Signings at Forbidden Planet

Forbidden Planet Signings ‘ all at the Megastore, 179 Shaftesbury Avenue, London, WC2H 8JR.

Zack Snyder signing to promote the film Sucker Punch. Tuesday 29 March 6.00’7.00 pm.

‘B-52s, Bombs, Brothels & Babes! Welcome to the world of Sucker Punch! Enter Zack Snyder’s fantastical world of warfare with this wonderful art book and have it signed by Mr Snyder himself. There’s everything from samurai to serpents included and it’s a unique opportunity to grab yourself a very special copy of this official book. Snyder guides you through the many amazing worlds and characters of the film, with eye-popping production art and stunning photographs by Clay Enos (Watchmen: Portraits). Due to the anticipated high turnout, limits may be placed on the number of items signed. Thank you.’

Eric Brown signing for The Kings of Eternity. Thursday 31 March 6.00’7.00 pm. 

‘As the 20th Century draws to a close, a troubled novelist tries to hide from the past on a remote and idyllic Greek island ‘ but when he falls in love, it threatens to unleash the horrors that haunt him. Meanwhile, more than 60 years in the past and hundreds of miles away, two writers are called by their friend to investigate strange goings-on in Hopton Wood. Their discovery ‘ a strange alien creature ‘ will bring their world, and that of the reclusive novelist in the future, into a gripping and unexpected collision.’

A special pre-KAPOW! signing by Andy Diggle, Jock and Jamie Delano for the Titan Books publications Rat Catcher and Hellblazer: Pandemonium. Friday 8 April 6.00’7.00 pm.

‘According to underworld legend, the Rat Catcher is a peerless assassin who specialises in silencing mob snitches. There’s just one problem ‘ he doesn’t exist. Now there’s a pile of dead bodies in a burning safe house outside El Paso. The Rat Catcher has finally slipped up, and a washed-up FBI agent has one last chance to hunt him down. Follow Andy Diggle’s tale of two master man-hunters in a deadly game of cat-and-mouse, each of them hiding a secret from the other.’

Bring down the barriers of Space Time with a double Doctor Who signing with James Goss and Una McCormack on Saturday 16 April 1.00-2.00 pm

‘In James Goss’ The Dead of Winter, we’re at the end of the 18th Century, and nothing is quite what it seems. Maria is a lonely little girl with no one to play with. She writes letters to her mother that tell of intrigue and secrets, of strange faceless figures that rise from the sea. She writes about the enigmatic Mrs Pond who arrives with her husband and her physician, and who will change everything.

In Una McCormack’s The Way Through the Woods, it’s tonight ‘ and a man called Rory Williams will go to the woods. Investigating events the Doctor and Amy are desperate to find out what’s happened to Rory. Something is waiting in the woods. Something that’s been there for thousands of years. Something that is now waking up…’

A pre-Eastercon signing by David Weber for his novel A Mighty Fortress. Thursday 21 April 6.00’7.00 pm.

‘The fourth book in the Safehold series, and not due for publication in the UK until early May, Mighty Fortress takes us to Charis, now a place of refuge for all who treasure freedom. But The Group of Four, the clique that controls most of Safehold, has decreed Charis’ destruction and they will not rest until it has been erased forever. Their juggernaut rumbles down, but Merlin Athrawes and a handful of extraordinary human beings stand in its path. The Group of Four is about to discover just how potent the power of human freedom truly is.’

Trudi Canavan for The Rogue. Thursday 5 May 6.00’7.00 pm.
 
‘The next compelling instalment in Trudi Canavan’s latest epic series, the bestselling Traitor Spy trilogy. Living among the Sachakan rebels, Lorkin does his best to learn about them and their unique magic. But the Traitors are reluctant to trade their knowledge for the Healing they so desperately want and there are hints they have bigger plans. Sonea searches for the rogue, knowing that Cery cannot avoid assassination for ever, but the rogue’s influence over the city’s underworld is far greater than she feared. In Sachaka, Dannyl has lost the respect of the Sachakan elite for letting Lorkin join the Traitors. The Ashaki’s attention has shifted, instead, to the new Elyne Ambassador, a man Dannyl knows all too well. And in the University, two female novices are about to remind the Guild that sometimes their greatest enemy is found within.’

Kim Newman for Anno Dracula. Thursday 26 May 6.00’7.00 pm.

‘On first publication in 1992, Kim Newman’s groundbreaking postmodern story was critically acclaimed and won numerous prizes, including the prestigious International Horror Guild Award for Best Novel. Now, due to today’s popular interest in vampires and alternative histories, this enduring Dracula classic is re-born for a new generation of readers.

The brand-new paperback edition of this brilliantly imagined story contains unique bonus material, including a new afterword from Kim Newman, annotations, articles and alternate endings to the original novel. Elegantly combining horror, politics, mystery and romance, Anno Dracula is a rich and panoramic tale exploring the darkest depths of vampire-occupied England.’

Forbidden Planet Signings ‘ all at the Megastore, 179 Shaftesbury Avenue, London, WC2H 8JR.

Zack Snyder signing to promote the film Sucker Punch. Tuesday 29 March 6.00’7.00 pm.

‘B-52s, Bombs, Brothels & Babes! Welcome to the world of Sucker Punch! Enter Zack Snyder’s fantastical world of warfare with this wonderful art book and have it signed by Mr Snyder himself. There’s everything from samurai to serpents included and it’s a unique opportunity to grab yourself a very special copy of this official book. Snyder guides you through the many amazing worlds and characters of the film, with eye-popping production art and stunning photographs by Clay Enos (Watchmen: Portraits). Due to the anticipated high turnout, limits may be placed on the number of items signed. Thank you.’

Eric Brown signing for The Kings of Eternity. Thursday 31 March 6.00’7.00 pm. 

‘As the 20th Century draws to a close, a troubled novelist tries to hide from the past on a remote and idyllic Greek island ‘ but when he falls in love, it threatens to unleash the horrors that haunt him. Meanwhile, more than 60 years in the past and hundreds of miles away, two writers are called by their friend to investigate strange goings-on in Hopton Wood. Their discovery ‘ a strange alien creature ‘ will bring their world, and that of the reclusive novelist in the future, into a gripping and unexpected collision.’

A special pre-KAPOW! signing by Andy Diggle, Jock and Jamie Delano for the Titan Books publications Rat Catcher and Hellblazer: Pandemonium. Friday 8 April 6.00’7.00 pm.

‘According to underworld legend, the Rat Catcher is a peerless assassin who specialises in silencing mob snitches. There’s just one problem ‘ he doesn’t exist. Now there’s a pile of dead bodies in a burning safe house outside El Paso. The Rat Catcher has finally slipped up, and a washed-up FBI agent has one last chance to hunt him down. Follow Andy Diggle’s tale of two master man-hunters in a deadly game of cat-and-mouse, each of them hiding a secret from the other.’

Bring down the barriers of Space Time with a double Doctor Who signing with James Goss and Una McCormack on Saturday 16 April 1.00-2.00 pm

‘In James Goss’ The Dead of Winter, we’re at the end of the 18th Century, and nothing is quite what it seems. Maria is a lonely little girl with no one to play with. She writes letters to her mother that tell of intrigue and secrets, of strange faceless figures that rise from the sea. She writes about the enigmatic Mrs Pond who arrives with her husband and her physician, and who will change everything.

In Una McCormack’s The Way Through the Woods, it’s tonight ‘ and a man called Rory Williams will go to the woods. Investigating events the Doctor and Amy are desperate to find out what’s happened to Rory. Something is waiting in the woods. Something that’s been there for thousands of years. Something that is now waking up…’

A pre-Eastercon signing by David Weber for his novel A Mighty Fortress. Thursday 21 April 6.00’7.00 pm.

‘The fourth book in the Safehold series, and not due for publication in the UK until early May, Mighty Fortress takes us to Charis, now a place of refuge for all who treasure freedom. But The Group of Four, the clique that controls most of Safehold, has decreed Charis’ destruction and they will not rest until it has been erased forever. Their juggernaut rumbles down, but Merlin Athrawes and a handful of extraordinary human beings stand in its path. The Group of Four is about to discover just how potent the power of human freedom truly is.’

Trudi Canavan for The Rogue. Thursday 5 May 6.00’7.00 pm.
 
‘The next compelling instalment in Trudi Canavan’s latest epic series, the bestselling Traitor Spy trilogy. Living among the Sachakan rebels, Lorkin does his best to learn about them and their unique magic. But the Traitors are reluctant to trade their knowledge for the Healing they so desperately want and there are hints they have bigger plans. Sonea searches for the rogue, knowing that Cery cannot avoid assassination for ever, but the rogue’s influence over the city’s underworld is far greater than she feared. In Sachaka, Dannyl has lost the respect of the Sachakan elite for letting Lorkin join the Traitors. The Ashaki’s attention has shifted, instead, to the new Elyne Ambassador, a man Dannyl knows all too well. And in the University, two female novices are about to remind the Guild that sometimes their greatest enemy is found within.’

Kim Newman for Anno Dracula. Thursday 26 May 6.00’7.00 pm.

‘On first publication in 1992, Kim Newman’s groundbreaking postmodern story was critically acclaimed and won numerous prizes, including the prestigious International Horror Guild Award for Best Novel. Now, due to today’s popular interest in vampires and alternative histories, this enduring Dracula classic is re-born for a new generation of readers.

The brand-new paperback edition of this brilliantly imagined story contains unique bonus material, including a new afterword from Kim Newman, annotations, articles and alternate endings to the original novel. Elegantly combining horror, politics, mystery and romance, Anno Dracula is a rich and panoramic tale exploring the darkest depths of vampire-occupied England.’