Based in North America or the UK and haven't read the Tristopolis Continuation books? Tristopolis Requiem will be available for 99c on and 99p on (the Kindle edition) for a limited period.

Offer starts on Thursday 23rd November 2023 (from 08:00 PST on, 08:00 GMT on, and ends at 08:00 on 30th November 2023. Enjoy, enjoy, enjoy!

The cop: Donal Riordan, undead, imprisoned in a coffin below ground. The city: Tristopolis, gothamesque and baroque, its unchanging sky deep purple, its elevators propelled by indentured wraiths, and its power produced by necroflux reactors, fuelled by the bones of the dead.

When powerful conspiracies threaten Tristopolis from the far side of the world, can a freed Donal find a way to stop them, and in the process find a reason to carry on existing?


I did in fact get back to the US earlier this year, in May. First flight anywhere for several years. Normally when travelling my workout area is just my hotel room (or the great outdoors), and when I'm at home I train in my study/office (where I have a kettlebell and resistance bands), on a recumbent bike in another room, or actually where I should train, which is my dojo in the garden, or in the garden itself.

Working out in a hotel gym in Arizona was therefore my first time lifting weights in a public gym for absolutely ages... I'm not really much for the whole selfie thing, but there ya go.

Not a sightseeing trip, but here are hot-air balloons rising over the desert in the morning...

I spent the actual summer months (here in the UK) teaching software engineering to some wonderfully energetic, bright people, which was my absolute privilege and honour. Good luck to everyone!

In this country, every day is Bloomin' Ungrateful Day... but if you're US-based, then Happy Thanksgiving for Thursday! Take care, all.