Archive for November, 2010

Friday, November 26th, 2010

Advance, Clanking Janissaries!

Yesterday I visited Northgate High School with a squadron of shiny killer robots. Here I am giving the order to attack: Only joking. My thanks to everyone I met and spoke to at the school for the warmth of their welcome and – particularly – an excellent lunch. It was a brilliant visit. I didn’t [...]

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Friday, November 19th, 2010

Harbinger of Boom

I love visiting The City of London School. There are so many famous London landmarks nearby that I’ve DESTROYED in my stories! Most of the young people I talked to today have actually been on school trips to the Barbican, just like the characters in Crawlers… I hope they like what I’ve done with the [...]

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Tuesday, November 9th, 2010

To The Point

Today I returned to Nova Hreod College to give three talks as part of the always-awesome Swindon Ten Youth Festival of Literature. I spoke to over five hundred students including Nova’s whole Year 8, the whole Year 7, and a biggish group of Year 10s. Everyone was wonderfully attentive, particularly during my readings for which [...]

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Monday, November 1st, 2010

Demonic Supersonic

Two quick pics from yesterday’s Angels and Demons panel at Foyles on London’s Charing Cross Road. Here’s a team photo with (l-r) William Hussey, Sarwat Chadda, some grinning loon, Lee Weatherly and Cliff McNish. It was an intense and – at times – densely theological discussion. Particular kudos to Sarwat for dropping my jaw when [...]

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