November 2015 – November 2016
If you’re going to be at Novacon 45 in Nottingham over the weekend of the 14/15th November, come and join us for our party on Saturday evening and also for our three book launches over the weekend.On Saturday afternoon from 2-3 in the Downstairs Bar we’ll be launching SmartYellow™ by J A Christy. This offers a worryingly plausible and chilling glimpse into an alternate Britain. For the sake of order and for the benefit of more fortunate members of society, those seen as socially undesirable are marked with SmartYellow™, making it easier for them to be controlled and maintained in a state of fruitless inactivity. Writer, J A Christy, turns an understanding and honest eye not only onto the weak, who have failed to cope with life, but also onto those who ruthlessly exploit them for their own ends. At times tense and threatening, at times tender and insightful, SmartYellow™ is a rewarding and thought-provoking read.
As well as drinks and books, J A Christy will be there to read from and sign copies of her book.
If you’re going to be at Novacon 45 in Nottingham over the weekend of the 14/15th November, come and join us for our party on Saturday evening and also for our three book launches over the weekend.On Sunday morning from 11-12 in the Downstairs Bar we’ll be launching Forbidden Alliance by Katrina Mountfort. This is the second book in the Blueprint trilogy that takes us to a future in which men and women are almost identical, and personal relationships are forbidden. More than sixteen years have passed since Caia and Mac, now renamed Cathy and Michael, fled their oppressive lives in the Citidome in Future Perfect (the first of the trilogy), although the plight of those who remain behind is never far from their minds. In addition to the issues explored in the first book, Forbidden Alliance poses additional questions, including those of leadership, family loyalties and whether it is possible to justify the sacrifice of human lives for the greater good.
Along with the drinks and books, Katrina will be on hand to read from her book and sign copies. What’s more there’ll be Parma Violets (Katrina’s favourite – so please come along to stop her from eating them all).
Forbidden Alliance, the second book in Katrina Mountfort’s Blueprint trilogy, will be published in paperback on the 16th November 2015. In the Blueprint future, men and women are almost identical and personal relationships are forbidden.
In Forbidden Alliance, more than sixteen years have passed since the events of Future Perfect, when Caia and Mac, now renamed Cathy and Michael, fled their oppressive lives. But the plight of those who remain in the Citidomes is never far from their minds.
Cathy and Michael now have three children and their Citidome life is a distant memory. But for Cathy, village life is no longer idyllic. While Michael is famed as the leader of the Alliance of Outside Communities, she is left holding the baby. When a chance arises for her to fulfil her potential, will she make the right choices? Michael, however, is too preoccupied to notice Cathy’s personal struggles. Heightened security in the Citidomes has resulted in fewer escapees, a shortage of young farmers and a depleted gene pool in the village. While Michael unveils his most audacious plan yet to liberate rebels from the Citidomes, will his devotion to the cause cost him the love of his wife and daughter? And will his plan endanger his life, as well as those of his allies?
Forbidden Alliance is also the story of Cathy and Michael’s sixteen year-old daughter Joy. Fiercely intelligent but with limited career options, she fights against the future her father has planned for her: marriage to village boy Matt. Forbidden from seeing Harry, the nomadic canal-dwelling boy she has loved since childhood, she finds friendship from an unexpected source: BodyPerfect ex-citizen Ryan, whose perfect Citidome looks are less than perfect in the outside world. And her illusions about life in the Citidomes are about to be shattered.
In addition to the issues explored in Future Perfect, Forbidden Alliance poses additional questions, including those of leadership, family loyalties and whether it is possible to justify the sacrifice of human lives for the greater good.
Forbidden Alliance has been available in popular eBook formats since the 4th September.
A new Emperor has arisen … and the Empire is collapsing into chaos.
Having escaped from the Golden City, Elaine, Johan and their friends – including some strange allies with goals of their own – race desperately towards Ida, hiding place of the ancient Witch-King. Behind them, the armies of the new Emperor – a man permanently poised on the verge of madness – give chase, unleashing monsters and spells from the long-buried past on everyone who stands in their way. Ahead of them, the Witch-King waits, biding his time as he prepares for his ascension.
As they endure terrible dangers – and figures from the past – Elaine and Johan come to realise that Elaine’s knowledge of magic and the bond between them may be the only thing standing between the Witch-King and godhood. But if they cannot prepare a defence in time, the entire world will die when the Witch-King rises from his tomb …
Bookworm IV: Full Circle has been available in popular eBook formats since the 2nd October.
Existence is Elsewhen, our fantastic new anthology is available from 18th March 2016 as an eBook. It will be published in print on 25th March 2016, and launched at Mancunicon.
The title, Existence is Elsewhen, paraphrases the last sentence of André Breton’s 1924 Manifesto of Surrealism, perfectly summing up the intent behind this anthology of stories from a wonderful collection of authors. Different worlds… different times. It’s what Elsewhen Press has been about since we launched our first title in 2011.
In Existence is Elsewhen we present twenty science fiction stories for you to enjoy, one from each of the following twenty great authors:
We will be at Mancunicon, this year’s Eastercon in Manchester. It’s in the Hilton Manchester Deansgate hotel, and over the weekend we’re holding two book launches in the Presidential Suite on the 22nd floor – our great new anthology Existence is Elsewhen on Saturday evening and Peter R. Ellis’ Unity of Seven on Sunday afternoon. Come and join us for a drink at the launch parties, and say hello if you see us around and about (we’ll be wearing our Elsewhen Press t-shirts!)
Also look out for our authors, no fewer than twelve will be at Mancunicon: Alison Buck, J.A. Christy, Peter R. Ellis, Rebecca Hall, Edwin Hayward, Andy McKell, Siobhan McVeigh, Christopher Nuttall, Susan Oke, James Starling, Zoë Sumra, Tej Turner, Dave Weaver. Catch some of them at panels too…
Friday 19:00, Diversity in UK SF: Why are we lagging?
Saturday 16:00, Anime
Saturday 20:30, Queering Heroic Fantasy
Monday 13:00, Sense8
Peter R. Ellis:
Saturday 13:00, Balancing the Creative Life
Sunday 17:30, Historical Fiction and Fanfiction
At this year’s Eastercon in Manchester, we will be launching our new anthology Existence is Elsewhen. With twenty stories from twenty great authors this is a fantastic science fiction anthology. Come and join us at the launch party in the Presidential Suite on the 22nd floor of the Hilton Manchester Deansgate, with a spectacular view over Manchester. Nine of the twenty authors will be joining us: J.A. Christy, Peter R. Ellis, Edwin Hayward, Andy McKell, Siobhan McVeigh, Christopher Nuttall, Susan Oke, Tej Turner, Dave Weaver.
The stories in Existence is Elsewhen are:
- Christy, J.A. Inside and Out™ V.5 – From Here to ETERNITY
- Ellis, Peter R. In the bleak Long Winter
- Gribbin, John Something to Beef about
- Harrison, Steve Earthsale
- Hayward, Edwin Ambrosia
- Hughes, Rhys Jekking the Oofers
- Jackson, Stefan Luceria
- McKell, Andy Homo Sapiens Inferior
- McVeigh, Siobhan Face the Music
- Moran, Robin Degeneration
- Nayman, Ira The Writer Did It!
- Nuttall, Christopher The Girl in Black
- Oke, Susan Hide and Hunt
- Ozdural, Sanem The Song of the Sky
- Reimer, Tanya Forbidden fruit
- Skye, Chloe Precipitation
- Thompson, Douglas Bird Brains
- Turner, Tej The Last Days
- Weaver, Dave The Copy
- Wolfe, Peter Murder in M-23
At this year’s Eastercon in Manchester, we will be launching the paperback edition of Unity of Seven, the third volume in Peter R. Ellis’ thrilling fantasy series, Evil Above the Stars, that appeals to readers of all ages, especially fans of JRR Tolkien and Stephen Donaldson. Come and join us at the launch party in the Presidential Suite on the 22nd floor of the Hilton Manchester Deansgate, with a spectacular view over Manchester.
Magic, Monsters, Metals, Mines in Mid-Wales (and mysterious worlds) with Malice, the Malevolence and the Maengolauseren.
Come along to the Great Oak Bookshop in Llanidloes in Powys at 11am on Friday the 1st April 2016 to meet Peter R. Ellis, the author of the Evil Above the Stars series for YA and adult readers, hear about these fantastic books and from the just-released third volume Unity of Seven.
Download a pdf flyer here
Mysterious worlds of monsters, metals, mines and the Maengolauseren. Meet Malice, the Malevolence and September.
Visit the sites described in vol.3 of Evil Above the Stars, the fantasy trilogy with a Celtic theme, shortlisted for the Wishing Shelf Teenage Fiction Award.
The Star, Dylife
(on the mountain road between Machynlleth and Llanidloes)
11 a.m. Sat 25th June
Price £10 includes, tea/coffee & cake, talk, walk and light lunch.
Finish 2 p.m. approx. or take an additional walk.
For details and booking – email or tel/text (contact details above)
Find out more at www.ellifont.wordpress.com/peter-r-ellis-sf-fantasy
The Star, Dylife, SY19 7BW is a former drovers inn; one of the highest and most remote in Wales; now an event venue and b&b.
Tel: 01650 521345
Download a pdf flyer here
Christopher Nuttall’s alternative history / fantasy novel Sons of Liberty, Book IV of the Royal Sorceress series, which has been available to buy as an eBook since the 29th April, will be published in a paperback edition on the 1st August 2016.
Praise for the Royal Sorceress series:
“one of the most interesting and entertaining alternate history books ever written”
“one of the most intriguing heroines in modern fantasy”
Sons of Liberty will be available to buy or order in paperback through all good retailers and direct from Elsewhen Press.
This year’s Nine Worlds Geekfest (12th-14th August) will, for the first time, include an Expo – which has been dubbed the Geekfayre. We will be there on a table with our books. More details to follow as soon as we know them.
We’re also very proud to be an official sponsor of Nine Worlds 2016.
So, if you’re going to Nine Worlds anyway, come into the Geekfayre, say hello, have a browse and buy a book or two
We look forward to seeing you there.
Dave Weaver’s darkly erotic tale of guilt and obsession, The Unseen, which has been available to buy as an eBook since the 13th May, will be published in a paperback edition on the 15th August 2016.
Both hallucinatory and horrifying, the finale of The Unseen will shock you.
The Unseen will be available to buy or order in paperback through all good retailers and direct from Elsewhen Press.
In September we will be at FantasyCon by the Sea in Scarborough. It will be our first FantasyCon, so if you’re going to be there please come and say hello to us, we’d love to see you. We’ll be in the Victoria Room selling our books all weekend, and we have a launch party on Saturday for our two latest titles Instrument of Peace by Rebecca Hall and Mandigo and the Hellhounds by Anders Reemark.
While we’re at FantasyCon we will be having a launch party for our two latest fantasy titles.
Instrument of Peace by Rebecca Hall is the first book in the Symphony of the Cursed series. Set in New Zealand, at the Academy of magic, it introduces us to Mitch and Hayley, two students who are, strangely, unaffected by the Twisted Curse that a misguided teacher has brought done on the academy while trying to protect it from fallout of the war between Heaven and Hell. Mitch is trying his best to cope with the effects the curse is having on his girlfriend and his best friend. But he is not sure that Hayley is quite what she seems. Especially when she aks him to look after a curious feather.
The launch party is in the Harbourlights Restaurant in the Grand Hotel from 12-1pm on Saturday. If you’re coming to FantasyCon, please join Rebecca and us at the party.
While we’re at FantasyCon we will be having a launch party for our two latest fantasy titles.
Mandigo and the Hellhounds, by Anders Reemark, is the book in the Mandigo trilogy. Translated from the Danish by Nina Sokol it is a classic epic fantasy story, suitable for younger readers but just as gripping for older readers.
When he was eight, Mandigo found a baby on a raft in the river and carried her to Greta, the wise woman who lived in the forest. By the time he was twelve, Greta had taught him some magic, but an evil force was looking for the baby and Greta decided to leave for the baby’s safety. Mandigo would have liked to go with her but his world is suddenly turned upside down with the arrival of a fearsome knight accompanied by a pack of Hellhounds…
The launch party is in the Harbourlights Restaurant in the Grand Hotel from 12-1pm on Saturday. If you’re coming to FantasyCon, please join us at the party.
Once again, Sanem Ozdural is back in New Orleans for the annual Words and Music Literary Feast. This year’s theme is The Dark Side of Literature & Life, and Sanem is on two panels during the festival. She’s on a panel on Friday afternoon (11th November at 3:15pm) in the Aesthetics of Literature thread addressing The Art of Creating Literature for Young People… Don’t Talk Down to Them!. Having written books for adults, LiGa™ and the Dark shall do what Light cannot, Sanem has now turned her hand to writing for younger readers and will be talking about it along with an editor and two literary agents.
If you’re going to be at Novacon 46 in Nottingham over the weekend of the 12/13th November, come and join us for the launch of Freedom’s Prisoners.On Saturday afternoon from 5-6pm in the Downstairs Bar we’ll be launching Freedom’s Prisoners by Katrina Mountfort. This is the third book in the Blueprint trilogy that takes us to a future in which men and women are almost identical, and personal relationships are forbidden. Tensions have escalated since the breakout. Michael and his army of rebels may have won the first battle in their fight against the Citidome authorities, but can they win a war? The Citidomes are fighting back and no-one is safe any more as RotorFighters rain down fire on defenceless villages destroying them and their inhabitants. Freedom’s Prisoners explores betrayal, guilt, hope and endurance in an explosive conclusion to the Blueprint trilogy.
Along with the drinks and books, Katrina will be on hand to read from her book and sign copies.
Once again, Sanem Ozdural is back in New Orleans for the annual Words and Music Literary Feast. This year’s theme is The Dark Side of Literature & Life, and Sanem is on two panels during the festival. She’s on a panel on Sunday morning (13th November at 10:15am) in the Aesthetics of Literature thread addressing The Art of Speculative Fiction as Vehicle for Social Commentary alongside another author and a literary agent. Anyone who has read Sanem’s books, LiGa™ and the Dark shall do what Light cannot, can’t fail to realise that it is a subject about which Sanem feels very strongly, so I expect it to be a fascinating session.