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News roundup 19th May 2017

Eating Robots

Stephen Oram launches his new collection of near-future sci-fi shorts, Eating Robots and Other Stories. Join him for an evening of author and actor readings, as well as responses to the stories from experts in the field. And afterwards, he’d love to say hello and sign books over a drink or two. Standard £5 ticket includes a copy of Eating Robots (£6.99 on the night) Step into a high-tech vision of the future with the author of Quantum Confessions and Fluence, Stephen Oram. Featuring health-monitoring mirrors, tele-empathic romances and limb-repossessing bailiffs, Eating Robots explores the collision of utopian dreams and twisted realities in a world where humanity and technology are becoming ever more intertwined. Sometimes funny, often unsettling, and always with a word of warning, these thirty sci-fi shorts will stay with you long after you’ve turned the final page.

Stephen Oram will be launching his fabulous debut short story collection “Eating Robots” on Tuesday 6 June at Lights of Soho. 6.30pm start. Tickets include a copy of the book:

Roshni Beeharry has a blog post about London up at Litro magazine’s website:

Sarah Doyle and Allen Ashley both have poems (Sarah – “The Scots Girls of Great Yarmouth” and Allen – “Pub Crawl”) in the new anthology “Best of British – an anthology of poems about Great Britain” from Paper Swans Press

Allen also has a new short story “Red Against Blue” in issue 4 of “The Fenland Reed”


Gary Budgen’s story, ‘The Wild Gloves’, is in Victim, from Thirteen O’Clock Press, edited by Dorothy Davis. Available:


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