Events

October 2012 – November 2016

Oct 8 Mon 2012
Sanem Ozdural on JOYRadio @ JOYRadio
10:00 am – 10:30 am

Sanem Ozdural, author of LiGa™, will be appearing on JOYRadio on 8 October at 10:00. Sanem and Moira Crone, who will together be discussing the Aesthetics of Literature at the Pirate’s Alley Faulkner Society Words and Music Festival in New Orleans at the end of November, will be interviewed by Pattie Welek Hall as part of a series of radio programmes promoting the festival.

Feb 12 Tue 2013
Ira Nayman on Artists First radio
11:00 pm – Wednesday @ 12:00 am

Ira Nayman will be appearing on the Artist First radio show on February 12 at 6pm (EST).  In an hour-long programme he will be interviewed by the show’s host Tony Kay. Topics will include discussions of Ira’s life, work and especially his hilarious sci-fi satire Welcome to the Multiverse (Sorry for the inconvenience).  You can find out more about Artist First radio here.

Sep 19 Fri 2014
Future Perfect publication as an eBook
Sep 19 all-day

Future Perfect cover image

Artwork: Alison Buck

Katrina Mountfort’s first novel, Future Perfect, the first book in the Blueprint trilogy, will be published in an eBook edition on the 19th September 2014.

The Blueprint trilogy takes us to a future in which men and women are almost identical, and personal relationships are forbidden. Following a bio-terrorist attack, the population now lives within comfortable Citidomes. MindValues advocate acceptance and non-attachment. The BodyPerfect cult encourages a tall thin androgynous appearance, and looks are everything.

A dark undercurrent runs through Future Perfect: the enforcement of conformity through fear, the fostering of distorted and damaging attitudes towards forbidden love, manipulation of appearance and even the definition of beauty. This book will appeal to both an adult and young adult audience.

Future Perfect will be available in popular eBook formats from all good eBook retailers.

Dec 11 Thu 2014
Launch of Future Perfect in Saffron Walden @ Intelligent Penguin
7:00 pm – 9:00 pm

Future Perfect cover imageKatrina MountfortKatrina Mountfort will be launching her debut novel Future Perfect on the evening of December 11th in Saffron Walden at Intelligent Penguin in Gold Street.

Future Perfect is the first book in the Blueprint Trilogy which takes us to a future in which men and women are almost identical, and personal relationships are forbidden. Following a bio-terrorist attack, the population now lives within comfortable Citidomes. MindValues advocate acceptance and non-attachment. The BodyPerfect cult encourages a tall thin androgynous appearance, and looks are everything. A dark undercurrent runs through the trilogy: the enforcement of conformity through fear, the fostering of distorted and damaging attitudes towards forbidden love, manipulation of appearance and even the definition of beauty. Join Katrina to celebrate the launch of her book with a drink, hear a reading, buy a copy and have it signed! What better way to spend a December evening?

It’s also worth saying a big thank you to Intelligent Penguin, a digital agency, who offered the use of their venue in exchange for a donation to a charity of Katrina’s choice. In keeping with the themes of the book, Katrina chose Beat, a charity providing helplines, online support and a network of UK-wide self-help groups to help adults and young people in the UK beat their eating disorders.

 

Apr 24 Fri 2015
Christopher Nuttall at Ravencon 2015 @ Double Tree by Hilton Hotel, Richmond VA
Apr 24 – Sunday all-day

Christopher NuttallChristopher Nuttall, author of books including The Royal Sorceress series, Bookworm series, A Life Less Ordinary, The Mind’s Eye, and Sufficiently Advanced Technology, will be at Ravencon in Richmond VA for the weekend of 24-26 April, taking part in some panels and signing books.

Sep 4 Fri 2015
Forbidden Alliance publication as eBook
Sep 4 all-day

Forbidden Alliance, the second book in Katrina Mountfort’s Blueprint trilogy, will be published in an eBook edition on the 4th September 2015. In the Blueprint future, men and women are almost identical and personal relationships are forbidden.

Artwork: Alex Storer

Artwork: Alex Storer

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 in the Citidome. But the plight of those who remained behind is never far from their minds.

Cathy and Michael now have three children. 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 will be available in popular eBook formats from all good eBook retailers.

 

Nov 15 Sun 2015
Forbidden Alliance – Launch party @ Novacon 45
11:00 am – 12:00 pm

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.

Artwork: Alex Storer

Artwork: Alex Storer

Katrina MountfortOn 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).

Nov 16 Mon 2015
Forbidden Alliance publication in paperback
Nov 16 all-day

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.

Artwork: Alex Storer

Artwork: Alex Storer

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.

 

Nov 12 Sat 2016
Freedom’s Prisoners – Launch party @ Novacon 46
5:00 pm – 6:00 pm

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.

Artwork: Alex Storer

Artwork: Alex Storer

Katrina MountfortOn 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.
 

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