2011 February | Pendragon Press


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Visions Fading Fast – the anthology of 2011!

Posted by Chris on February 28, 2011 at 2:16
Posted in: Book News

I am proud to announce that news can now be broken with regard to this rather secret anthology, the second from an author whose star is very much in ascension: Gary McMahon. Available in a hardback limited edition of 100 copies or a paperback, Volume One contains sixty thousand words of superb fiction from Reggie Oliver, Joel Lane, Kaaron Warren, Paul Meloy and Nathan Ballingrud.

The wonderful artwork for this first volume is by Tomislav Tikulin:

Visions Fading Fast Volume One

With a publication date of this Summer, we expect the hardcover to sell out very quickly; of course, the paperback edition will be around forever and a day… the second volume should be out in time for FantasyCon in October.

(On a purely personal level, very interested in this anthology since it would mark the tenth anniversary – or so – since I’ve published a story by Kaaron Warren, the first time being Nasty Snips… all pre-orders of the hardcover edition will receive a free copy of Nasty Snips!)

Editorial Opportunity

Posted by Chris on February 16, 2011 at 18:57
Posted in: General

Do you have a passion for sf, horror and fantasy literature? Do you have a good grasp of spelling and grammar – at least equal to my own, though preferably better!

Looking for new editors to work with authors from initial submission to final, print-ready manuscript. Would you like to be involved?

In all honesty, there will be money involved, but not a whole lot.

Especially interested to hear from you if you’d like to become a Pendragon convention table monkey – of which your attendance will at least be paid to the point where your convention attendance and reasonable expenses covered.

If interested, then send some info about yourself to: chris [at] pendragonpress [dot] net.

Sense of humour a must.

… almost there…

Posted by Chris on February 15, 2011 at 14:20
Posted in: Book News, General





British Fantasy Awards 2011 – Nominations

Posted by Chris on February 14, 2011 at 21:55
Posted in: Awards, Book News

… if anyone is inclined, and you have until midnight tonight, there are a number of PP titles eligible from last year:

Best Novel

Silversands by Gareth L Powell

Sparrowhawk by Paul Finch

The Places Between by Terry Grimwood

Best Novella

Rattus by Simon Maginn

The Invisible Architect of Psychopathy by Gary Fry

The Red House by David J Thacker

Best Artist

Vincent Chong for Silversands

Steve Upham for Feral Companions and The Red House; James Higgins for Sparrowhawk

Ben Baldwin for The Places Between

With regard to the three novels, they could technically be considered novellas since they are long novellas.

Electronic Editions

Posted by Chris on February 12, 2011 at 22:50
Posted in: Book News, General

Well, after some thought and a few comments online and offline, I’ve decided to offer the first two chapbooks – The Red House by David J Thacker and Angels of the Silences by Simon Bestwick – available has PDF electronic editions for the princely sum of £1.

Essentially, this will work thus: you purchase and then I will personally e-mail the PDF to you. At the moment it isn’t automatic, though if I am online when your order comes through then you will pretty much receive the document within minutes.

Of course, you don’t need an e-reader to view these e-books since being a PDF file then they can be read on any PC with the right software installed (and the official Adobe reader is free of charge).

Needless to say, please do not e-mail your copy of the PDF to your friends, family or colleagues: these are still protected by copyright, and to be quite frank, a pound will not break the bank.

Quick Query

Posted by Chris on February 9, 2011 at 20:53
Posted in: Book News, General

With one interested customer, I am currently gauging interest: Pendragon Press does not publish ebooks per se, but how do you – the loyal reader of this site – feel on the issue of paying for standard PDFs? If I were, for example, to offer a PDF edition of the Pendragon Chapbooks for say £1/$1 would you be interested?

Your comments and feedback would be very helpful.

So, who fancies a pint this Friday?

Posted by Chris on February 7, 2011 at 20:55
Posted in: Conventions, General

Of course, you need to live near Cardiff – the first ever British Fantasy Society Open Night in Wales – at A Shot in the Dark on City Road. We have the first floor lounge booked, and I am assured that despite it being primarily a coffee shop it does have a full bar.

EDIT: Despite the expensive beer, about thirty people turned up and turned it into a rather splendid night; thanks to all those who did, old and new, and here’s the next event. Hope those who won at the raffle enjoy their books!

Proofs and Percentages

Posted by Chris on February 4, 2011 at 10:27
Posted in: Book News, General

Picked up and approved earlier the proof copy of Angels of the Silences and, with luck, should be mailing the first batch of copies to those who purchased next weekend. And, just discovered that popCult! is available with 25% off at thebookdepository. Don’t care where you buy, just buy a copy! :)