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Stock Reduction #2

Posted by Chris on May 24, 2013 at 9:14
Posted in: Book News, General

Why not indulge yourself in a numbered hardcopy edition of Gareth L Powell's Silversands along with Noel Hannan's debut sf collection Shenanigans for the princely sum of less than £10 – including UK postage.

… surely, you can see the logic in this? Two superb pieces of science fiction – one hardback, the other a paperback, for less than a tenner.

Hardcover blow-out

Posted by Chris on December 3, 2012 at 15:40
Posted in: Book News, General

From now until the end of the year, prices for the remaining stock of Silversands, Feral Companions and We Fade to Grey hardcovers have been reduced.

Though the latter two are signed, the signed copies of Silversands have long since sold out.

In other news, a Review of 2012 is forthcoming…

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…

A slip of a Silversands' review

Posted by Chris on September 16, 2011 at 20:53
Posted in: Book News, Reviews

From Ian Sales which has just slipped in:

"[A] solid sf mystery set on a a colony world. Though only short, the novel is well-paced, the characters rounded, and the setting sketched in with skill."

Talking of reviews: if indeed you are a reviewer or book-blogger and you would be interested in free PDF copies of any title then by all means drop me a line. :)

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.

Post-FCon 2010

Posted by Chris on October 1, 2010 at 20:24
Posted in: Book News, Conventions, General, Reviews

The annual shin-dig in Nottingham for all fans of the fantastic has been and gone; a pilgrimage of drunken nonsense, curry and books. There are more than enough reportages on the interweb from those who attended, most if not all I've come across all say the same thing: great weekend, too much to drink, not enough sleep… here's to next year.

Doesn't take a genius to know that the current financial status quo has taken hold, but thankfully I did manage to sell a few books – a heartfelt thanks to you, one and all! :)

In other news, apologies to all who have pre-ordered Angels of the Silences and The Legend of False Dreaming – alas, the printer I was going to use has fallen so I'm looking elsewhere and with luck copies should be available very soon. In actual fact, one idea I am contemplating is taking this process in-house so to speak…

Between last posting, a couple of reviews have surfaced – most notably, Des Lewis' "real-time review" of Terry Grimwood's The Places Between – unfortunately, I cannot easily take quotes from it so you'll need to read it in full!

In addition, M F W Curran has posted a review of Gareth L Powell's Silversands:

"… [A] thoroughly accomplished piece of writing… sits proudly on my bookshelf with other acclaimed genre authors (Dick, Bradbury, Baxter, Banks etc)… And you know, Gareth L. Powell doesn’t look out of place amongst them."

That's it for now… back to the process of publishing, with Kingston to Cable lined-up for publication very soon.

Silversands reviewed in Interzone

Posted by Chris on September 10, 2010 at 18:47
Posted in: Book News, Conventions, Reviews

Just discovered that the premier UK SF magazine has given it a very favourable review:

"[Gareth L] Powell is a master when it comes to using small details to give us a sense of the whole person … in many respects Silversands is an excellent debut.”

Copies will be on sale at FantasyCon next week.

Silversands: a review and a launch

Posted by Chris on April 19, 2010 at 18:27
Posted in: Book News, Reviews

First up, another review of Silversands has surfaced:

"… a satisfying and enjoyable read… ll be keeping my eyes out for more work by Mr Powell."

Also, don't forget the official launch this Saturday at the Shakespeare Tavern in Bristol at 2pm. There will be free wine, a reading and copies to buy.

Mind you, personally I'll be foregoing the wine and drinking Speckled Hen!

EDIT: Well, well, well… didn't the launch go well? Within the compact, yet bijou room of the Shakespeare Tavern, a pleasant enough afternoon was spent (though the appearance of hen-nighters earlier did give visions of them gate-crashing the event…) Gareth read from the book, which Cheryl Morgan kindly video'd and uploaded, and thankfully a few copies were sold – no doubt helped by the free wine. :)

As an off-shoot of this, something new could well be making it's way…

Anyway, here are some photographs from the day:

Silversands: first review

Posted by Chris on April 13, 2010 at 9:31
Posted in: Book News, Reviews

A succinct yet splendid review in The Guardian where Eric Brown hails it:

"… a fine hi-tech romp…"

In other news, now that the publication date has lapsed the price returns to the RRP – and also the Feral/Silversands bundle has also increased slightly. Free postage still stands, though…

Don't forget: if you're in Bristol on 24th April then pop along to the official Launch at The Shakespeare Tavern on Prince Street.

… and still progressing through the postal orders…

Silversands and Feral Companions have landed!

Posted by Chris on March 22, 2010 at 20:45
Posted in: Conventions, General

With myself, and in Bristol with Silversands. :)

Can't believe I'm going to Brighton tomorrow… if neither myself nor Steve Upham turn up at the hotel by midnight, then we're either lost or sucked into a time-portal on the M25.

Anyone wishing to give me odds on the latter?

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