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"Bedford builds a taut story around the dangers of a new world.... Readers who crave high adventure and tense plots will enjoy this voyage into the future." - Publishers' Weekly
Empire of Dust (4th Nov 2014)
Crossways (4th August 2015)
"The skill of this book lies in Bedford’s ability to seamlessly combine intrigue-heavy, multi-viewpoint plotting with human stories featuring characters you care about – a rare feat in this genre." - Jaine Fenn (Tales from the Garrett)
Who doesn't love a far-future novel of evil megacorps and their telepathic agents? Nobody, that's who. In this one, there's a fun twist: the "Psi-Tech" implants drive you insane unless you stay connected to the company that put them in you. Until one agent, Cara Carlinni, figures out how to go rogue without losing her mind." -io9
"Bedford’s punchy, readable style propels the reader easily through the complexities of the well-paced plot, and her world-building, whilst utilising some tropes, also displays interesting and original touches which bode well for future novels." - Jaine Fenn (Tales from the Garrett)
Jacey Bedford writes fantasy and science fiction, she's been published on both sides of the Atlantic . He first book, Empire of Dust - A Psi-tech Novel is out now (published by DAW) and the sequel Crossways is due in August 2015. Winterwood follows in 2016 - a historical fantasy set in 1800 with a cross-dressing female privateer captain, a jealous ghost and a wolf shapechanger.
Her writing blog, Tales from the Typeface is on Wordpress. You can follow her writing history from the offer of her debut three book deal with DAW as it happens, plus pick up writing advice and the writing-relevant minutiae of a writer's life.
Her personal; blog is on Live Journal. What does she blog about? Writing, books, movies, local history, family history, reminiscences, music, things that interest her on a local or global scale. What doesn't she blog about? She doesn't use her blog as therapy. Feel free to friend her at LJ.
She's on Twitter @jaceybedford also has a Facebook presence and she blogs what she reads on Goodreads (see side panel).
Jacey is co-organiser of the Milford SF Writers' Conference, an annual workshopping week for published SF writers and she's also the coordinator for the Northwrite SF writers' group.
A firm advocate of critique groups Jacey was a member of the (now defunct) Recog email crit group for eight years and thanks all her co-critiquers for their excellent input.. Now, in addition to attending Milford annually, she takes part in Northwrite SF, a quarterly face-to-face critique group for speculative fiction writers within striking distance of the north of England. Jacey maintains the Northwrite website and you'll find her links for writers there. (See below)
Advice for writers: apply the seat of your pants to a chair, your fingers to the keyboard and write. When you've finished, polish it. When it's as good as you can possibly make it, format it correctly and submit it. Then apply the seat of your pants to your chair again... etc. Rinse and repeat. There is no other way. If you don't write it and send it out there, you'll never get published.
11th December 2014
and book discussion
Many thanks to Joshua Palmatier/Benjamin Tate
6th December 2014
Guest Blog on SF Signal
Special Needs in Strange Worlds
Creating the character of Down's Syndrome young man, Danny Lorient, in Empire of Dust.
More Guest Bloggage
25th November 2014
SF Signal’s Mind Meld
of the most exciting new fantasy and science fiction books out in November: http://io9.com/the-most-exciting-new-science-fiction-and-fantasy-books-1654859090
Empire of Dust Reviews.
Jaine Fenn's Tales from the Garrett
Novacon 14th - 16th November
This will be the first con after book publication day, so join me for a celebration in Nottingham
Hope to see some of you at Novacon this weekend in Nottingham. http://www.novacon.org.uk/
Sat 10.30: Big, Really Big - a panel on Space Opera with Jaine Fenn, Janet Edwards and Andy Sawyer
Sat 13.30 Meanwhile in a Room Overlooking Historical Accuracy... with Kari Sperring, Linzi Cooke and Theresa Derwin .
Sat 20.00 Book Launch in the downstairs bar
Sun 11.00 How to Get an Agent - just me jabbering on.
More Guest Blog Appearances
6th November 2014
Chuck Wendig's Terrible Minds blog - Five Things I learned while Writing Empire of Dust
6th November 2014
Whatever Makes You Weird, an interview by Nancy Jane Moore at Book View Cafe
4th November 2014
Worldbuilding from the Coffee Up on Anne Lyle's Blog
Guest Post on Gaie Sebold's blog Interview questions answered.
Short Story Acceptance
5th November 2014: Just had an acceptance from Grievous Angel for my short (ghost) story 'Last Train'. Not sure when it will be out.
BOOK PUBLICATION DAY
4th November 2014
Empire of Dust - A Psi-tech Novel, published by DAW
This will be my first time at Bristolcon, but I've heard great things about this small, friendly West Country SF convention. I'll be doing a small group session on How to Get an Agent (3.00 p.m. in The Snug), and a panel on Writing Historical Fantasy (1.00 p.m. Programme Room One) with Peter Sutton, John Courtenay Grimwood, Sarah Ash and Mike Shevdon
Guest Blog Appearances
22nd October 2014
Deborah Walker's Blog
21st October 2014
Everyone's a Critic
on Ben Jeapes' Blog
(on writers groups in general and Milford in particular)
20th October 2014
An interview on the Bristol Books Blog
courtesy of Pete Sutton.
Some wide-ranging questions that let me talk about my book and my writing process.
17th October 2014
The Parallels Between Singing and Writing
on Ruth Booth's Blog.
Ruth is also a singer and a writer, so this seemed like a good excuse to compare the two.
And don't forget to check out my blog
The Loneliness of the Long Distance Panda has sold again as a reprint to Buzzy Mag for publication in 2015, and has also been reprinted in translation (Galician) in the Spanish magazine Nova Fantasia