Bugger, despite my promise I’ve failed to write in here as often as I should. I have failed, for example, to mention the Guardian article in which I’m included as one of the ‘New British Space Opera’ crowd with a great line in tennis playing cyber monkeys (I forget the exact wording). So what’s impelled me to write in here now? For the first time with any of my books I’m in an Amazon number one spot — new releases/science fiction. Every damned time before I’ve been in second place to Banks, Pratchet (who shouldn’t be in SF) or some Dr Who tie-in. This time Orbus has done it for me, so celebration time!