This Thursday Rod Duncan, author of The Bullet Catcher’s Daughter will taking part in a Social Media and Writers Panel hosted by Leicester Writers’ Club. He’ll be talking about the role that blogging, social media and transmedia play in both his relationship with his fans and in society as a whole, with time for questions afterwards. As a lecturer in creative writing at De Montfort University, Rod is no stranger to the stage, so this promises
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We’ve got a brand new feature for you over the summer months: Fresh Meat Mondays. (What’s that you say, it’s Tuesday? Well, um…. Oh look, the Goodyear blimp! *sound of metal feet running away*)
Aaanyway, every week we’ll be getting to know one the many lovely new authors we’ve picked up by forcing them to send us a funny pic and answer 10 random questions. First up is the delightful
This is an excellent chance to do exactly what it says on the tin and ask him anything you can think of, within reason of course, from Peter’s creative process to his favourite kind of fast food. Make sure you get your questions in asap to get them seen!
To get you in the inquisitive spirit, Peter has created this introductory video so you can get to know him and his
Peter will be joined by Christopher Fowler (Bryant & May), Clay and Susan Griffith (Vampire Empire) and Karina Sumner-Smith (the Towers trilogy).
The Roundtable is an excellent opportunity for authors to answer their fans’ questions about life, work, the universe and everything directly, so make sure you head over to the site to ask
Our very own Matthew De Abaitua, author of If Then and The Destructives, will be giving a free talk this Thursday, April 21 at the University of Essex. He’ll be discussing the popularity of stories concerning the end of our civilization and the responsibility of science fiction writers in a catastrophic age. Not only an author, Matthew is also a lecturer at the university, compelling speaker and general all round super interesting guy. He will also be reading from his two books,
Emerald City Comicon (ECCC) is this weekend, and with it a swarm of robots will descend on Seattle.
Here are the panels that some of our authors are taking part in:
Friday, 16:00 – 17:00 room T301
Mutants of the Wasteland, Cyborgs of the Spaceways
The Science Fiction genre is known for tackling important social issues and examining the human condition, as well as things exploding or being
Breaking! We’re thrilled, delighted, excited – insert other happy adjectives here – to announce the signing of new author, K C Alexander.
You may know K C as Karina Cooper, author of steampunk urban fantasy series the St Croix Chronicles which gained critical acclaim and won her an RT Reviewer’s Choice Award. More →
You might remember that back in August we signed new author N S Dolkart to join our ranks. Today we are very excited to be able to finally reveal the cover for his debut novel Silent Hall – an epic fantasy perfect for fans of The Chronicles of Narnia and Dungeons and Dragons. (more…)
Do you love the Fall of the Gas-Lit Empire? Well, Our very own Rod Duncan will be filling the airwaves with his dulcet tones this weekend as he talks to BBC Leicester’s Bridget Blair about his upcoming book The Custodian of Marvels and the forthcoming guided walking tour of Rod’s alternate Leicester. (more…)
Peter Tieryas‘ thrilling new novel United States of Japan went on sale in all good bookstores across the land last week and the great reviews have been flying in. Here’s what The Financial Times had to say: (more…)
We’re super excited for the launch of Rod Duncan’s final book in The Fall of the Gas-Lit Empire series, The Custodian of Marvels on March 1, and now our fans from further afield can be too! Whilst tickets to the event are still available, those unable to join us in Leicester will now be able to watch the whole thing through a live webcast, which can be found here.
The Custodian of Marvels *possibly* marks Rod’s final voyage to the world of
We’re excited to reveal the cover for Nebula nominated author Ferrett Steinmetz’s final instalment in the ‘Mancer trilogy, Fix. The talented Steven Meyer-Rassow has brought protagonist Paul Tsabo to life through his gorgeous illustration. As we’re sure you will agree, this cover is the perfect accompaniment to the thrilling conclusion of the series.
Here’s the synopsis: (more…)
Jen Williams’ bestselling epic fantasy series, The Copper Cat, is coming to the States and with it two stunning new covers. Illustrator Gene Mollica has done a fantastic job of capturing the sword and sorcery atmosphere of The Copper Promise and its sequel The Iron Ghost, and Jen herself is thrilled with the positive response.
Here’s a reminder of the synopsis: (more…)
Warrior Witch, the much-anticipated conclusion to Danielle L Jensen‘s The Malediction Trilogy, will be hitting all good bookshops in May. Now, because we know this is a bit of wait, and because even we can’t always be grumpy, we have a couple of treats in store for you to help fill the time.
On 10th February the first two chapters of Warrior Witch will be hosted over at fabulous book blog Alexa Loves Books. For those you dying to dive back into Cécile and Tristan’s world,
In the true spirit of Christmas, we’ve been sharing all sorts of lovely things with you this month. Discounts, seasonal short stories, giveaways (details and links here)…we know how to do Christmas properly. As if that wasn’t enough, there are now sneak peeks available on Wattpad for Danielle Jensen‘s Stolen Songbird and Hidden Huntress! With the final instalment of the trilogy, Warrior Witch, releasing in May, this is the perfect time to revisit the series – or, if you (somehow) haven’t yet managed to read them, here’s your chance to see why we love it
Peter Tieryas offers a fresh novel set in an alternative post-war world…with robots. The United States of Japan won’t hit bookstores until March 2016, but maybe the cover, designed by the wonderful John Liberto, will help fill the gap. It’s a perfect match for the book and we’re absolutely delighted with it. Here it is!
Decades ago, Japan won the Second World War. Americans worship their infallible Emperor,