Monday, 23 November 2009
Thursday, 19 November 2009
Wednesday, 18 November 2009
Exciting news! The Abaddon Books* website has had a make-over - and very cool it looks too. To check it out for yourself, along with news of Abaddon's first ever competition, click here.
* Publishers of the Pax Britannia series.
Thursday, 12 November 2009
Mark and Dan talk about the frustrations and advantages of writing tie-in work versus the advantages and frustrations of working in your own universe. It's a cracking read and seems all the more timely to me as my latest piece of tie-in work dropped through my letterbox yesterday to be proofed. You can read The Relic in the forthcoming Legends of the Space Marines Warhammer 40K anthology.
To find out more about the competition and its money-can't-buy prize click here.
Tuesday, 10 November 2009
To date I have had four Pax Britannia novels published with a fifth coming early next year. They all feature the dandy adventurer and agent of the British crown Ulysses Quicksilver and are, in reading order, Unnatural History (2007), Leviathan Rising (2008), Human Nature (2008), Evolution Expects (2009) and Blood Royal (2010).
To find out more about the world of Pax Britannia click this link or watch the following stereopticon presentation.
Monday, 9 November 2009
My most recent work for the Black Library is a short story entitled The Relic and will appear in the new short story collection Legends of the Space Marines (published April 2010).
Might see you there.
Friday, 6 November 2009
I also have a limited number of copies of the brand new American edition of the book Christmas Miscellany available, as well as some of my latest Fighting Fantasy adventure gamebook Stormslayer.
Admission is free, so if you're in the area, why not pop along and say "Hello"?
Wednesday, 4 November 2009
As part of my on-going efforts to self-publicise I've had some Pax Britannia badges made. One bears Simon Parr's new PB logo and the other is the central image from Mark Harrison's cover for Dark Side, which is coming next summer.
The first place where you will be able to get your hands on one (or two) of these beauties is at my talk at the University College School Beyond Words Festival next Tuesday afternoon, so book your ticket now!
Monday, 2 November 2009
And here's the brand spanking new look cover!
And here's a little more about the adventure (for the benefit of those not already in the know)...
Bloodbones lives! Cinnabar, evil Pirate-Lord and scourge of the twelve seas, is back from the dead and seeking revenge with the dark powers of voodoo at his command. Only YOU can stop the pirate captain and his crew of bloodthirsty cut-throats.
In this fantastic new adventure you are a heroic sailor seeking revenge on one of the most feared pirate-lords of Titan 'Cinnabar', a creature without remorse, a murderer, and a follower of the bloodthirsty voodoo death-god Quezkari, whose mark is the black skull.
Having sworn to have your vengeance against Cinnabar, for the past six years you have sailed the seas of Titan never forgetting a promise you made to yourself a decade ago. Throughout the years you have spent at sea you have learned more and more about Cinnabar and this information eventually leads you to Ruddlestone and the notorious Port of Crabs.
Prepare to set sail on the adventure of a lifetime.
I was absolutely blown away when I realised that someone had re-imagined a scene from Stormslayer and done such a fantastic job of rendering it in full colour. The level of detail is amazing, and it is totally faithful to a scene described in the book.
I did a little digging and discovered that the piece was by Emerson Tung (a.k.a. Zeo-X) who has also produced his own versions of the Steam Golem and the Tremor Worm from the book.
There's loads more to see through his online gallery which you can find here. And if you happening to be reading this, Zeo, drop me a line and say "Hi!"