/ref=pd_rhf_gw_p_t_1#_

 

 
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SFX Weekender, Prestatyn – Gewgaws & Freebies?

Posted on February 1st 2012 | Leave a comment
 

Just an addendum to the previous, tipping the wink to those who take notice of what I actually scribble on this here blog, that I shall have a handful or two of exclusive Humanity’s Fire-associated items to dispose of, limited edition trinkets to be presented to those who do bring me books to sign.

That is, copies of my own books to sign, sonny jim!

 
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So To Prestatyn – The SFX Weekender 2012

Posted on January 28th 2012 | Leave a comment
 

Some of you reading this may well have been to one of the previous SFX Weekender jamborees, but this will be my first. Catching the train on the morning of Friday February 3rd down to Prestatyn on the north Wales coast (not so very far southwest of Liverpool), and to the Pontins holiday resort there which the mighty SFX organisation has taken over for several days of unbridled SF-flavoured knees-up. There will be panels, talks, exclusive previews, films, retro-TV screenings, and celebs, celebs, celebs out the yingyang.

Er, amongs whom will be my good self. And I have things to do, to whit an autograph session at 10am on the Saturday morning, in conjunction with the immensely agreeable Jaine Fenn, after which I`ll be on a panel about space opera at 12 noon. Much relaxation and chinwagging shall ensue, have no doubt about this!

For more info on the Weekender schedule, see the following link:

http://www.sfx.co.uk/2012/01/27/sfx-weekender-3-schedule-announced/

 
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