Can't Get Here from There - Nerds of a Feather (8 March 2017)

Review of 2016 -- Locus 673 (February 2017)

Utopia in Context -- Foundation 124 (2016)

2015: A Year on the Edge -- Locus 661 (February 2016)

John Clute: An Appreciation  --  Loncon3 Programme Book (August 2014)

Disagreeing with Adam Roberts  --  introduction, Sibilant Fricative: Essays & Reviews by Adam Roberts, Newcon Press (2014)

Far Too Strange: The Early Fiction Of Iain Banks  --  Foundation 116 (Winter 2012/13)

What SF/F Books would you recommend for Non-SF readers? (pdf)  --  Argentus 13 (December 2013)

Robert Holdstock: A Roundtable Discussion (with Niall Harrison, Stephen Baxter, David Schwartz & Liz Williams)  –  Into the Woods: Robert Holdstock Remembered (BSFA 2011)

Christopher Priest 101  --  SFRA Review 291, Winter 2010

Against a Definition of Science Fiction  –  World Literature Today, exclusive online content (May-June 2010)

Of Time and the River: Time in the fiction of Robert Holdstock  –  Vector 260 (Summer 2009)

Perspectives on Geoff Ryman  –  Wiscon 33 Souvenir Book (May 2009)

Hard Right  –  Argentus 8 (23 December 2008)

A Discussion About Swiftly (with Niall Harrison, Dan Hartland & Victoria Hoyle) – Torque Control (4 July 2008)

Islomania? Insularity? The Myth of the Island in British Science Fiction  –  Extrapolation (Winter 2007)

Founded on the shambles, Le Guin's 'The Ones Who Walk Away from Omelas'  –  Vector 249 (September-October 2006)

10/10 May/May: Singling Out the Duplications in Priest's The Separation  –  Steam Engine Time 5 (September 2006)

Twenty Years After, the Arthur C. Clarke Award  –  Vector 248 (July-August 2006)

Maps of a Curious Sort: Landscape in the Fiction of Keith Roberts  –  Foundation 93 (Summer 2005)

Emptiness Gets into You, Russell Hoban  –  The New York Review of Science Fiction 161 (January 2002)

To Everything, Turn, Turn, Turn –  editorial, Steam Engine Time 3 (December 2001)

Future Historical  –  Steam Engine Time 3 (December 2001)

The North-South Continuum, The American Civil War in Alternate History  –  Steam Engine Time 2 (November 2001)

Science Fiction Without the Future: A Response  –  The New York Review of Science Fiction 157 (September 2001)

An Introduction to the Fiction of Christopher Priest  –  Novacon 30 Programme Book, (November 2000)

When Our Toys were Taken Away: Science Fiction in the 21st Century  –  Steam Engine Time 1 (April 2000)

Mistah Kurtz, He Dead  –  Steam Engine Time 1 (April 2000)

What It Is We Do When We Read Science Fiction  –  Foundation 78 (Spring 2000)

Mirrors, Doubles, Twins 2: In the Realtime – Patterns in the fiction of Christopher Priest  –  Vector 209 (January-February 2000)

Mirrors, Doubles, Twins 1: In the Dreamtime – Patterns in the fiction of Christopher Priest  –  Vector 206 (July-August 1999)

Entering the Labyrinth: The ficciones of Jorge Luis Borges  –  Vector 205 (May-June 1999)

Discovering Ian McDonald  –  Intuition Progress Reports 1&2 (December 1997)

Connie Willis: A One-Sided Dialogue  –  Intuition Progress Reports 1&2 (December 1997)

Evolution of a Fan  –  Evolution Programme Book (April 1996)

Losing the Edge  –  Mexicon 6: A Mexicon Decade (May 1994)

British SF: An Obituary – Ultimate Island by Nicholas Ruddick  –  Vector 176 (December 1993-January 1994)

Touching the Earth: The Fiction of Robert Holdstock  –  Vector 175 (October-November 1993)

Defying Rational Chronology: Time and Identity in the work of Steve Erickson  –  Foundation 58 (Summer 1993)

Secret Maps: The Topography of Fantasy and Morality in the Work of Steve Erickson  –  Foundation 57 (Spring 1993)

Strange Journeys: A choice of recent travel literature  –  British Book News (March 1993)

Only Connect: Psychology and Politics in the Work of Christopher Priest  –  Foundation 52 Summer 1991)

Renewing the Icons  –  Mexicon IV Programme Book (May 1991)

Touching the Earth: An Overview of the Fiction of Robert Holdstock  –  Speculation Programme Book (Easter 1991)

Mary Gentle: A Warning to the Curious  –  Chronoclasm Programme Book (Easter 1990)

Broken Bubbles: Philip K. Dick  –  Vector 153 (December 1989-January 1990)

The Fine Art of Reviewing  –  Vector 143 (April-May 1988)

1987: Books of the Year  –  Follycon Programme Book (Easter 1988)

Book Reviewer: how to become one & how to do it  –  Writers' Monthly (July 1987)

Defining Science Fiction  –  Fiction Magazine (May 1987)

Who Knows Best?  –  editorial, Vector 137 (April-May 1987)

Getting to know Josephine Saxton  –  Albacon 87 Progress Report 1 (Spring 1987)

Writing and Selling Science Fiction  –  Writers' Monthly (March 1987)

Jorge Luis Borges  –  obituary, Vector 133 (August-September 1986)

1985 Books of the Year  –  Albacon III Programme Book (Easter 1986)

VAT 85  –  editorial, Vector 124/125 (April 1985)

Whither SF – Withered SF  –  editorial, Paperback Inferno (October 1984)

Russell Hoban  –  Tynecon II The Mexicon Programme Book (May 1984)

Alasdair Gray: An Introduction in Four Parts  –  Tynecon II The Mexicon Programme Book (May 1984)

Science and Fiction  –  Vector 119 (April 1984)

Winners and Losers  –  Vector 119 (April 1984)

The Realms of Fantasy  –  Vector 117 (December 1983)

Valediction  –  editorial, Vector 115 (August 1983)

The State of the Art  –  editorial, Vector  112 (February 1983)

The Death of Science Fiction  –  editorial, Vector 105 (December 1981)

Guest Author: Bob Shaw  –  Unicon 2 Programme Book (September 1982)

Aliens: A Personal View  –  Vector 95 (October 1979)

The Novels of Robert Holdstock  –  Arena SF 9 (August 1979)