We at The Alchemy Press hope you all have a merry time. Don’t forget to buy and read books — they are good for the soul.
It’s almost the end of 2016, time for reflection. The Alchemy Press has had a relatively quiet year with just three titles under our belt: The Complete Epistles of Penelope Pettiweather, Ghost Hunter by Jessica Amanda Salmonson; The Private Life of Elder Things by Adrian Tchaikovsky, Keris McDonald and Adam Gauntlett; and Something Remains edited by Peter Coleborn and Pauline E Dungate, an anthology of stories based on the notes left by Joel Lane after his untimely death. Click on the titles to read more about these titles, or visit the Alchemy website to discover our complete range of books.
From a personal perspective, Peter has experienced the ups and downs of the NHS as he underwent a series of investigations for cancer, culminating in surgery soon after our return from FantasyCon, which was held in Scarborough this year (and which, by the way, we both thoroughly enjoyed despite the hiccups one usually encounters at such events). It’s too soon to know just how successful the surgery was – hopefully we’ll learn more by mid-January 2017.
Time to cheer up. Time for a bit of festive fun! Here’s something to occupy you over the Christmas holiday: unscramble the following anagrams, all are of writers who have graced the pages of Alchemy Press titles:
AN ADVISORY HAT KICK
AN UP LEAK
CLASH ON LINEN
LACE IN ROAD
MAD SEA JAILS MASONS CANON
After you’ve rearranged these send your answers to us using this form before midnight 31st December 2016. The first three will have the choice from any of our limited editions: Nick Nightmare Investigates by Adrian Cole; Rumours of the Marvellous by Peter Atkins; Where the Bodies are Buried by Kim Newman; Merry-Go-Round by Bryn Fortey; or Invent-10n by Rod Rees (state your choice along with your answers). Please note that overseas prizes will be sent surface mail.
Finally, we wish you all a very happy Christmas, Yule, or whatever you choose to celebrate. Have fun. Let’s hope 2017 is a good year for all. And keep buying and reading books. Lots of books.
Hugs and love
Peter Coleborn and Jan Edwards
Good morning/ afternoon /evening (delete as applicable). It’s Christmas Eve and the time of year to look back on our achievements and, of course, to anticipate the things to come. We know you are all very busy at this moment, making mince pies, wrapping presents, decorating the tree, buying last-minute gifts, so we’re keeping this Newsletter brief.
Firstly our big news for the day! We have a brand new collection just off the press from the talented Mr John Grant — Tell No Lies: