Thursday 10 April 2008

Greeting from the Shiny New Place


Well, sorry for all the 'radio-silence' recently. Life has been pretty hectic of late what with our big office move half-way across Oxford. Yes, we are now in a shiny and new purpose-built office. It is most swanky.
The other week Keith (our marketing bod) and I attended Eastercon at the Radison Edwardian Hotel at Heathrow. Here are some authors signing books:

This be Jonathan Green, author of Pax Britannia: Unnatural History and Pax Britannia: Leviathan Rising showing off his latest book. Jon has promised me lots of good things from the next Pax Britannia volume and you may even get wind of some of his nefarious plans over at his blog.

And this dashing young fellow is Scott Andrews, author of The Afterblight Chronicles: School's Out. Scott is currently working on Operation Motherland, the follow-up to his stonkingly good Afterblight novel. You can catch up with Scott on his blog too.
Much fun was had at Eastercon and China Mieville (author of Perdido Street Station) brought me a pint. We also geeked-out with comedian Mitch Ben over 2000 AD in the bar, witnessed the rise of Tivian Stark (vampire hunter extraordinaire), discussed all things SF with SMS, bemoaned THAC0 with the editor of SFX, David Bradley, took a directionless and long walk in search of a curry and I personally apologised to Paul Cornell for mistaking him for Steven Moffatt the first time we met at a Comic Convention several years ago. You may hear the terrible details of that truly spectacular hole-digging at a convention sometime.

Anyway, stuff and things! You shall be delighted to know that Dreams of Inan: The Worm That Wasn't by Mike Maddox is now finally available. Much apologies for the lateness of this, I hope you'll agree that it has been worth the wait. In the meantime check out the super sexy cover by Mark Harrison below. I tried to paste the image immediately after this text but the Gods of the net defied me!

In other news, I have been adding the finishing editorial flourished to Jaspre Bark's novel The Afterblight Chronicles: Dawn Over Doomsday which shall be hitting shops in but a few weeks. We are also preparing for the London Book Fair next week, where I shall be meeting lots of industry types and planning for Abaddon's future. Many exciting things happening.

This week I have mostly been reading Iron Council by China Mieville and Kingdom of The Wicked by Ian Edginton and D'Israeli.
We've also been enjoying our new sofa and a healthily stocked wine rack.

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