Ira Nayman will be launching the print edition of his science fiction satire Welcome to the Multiverse (Sorry for the inconvenience) in Canada at 11:30 on Saturday 6 April 2013 at Ad Astra 32 in Toronto. Details in the Ad Astra programme.
Peter R.Ellis will be launching his Evil Above the Stars fantasy series at Leominster Library on Saturday 28th March from 11:00 to 13:00. Volume 1, Seventh Child, and Volume 2, The Power of Seven, will both be available. Come along and hear a reading, ask questions, buy copies of the books and Peter will sign them for you. All welcome!
We will be at this year’s Eastercon – Dysprosium 2015 at the Park Inn in Heathrow.
We have a whole room to ourselves, syndicate room 13 – luckily we’re not superstitious 😉
Launch: Evil Above the Stars – Vol 1 Seventh Child, Vol 2 The Power of Seven
Sunday 5th April 11:00-12:00
Elsewhen Press (Syndicate room 13)
A mystical land where the planets really do revolve around the Earth, the power of the four elements is tangible, and good must fight to prevent the spread of evil. This is the world of Gwlad, the Land.
Volume 1: Seventh Child
September Weekes discovers a stone that takes her to Gwlad, where she is hailed as the one with the power to defend them against the evil known as the Malevolence. September meets the people’s leader, the Mordeyrn Aurddolen, and the bearers of the seven metals linked to the seven ‘planets’ that give them special powers to resist the elemental manifestations of the Malevolence. She returns home, but a fortnight later, is drawn back to find that two years have passed and there have been more attacks. She must help defend Gwlad against the Malevolence.
Volume 2: The Power of Seven
Having reached Arsyllfa, September is re-united with the Mordeyrn Aurddolen with whom, together with the other senior metal bearers that make up the Council of Gwlad, she must plan the defence of the Land.
The time of the next Conjunction will soon be at hand. The planets, the Sun and the Moon will all be together in the sky. At that point the protection of the heavenly bodies will be at its weakest and Gwlad will be more dependent than ever on September. But now it seems that she must defeat Malice, the guiding force behind the Malevolence, if she is to save the Land and all its people. Will she be strong enough; and, if not, to whom can she turn for help?
Seventh Child was published in a digital edition on 2nd January 2015 and The Power of Seven on 30th January 2015 – they will be launched in paperback together at Dysprosium.
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 morning from 11-12 in the Downstairs Bar we’ll be launching Sailor to a Siren by Zoë Sumra. This is a space opera novel with significant nods to the gangland thriller genre. It’s a great debut from Zoë and establishes her as a name to watch in epic space opera. The depth of her characters, the breadth of her world-building, the ambition and longevity of her story-arcs spanning multiple generations of families, all make this a first step in what is likely to be a fascinating and enthralling universe. As Jaine Fenn said “If you like your space opera fast and violent, this book is for you”.
There will be drinks, books and Zoë (obviously – although as she’s very pregnant at the moment I suppose there’s a chance she might go into labour early and have to give it a miss).
If you are going to Nine Worlds Geekfest this August, come along to our launch event on Saturday afternoon at 5pm in Mouton Cadet.
Join Zoë Sumra, John Gribbin, and Peter R. Ellis.
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).
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.
Author Mike French and cover artist Tony Allcock will be at the Sci-Fi Weekender in North Wales from 22-25 March, with a special event at 4pm on the Saturday (24th).