Welcome to the Dust Lounge, the online writerly home of Tamara Rogers

Welcome to the Dust Lounge, my online writerly home. You’ll find me on the sofa in the corner. Feel free to pull up a chair, pour yourself a drink and join in the ride.

Published on the New Scientist Culture Lab website and in the Alarmist Magazine, I write mainly dark, surreal tales with a touch of science fiction. My novel Grind Spark was longlisted for the Bath Novel Award 2014.

I am regularly scorned by my pet cat. The cat, otherwise known as ‘The Beast’, finds itself relatively well adjusted to life, despite the vet referring her for cat counselling at the age of 6 months.

If you happen to enjoy a dialogue based around 140 characters, you can find me on twitter as @tamrogers.

Nice to meet you, fiends. – Tamara Rogers

Mole and Diesel


Hah – do you see what I did there? KITTENtroducing? What? That doesn’t really work? Well I don’t care and I have kittens on the brain so let’s just pretend that was one of the best word plays in the whole goddamn world and move on. Because I need to introduce you to the newest additions to the Dust Lounge…

The Sheriff

On reading: The Sheriff by Simon Fairbanks

Title: The Sheriff Author: Simon Fairbanks From the back: The Sheriffs wander the clouds to keep peace across Nephos. Sheriff Denebola is recruited by young Toby to help rid his village of a winged demon. The demon has tormented the people of Angel’s Keep every night for the past week so Denebola vows to capture the creature. However, the demon…

The Garden by James Kester

On reading: The Garden by James Kester

Title: The Garden Author: James Kester From the back: Throughout human history, the peddlers of certainty have reigned supreme. When Galileo first cast doubt about the place of the Earth within the cosmos, he was condemned . . . Either you believed that God’s Eden was the garden of all life, or you were a heretic. 2045 – a mile-high…

Slade House

On reading: Slade House by David Mitchell

Title: Slade House Author: David Mitchell From the back: Born out of the short story David Mitchell published on Twitter in 2014 and inhabiting the same universe as his latest bestselling novel The Bone Clocks, this is the perfect book to curl up with on a dark and stormy night. Turn down Slade Alley – narrow, dank and easy to…

Fine Books

Books, the year’s books, and Christmas books

Say what? It’s December? Really? Very funny. *checks calendar* *screams* You mean it’s 2016? Anyway, so, I don’t have an inkling as to where this year bloody went to. I think I was busy having a coffee and a cigarette on the doorstep and 2016 just snuck around the back. Which means: It’s nearly time for Christmas Bloody hell how…