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Sold out… almost…

Posted by Chris on September 26, 2012 at 11:17
Posted in: Book News, General

Packing up books for FantasyCon this weekend I have discovered that there are only two copies of the signed/numbered edition of Silversands left… when these sell at the weekend, then that's it folks; I still have the standard edition, which isn't signed and numbered, but do you want to risk not having a book to keep when Gareth Powell becomes a Big Name? And trust me, he's rapidly on the way…

Competition Time!

Posted by Chris on September 19, 2012 at 18:00
Posted in: Book News

The first person to answer correctly the following Thomas Usher-themed competition by Monday 24th September Wednesday 26th September 9pm will win a copy of the signed, limited hard cover edition. If that lucky winner has already pre-ordered their copy, then their monies will be refunded or credited for any other book on sale – whatever the winner wishes.

Question: Name Thomas' wife and child.

E-mail answers to chris [at] pendragonpress [dot] net.

The winner will be notified by e-mail that day and announced on the website.

Have fun!

Thomas Usher

Posted by Chris on September 18, 2012 at 20:54
Posted in: Book News, General

Today, I approved the cover proof of Gary McMahon's collection To Usher, the Dead – a collection that has been talked about for many a year, the delay being all mine. Featuring the eponymous Thomas Usher, a "psychic detective" who featured in the two-book series Pretty Dead Things and Dead Bad Things

I can't remember where I read his first appearance, but when Gary asked me about the collection the first book wasn't yet published. He stated that it would contain a new novella called "The Other Tenants" and since I love novellas and didn't really relish reading every story I asked him just to send me that – I knew the stories would be good anyway.

I think it was less than a week when I said yes to the collection – and so the wheels turned, and for me very slowly (anyone who has dealt with me, past present and future will testify to this). It was around this time that I also noticed Paul Mudie's cover work on Charles Black's series of horror anthologies and thought he would be the perfect artist. He agreed.

I can't explain why I took so long to publish this collection – money probably – but all I can say is that I'm glad it is now coming to fruition and in my cold hands next Friday, 28th September.

As a consequence of getting this book ready, Gavin Salisbury's short-novel Fade-Out won't be making the party – but will be available later in October – and the much fabled Nasty Snips Project will too be available (or at least the first couple of instalments) around Hallowe'en.

Just when enthusiasm for the business and industry wane, I get a jerk of adrenaline from what is I believe – and I say this without apology – a very important book for not just Pendragon but the horror/supernatural genre.

I just hope I can do Gary and Thomas some justice.