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Nadolig Llawen

Posted by Chris on December 23, 2014 at 11:22
Posted in: Book News, General, Uncategorized

Well, I've been neglectful of late with Pendragon – thankfully, Mark West and Neil Williams have been keeping the fires burning with their own respective novellas Drive and The Derelict. In fact, you may not know this but from 1st January 2015 the e-editions of these two books will be increasing in price due to the new and ludicrous ruling made by the European Union on the sale of digital products within Europe.

2015 will herald the eventual release of Stuart Young's Reflections in the Mind's Eye (was hoping for the finished book to be ready this month, but the printer informed me that January was the very earliest) with Paul Kane's new Dalton Quayle double-novella collection to follow and another double-novella collection from Mark West and Stephen Bacon.

In light of these pending publications and to further help the Pendragon coffers, I've reduced all hardcovers to half price and will remain so until the New Year.

Pendragon towers will be closed between 24th and 26th December – spending the time with the family, and as a consequence I've signed up to enter the 50th annual Porthcawl Christmas Day swim. In all honesty, I'm not doing it for charity per se – although I do have a JustGiving page set up – but it's just something that is different to the usual Christmas morning.

So, without further ado, take care of yourselves and your families and hope that whatever your denomination, I wish you and your families all the best.

FantasyCon

Posted by Chris on August 31, 2010 at 14:44
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If you're like to know more, and you've got time to attend, then here's a little Ad:

Post-FCon

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

Zorba Returns

Posted by Chris on July 3, 2009 at 14:11
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Well, technically, I returned Monday (rather late) which meant Tuesday and Wednesday I was resting; when I thought about posting here, yesterday, rather typically I came down with heat-exhaustion (the only thing I can think of…) and I was just zonked out.

Anyway, slightly better now… but not 100%: we small press publishers, we're a dedicated lot. :)

The big news to report, though, and this is now official with a press release from John Jarrold: fourth quarter of 2010 Pendragon will be publishing David Barnett's novel popCult! – I read this on my long-weekend away, and just found it one of the most original pieces of writing in a long-time; a contemporary SF tale in which a struggling writer is drawn into the machinations of a motley group of underground art pranksters who harbour a strange and terrible secret beneath the streets of London.

In other news, well, you'll just have to wait but in the next few weeks I shall be finalising the complete 2010 schedule – and the return of Zorba Pendragon Press.

Away? What is "I shall be away" in Greek?

Posted by Chris on June 22, 2009 at 21:22
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[Public Service Announcement]
From Thursday 25th June till Tuesday 2nd July the "office" will be closed – any e-mails and/or orders will be processed upon my return and when I am sufficiently sober enough to do so.
[/Public Service Announcement]

Special Offer!

Posted by Chris on May 27, 2009 at 20:34
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From now until all low-lying areas around the world are flooded, or when the stock is gone (whichever is sooner) you can now purchase the PPC-edition of We Fade to Grey plus last year's short-listed anthology New Writings in the Fantastic edited by John Grant for the princely sum of £20 (plus postage) – even with postage, considering the UK/US exchange rate, this is a bargain price for all you North American cousins (not to mention our Antipodean friends, of course!)

J G Ballard: RIP

Posted by Chris on April 21, 2009 at 10:28
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Compared to many, many people my knowledge of books and stories is rather tinny, and even though I've read just two novels (Crash, Concrete Island) and one collection (War Fever) by Ballard, the news of his passing is rather shocking.

I must admit to preferring the collection, though: there's not a single dud story – each and every word is pretty much pitch perfect within the context of that particular tale; even with my editor's hat on, I still couldn't find anything to nit-pick. :)

A true genius of British literature, and science fiction has lost one of the very few voices that a fan could counter when their choice of reading material would be derided has pulp nonsense by the less enlightened.

RIP Mr Ballard, may your spirit forever reside in Shepperton.

If you like The Thing…

Posted by Chris on March 25, 2009 at 16:42
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… then you'll love this video by the French synth-duo, Zombie Zombie.

I have added this link elsewhere on the web, but I don't think I've added it to this site – 'tis really is superb. :)

I ain't goin' to Bradford…

Posted by Chris on March 25, 2009 at 16:25
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Despite registering for Eastercon, I won't be attending again – if I'm too make my target for World Fantasy in San Jose later this year, then one needs to tighten one's purse-strings.

Of course, I will be at FantasyCon – wouldn't miss that for all the alcohol in Nottingham (which, naturally, will be drunk that weekend) – in September, and I'll probably be in Bristol in May for the Comics Expo.

Apart from that, not much news… T:III in print, definitely, next month.

So, without further ado, enjoy Eastercon and hopefully I'll see you there next April… :)

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