Events

Nov
24
Sat
2012
Mike French signing Blue Friday at Waterstones in Milton Keynes @ Waterstones
Nov 24 @ 10:00 am – 12:00 pm
Apr
6
Sat
2013
Ira Nayman, Welcome to the Multiverse (Sorry for the inconvenience) print edition launch at Ad Astra 32 @ Ad Astra 32
Apr 6 @ 11:30 am – 1:30 pm
Dec
6
Sat
2014
Launch of Glass Shore at New York Wintercon @ WINTERCON, NY Comic & Sci-Fi Expo
Dec 6 @ 10:00 am – 7:00 pm
Aug
6
Thu
2015
SmartYellow™ publication as eBook
Aug 6 – Aug 7 all-day

SmartYellow™, the first speculative fiction novel from J.A. Christy, will be published in an eBook edition on the 7th August 2015. A worryingly plausible and chilling glimpse into an alternate Britain where, 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.

Artwork: Leosaysays
Artwork: Leosaysays

SmartYellow™ is the story of a young girl, Katrina Williams, who finds herself on the wrong side of social services. After becoming pregnant with only a slight notion of the father’s identity, she is disowned by her parents and goes to live on a social housing estate. Before long she is being bullied by a gang involved in criminal activity and anti-social behaviour. Seeking help from the authorities she is persuaded to return to the estate to work as part of Operation Schrödinger, alongside a surveillance specialist. But she soon realises that Operation Schrödinger is not what it seems.

Exploring themes of social inequity and scientific responsibility, J.A. Christy’s first speculative fiction novel leads her heroine Katrina to understand how probability, hope and empathy play a huge part in the flow of life and are absent in the stagnation of mere survival. As readers we also start to question how we would know if the power of the State to support and care for the weak had become corrupted into the oppression of all those who do not fit society’s norms.

SmartYellow™ will be available in popular eBook formats from all good eBook retailers.

 

Sep
3
Thu
2015
Forbidden Alliance publication as eBook
Sep 3 – 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
14
Sat
2015
SmartYellow™ publication in paperback
Nov 14 all-day

SmartYellow™, the first speculative fiction novel from J.A. Christy, will be published in paperback on the 14th November 2015. A worryingly plausible and chilling glimpse into an alternate Britain where, 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.

Artwork: Leosaysays
Artwork: Leosaysays

SmartYellow™ is the story of a young girl, Katrina Williams, who finds herself on the wrong side of social services. After becoming pregnant with only a slight notion of the father’s identity, she is disowned by her parents and goes to live on a social housing estate. Before long she is being bullied by a gang involved in criminal activity and anti-social behaviour. Seeking help from the authorities she is persuaded to return to the estate to work as part of Operation Schrödinger, alongside a surveillance specialist. But she soon realises that Operation Schrödinger is not what it seems.

Exploring themes of social inequity and scientific responsibility, J.A. Christy’s first speculative fiction novel leads her heroine Katrina to understand how probability, hope and empathy play a huge part in the flow of life and are absent in the stagnation of mere survival. As readers we also start to question how we would know if the power of the State to support and care for the weak had become corrupted into the oppression of all those who do not fit society’s norms.

SmartYellow™ has been available in popular eBook formats since the 7th August.

 

SmartYellow™ – Launch party @ Novacon 45
Nov 14 @ 2:00 pm – 3:00 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: Leosaysays
Artwork: Leosaysays
jacavatarOn 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.

Nov
15
Sun
2015
Forbidden Alliance – Launch party @ Novacon 45
Nov 15 @ 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.

 

Mar
25
Fri
2016
Elsewhen Press at Mancunicon @ Mancunicon
Mar 25 – Mar 28 all-day

MancuniconElsewhen PressWe 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…
 
Tej Turner:
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
 
Zoë Sumra
Sunday 17:30, Historical Fiction and Fanfiction

 

Mar
26
Sat
2016
Existence is Elsewhen launch party @ Mancunicon
Mar 26 @ 6:30 pm – 7:30 pm
Artwork by Alison Buck
Artwork by Alison Buck

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:

Mar
27
Sun
2016
Unity of Seven launch @ Mancunicon
Mar 27 @ 1:30 pm – 2:30 pm
Artwork: Alison Buck
Artwork: Alison Buck

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.

Sep
28
Thu
2017
Elsewhen Press at FantasyCon 2017 @ The Bull Hotel, Peterborough
Sep 28 – Oct 1 all-day
Jul
27
Fri
2018
Fictional Alignment and An Android Awakes at London Film & Comic Con @ Olympia
Jul 27 – Jul 29 all-day

Cover Art: Tony Allcock; Logo Design: Craig Nash
Artwork: Karl Brown
Cover Design: Craig Nash
Mike French and Karl Brown will be promoting An Android Awakes and Fictional Alignment at the London Film & Comic Con at Olympia 27-29 July 2018.

Oct
19
Fri
2018
Elsewhen Press at FantasyCon 2018 @ The Queen Hotel, Chester
Oct 19 – Oct 21 all-day

We will be at FantasyCon again in October. This year in the old walled city of Chester.

We will, of course, be in the Dealers Room for the whole weekend. We will be selling all of our titles.

On Saturday morning at 11am we are having a launch event in the Jubilee Room (shared with Horrific Tales) at which we will have readings from three of our latest books as well as some refreshments and the opportunity to chat to the authors and get them to sign your copy of their book (which we can sell you!). The authors at the launch will be:

Juliet KempThe Deep and Shining Dark
David M AllanThe Empty Throne
David CraigResurrection Men

Please come along to support them.

Some of our authors will also be participating in panels or giving talks as follows:

Fri 5:30pm The Gladstone Room
Putting the Science in Science FictionDavid M Allan

Sat 2:30pm The Edward Room
Reviewing and Getting ReviewedSusan Oke (moderator)

Sat 3:00pm The Gladstone Room
Are We All Teenagers at Heart?Juliet Kemp, PR Ellis

Sat 4:00pm The Albert Room
Writing Short FictionJuliet Kemp (moderator)

Sat 5:30pm The Albert Room
Cavorite to CoaxiumPR Ellis

Sat 8:30pm The Albert Room
Writing and Representing Queer Characters in Genre FictionPR Ellis

Sat 9:30pm The Albert Room
Writing GroupsSusan Oke

Sun 12:30pm The Edward Room
Underrepresented Voices in Genre FictionJuliet Kemp

The FantasyCon programme can be downloaded from here.

Oct
21
Sun
2018
Dealers Room open to the public at FantasyCon 2018 @ The Queen Hotel, Chester
Oct 21 @ 9:00 am – 1:00 pm

If you’re in or around Chester this coming weekend, but weren’t planning on coming to FantasyCon, there’s some great news for you. The Dealers Room at FantasyCon will be open to the public on Sunday morning (9am to 1pm). That means you can come in and visit a whole room full of Independent Publishers (including us) eager to sell you the best SFF books around; as well as purveyors of t-shirts, artwork and jewellery among other things.