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Slightly Foxed magazine

February 12, 2011

In the forthcoming spring issue of the literary quarterly Slightly Foxed there is an appreciation of the late lamented Michael Coney, written by Eric Brown. For further details visit the Fox website

Slightly Foxed is an "eclectic mix, covering all the main categories of fiction and non-fiction, and our contributors are an eclectic bunch too. Some of them are names you'll have heard of, some not, but they all write thoughtfully, elegantly and entertainingly." Published quarterly.

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Huddersfield Literature Festival

February 12, 2011

The Huddersfield Literature Festival 2011 (16-20 March) celebrates the word in action: 'We have some fantastic events lined up for you, kicking off the launch with a celebration of 25 years of Peepal Tree Press. Join us for the free launch evening party ' but do book a ticket as this event will book up quickly. We've got some very exciting names this year: David Peace, Anne Fine, Simon Armitage, David Nobbs, AL Kennedy and controversial teenage fiction writer Melvin Burgess. As well as a programme packed full of premi'res and special commissions. There are opportunities to enjoy readings, music, comedy and workshops to help develop your writing technique and express your creativity.'

Contact lifest@hud.ac.uk for further details.

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NewCon Press to publish new anthologies

February 12, 2011

NewCon Press will shortly be announcing two very special new anthologies, due to be launched in the next few months. Both books will be available in paperback and signed limited edition hardback editions. Full details will be confirmed soon, so keep an eye on this website if you want to read original stories from the likes of: Neil Gaiman, Charles Stross, Stephen Baxter, Dan Abnett, Tony Ballantyne, Lauren Beukes, Eric Brown, Peter Crowther, James Lovegrove, Philip Palmer, Stephen Palmer, Andy Remic, Adam Roberts, Ian Watson, Liz Williams and many more...

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Dan Abnett signing

February 12, 2011

Forbidden Planet has announced an exclusive pre-publication signing by Dan Abnett for the Forbidden Planet Limited Edition of his new Angry Robot novel Embedded. The signing takes place at the Forbidden Planet Megastore, 179 Shaftesbury Avenue, London, WC2H 8JR, on Saturday 26 March 1.00' 2.00pm
 
'The colony planet of Eighty-Six looks as dull as all its fellow new worlds to veteran journalist Lex Falk, but when a local squabble starts to turn violent, and the media start getting the runaround from the military high command, his interest is seriously piqued. Forbidden from approaching the battlezone, he gets himself chipped inside the head of a combat veteran ' and uncovers the story of a lifetime. When the soldier is killed, however, Falk must use all his resourcefulness to get back home again' and blow the lid off the whole damn thing.'

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Priest, Badger and Little Green Men

February 12, 2011

'Featuring readings from Fanthorpe himself and dramatic recreations of his most interesting and memorable work, The Vicar, The Badger and the little Green Men from Mars - How one man, armed with a mind like a mental grasshopper, a dictaphone and a good rug became the most prolific sci-fi author on the planet.'

On Thursday 17 February, 11.30am: The Priest, the Badger and the Little Green Men from Mars -- the curious tale of the Rev Lionel Fanthorpe, science fiction's most prolific writer.

More details on the BBC website.

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Ex Occidente to Close

September 23, 2010

Dan Ghetu has announced that Ex Occidente Press is to close in April 2011. The press, while producing highly collectible and attractive books, had faced sharp criticism at [...]

Grimm Up North 2: 28–31 October 2010

September 7, 2010

Grimm Up North Film Festival is back for a second year – and the organisers promise it will be bigger, bloodier and more brutal than ever. Sounds much like late night [...]

Eibonvale at FantasyCon

September 7, 2010

Eibonvale Press will be releasing two brand new works at Fantasycon: Blind Swimmer, an anthology on the theme of creativity in the wilderness, with an introduction by Joel [...]

BookCrossing at FantasyCon

August 26, 2010

If you are signed up with BookCrossing, FantasyCon is a great opportunity to release a few books “into the wild” (and clear a bit of bookshelf space to make room [...]
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