Q: In which order should I read the Revelation Space books?
A: You should read Revelation Space, Redemption Ark and Absolution Gap in that order - although I've met people who read
and enjoyed them in completely the opposite order. Chasm City, The Prefect, and the collections Galactic North and Diamond
Dogs/Turquoise Days can be read in any order, before, after or during the three other books.
Q: Are you going to write any more RS stuff?
A: Yes. I'd quite like to do a sequel or two to The Prefect, and of course there is scope for standalone novels in the
Q: Are you going to do a sequel to PUSHING ICE?
A: Yes, I hope so.
Q: Are you going to do a sequel to CENTURY RAIN?
A: No, much as that book is a favorite of mine.
Q: What about HOUSE OF SUNS?
A: Again, I hope to continue the story at some point.
Q: That stuff about prime numbers in Diamond Dogs - what's that all about?
A: It's about me being thick. Sorry.
Q: And that Dakota business in Century Rain?
A: see above. (Actually, there are many, many errors and cock-ups I could hold my hand up to. Those are merely the two
main ones I get called on).
Q: Can I get my copy of such-and-such-a-book signed?
A: Drop me an email and we'll see if it's feasible.
Q: Can I get some signed bookplates?
A: yes: again, drop me an email and I'll do my best to get some bookplates signed. (Bookplates, in case you haven't been
acquainted, are small paper sheets that you can drop into a book if it hasn't been signed.)
Q: I've read one of your books and want to read some more science fiction. What can you recommend?
A: there's so much good stuff out there now - good, recent stuff, let alone reprints - that I'm loathe to single out
any one author. Best thing to do is grab a copy of one of the many Year's Best SF volumes (doesn't matter if it's not bang
up to date) and see what takes your fancy. Keep in mind that women write SF as well!
Q: Can you read my novel, short story, etc?
A: sorry - like most writers, I don't have enough time to keep up with the stuff I'd choose to read, let alone anything
else. And I'm spectacularly bad in this regard.
Q: Is there going to be a film of (insert book title here)
A: The only film offer I've ever had was two-for-one at Blockbuster (joke copyright Jack Dee). Seriously, there has been
very little film interest worth reporting although there are presently one or two developments bubbling under, mostly related
to short fiction projects.