Notes from genre author Stephen Palmer

Two new reviews

A couple of great new reviews came in over the weekend.

The first was in the Guardian by Eric Brown for The Conscientious Objector: ‘… Stunningly inventive, and striking a delicate balance between outre fantasy and a respectful exploration of its source material, the novel charts the poignant relationship between young lovers thrown together in the thick of an awful war, where loyalties are never clearcut and fates are in doubt until the final pages.’

The second was at SFF Chronicles for the Factory Girl trilogy: ‘… I could never second guess what was going to happen next, and I really like that in a book. I can see that a great deal of work went into these books.’

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Writers’ Lab Live

On Saturday 1st February, I’ll be part of the Writers’ Lab Live event at Shrewsbury Library. Should be fun! Joe Shooman of the library will also be in attendance.

The event will be live-streamed to the internet – more details to follow.

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The Conscientious Objector official ad

From those lovely people at Infinity Plus Books…

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The Conscientious Objector cover reveal

Here it is! Another Tom Brown illustration, the fourth in the series. The novel is published tomorrow and is the final work in the Factory Girl world.

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The Conscientious Objector short film

Here’s a short film about my upcoming novelĀ The Conscientious Objector.

Cover reveal tomorrow!


The Conscientious Objector trailer

Here’s the trailer for The Conscientious Objector, set for publication by Infinity Plus Books on 23rd December.


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Radio Shropshire

I was today’s guest in the Cool Seat for Jim Hawkins’ show on Radio Shropshire this morning. Great fun! Big thanks to Tracey Morgan for setting it up, and thanks to Jim, and to Frankie and Tim, for making me feel comfortable and welcome.

Here’s the link to replay the show. I’m on between 10 and 10:30am.


The Girl With No Soul full art

This is Tom Brown’s third and final piece of art for the Factory Girl trilogy, out today.

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All three new covers

Here are all three of Tom Brown’s new covers for the Factory Girl trilogy.

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