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We Fade to Grey

Posted by Chris on December 15, 2007 at 19:59
Posted in: Book News

Thought it would be pertinent to unveil news of a forthcoming anthology of novelettes edited by the critically-acclaimed Gary McMahon, due to be launched at next year's FantasyCon event in September.

Five tales of terror and suspense from Paul Finch, Stuart Young, Mark West, Simon Bestwick and McMahon himself; five extraordinary tales of fancy that no self-respecting fan of horror/supernatural/wierd fiction will want to miss.

It will also feature an introduction from an author who you will all recognise (though their name won't be published until they have time to write it…) and will probably be published as the very first PP hardback.

No price information yet, but keep your eyes peeled.

New Writings… another new review

Posted by Chris on December 9, 2007 at 15:37
Posted in: Book News, Reviews

In the current issue of Death Ray magazine, with an indepth appraisal of each individual story: some good, some excellent, some not-so.

Why not buy a copy and make up your own mind?

In addition to this, I've decided to say yes and publish New Writings in the Fantastic II (edited by David Hutchison). Table of contents to be finalised, but projected publication: mid-2009.

No-Man: London

Posted by Chris on December 9, 2007 at 15:32
Posted in: General

Despite having a camera with me, I actually forgot to take any snaps of the event… which is a pity, since it went rather well.

Plenty of copies sold, despite the non-appearance of Tony Richards (though he did let me know beforehand: he did his back in.) I actually made a slight profit on the night – I sold enough to cover the train-fare and hotel bill, so 'twas good.

Met up with the usual crowd – Mark & Adriana Samuels, Adam Nevil, Paul Kane & Marie O'Regan, Allen Ashley, Stuart Young, Jay & Selina and Ian Whates – along with Troo and Josh from Pantechicon, and a few other faces whose names now escape me.

Oh, and plenty of Guinness was drunk. :)

I do like popping down to the Big Smoke now and again, but I don't think I'd be able to live there: everyone seems to be rushing around – I was waiting in line at a cashpoint, and there was no much hustle and bustle… slow down, will you.

I just wish I took some photographs, but no doubt there will be the odd one or two circulating around eventually…

It's Alive!

Posted by Chris on December 5, 2007 at 21:18
Posted in: General

Courtesy of the extremely talented web-guy, Ariel, I am proud to announce the unveiling of the brand spanking new Pendragon Press website!

Over the course of the last twelve months, it has been quite apparent that my web design skills are severly lacking, along with spare time to actual design the thing, but I wanted a new site to improve an already existing web presence. After some sales-man like arm-twisting, I decided to give the job to Ariel and the man has done me proud… all I need to do is pay for it (though, I have to say, he is very reasonable, and after all his work can be seen here, there and everywhere).

Therefore, without further ado, I shall stop prattling on and just let you get on with exploring the new home – which reminds me: don't forget to update your bookmarks to point to this, the new domain: www.pendragonpress.net (but I will be keeping the .co.uk domain for a little while yet, just in case.)

If you do spot any errors, then I'll cry… no, seriously, let me know and I'll get him on the case.

No-Man and Other Tales launch event…

Posted by Chris on December 2, 2007 at 14:23
Posted in: Book News

This coming Friday (7th December) I will be launching Tony Richards' latest collection at the British Fantasy Society Open Night at 6:30pm – all are welcome, and Tony will be attendance to sign your purchased copies.

Due to baggage restrictions (i.e. my back) I will only have a limited stock with me, but each copy purchased on the night will also receive a free gift, which could either be a drink of your choice at the bar or a copy of any one of the Pendragon back-list.

Hope to see you there…

New Writings… new reviews

Posted by Chris on December 2, 2007 at 14:15
Posted in: Book News, Reviews

Lee Harris of Hub Magazine specifically tells you to "Buy it!" in the current issue, whereas Mario Guslandi gives a more personal appreciation of several of the stories here.