Monday 28 January 2008

Jonathan Green to do more Pax Britannia

Well, it's been a fun few weeks what with flooding once again threatening our home and me rapidly approaching thirty (this Thursday is the big day if you must know), but there is at least some great stuff happening at Abaddon.
The big bit of news is that Jonathan Green has agreed to write more Pax Britannia novels for us, he's going to be signing a new two-book deal for 2008. Jonathan promises to present us with yet more adventures for everybody's favourite hero-dandy Ulysses Quicksilver.
He will also be providing an exclusive short story as a bonus to be included in Pax Britannia: Leviathan Rising, coming in March.
The big release for next month is, of course, Twilight of Kerberos: Shadowmage by Matthew Sprange, launching Abaddon's brand-new line of sword and sorcery novels.
As always, check out our website for more details.

'But what does an Abaddon editor read when he's not slaving over a manuscript?' you say.

Well, this week I have mostly been reading The Joke is Over: Memories of Hunter S. Thompson by Ralph Steadman, which is superb and makes me nostalgic for an era I never really knew. A mix of American history seen through the bottom of a glass darkly, tales of men who should really have known better and brilliantly savage illustration.
I was also chuffed to bits to find new editions of some Cornell Woolrich books when I went to London the other week.
So, that's what is my bag this week daddy-ohs.
Stay tuned for more tales from the dark side next time.


Tuesday 8 January 2008

Welcome to the Abaddon Blog!

Hello. Well, this is exciting isn't it? You will have to bear with me on this a bit because I am, indeed, a Blog virgin.
Anyway, here is where you can come to check out the latest Abaddon news, gossip, reviews and random thoughts from your esteemed editor.
As 2008 rolls around I can confidently say that I'm pretty excited about our schedule for this year. Not only have we got the launch of a brand new series with Twilight of Kerberos: Shadowmage by Matthew Sprange but we also have the third book in the Pax Britannia series Leviathan Rising by Jonathan Green. Jonathan continues to expand on the adventures of Ulysses Quicksilver and there will be more from the dandy later in the year.

Not only this but more from our regular series The Afterblight Chronicles and Tomes of The Dead. Check out our website for more details at

We'll also be cropping up at various science-fiction conventions throughout the year. The first of these being Orbital on the 21-24th March. More details can be found here

Anyway, that's all for now. There will be more posts at a later date.

For now, happy reading!