Welcome back to the British Genre Fiction Focus, Tor.com’s regular round-up of book news from the United Kingdom’s thriving speculative fiction industry.
This week, we begin with the first confession of Claire North, “a pseudonym for an acclaimed British author who has previously published several novels.” That’s what we knew. Now we know who.
Later on, a bunch of stuff about The Bone Clocks, including interactive cover art and a comment that indicates we’ll be seeing some familiar faces in David Mitchell’s exciting new novel. Stay tuned, too, for news of a live debate about gender in the genre, and loads of links in Odds and Sods, not least to two different and I dare say dismaying visions of the bookstores of the future.