Events

Mar
12
Thu
2015
Peter R. Ellis at the Malvern Mad March events (1) @ Foley Arms (Wetherspoons)
Mar 12 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm

Peter R. EllisMalvern Mad March is a series of eleven events around Malvern during March 2015, hosted by Malvern Book Promoters who organise “events for authors and people who love lively fun poems and books”. Each event is free and provides an opportunity to meet local authors and buy a signed copy of their books.

Our very own Peter R. Ellis, author of the Evil Above the Stars series, will be participating in two of the events. The first two volumes of the series (Seventh Child, and The Power of Seven) are already available as eBooks and will be published in paperback editions at the end of March. However Peter will be talking about Evil Above the Stars and will have pre-launch copies of the paperback editions with him at the Mad March events.

The first of Peter’s appearances will be at the Foley Arms (Wetherspoons) from 7pm om Thursday 12th March.

Artwork: Alison Buck
Artwork: Alison Buck
Artwork: Alison Buck
Artwork: Alison Buck

Mar
18
Wed
2015
Peter R. Ellis at the Malvern Mad March events (2) @ The Cake Tin Café, The Cube
Mar 18 @ 12:00 pm – 2:00 pm

Peter R. EllisMalvern Mad March is a series of eleven events around Malvern during March 2015, hosted by Malvern Book Promoters who organise “events for authors and people who love lively fun poems and books”. Each event is free and provides an opportunity to meet local authors and buy a signed copy of their books.

Our very own Peter R. Ellis, author of the Evil Above the Stars series, will be participating in two of the events. The first two volumes of the series (Seventh Child, and The Power of Seven) are already available as eBooks and will be published in paperback editions at the end of March. However Peter will be talking about Evil Above the Stars and will have pre-launch copies of the paperback editions with him at the Mad March events.

The second of Peter’s appearances will be at the Cake Tin Café in The Malvern Cube from 12-2pm om Wednesday 18th March.

Artwork: Alison Buck
Artwork: Alison Buck
Artwork: Alison Buck
Artwork: Alison Buck

Mar
28
Sat
2015
Launch of Evil Above the Stars at Leominster Library @ Leominster Library
Mar 28 @ 11:00 am – 1:00 pm

Peter R. EllisPeter 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!



Artwork: Alison Buck
Artwork: Alison Buck
Artwork: Alison Buck
Artwork: Alison Buck

 

Apr
5
Sun
2015
Elsewhen Press at Dysprosium 2015 – Evil Above the Stars Launch @ The Park Inn, Heathrow
Apr 5 @ 10:00 am – 11:00 am

Elsewhen PressWe 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 😉

On Sunday 5th from 11:00 to 12:00 we’ll be launching the paperback edition of Volumes 1 and 2 of Peter R. Ellis’s Evil Above the Stars series in our room. There’ll be refreshments too!

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.

Artwork: Alison Buck
Artwork: Alison Buck

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.



Artwork: Alison Buck
Artwork: Alison Buck

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.

 

Apr
17
Fri
2015
Peter R. Ellis signing Evil Above the Stars at the Great Oak Bookshop, Llanidloes @ Great Oak Bookshop
Apr 17 @ 6:30 pm – 8:00 pm

Peter R. EllisPeter R. Ellis will be at the Great Oak Bookshop in Llanidloes on Friday 17th April from 19:30-21:00 to sign and talk about his new fantasy series Evil Above the Stars. Both volume 1, Seventh Child, and volume 2, The Power of Seven, will be available. Everyone’s welcome to come along to meet Peter, listen to him talk and read, buy copies of the books and get him to sign them 😉



Artwork: Alison Buck
Artwork: Alison Buck
Artwork: Alison Buck
Artwork: Alison Buck

Apr
24
Fri
2015
Peter R. Ellis signing Evil Above the Stars at Castle Bookshop, Ludlow @ Castle Bookshop
Apr 24 @ 10:00 am – 12:00 pm

Peter R. EllisPeter R. Ellis will be signing copies of his new fantasy series Evil Above the Stars at the Castle Bookshop in Castle Street, Ludlow on April 24th from 11.00 to 13.00. Peter will be there with copies of Volume 1, Seventh Child, and Volume 2, The Power of Seven. Come along, meet Peter, buy copies of the books and he will sign them for you.



Artwork: Alison Buck
Artwork: Alison Buck
Artwork: Alison Buck
Artwork: Alison Buck

 

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
29
Tue
2015
Peter R. Ellis reading from Evil Above the Stars at Llanidloes Library @ Llanidloes Library
Sep 29 @ 5:00 pm – 7:00 pm

Peter R. EllisPeter R. Ellis will be at Llanidloes Library on Tuesday 29th September from 18:00 in a session shared with fellow local fantasy author Kim Gravell. Peter will read from and talk about his fantasy series Evil Above the Stars. Both volume 1, Seventh Child, and volume 2, The Power of Seven, will be available. Everyone’s welcome to come along to meet Peter, listen to him talk and read, buy copies of the books and get him to sign them 😉



Artwork: Alison Buck
Artwork: Alison Buck
Artwork: Alison Buck
Artwork: Alison Buck

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.

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:

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.

Apr
1
Fri
2016
Magic, Monsters, Metals, Mines in Mid-Wales (and mysterious worlds) with Malice, the Malevolence and the Maengolauseren. @ Great Oak Bookshop
Apr 1 @ 10:00 am – 12:00 pm

Magic, Monsters, Metals, Mines in Mid-Wales (and mysterious worlds) with Malice, the Malevolence and the Maengolauseren.

Artwork: Alison Buck
Artwork: Alison Buck

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

 

Jun
25
Sat
2016
Myth & Magic in Mid-Wales @ The Star
Jun 25 @ 10:00 am – 1:00 pm
Artwork: Alison Buck
Artwork: Alison Buck

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
Email: info@StarInnDylife.co.uk
Web: http://starinndylife.co.uk

Download a pdf flyer here