2009 September | Pendragon Press


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The Reef… sold out!

Posted by Chris on September 29, 2009 at 12:20
Posted in: Book News

Alas, it is true: I have no copies in stock, and at this present moment in time, no plans to reprint. Why? Simple: Waterstones’ has more than enough to supply the demand…. :))

Please click the link and contact your nearest store.

Thank you.

In other news: from now until the New Year, the special We Fade to Grey/New Writings in the Fantastic bundle is now available for £15 – this effectively means you’re getting New Writings for free! FREE! Over 100,000 words of fantastic short-fiction… FREE!

Is this a gift you can really cannot afford to miss?

Go on…


Posted by Chris on September 21, 2009 at 16:44
Posted in: Uncategorized

Well, I didn’t make it – due to a family bereavement – but from the various reports online, it sounded to be quite typical of Fantasycon-past: too much beer, the odd cock-up, some curry and way too little sleep.

Commiserations to Gary McMahon and Simon Bestwick (along with Mark Charan Newton much over-looked for the Best Newcomer category – I ain’t bitter…) , but congratulations to all who did win – notably Tim Lebbon, Allyson Bird and Vincent Chong.

Here’s to FCon2010 – I should be there, baring the odd black monolith…

For You Faustine by Allyson Bird

Posted by Chris on September 11, 2009 at 18:37
Posted in: Uncategorized

EDIT: I did promise, and here it is – the free-to-read Issuu-format of Allyson’s story:

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This special limited edition chapbook of fifty copies is being delivered to the FantasyCon hotel ready for next weekend – when I return, the story will be available free-to-download for all those who were unable to pick up a copy; if last year is anything to go by, the free Gingerbread chapbook flew off the table at an alarming rate.


Posted by Chris on September 6, 2009 at 15:40
Posted in: Awards, Book News, Conventions

EDIT: Well, due to bereavement, I shall be missing the Con this year – have fun those who attend, and fingers crossed either and/or both Gary McMahon and Simon Bestwick win their respective awards. I shall see you all again… :)

September is always a good month – mainly due to the annual BFS convention. I’ve been going for a few years now, though some have been going for longer than I’ve been alive!

This year, though, will be different: I won’t be trading! My year off will also involve a free weekend of milling about, wandering aimlessly, nursing a hangover – instead of sitting behind a dealer’s table, cupping a bottle of water and nursing a hangover. In addition, I will be catching the train up and staying overnight on Sunday, but that’s by the by.

Pendragon books will be on sale, though, courtesy of Steve Upham’s Screaming Dreams table.

Like last year, and if you ask me the change was about bloody due, the highlight of FCon is the presentation of the British Fantasy Awards. This year, Pendragon is recognised in the following categories:

Best Novella
Heads by Gary McMahon
The Narrows by Simon Bestwick

Best Anthology
We Fade to Grey ed. Gary McMahon (which contains the above two novellas)

PS Best Small Press Award

No chance of winning the last one, but I reckon Gary has a very strong chance in securing Best Anthology (not to mention Best Novel and Collection too… if he does win all three, then I think he would be the first ever in it’s history…)

Anyway, I mainly go there to catch up with a few people, quoff a few beers (hopefully the hotel will get it right this year and realise, yes, we do drink…) and have one or two curries.

So, if you’re going – see you there. If you not, then why not?

(Mind you, I may actually end up missing next year’s event…)