Saturday, 6 April 2013

Short Story Saturday: The Solaris Rising 2 launch

On Wednesday evening I was fortunate enough to attend the book launch of Solaris Rising 2, edited and compiled by Ian Whates and published by Solaris Books, at the Gower Street Waterstone's in London.

The line of up guest authors included James Lovegrove, Paul Cornell and Adrian Tchaikovsky. Proceedings began with Ian briefly discussing with each of the authors present their particular stories and motivations behind writing them. Then it was down to the serious business of signing books.

The line up of authors in attendance.

Ian Whates waxing lyrical with glass of wine in hand.

The serious business of signing books, overseen by Ben Smith of Solaris Books.

Of course the evening didn't get going until we all retired to a local hostelry where I talked about Clemency Slaughter and Pax Britannia (and everything in between) with the likes of the members of the Abaddon/Solaris team in attendance (publishing manager Ben Smith, newly-promoted Abaddon commissioning editor David Moore, and PR guru Mike Molcher), as well as old friends and new.

All in all a most pleasant evening, and congratulations to Ian for putting together such an excellent anthology.

You can pick up your copy of Solaris Rising 2 here.

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