November 2009 Part 2


And the reason for such exclamation? Well, I just found the following post by Andy Cox,  editor over at TTA Press about the recent podcast of my story, THE DIFFERENCE BETWEEN:

“I’ve just listened to [THE DIFFERENCE BETWEEN], and I thought it was brilliant. I’d have played it at half the speed if I could, but David Rees-Thomas was a perfect choice to read this story, and I hope he’ll read some more. I always thought Ian’s ‘The Difference Between’ was great (with an uncanny relevance to my own family history!) and the audio gives it a whole new dimension, makes it new to me, confirms — for me — that it’s a world class story.”

I’m stunned by such a kind and wonderful review – “a world class story” – all I can say is: WOW!

Please check out what all the fuss is about over at the Transmissions from Beyond site.

All the best,


November 2009

The wait is over. The monster lives.

Not only that, Murky Depths issue #10 is out today and it features a veritable feast of new fiction, not least of which is my latest story, THE OTHER SIDE OF LIFE – a prequel of sorts to my first deadhead tale, SPEAK ILL OF THE DEAD, which originally featured in Murky Depths issue #3.

I’ve included the full contents list for issue #10, right here, for you to marvel at:

  • Dead Girls by Richard Calder [with art by Leonardo M Giron]
  • Now! And Then! by Mike Carey [with art by Neil Roberts]
  • The Other Side Of Life by Ian R. Faulkner [with art by Dylan Williams]
  • Soul Music by Richard Rippon [with art by Nancy Farmer]
  • Radio Man, Frequency Woman by Alex Curnow [with art by Neil Struthers]
  • Christmas Miracle by Jeff Cook [with art by Martin Deep]
  • The Long Haul by Mark Ball [with art by Smuzz]
  • The Last Precinct – Part 1 by Luke Cooper [with art by Luke Cooper]
  • The Claimant by Toby Anderton [with art by Toby Anderton]
  • Finger by Lavie Tidhar [with art by Neil Roberts]
  • The Naked Soul Of Man by James Johnson [with art by Lars Rasmussen]
  • Depth Charge – Pussy Control by Matt Wallace
  • Interview with Lars Rasmussen
  • Stirred Not Shaken by Robert Rankin & Toby Frost
  • Over To You – writing competition by Mike Carey

Don’t wait: order it now.

Best wishes,