New books

  • Neal Asher – Dark Intelligence – Pan £8.99
  • Tony Ballantyne – Dream Paris – Solaris £7.99
  • Christopher Fowler – The Sand Men – Solaris £7.99
  • Alexander Freed – Star Wars: Battlefront: Twilight Company – Century £19.99
  • Wayne G Hammond & Christina Scull — The Art of the Lord of the Rings — Harper Collins £25
  • Marcus Hearn – Thunderbirds: The Vault – Virgin £25
  • Dave Hutchinson – Europe at Midnight – Solaris £7.99
  • George RR Martin — A Knight of the Seven Kingdoms — Harper £20
  • Paul Meloy – The Night Clock – Solaris £7.99
  • Adam Nevill – Lost Girl – Pan £7.99
  • Stephen Nicholas & Mike Tucker – Doctor Who: Impossible Worlds – BBC £35
  • Terry Pratchett – The Shepherd’s Crown – Doubleday £20
  • Rob Redman (ed) – Long Grey Beard and Glittering Eye – Fiction Desk £9.99
  • Justin Richards – Doctor Who : The Time Lord Letters – BBC £20
  • Brandon Sanderson – Shadows of Self – Gollancz £18.99
  • Brandon Sanderson – Legion – Gollancz £8.99
  • Brandon Sanderson – Legion: Skin Deep – Gollancz £9.99
  • Yrsa Sigurdardottir – The Undesired – Hodder £14.99

Ghosts at the Gladstone

Renegade Writers (along with Penkhull Press and The Alchemy Press) is hosting an afternoon of ghost and spooky stories at the Gladstone Museum, Longton, Stoke-on-Trent on 31 October (from 1.00 pm to 4.00 pm). The event is free but you will need to reserve tickets.

Put it in your diary now!

 

New Books

 

  • Joe Abercrombie – Half a War – Harper £12.99
  • Trevor Baxendale – Doctor Who: Deep Time – BBC £6.99
  • Bradley Beaulieu – Twelve Kings – Gollancz £16.99
  • Jim Butcher – Skin Game – Orbit £8.99
  • Ernest Cline – Armada – Century £16.99
  • Joshua Gaylord – When We were Animals – Del Rey £12.99
  • Laurell K Hamilton – Dead Ice – Headline £ 19.99
  • Robin Hobb – Fool’s Assassin – Harper £8.99
  • Robin Hobb – Fool’s Quest – Harper £20
  • Mark Hodder – The Return of the Discontinued Man – Del Rey £8.99
  • Andrew Michael Hurley – The Loney – John Murray £14.99
  • Erika Johansen – The Invasion of the Tearling – Bantam £14.99
  • James Brogden — Evocations — The Alchemy Press £10.99
  • Jasper Kent – The Last Rite – Bantam £7.99
  • Dean Koontz – Saint Odd – Harper £7.99
  • Mark Lawrence – The Liar’s Key – Harper £14.99
  • Una McCormack – Doctor Who: Royal Blood – BBC £6.99
  • Alexander Maskill – The Hive Construct – Corgi £7.99
  • Weston Ochse – grunt Traitor – Solaris £7.99
  • Seth Patrick – Lost Souls – Pan Macmillan £7.99
  • Gary Russell – Doctor Who: Big Bang Generation – BBC £6.99
  • Yrsa Sigurdardottir – The Undesired – Hodder £14.99 (October)

 

World Fantasy Awards

The 2015 World Fantasy Awards Final Ballot and Life Achievement Award Winners have been announced. The Gahan Wilson‑designed trophies will be presented to the winners at the World Fantasy Convention, 5 November — 8 November 2015:

LIFETIME ACHIEVEMENT

  • Ramsey Campbell
  • Sheri S. Tepper

NOVELS

  • Katherine Addison, The Goblin Emperor (Tor Books)
  • Robert Jackson Bennett, City of Stairs (Broadway Books/Jo Fletcher Books)
  • David Mitchell, The Bone Clocks (Random House/Sceptre UK)
  • Jeff VanderMeer, Area X: The Southern Reach Trilogy (Farrar, Straus and Giroux Originals)
  • Jo Walton, My Real Children (Tor Books US/Corsair UK)

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Worlds of the Unknown

Spectre Press logo

Worlds of the UNKNOWN is a new magazine that endeavours to emulate the feel of three magazine now no longer with us: the pulp magazine Unknown / Unknown Worlds, the golden years of the digest magazine Fantastic, and the short-lived digest magazine Beyond Fantasy Fiction. So far Spectre Press has produced two Volumes of Worlds of the UNKNOWN.

Spectre Press UW1and2

Volume 1 contains stories by Adrian Cole, Andrew Darlington and Mike Chinn, with artwork by Bob Covington and Jim Pitts, Issue 1 also includes an essay by Mike Ashley about Unknown. The cover art is by Jim Pitts.

Volume 2 contains reprints of Theodore Sturgen‘s ‘IT’ from Unknown; Arthur Machen‘s ‘The Bowmen’ plus one other of his stories to mark 100 years since World War 1; many more original stories; and an article by Jon Harvey about Beyond Fantasy Fiction.  The cover is by Bob Covington who also provided a four-page comic called ‘The Angels of War’.

Both issues are available for £10 plus £1.50 each p&p in the UK. Copies can be obtained by Paypal, using the email jon.harvey @ talktalk.net, or a cheque made out to Jon Harvey, at 56 Mickle Hill, Sandhurst, Berkshire, GU47 8QU.

The publisher (Jon Harvey) is currently organising Volume 3, which contains stories by Andrew Darlington, Marion Pitman plus tales first published in Beyond Fantasy Fiction. Jon states:

 I am looking for more stories in the vein of the three magazines mentioned above.  I am also looking for artists to illustrate various stories and covers.  I have used artists such as Bob Covington, David Fletcher, Fergal Fitzgerald, Russ Nicholson and Jim Pitts in the first two volumes, but I need more artist to help ease the load.  Authors and artists, please contact me at jon.harvey @ talktalk.com.  All copyrights will remain with you, plus original artwork.

If you are interested in a catalogue of Spectre Press publications or you wish to discuss contributions to WOTU magazine, please contact the editor:

jon.harvey @ talktalk.com

Book review: Superfluous Women: Daisy Dalrymple

We occasionally receive non-fantasy, horror or SF books to review. Here’s one such example:

Jan Edwards

Superfluous Women: A Daisy Dalrymple Mystery –Carola Dunn
Published by Constable, £16.99 h/b.
Release date 9th July

downloadAfter an illness the Honourable Daisy Dalrymple-Fletcher uses her convalescent trip as an opportunity to visit her old school friend, Wilhelmina ‘Willie’ Chandler (one of those superfluous women of the title) in her new home. When the Great War took the lives of 700,000 British men, a generation of women were left without prospect of marriage or a family of their own. These women were often referred to as superfluous women; the forgotten victims of war adrift in a society that denigrated them for their spinsterhood yet in the same breath rebuked these women’s attempts to earn their keep in an era that had yet to acknowledge women’s freshly emergent emancipation.

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New and forthcoming books

Best SFF vol9b

  • Joe Abercrombie – Half the World – Harper £8.99
  • James Brogden — Evocations — The Alchemy Press £10.99
  • Mike Brooks – Dark Run – Del Rey £8.99
  • Eric Brown & Una McCormack – The Baba Yaga – Abaddon £7.99
  • Edgar Cantero – The Supernatural Enhancements – Del Rey £8.99
  • Ernest Cline – Armada – Century £16.99 (16 July)
  • Emily Gee – The Blood Curse – Solaris £7.99
  • Christopher Golden – Star Wars: Dark Disciple – Century £19.99
  • Terry Goodkind – The Law of Nines – Harper £8.99
  • Laurell K Hamilton – Dead Ice – Headline £19.99
  • Andrew Michael Hurley – The Loney – John Murray £12.99 (August)
  • Dave Hutchinson – Europe at Midnight – Solaris £7.99 (November)
  • Paul Kane — Monsters — The Alchemy Press £10.99
  • Drew Karpyshyn – The Scorched Earth – Del Rey £8.99
  • Alex Lamb – Roboteer – Gollancz £14.99 (16 July)
  • Mark Lawrence – The Liar’s Key – Harper £14.99
  • James Luceno – Star Wars: Tarkin – Arrow £8.99
  • KM McKinley – The Iron Ship – Solaris £7.99
  • George Mann – Doctor Who: Engines of War – BBC £7.99
  • Gail Z Martin & Larry N Martin – Iron & Blood – Solaris £7.99
  • George RR Martin, Daniel Abraham & Tommy Patteron – A Game of Thrones (graphic novel volume 4) – Harper £14.99
  • China Mieville – Three Moments of an Explosion – Picador £18.99
  • Terry Pratchett & Stephen Baxter – The Long Utopia – Doubleday £18.99
  • Jonathan Strahan (ed) – The Best Science Fiction and Fantasy of the Year (volume 9) – Solaris £13.99
  • Sabaa Tahir – An Ember in the Ashes – Harper £12.99
  • Adrian Tchaikovsky – Children of Time – Tor £18.99
  • JRR Tolkien & Christopher Tolkien – Beowulf – Harper £10.99
  • JRR Tolkien & Christopher Tolkien – The Fall of Arthur – Harper £8.99