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« Reply #105 on: November 22, 2013, 09:19:41 am »
I have a story, "Kodokushi", in the new PostScripts anthology: http://www.pspublishing.co.uk/postscripts-3031-memoryville-blues--jhc-edited-by-peter-crowther--nick-gevers-1847-p.asp

Meant to mention this before, but my contributor copy arrived yesterday and prompted a reminder :)

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« Reply #106 on: December 31, 2013, 01:42:08 pm »
I've sold a short story, "The Opaque District" to the Horror Uncut anthology and today I've completed the first draft of a new neo-noir novel, "People I Know Are Dead." My writing year for 2013 is summarised here: http://andrew-hook.blogspot.co.uk/2013/12/my-writing-year-2013.html

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« Reply #107 on: January 09, 2014, 10:49:44 am »
My story, "Interference", has just been published in the Downs Syndrome charity anthology, "Chiral Mad 2" (I was also in the first anthology). I've blogged about the story's genesis here: http://andrew-hook.blogspot.co.uk/2014/01/interference.html

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« Reply #108 on: January 30, 2014, 02:43:21 pm »
My story, "A Knot Of Toads", has recently been published in Black Static#38 and I've blogged about the gestation of the piece here: http://andrew-hook.blogspot.co.uk/2014/01/a-knot-of-toads.html

My story, "Bothersome", has recently been sold to an anthology I'm not sure if I can name yet.

I've also been finalising the stories for the anthology, "punkPunk!", that I've edited for DogHorn Publishing.
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« Reply #109 on: February 07, 2014, 09:02:46 am »
My short story, "Drowning In Air", has recently been published in Strange Tales IV from Tartarus Press and I've blogged about how the story came about here: http://andrew-hook.blogspot.co.uk/2014/02/drowning-in-air.html

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« Reply #110 on: February 27, 2014, 09:42:15 am »
It's been a busy February!

Finished editing the "punkPunk!" anthology for DogHorn Publishing and have handed off the files to be prepared for publication.

Finished the edits for the first of two crime novels to be published by Telos in March/April. Cover design can be viewed here:

http://andrew-hook.blogspot.co.uk/2014/02/cover-art-immortalists.html

And I've also written three new short stories: Flytrap, The Soft Explosion, and The Nomenclature of Fear.
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« Reply #111 on: March 22, 2014, 02:12:14 pm »
Hi all

My neo-noir crime novel, "The Immortalists", has been published today through Telos.

Currently available as a Kindle or Nook e-book with paperback version to follow in the next few days.

Ex-cop, Mordent, is an irascible, anachronistic PI with a noir sensibility and a bubblewrap fetish.

Hired to investigate a missing person case he believes the job to be an easy pay-check, but when the kid turns up dead and appears to have aged beyond death, Mordent finds the mystery is only just beginning.

When a second body is found similarly aged, Mordent is pulled into rival gang leaders’ quests for immortality, a race where the objective is not to finish. And it becomes personal when Marina, a psychic, disappears after tipping off the police about the second body. Mordent had unfinished business with her.

The Immortalists is the first in a series of exciting crime novels putting a neo-noir twist on the genre conventions of bums and dames, corruption and perversion, and cops and informers; all played out on rain-soaked streets amid a shadow-filled city.

‘An excellent writer and stylist, reminding me of Raymond Chandler, Malcolm Pryce and Jasper Fforde. Suitably creepy and sometimes laugh out loud funny.’
Emlyn Rees, author of 'That Summer He Died'

‘Andrew Hook's fiction is always recognisable, but never predictable. He has that rare, lovely ability: to mess with your expectations while entertaining you at the same time.’
Mat Coward, Dagger and Edgar shortlisted crime writer

Purchase info here: http://telosmoonrise.blogspot.co.uk/201 ... -hook.html

My first new novel for ten years!


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« Reply #112 on: March 24, 2014, 09:30:09 am »
The paperback is also now available through Amazon as well as the e-book options.

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« Reply #113 on: April 09, 2014, 01:22:12 pm »
Pleased to report I've sold a new collection of my short stories, "Human Maps", to Eibonvale Press.

And I've also placed a short story, "The Abduction of Europe", in an anthology I cannot name at the moment.

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« Reply #114 on: April 09, 2014, 01:33:15 pm »
Pleased to report I've sold a new collection of my short stories, "Human Maps", to Eibonvale Press.

Congratulations, Andrew. Well deserved. I very much look forward to it.
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« Reply #115 on: April 10, 2014, 11:13:42 am »
Thanks Des!

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« Reply #116 on: April 30, 2014, 02:02:00 pm »
I've written a new short story, "The Call Of The Void", and I've sold a story, "Flytrap", to Interzone.

New blog post on twenty years of selling short stories: http://andrew-hook.blogspot.co.uk/2014/04/twenty-years-of-short-stories.html

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« Reply #117 on: May 06, 2014, 10:54:57 am »
My short story, "Softwood", has been published in "La Femme" from NewCon Press and I've blogged about the gestation of the story here: http://andrew-hook.blogspot.co.uk/2014/05/softwood.html

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« Reply #118 on: May 22, 2014, 11:34:49 am »
Couple of news snippets about the novel:

This Sunday I'm being interviewed by Future Radio on their Platform show which airs between 5-6pm (I'm likely to be in the second half). It's repeated Monday and then will be available on podcast. http://futureradio.co.uk/

And if you're in the Norfolk/Suffolk area on Saturday 21st June I have a booksigning in Diss. Details here: http://www.disspublishing.co.uk/Events/events.html

Oh and if anyone has a review blog who wants a PDF of the novel for review purposes please let me or Telos know and we can sort one for you.

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« Reply #119 on: June 06, 2014, 11:10:59 am »
Been very busy recently whilst my partner was away with our baby at relatives for a week:

Five new short stories written: "The Unthinking Tyranny Of History", "The Plasticity Of Identity", "Vulvert", "Black Lung" and "Sömntuta".

I've put my novel "The Immortalists" down for a Goodreads Giveaway to stimulate interest: enter for the chance of getting a free copy here: https://www.goodreads.com/giveaway/show/95633-the-immortalists

I've also published two of my previous short story collections on Kindle:

"The Virtual Menagerie" (Elastic Press, 2002): was shortlisted for a British Fantasy award for Best Collection in 2003. Features 19 short stories, some previously published in The Third Alternative, The DreamZone, Grotesque and a host of other indie mags. Only £1.83 !

http://www.amazon.co.uk/The-Virtual-Menagerie-Andrew-Hook-ebook/dp/B00KSOPR8I/ref=sr_1_1?s=digital-text&ie=UTF8&qid=1402047362&sr=1-1&keywords=The+Virtual+Menagerie

"Beyond Each Blue Horizon (Crowswing Books, 2005): I think this was also shortlisted for a BFS award. Features 21 stories, some previously published in Fusing Horizons, Midnight Street, Nemonymous, Poe's Progeny and others. Again only £1.83 !

http://www.amazon.co.uk/Beyond-Each-Blue-Horizon-Andrew-ebook/dp/B00KSOPOU4/ref=sr_1_1?s=digital-text&ie=UTF8&qid=1402047332&sr=1-1&keywords=Beyond+Each+Blue+Horizon

Should anyone get these Kindle versions reviews on amazon/goodreads would be welcomed!