Events

March 2015 – August 2017

Mar 6 Fri 2015
Mirrors in the Deluge publication as an eBook
Mar 6 all-day

Artwork: Alison Buck

Artwork: Alison Buck

Mirrors in the Deluge, a new collection of tales from master story-teller Rhys Hughes, will be published in an eBook edition on the 6th March 2015.

Mirrors in the Deluge is a collection of 32 unrelated stories that take elements from fantasy, science fiction, horror and other genres and give them a lateral shift. Like much of Rhys’ work these quirky tales between them encompass parody, pastiche and puns. The fun, as ever, starts with the title of each story – gently leading an unsuspecting reader into preconceived ideas and expectations; expectations that are soon spun around, turned on their head (or other extremities), and pushed in an unexpected direction. Thus, even a saunter through the contents page is already a hugely entertaining experience and one more akin to savouring the hors d’oeuvres of a grand banquet than consulting a list of shortcuts into a literary tome. In fact, the gastronomic metaphor serves us well here; the courses on offer range from tantalising tuck to a foody’s feast, but never mere vittles – perhaps the way to enjoy this book is to digest one story, three times a day (four if you’re a halfling who needs second breakfast), rather than trying to gorge on all the available delights and delicacies at one sitting. To complete this gourmet’s guide, a tempting sampling of the stories must include:

The Soft Landing, a unique story told from the perspective of a photon;

Travels with my Antinomy, how do you solve a paradox when you’re part of it?;

Vanity of Vanities, the internet achieves consciousness and takes over, but with very different consequences from those you might imagine;

The Fairy and the Dinosaur, in which a fairy can’t find what she wants for her picnic in the goblin market, is offered cloned prehistoric plums but turns to a time-travelling robot to go back to the age of the dinosaurs and eat an original plum.

Other titles to tempt you include The Martian Monocles, The Prodigal Beard, A Dame Abroad, The Unkissed Artist Formerly Known as Frog, The Goat That Gloated, The Taste of Turtle Tears, The Bones of Jones, and The Haggis Eater.

Mirrors in the Deluge will be available in popular eBook formats from all good eBook retailers.

 

Jun 8 Mon 2015
Mirrors in the Deluge publication in paperback
Jun 8 all-day

Artwork: Alison Buck

Artwork: Alison Buck

Mirrors in the Deluge, a new collection of tales from master story-teller Rhys Hughes, which has been available as an eBook since 6th March 2015, will be published in a paperback edition on the 8th June 2015.

Mirrors in the Deluge is a collection of 32 unrelated stories that take elements from fantasy, science fiction, horror and other genres and give them a lateral shift. Like much of Rhys’ work these quirky tales between them encompass parody, pastiche and puns. The fun, as ever, starts with the title of each story – gently leading an unsuspecting reader into preconceived ideas and expectations; expectations that are soon spun around, turned on their head (or other extremities), and pushed in an unexpected direction. Thus, even a saunter through the contents page is already a hugely entertaining experience and one more akin to savouring the hors d’oeuvres of a grand banquet than consulting a list of shortcuts into a literary tome. In fact, the gastronomic metaphor serves us well here; the courses on offer range from tantalising tuck to a foody’s feast, but never mere vittles – perhaps the way to enjoy this book is to digest one story, three times a day (four if you’re a halfling who needs second breakfast), rather than trying to gorge on all the available delights and delicacies at one sitting. To complete this gourmet’s guide, a tempting sampling of the stories must include:

The Soft Landing, a unique story told from the perspective of a photon;

Travels with my Antinomy, how do you solve a paradox when you’re part of it?;

Vanity of Vanities, the internet achieves consciousness and takes over, but with very different consequences from those you might imagine;

The Fairy and the Dinosaur, in which a fairy can’t find what she wants for her picnic in the goblin market, is offered cloned prehistoric plums but turns to a time-travelling robot to go back to the age of the dinosaurs and eat an original plum.

Other titles to tempt you include The Martian Monocles, The Prodigal Beard, A Dame Abroad, The Unkissed Artist Formerly Known as Frog, The Goat That Gloated, The Taste of Turtle Tears, The Bones of Jones, and The Haggis Eater.

Mirrors in the Deluge will be available to buy or order in paperback through all good retailers and direct from Elsewhen Press.

 

Mar 18 Fri 2016
Existence is Elsewhen publication as eBook
Mar 18 all-day

Artwork by Alison Buck

Artwork by Alison Buck

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:

Aug 12 Fri 2016
Elsewhen Press at Nine Worlds Expo @ Novotel London West
Aug 12 – Sunday all-day

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.

Proud Sponsors of Nine Worlds Geekfest 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.

 

Aug 4 Fri 2017
Elsewhen Press at Nine Worlds Geekfest 2017 @ Novotel London West
Aug 4 – Sunday all-day

Elsewhen PressWe will be back at Nine Worlds Geekfest again this year (4-6th August). The vendors will be inside the convention, not in a separate Expo like last year, so we should be easy to find. Come and say hello, have a browse, buy some books. We will have some new books that will be on sale for the first time at Nine Worlds, and a couple that we will be launching there (on Saturday); we expect to be joined by some of our authors too – more details closer to the day. Hope to see you there too.

Oh, and did we mention that we’re Gold Sponsor for Nine Worlds this year?

 

Aug 5 Sat 2017
Launch event at Nine Worlds Geekfest – Don’t Look Back and The Wages of Sin @ Nine Worlds Geekfest
5:00 pm – 6:00 pm

If you are going to Nine Worlds Geekfest this August, come along to our launch event on Saturday afternoon at 5pm in Mouton Cadet.
Zoë SumraJohn GribbinPeter R. Ellis

Join Zoë Sumra, John Gribbin, and Peter R. Ellis.

Cover: Alex Storer

Cover: Alex Storer

Zoë will be reading from her new book The Wages of Sin, the second book in her Underside series (Sailor to a Siren was the first book in the series).

Artwork: David A. Hardy

Artwork: David A. Hardy

John will be reading from his retrospective anthology of short stories Don’t Look Back.

Then Peter R. Ellis (whose latest book Cold Fire, a September Weekes novel, will be out in eBook on 4th August) will interview them both. There should be time for a few questions from the audience too! There will be refreshments available of course, and copies of the books to buy – they’ll even sign them if you like ;-)

It’s in the online programme (as Elsewhen Press presents) so be sure to add it into your personal Grenadine schedule. We’re looking forward to seeing you there.

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