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Press Releases / Tharg’s 3rillers
« on: June 29, 2011, 11:08:56 AM »
 The best thrills come in threes

Award-winning British comic 2000 AD® is unveiling a new kind of thrills for a new generation: Tharg’s 3rillers.

Three-part, self-contained stories, Tharg’s 3rillers debut in Prog 1740, hitting shops in the UK on 29 June and the US in the 2000 AD June pack from Diamond.

The first 3riller is The Silver-Tongued Exploits of Cosmo Nibs, written by Tom Eglington and drawn by Hitman and The Boys artist John McCrea. When second-rate grifter Cosmo Nibs gets his hands on a voice chip that enables him to persuade people of anything he says, he leaves behind him a string of cons, scams and swindled fiancées. But a shadowy organisation has plans for Cosmo...

Following Cosmo Nibs in Prog 1743 will be supernatural crime 3riller Six Brothers, scripted by Alec Worley and drawn by Mike Dowling (Rex Royd), and in Prog 1746 it will be the turn of SF war story Wolves, written by Arthur Wyatt and illustrated by Steve Yeowell (Zenith, The Invisibles).

Matt Smith, editor of 2000 AD, said:
“2000 AD is already known for its legendary Future Shocks, the short-form one-off stories on which writers such as Alan Moore, Grant Morrison and Peter Milligan cut their teeth.
“Tharg’s 3rillers are a new evolution in the kind of stories we can tell – self-contained tales of any genre, not tied to thirty-odd years of backstory but immediately accessible to any reader.
“As an anthology title, there’s always something for everyone in 2000 AD and Tharg’s 3rillers promise to keep the thrills coming for a new generation.”

Notes for editors
2000 AD® is Britain's longest running and most celebrated sci-fi comic, which has been at the cutting edge of contemporary pop culture since 1977. The 32 page, weekly anthology is a multi-award winning cocktail of explosive sci-fi and fantasy, infused with a mean streak of irony and wry black humour.

Giving birth to iconic characters such as Judge Dredd, Halo Jones, Strontium Dog and Rogue Trooper, the imaginative blend of hard-hitting stories and eye-popping art have made 2000 AD essential reading for its legion of fiercely loyal fans for more than 30 years – launching the careers of some of the top names in global comics, including Alan Moore, Mark Millar, Grant Morrison, Brian Bolland, Steve Dillon, Jock, and Peter Milligan.

2000 AD, its monthly sister publication The Judge Dredd Megazine, and its extensive range of collected graphic novels are available to buy online, from all major magazine retailers across the UK and Europe and from all good comic stores across the US.

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Press Releases / SF&F Translation Awards Winners
« on: June 29, 2011, 11:06:54 AM »
The Association for the Recognition of Excellence in Science Fiction & Fantasy Translation (ARESFFT) is delighted to announce the results of the 2011 Science Fiction and Fantasy Translation Awards (for works published in 2010). There are two categories: Long Form and Short Form. In each form our jury has chosen to give an honorable mention in addition to the winner.
 
Long Form - Honorable Mention
 
The Golden Age, Michal Ajvaz, translated by Andrew Oakland (Dalkey Archive Press). Original publication in Czech (2001).

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Long Form - Winner
 
A Life on Paper: Stories, Georges-Olivier Châteaureynaud, translated by Edward Gauvin (Small Beer Press). Original publication in French (1976­2005).

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Short Form - Honorable Mention
 
“Wagtail”, Marketta Niemelä, translated by Liisa Rantalaiho (Usva International 2010 <http://www.usvazine.net/english.htm>, ed. Anne Leinonen). Original publication in Finnish (Usva (The Mist), 2008).
 
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Short Form - Winner
 
“Elegy for a Young Elk”, Hannu Rajaniemi, translated by Hannu Rajaniemi (Subterranean Online, Spring 2010 <http://subterraneanpress.com/index.php/magazine/spring-2010>). Original publication in Finnish (Portti, 2007).
 
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In addition to the standard awards, the Board of ARESFFT presented a special award to British author and translator Brian Stableford in recognition of the excellence of his translation work.
 
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The results were announced as part of the award ceremony at the 2011 Eurocon in Stockholm on the weekend of June 17-19 < http://eurocon2011.se/ >. The awards were presented by the convention Guests of Honor, Elizabeth Bear and Ian McDonald, while fan Guest of Honor Jukka Halme was Master of Ceremonies. Each winning author and translator will receive a cash prize of US$350 (As both author and translator Mr. Rajaniemi gets $700).
 
Mr. Gauvin and M. Châteaureynaud were unable to attend the Eurocon (the latter having the excellent excuse of being on the way to Mongolia at the time). They both sent messages of thanks.
 
Mr. Gauvin said: “My deepest thanks to all the readers and editors who believed in these stories along the way, especially the folks at Small Beer. To Susan Harris and Paul and Sylviane Underwood. To Georges-Olivier, for writing them, and for his encouragement and support. And to the Science Fiction and Fantasy Translation Awards, who have honored us with this inaugural edition of a prize with a terrific future ahead of it.”
 
M. Châteaureynaud said: “Many thanks to my mother, to Small Beer Press, and to the Science Fiction & Fantasy Translation Awards. Sometimes, it is as much in an insightful review as in a translation--in this case, in a language I've a few glimmers of, having studied English at the Sorbonne--that one has the feeling of having been understood. I feel I've found a kindred spirit in Edward Gauvin, miraculously capable of comprehending and conveying what I've tried to express in these tales.”
 
Mr. Rajamiemi was in Stockholm and said: “I am honoured to accept this award on behalf of all translators whose hard work is so often underappreciated. Both translating this story and collaborating with Antti Autio, the Finnish translator of The Quantum Thief, have made me aware of the difficult choices and leaps of imagination that translators routinely make, while remaining mostly invisible to the reader. It is great to see these efforts recognised in this way.”
 
Further information, including comments by the jury on all of the commended and winning works, and photographs from the award ceremony, are available on the ARESFFT website.
 
The money for the prize fund was obtained primarily through a 2010 fund-raising event for which prizes were kindly donated by Neil Gaiman, Ann and Jeff VanderMeer, Gary K. Wolfe, Peter F. Hamilton, Kari Sperring, Nick Mamatas, Pyr Books, Nanopress and Tachyon Publications. ARESFFT thanks everyone involved once again for their generosity. Thanks are also due to Eurocon 2011 for their hospitality and help.
 
The jury for the awards was Terry Harpold, University of Florida, USA (Chair); Abhijit Gupta, Jadavpur University, India; and Dale Knickerbocker, East Carolina University, USA.
 
ARESFFT is a California Non-Profit Corporation funded entirely by donations. This is the first year that the awards have been presented.
 
http://www.sfftawards.org/

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Reno, Nevada, USA - Renovation, the 69th World Science Fiction Convention, has confirmed exciting plans to highlight science fiction and fantasy art through exhibits, special events, and programming collectively called "Art @ Renovation". Two highly respected organizations are sponsoring these wide-ranging art activities.

Highlights of this unique event include:

- Art Night, a visual arts festival throughout the evening of Thursday, August 18. Art Night will kick off with the Chesley Awards, recognizing individual artistic works and achievements in science fiction and fantasy, and continue with panels, games, workshops, and demonstrations, along with highlights of the Renovation Film Festival.

- An Illustration Masterclass led by Chesley and Gaughan Award winner Richard Hescox.

- Portfolio review opportunities with Guest of Honor Boris Vallejo and leading industry Art Directors including Jon Schindehette, Lou Anders and David Palumbo.

- A substantial Art Show featuring original artwork and prints from over 80 artists. The Art Show is supported by an online Artist Showcase (viewable at www.renovationsf.org/art-gallery.php) as well as a printed commemorative publication that will be available for purchase at Renovation.

- A special exhibit and programming featuring the work of Artist Guest of Honor Boris Vallejo, as well as his wife and partner, Julie Bell, and her sons, fellow artists David and Anthony Palumbo.

- Greatly expanded opportunities for artists and fans to interact, including "Meet the Artist" hours in the Art Show and a special Artist Alley in our Dealers Room. Space is still available in our Art Show, Masterclass and Portfolio Reviews, and we urge established and aspiring artists to join us in Reno. For full details of all of our art-related events, see www.renovationsf.org/art.php.

We are deeply grateful to our two sponsors, without whose support Art @ Renovation would not have been possible.

Our lead sponsor is The Frank Foundation, which was established by renowned collectors Howard and Jane Frank in 1997 to support the imaginative arts. Since that time, the Foundation has made grants to institutions and organizations for various projects, including exhibitions, educational programs, and publications.

Our second sponsor is IlluXCon (www.illuxcon.com), the professional convention dedicated to art of the fantastic, now in its fourth year. We greatly appreciate IlluxCon's kind financial support and would also like to acknowledge the inspiration of the energy and sense of community that is apparent throughout this unique event.

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Press Releases / Vampire Blood by Kathryn Meyer Griffith
« on: June 29, 2011, 11:05:24 AM »
Behind the lovely façade of a grand old theater…a bloodthirsty vampire family lurks and kills.     

"For years the vampire family lived in the shadows, hidden by the night and people’s disbelief; feeding on animals or throw away people who would never be missed. But as the family moves into an old theater, and uses it to cover up their crimes, the youngest of them are restless and determined to live as they like. Reckessly. Killing and feeding when and where they want. Feeding on who they want. Only the oldest vampires have managed to keep them in check. But no longer.

Unaware of the nightstalking menace, the townspeople of Summer Haven, Florida, blithely go about their daily lives until, one by one, they begin to disappear.  Screams are heard in the night. Fear grows. But the lost are never found…alive.

But Jenny Lacey and her father, who are hired to renovate the old Grand Theater, can’t escape when they find themselves caught up in the middle of the vampire’s war. And, in the end, it’s up to Jenny, her brother and her ex-husband to get rid of the bloodthirsty fiends that are destroying their town…if they can. "
 
Excerpt

"The creature’s fur rippled like velvet over iron. There was the crack of bone, a tearing of skin, as it reshaped before his eyes from a wolf into a sylphlike woman with long flowing blond hair, a stone white face, blood red lips, and vicious black eyes that narrowed in triumph. She spread out her hands and slightly bowed her head as if to introduce herself. She was beautiful and yet evil emanated so strongly from her that it tainted that beauty.

“Jesus help me,” her victim prayed. Then something snatched him high into the air, his feet dangling into nothingness; knocking the wind out of him and smashing his ribs. He glazed up with glassy eyes, his mind leaving. Nothing can help you now. The words echoed in what remained of his mind. You’re going to die…"

"Kathryn Meyer Griffith a wife of 32 years (husband, Russell), mother (one son, James) and grandmother (two grandchildren, Caitlyn and Joshua). She was a graphic designer in the corporate world for over 20 years but has been a writer for over 39 years. She’s published fourteen novels and seven short stories since 1984. And by April 2012 (*please see list below) all of her older out-of-print Leisure and Zebra paperbacks will be re-released again by Damnation Books and Eternal Press in revised and updated paperbacks (with new covers) and in e-books for the first time! She considers herself a horror writer but has also written paranormal romances, time travel and murder mysteries. She loves chocolate, cats and nature, classic rock and country music (her brother is a singer/songwriter and does the songs for all her self-made book trailers that are on her websites).

Her published books:  (*Evil Stalks the Night (supernatural horror) 1984; The Heart of the Rose 1985; Blood Forge 1989; Vampire Blood 1991; The Last Vampire 1992; Witches 1993 & Pinnacle 2000; a novella called The Nameless One in Dark Seductions, an erotic horror anthology 1993; The Calling (supernatural horror) 1994. The Nameless One, a short erotic novella 1994 from the Anthology Dark Seductions – ALL OF THESE ARE BEING REPRINTED AS NEW PAPERBACKS AND E-BOOKS (for the first time ever!) between now and April 2012 by DAMNATION BOOKS and ETERNAL PRESS…watch for them!

Scraps of Paper 2003; All Things Slip Away, the second mystery in the series came out in 2006. E-book & paperbacks Egyptian Heart 2007; Winter’s Journey 2008; The Ice Bridge 2008, and two ghostly short stories, Don’t Look Back, Agnes and In This House. BEFORE THE END: A Time of Demons, an apocalyptic saga from Damnation Books, June 2010. The Woman in Crimson, a vampire novel, from Eternal Press, September 2010. ***

Her websites:

http:// www.myspace.com/kathrynmeyergriffith  See all my new covers and self-made book trailers; some with my singer/songwriter brother Jim Meyer’s original songs!

http://kathrynmeyergriffith.intuitwebsites.com/

http:// www.bebo.com/kathrynmeyerG  See all my new covers and self-made book trailers; some with my singer/songwriter brother Jim Meyer’s original songs!

http://www.authorsden.com/kathrynmeyergriffith

http://moh.spruz.com/member

http://www.facebook.com/kathrynmeyergriffith

http://www.jacketflap.com/K.Griffith

http://www.shoutlife.com/kathrynmeyergriffith

http://www.goodreads.com/kathrynmeyergriffith

http://romancereadersandwriters.ning.com/profile/KathrynMeyerGriffith

http://romancebookjunction.ning.com/profile/kathrynmeyergriffith

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Press Releases / My Grecian Odyssey
« on: June 29, 2011, 11:04:02 AM »
PS Publishing news - My Grecian Odyssey

καλημέρα! Or should I simply say, "kaliméra"?

That's Greek for "Good day" to you less-travelled types than Nicky and myself, jetting around the world, effortlessly crossing datelines while we sip ice-cold booze from airplane aisle trollies and negotiate complex publishing deals for obscene amounts of money on our cellphones.
 
But, you know . . . it was genuinely wonderful to get back, and I truly never thought I would ever say that about work. The thing is, doing what we do and working with all you folks out there in Pea-ess-land, is just a pure joy—and it's particularly satisfying to return to the office and find that Mike has kept everything in the absolute very best order. In fact, it seems that books have been flying out of our storage facility in record numbers—Bravo, Mike!—but there are still a few older titles that we'd like to scratch from the inventory. So I'm going to let Mike give some additional titles for you to try out. Hey, it's summertime, right, and the vacation season is fully upon us . . . so treat yourself to some things you wouldn't normally consider. It could change your life.
 
For the record, I think I changed mine a little—book-wise—while we've been away . . . and all thanks to Ramsey Campbell.
 
After repeated mumbled threats from Ramsey (and keen to try something a little different), I finally gave in and bought Kazuo Ishiguro's Nocturnes—Ramsey has been raving about Ishiguro for a couple of years but I just haven't gotten around to doing anything about it . . . and boy am I fed up that I left it so long. Nocturnes is a delight in every sense of the word . . . five novelettes (and no, it's most assuredly not genre) which, in the words of the cover blurb, are about "music and nightfall". Superb. Go buy it pronto. Ishiguro wrote The Remains of the Day and Never Let Me Go—which I'll be starting soon—so believe me, I'm a firm convert.
 
Of course, I read a few things that didn't move me (hey, we were away for two weeks remember!) and we'll say no more about those . . . but the other two that pressed all my buttons were Ravens by George Dawes Green and Michael Harvey's private eye thriller The Fifth Floor: I read Green's The Caveman—aka The Caveman's Valentine—many years ago (three books in some 16/17 years: this man is *not* prolific) and loved it. And Ravens, with its sparkling Elmore Leonard-ish dialogue, is every bit as good. And in Michael Kelly, Michael Harvey has, for my money, come up with a PI who's almost as breathtakingly wonderful as Bob Parker's Spenser. There are a couple other titles with the same character so my order is already in. Yours should be, too.

Now, while I was away, Paul was down at the big ABC comics show at the Royal National Hotel in London showing off the first copies of Chamber of Chills Volume 1, the long-awaited debut volume in PS Artbooks' ambitious (reckless? screwball? downright barmy?) Harvey Horrors reissues programme. The response he got—with just three copies of each state flown in (the bulk is scheduled to dock at Felixstowe on 7 July and we're aiming to have all orders mailed out by the middle of the month) was euphoric. When Paul told me how good they looked—when I called in from Greece—I knew right there and then we'd got a winner. But now that I've seen the book myself, well . . . I think you're gonna be pleased.

The traycased edition is almost gone now and the slipcased state is half-gone, so bear that in mind when you're considering whether to take a shot. Pre-order pages for Witches Tales Volume 1 and Tomb of Terror Volume 1 will be up early next month and priority will be given on the signed states to those who signed up for Chills.

 

NEWS SNIPPETS

    Here's what Colin Harvey had to say about Lavie Tidhar's Osama on his blog.
    Finished copies of Steve Aylett's Rebel at the End of Time are expected any day now.

And of course our newsletter would not be complete with some offers to tempt you...

Following the last two week's offers, we have just about cleaned out the cupboard under the sink and are down to the very last few copies. We've updated the list, taking out those that have now gone out to happy homes and added a few more. And, by popular demand, we are extending the BUY 2 GET ONE FREE offer.

 

ADVANCE REVIEW COPIES — very few copies left

We were really suprised at how much interest there is in uncorrected proofs and advance review copies (ARC) from past titles and, alas, most have now gone for good. What we have left are all priced at £4.99 plus the postage.

The Seven Days of Cain [a novel by Ramsey Campbell]

Darkness on the Edge [an anthology of stories inspired by the songs of Bruce Springsteen]

Urbis Morpheos [a novel by Stephen Palmer]

The City Beyond Play [a novella by Philip José Farmer and Danny Adams]

Thieving Fear [a novel by Ramsey Campbell]

Starship Summer [a novella by Eric Brown]

Hello Summer, Goodbye & I Remember Pallahaxi [a double novel by Michael Coney]

 

VERY LAST CHANCE TO READ — only one copy left

We now have just a few stragglers left — plus some new additions that are now also down to the very last copy — as I said last week, once they are gone, they are gone.

PAPERBACKS

Righteous Blood  [double novella by Cliff Burns]

Dear Abbey [signed novella by Terry Bisson]

Floater  [signed novella by Lucius Shepard]

HARDCOVER

Just Behind You [collection by Ramsey Campbell]

Everland and Other Stories  [signed collection by Paul Witcover]

JACKETED HARDCOVER

The Crystal Cosmos  [signed novella by Rhys Hughes]

Moby Jack and Other Tall Tales  [signed collection by Garry Kilworth]

The Extraordinary Voyage of Jules Verne  [signed novella by Eric Brown]

PS Showcase #1: Sanity and Other Delusions [signed collection by Gary Fry]

Gig [novella by James Lovegrove]

Fain the Sorcerer [signed novella by Steve Aylett]

SLIPCASED

Past Magic   [signed collection by Ian R. MacLeod]

Banquet for the Damned  [signed novel by Adam Nevill]

Out of His Mind  [signed collection by Stephen Gallagher]

TWOC  [signed novel by Graham Joyce]

 

GOING, GOING, NEARLY GONE — only two copies left
The following titles are now down to the last two copies at the most, and all have been discounted.

PAPERBACKS

20th Century Ghosts  [unsigned collection by Joe Hill]

Flavors of My Genius  [novella by Robert Reed]

Turns and Chances  [signed novella by Juliet E. McKenna]

No Traveller Returns  [signed novella by Paul Park]

On the Overgrown Path [signed novella by David Herter]

Postscripts Issue #3  [anthology edited by Peter Crowther & Nick Gevers]

I Am The Bird  [signed novella by T.M. Wright]

Postscripts Issue #9  [anthology edited by Peter Crowther & Nick Gevers]

Riding the Rock [signed novella by Stephen Baxter]

The Cosmology of the Wider World  [signed novella by Jeffrey Ford]

HARDCOVER

Postscripts Issue #4  [anthology edited by Peter Crowther & Nick Gevers]

The Mermaids  [signed novella by Robert Edric]

JACKETED HARDCOVER

Living With The Dead [signed novella by Darrell Schweitzer]

Shrike [signed novella by Quentin S. Crisp]

Streaking [signed novel by Brian Stableford]

Streetcar Dreams  [signed collection by Richard Bowes]

The Clock King and the Queen of the Hourglass [signed novella by Vera Nazarian]

Turns and Chances  [signed novella by Juliet E. McKenna]

Jigsaw Men [signed novella by Gary Greenwood]

Jupiter Magnified  [signed novella by Adam Roberts]

SLIPCASED

Brighton Shock  [signed collection edited by Stephen Jones]

Escher's Loops  [signed novel - traycased by Zoran Zivkovic]

Fine Cuts  [signed collection by Dennis Etchison]

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Press Releases / It's been a busy week at PS Towers.
« on: June 29, 2011, 11:03:02 AM »
Our recent forays into all manner of new fangled technological widgets — ebooks, twitter and facebook, to name but a few — took on a whole new twist this week. Our very own Robert Freeman Wexler's The Painting and the City has just been given the audiobook treatment courtesy of Iambik Audiobooks. Click on the image and listen to the first chapter — it really does add a whole new dimension to the book. I read the first chapter along with Robert Keipers' excellent narration and after the sample trailed off, I wanted to continue reading with Keipers' voice still resonating in my head. The audiobook is downloadable for $6.99 in either MP3 or M4B formats which means it's ideal for iPods and just about every other kind of portable media player.

As you may know, we're re-publishing Ramsey Campbell's Arkham House classic THE INHABITANT OF THE LAKE this Autumn as a very special limited edition with additional material and interior art for the ten stories. Here are the title image (left) and The Horror From The Bridge (right), received yesterday, the ink barely dry on Randy Broecker's excellent artwork. Ramsey will be providing an afterword plus original drafts of several of the original tales. Bonus material will also include several editorial letters by August Derleth to be reproduced at the end of the book. Now that the pieces of this project are falling into place, we hope to get a pre-order page up soon.
   

NEWS SNIPPETS

    There's an interesting interview with Michael Byers about The Broken Man on the Shirley Jackson Awards blog
    Finished copies of Carol Emshwiller's double collection In The Time of War & Master of the Road To Nowhere are expected any day now.
    Steve Aylett's Rebel at the End of Time has gone to print and is now available for pre-order.

And of course our newsletter would not be complete with some offers to tempt you...

Following last week's theme, we still have some titles that are down to the very last few copies. We've updated the list, taking out those that have now gone out to happy homes and added a few more. Also, in response to a number of enquiries, we are clearing out the ARCs from older titles.

 

ADVANCE REVIEW COPIES — very few copies left

With just a few days before Pete returns from his hols, I have one last chance to clear some cupboard space to make way for the inevitable influx of holiday souvenirs. It would appear we have a number of uncorrected proofs and advance review copies (ARC) from past titles. They are all priced at £4.99 plus the postage.

The Seven Days of Cain [a novel by Ramsey Campbell]

What Will Come After [a zombie story collection by Scott Edelman]

Darkness on the Edge [an anthology of stories inspired by the songs of Bruce Springsteen]

Urbis Morpheos [a novel by Stephen Palmer]

The City Beyond Play [a novella by Philip José Farmer and Danny Adams]

Thieving Fear [a novel by Ramsey Campbell]

Starship Summer [a novella by Eric Brown]

Ellison Wonderland [a collection of stories by Harlan Ellison]

Hello Summer, Goodbye & I Remember Pallahaxi [a double novel by Michael Coney]

R is for Rocket [a collection of stories by Ray Bradbury]

S is for Space [a collection of stories by Ray Bradbury]

Return of the Crimson Guard [a novel by Ian Cameron Esslemont]

The Wandering Soul [Essays and Letters by William Hope Hodgson edited by Jane Frank]

The Lost Poetry of William Hope Hodgson [edited by Jane Frank]

 

VERY LAST CHANCE TO READ — only one copy left

Following last week's newsletter we have just a few stragglers left — plus some new additions that are now also down to the very last copy — as I said last week, once they are gone, they are gone.

PAPERBACKS

Righteous Blood  [double novella by Cliff Burns]

Postscripts Issue #1  [anthology edited by Peter Crowther & Nick Gevers]

Dear Abbey [signed novella by Terry Bisson]

HARDCOVER

The Situation  [chapbook by Jeff VanderMeer]

Just Behind You [collection by Ramsey Campbell]

JACKETED HARDCOVER

Infinity Plus One   [signed short fiction anthology edited by Keith Brooke & Nick Gevers]

Moby Jack and Other Tall Tales  [unsigned collection by Garry Kilworth]

R is for Rocket [collection by Ray Bradbury]

Out of His Mind [signed collection by Stephen Gallagher]

Michael Marshall Smith: The Annotated Bibliography [signed bibliography edited by Lavie Tidhar]

The Extraordinary Voyage of Jules Verne  [signed novella by Eric Brown]

PS Showcase #1: Sanity and Other Delusions [signed collection by Gary Fry]

SLIPCASED

Past Magic   [signed collection by Ian R. MacLeod]

Banquet for the Damned   [signed novel by Adam Nevill]

The Grin of the Dark  [signed novel by Ramsey Campbell]

Out of His Mind  [signed collection by Stephen Gallagher]

By Moonlight Only  [signed collection edited by Stephen Jones]

A Reverie for Mr. Ray - Reflections on Life, Death, and Speculative Fiction [signed collection by Michael Bishop]

 

GOING, GOING, NEARLY GONE — only two copies left
The following titles are now down to the last two copies at the most, and all have been discounted.

PAPERBACKS

Flavors of My Genius   [novella by Robert Reed]

Turns and Chances  [signed novella by Juliet E. McKenna]

No Traveller Returns  [signed novella by Paul Park]

On the Overgrown Path [signed novella by David Herter]

Postscripts Issue #3  [anthology edited by Peter Crowther & Nick Gevers]

Floater  [signed novella by Lucius Shepard]

I Am The Bird  [signed novella by T.M. Wright]

Postscripts Issue #9  [anthology edited by Peter Crowther & Nick Gevers]

Riding the Rock [signed novella by Stephen Baxter]

The Cosmology of the Wider World  [signed novella by Jeffrey Ford]

HARDCOVER

Postscripts Issue #4  [anthology edited by Peter Crowther & Nick Gevers]

The Mermaids  [signed novella by Robert Edric]

Everland and Other Stories  [signed collection by Paul Witcover]

JACKETED HARDCOVER

Fain the Sorcerer  [signed novella by Steve Aylett]

Gig [novella by James Lovegrove]

Living With The Dead [signed novella by Darrell Schweitzer]

Shrike [signed novella by Quentin S. Crisp]

Streaking [signed novel by Brian Stableford]

Streetcar Dreams  [signed collection by Richard Bowes]

The Clock King and the Queen of the Hourglass [signed novella by Vera Nazarian]

Turns and Chances   [signed novella by Juliet E. McKenna]

The Crystal Cosmos  [signed novella by Rhys Hughes]

Jigsaw Men [signed novella by Gary Greenwood]

Jupiter Magnified  [signed novella by Adam Roberts]

SLIPCASED

Brighton Shock  [signed collection edited by Stephen Jones]

Escher's Loops  [signed novel - traycased by Zoran Zivkovic]

Fine Cuts  [signed collection by Dennis Etchison]

TWOC  [signed novel by Graham Joyce]

Well that's it for this week. Pete will be back in the chair from next week.

Happy reading,

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Press Releases / 2000AD replica props
« on: June 29, 2011, 11:02:03 AM »
Award-winning British comic 2000 AD is delighted to announce Planet Replicas has been granted a licence to produce replica props taken straight from the worlds of 2000 AD’s most famous characters — including Judge Dredd.

Soon fans of Dredd, Judge Anderson, Strontium Dog, Sláine, Rogue Trooper, ABC Warriors, Zombo and the likes of Shakara and Kingdom will be able to see their heroes brought to thrill-powered life with officially licensed products.

Initial items include keyrings and full-size replica judge badges, with judge helmets and replica weaponry following soon after. Future products include complete replica judge outfits – ideal for dispensing justice to CosPlay perps! – detailed character masks, as well as further 1:1 and smaller-scale character/prop replicas.

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Alt.Fiction and Angry Robot Books and Nottingham City Council present Other Worlds 2
Saturday 16th July, 10:30am-4:00pm
Nottingham Central Library, Cecil Roberts Room

Join Alt.Fiction and Angry Robot Books for a fantastic day of readings, panels and Q+As with some of the region’s finest science fiction, fantasy and horror talent.

Angry Robot publisher Marc Gascoigne will be joined by authors Peter Crowther, Gary McMahon, Andy Remic and Gav Thorpe as they explore the world of genre books and publishing.

Not to be missed for writers, readers and fans alike.

Alt.Fiction is a trading name of Writing East Midlands

Tickets £10 (plus 54p booking fee) including refreshments. Booking at http://www.writingeastmidlands.co.uk/events/238954/

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Press Releases / Gemmell Legend Awards, Friday 17th June 2011
« on: June 29, 2011, 10:59:48 AM »
At a glittering awards ceremony at The Magic Circle in London tonight, the winners of the third David Gemmell Legend Award were announced.

For the Morningstar Award for Best Newcomer, the winner was Darius Hinks for Warrior Priest (Black Library).

For the Ravenheart Award for Best Cover Artist, the winner was Olof Erla Einarsdottir for the cover of Power and Majesty by Tansy Rayner Roberts (Harper Collins Australia).

For the Legend Award for Best Novel, the winner was Brandon Sanderson for The Way of Kings (Gollancz/Tor US) who received the major Snaga Award.

The event was attended by fans, genre professionals and influential members of the fantasy/sf community, which included authors Stephen Deas, Barry Forshaw, Stephen Jones, Kim Newman, Sarah Pinborough, Michael Marshall Smith and Chris Baker (illustrator of David Gemmell’s graphic novels), publisher Jo Fletcher, Ian Drury (of the Sheil Land Literary Agency) and representatives from Black Library, Bragelonne, Gollancz, Orbit Books, SFX Magazine, the BSFA, BFS/Fantasycon, Novacon, World Fantasy Convention 2013, the Birmingham Science Fiction Group and SF Crowsnest.

The event was hosted by event organisers Stan Nicholls and Anne Nicholls.

Last year’s Legend Award winner, Graham McNeill, presented the Legend Award.  Artist Anne Sudworth presented the Ravenheart Award and author Juliet McKenna presented the Morningstar Award.

James Barclay read an excerpt from David Gemmell’s Shield of Thunder, and acted as auctioneer for the evening’s auction which was organised by Gillian Redfearn of Gollancz. Lots included a workshop with Jo Fletcher; a bundle of books by Jim Butcher; a cameo in Scott Lynch’s forthcoming novel The Thorn of Emberlain; a bottle of Legend Award champagne with two glasses; tickets for Gollancz’s 50th anniversary party; a chalet at the SFX Weekender; a framed print of the cover of The Rogue signed by Trudi Canavan; the DGA “lawn sign” autographed by authors and artists present on the night, and an original, signed, framed sketch of Druss the Legend by Didier Graffet!

Bragelonne Publishers produced a mini-Snaga for all Award nominees, and Simon Fearnhamm of Raven Armoury the large Snaga for the Legend Award winner.

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Press Releases / Paradise 21
« on: June 29, 2011, 10:59:21 AM »
Title: Paradise 21
Author: Aubrie Dionne
Genre: Sci-Fi Romance
Length: Novel
Release Date: August 2011
ePub ISBN: 978-1-937044-02-2
Mobi ISBN: Coming soon!
Print ISBN: 978-1-937044-03-9
http://www.entangledpublishing.com/paradise-21/
Book Trailer: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=P8vCni_TZUA

Book Blurb:
 
Aries has lived her entire life aboard mankind’s last hope, the New Dawn, a spaceship traveling toward a planet where humanity can begin anew—a planet that won’t be reached in Aries’ lifetime. As one of the last genetically desirable women in the universe, she must marry her designated genetic match and produce the next generation for this centuries-long voyage.
 
But Aries has other plans.
 
When her desperate escape from the New Dawn strands her on a desert planet, Aries discovers the rumors about pirates—humans who escaped Earth before its demise—are true. Handsome, genetically imperfect Striker possesses the freedom Aries envies, and the two connect on a level she never thought possible. But pursued by her match from above and hunted by the planet’s native inhabitants, Aries quickly learns her freedom will come at a hefty price.
 
The life of the man she loves.
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Title: Break Out
Author: Nina Croft
Genre: Sci-Fi Romance/Vamps
Length: Novella
Release Date: July 5th, 2011
ISBN: 978-1-937044-04-6
 
http://www.entangledpublishing.com/break-out/
 
Book Description:
 
Irreverent. Irresponsible. Insatiable. Who says immortals can't have any fun?
 
The year is 3048, Earth is no longer habitable, and man has fled to the stars where they’ve discovered the secret of immortality—Meridian. Unfortunately, the radioactive mineral is exorbitantly expensive and only available to a select few. A new class comprised of the super rich and immortal soon evolves. The Collective, as they’re called, rule the universe.
 
Two-thousand-year-old Ricardo Sanchez, vampire and rogue pilot of the space cruiser, El Cazador, can’t resist two things: gorgeous women and impossible jobs. When beautiful Skylar Rossaria approaches him to break a prisoner out of the Collective’s maximum security prison on Trakis One, Rico jumps at the chance. Being hunted by the Collective has never been so dangerous–or so fun!

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For their work with ChiZine Publications, authors Douglas Smith and Tim Lebbon have been nominated for two major genre awards; Smith for the 10th Annual Sunburst Award in the Adult Category for his star-reviewed short story collection Chimerascope; and Lebbon for the 2011 British Fantasy Society Award for his acclaimed novella The Thief of Broken Toys.

“It’s been a really great year for our authors in terms of nominations, and they more than deserve it,” says CZP Co-Publisher Brett Alexander Savory. “And it’s always great to see the news spread out worldwide. The global genre community has been so good to us, and without their support for the company and the authors, we’d be back at square one.”

The Sunburst Award for Canadian Literature of the Fantastic is an annual award celebrating the excellence of writing in Canadian fantastic literature. The award takes its name from the debut novel of the late Phyllis Gotlieb, one of the first published authors of contemporary Canadian speculative fiction.

A jury first selects a short list of five works in two categories: Adult and Young Adult. A winner is then chosen from each category. Winners receive a cash prize of $1,000 and a hand-crafted medallion which incorporates the "Sunburst" logo, designed by Marcel Gagné. The awards will be presented on September 14, 2011 at the Harbourfront Reading Series following brief readings from each of the short-listed works.

For more information on the Sunburst Awards and a full list of nominees, please visit the website at www.sunburstaward.org.

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Press Releases / Kingdom coming to the US
« on: June 29, 2011, 10:58:20 AM »
Genetically engineered dog soldiers fighting giant insects in a post-apocalyptic landscape – New York Times best seller Dan Abnett and Richard Elson’s high-octane hit Kingdom: The Promised Land is hitting US stores this week!

Charged by the urgings of their Masters, the pack led by alpha male Gene the Hackman, patrols the land and scraps Them – an army of enormous bugs whose relentless rise gives the pack its mission: keep Them off of their lawn!

But Them are many and, as the pack is diminished, Gene is drawn toward one of The Masters, changing his world forever.

With its blistering artwork and powerful story, Kingdom is the ongoing series that has taken legendary British comic 2000 AD readers by storm – a dystopian vision of the future where man’s best friend becomes his only hope!

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Press Releases / Comic Con Comes to Manchester
« on: June 29, 2011, 10:57:36 AM »
Hold on to your seats – the MCM Expo Manchester Comic Con is ready for lift off! Next month sees the UK’s most famous comic con arrive in Manchester, bringing the best in pop culture entertainment to the city for the first time.

Held at Manchester Central – formerly G-MEX – on 30 July, the very first Manchester Comic Con will bring all the magic of London’s MCM Expo to the North West. Whether it’s major games publishers such as Nintendo or leading film studios like Universal; top comic artists or sports star special guests; sci-fi collectables or cosplay competitions, there’ll be something there for everyone!

Already hosting hit shows in London and Birmingham, the MCM Expo Group thought it was high time that Manchester got to experience the fun of a comic con. So if you’re a fan of sci-fi; videogames; movies; comics; cosplay; manga or anime, make sure you come along to the Manchester Comic Con on 30 July.

And last but not least – KIDS GO FREE! For the inaugural Manchester Comic Con, we’re offering free entry for children aged 10 and under if accompanied by a full paying adult, up to a maximum of two children per paying adult.

For Manchester Comic Con tickets visit: www.manchestermcmexpo.com/tickets

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ChiZine Publications (CZP) has made the eBook versions of their titles available for download to the Barnes & Noble Nook, a brand of eReader developed by B & N based on the Android platform.

While all of their books already exist in eBook format through multiple stores and in various platforms (which are available at such online retailers as Kobo Books, GoodReads, Wizard Tower Books, and Rainbow eBooks), CZP continues to make their list even more accessible to readers.

“We’ve always had a great relationship with Barnes & Noble, and we’re really excited to have our eBooks available through them now,” remarks CZP Co-Publisher Brett Alexander Savory. “Though we still pride ourselves on our limited edition hardcovers and the high quality of our trade paperbacks, we’re always looking for new opportunities to get our eBooks out there.”

All of CZP’s eBooks can be found, purchased and downloaded via www.barnesandnoble.com by searching for any of ChiZine’s current 25 titles. The Nook supports the ePub and PDF format; other formats are available for purchase via the ChiZine website at http://www.chizinepub.com.

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Press Releases / 2011 Hugo Voter Packet Expands
« on: June 29, 2011, 10:56:30 AM »
PRESS RELEASE #38

2011 Hugo Voter Packet Expands

Renovation, The 69th World Science Fiction Convention,
Reno, Nevada - August 17-21, 2011

[email protected]
www.renovationsf.org

Postal queries to: RCFI, PO Box 13278, Portland, OR 97213-0278

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Tuesday, June 28, 2011

Reno, Nevada, USA - Renovation, the 69th World Science Fiction
Convention, has expanded the 2011 Hugo Voter Packet, an electronic
package of nominated works graciously made available to voters by Hugo
nominees and their publishers. The expansion includes a complete set
of nominated novels as well as additional works in the Semiprozine and
Campbell categories.

The 2011 Hugo Voter Packet is available to Supporting, Attending, and
Young Adult members of Renovation to help inform them about the works
under consideration before voting. The packet is available until
voting closes on Sunday, July 31, 2011 11:59pm PDT.

For more information about the 2011 Hugo Voter Packet, please visit
http://www.renovationsf.org/hugo/packet-intro/

The following categories, works, and formats are included:

Best Novel

Blackout/All Clear, by Connie Willis (Ballantine Spectra) - PDF of parts 1 and 2
Cryoburn, by Lois McMaster Bujold (Baen) - RTF/PDF/EPUB
The Dervish House, by Ian McDonald (Gollancz; Pyr) - PDF/EPUB
Feed, by Mira Grant (Orbit) - PDF/EPUB
The Hundred Thousand Kingdoms, by N.K. Jemisin (Orbit) - PDF/EPUB

Best Novella

“The Lady Who Plucked Red Flowers beneath the Queen’s Window”, by
Rachel Swirsky (Subterranean Magazine, Summer 2010)
The Lifecycle of Software Objects, by Ted Chiang (Subterranean)
“The Maiden Flight of McCauley’s Bellerophon”, by Elizabeth Hand
(Stories: All New Tales, William Morrow)
“The Sultan of the Clouds”, by Geoffrey A. Landis (Asimov’s, September 2010)
“Troika”, by Alastair Reynolds (Godlike Machines, Science Fiction Book Club)

* RTF/PDF/EPUB/MOBI formats

Best Novelette

“Eight Miles”, by Sean McMullen (Analog, September 2010)
“The Emperor of Mars”, by Allen M. Steele (Asimov’s, June 2010)
“The Jaguar House, in Shadow”, by Aliette de Bodard (Asimov’s, July 2010)
“Plus or Minus”, by James Patrick Kelly (Asimov’s, December 2010)
“That Leviathan, Whom Thou Hast Made”, by Eric James Stone (Analog,
September 2010)

* RTF/PDF/EPUB/MOBI formats

Best Short Story

“Amaryllis”, by Carrie Vaughn (Lightspeed, June 2010)
“For Want of a Nail”, by Mary Robinette Kowal (Asimov’s, September 2010)
“Ponies”, by Kij Johnson (Tor.com, November 17, 2010)
“The Things”, by Peter Watts (Clarkesworld, January 2010)

* RTF/PDF/EPUB/MOBI formats

Best Related Work

Bearings: Reviews 1997-2001, by Gary K. Wolfe (Beccon) - PDF Excerpt
The Business of Science Fiction: Two Insiders Discuss Writing and
Publishing, by Mike Resnick and Barry N. Malzberg (McFarland) - DOC
Chicks Dig Time Lords: A Celebration of Doctor Who by the Women Who
Love It, edited by Lynne M. Thomas and Tara O’Shea (Mad Norwegian) -
PDF
Robert A. Heinlein: In Dialogue with His Century, Volume 1:
(1907–1948): Learning Curve, by William H. Patterson, Jr. (Tor) - RTF
Excerpt
Writing Excuses, Season 4, by Brandon Sanderson, Jordan Sanderson,
Howard Tayler, Dan Wells - MP3

Best Graphic Story

Fables: Witches, written by Bill Willingham; illustrated by Mark
Buckingham (Vertigo)
Girl Genius, Volume 10: Agatha Heterodyne and the Guardian Muse,
written by Phil and Kaja Foglio; art by Phil Foglio; colors by
Cheyenne Wright (Airship Entertainment)
Grandville Mon Amour, by Bryan Talbot (Dark Horse)
Schlock Mercenary: Massively Parallel, written and illustrated by
Howard Tayler; colors by Howard Tayler and Travis Walton (Hypernode)
The Unwritten, Volume 2: Inside Man, written by Mike Carey;
illustrated by Peter Gross (Vertigo)

* PDF format

Best Editor, Short Form

John Joseph Adams
Stanley Schmidt
Jonathan Strahan
Gordon Van Gelder
Sheila Williams

* Anthologies and Magazines in RTF/PDF/EPUB/MOBI formats

Best Editor, Long Form

Lou Anders
Ginjer Buchanan
Moshe Feder
Liz Gorinsky
Nick Mamatas
Beth Meacham
Juliet Ulman

* List of works

Best Professional Artist

Daniel Dos Santos
Bob Eggleton
Stephan Martiniere
John Picacio
Shaun Tan

* JPG format

Best Semiprozine

Clarkesworld, edited by Neil Clarke, Cheryl Morgan, Sean Wallace;
podcast directed by Kate Baker - EPUB/MOBI/PDF/MP3
Interzone, edited by Andy Cox - PDF
Lightspeed, edited by John Joseph Adams - RTF/EPUB/MOBI
Locus, edited by Liza Groen Trombi and Kirsten Gong-Wong - PDF
Weird Tales, edited by Ann VanderMeer and Stephen H. Segal - PDF

Best Fanzine

Banana Wings, edited by Claire Brialey and Mark Plummer - PDF
Challenger, edited by Guy H. Lillian III - PDF
The Drink Tank, edited by Christopher J Garcia and James Bacon - PDF
File 770, edited by Mike Glyer - PDF
StarShipSofa, edited by Tony C. Smith - MP3

Best Fan Writer

James Bacon
Claire Brialey
Christopher J Garcia
James Nicoll
Steven H Silver

* RTF/PDF formats

Best Fan Artist

Brad W. Foster
Randall Munroe
Maurine Starkey
Steve Stiles
Taral Wayne

* JPG format

John W. Campbell Award for Best New Writer

Award for the best new professional science fiction or fantasy writer
of 2009 or 2010, sponsored by Dell Magazines (not a Hugo Award).

Saladin Ahmed
Lauren Beukes
Larry Correia
Lev Grossman
Dan Wells

* RTF/PDF/EPUB/MOBI formats

Note: All Campbell finalists are in their 2nd year of eligibility.

All written and graphical works are full-length or one or more
complete issues unless otherwise noted.

The Hugo Awards are the premier award in the Science Fiction genre,
honoring Science Fiction literature and media as well as the genre's
fans. The Hugo Awards were first presented at the 1953 World Science
Fiction Convention in Philadelphia (Philcon II), and they have
continued to honor Science Fiction and Fantasy notables annually for
nearly 60 years.

More information about the 2011 Hugo Awards, including details about
how to submit a final ballot, is available from
http://www.renovationsf.org/hugo/intro/.

For additional information, contact us at [email protected].

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