Last Saturday’s Edge Lit 4 mini-convention was a highly successful event. Lots of people to see and lots of books to buy. In this photo (by Misha Herwin) Peter is sitting behind the Alchemy Press table in the dealers’ room. It may look as though his eyes are shut — rest assured, he is merely taking a prolonged blink.
This is a (relatively) brief reminder of this weekend’s activities. We will be attending Edge Lit 4 (in the Quad in the centre of Derby) selling books and launching two new titles. Not only that, The Alchemy Press is proudly sponsoring the panel “Looking Back – How Much History Does Fantasy Fiction Need?” with Stephen Deas in the chair alongside panellists Joanne Harris, Tom Lloyd, Freda Warrington and Angus Watson. This panel starts at 11.30 am in Cinema 2.
Tickets for Edge Lit are almost gone so if you want to attend visit their website now.
In the afternoon – at 3.15 in the Green Room – we are launching two new collections: Monsters by Paul Kane and Evocations by James Brogden.
New York has alligators in its sewers; Birmingham has man-eating Octopuses in its canals. What sacrifices were offered in order to build the railway? Held captive in a tower-block; can she escape? What does his non-existent hand touch? Roadkill … or something worse? What is it like, waiting to become a ghost? Discover these chilling horrors and many more in Evocations…
When you read Monsters be afraid. Be incredibly afraid … because the Monsters are here! Vampires, werewolves, zombies, witches, this collection from the imagination of award-winning and bestselling author Paul Kane has them all! Including the first reprint of ‘Dracula in Love’ in over a decade, the original short story the movie Weeping Woman was based on, plus an introduction by Nicholas Vince (who portrayed Chatterer Cenobite in the Hellraiser movies and Kinski in Nightbreed) and cover art by the legendary Clive Barker, this is one book you really should be afraid to miss!
Both books will be available as paperbacks. We also have a very limited run of 30 signed and numbered copies of Monsters with which you’ll receive a free DVD of the short film The Weeping Woman based on Paul’s story – printed just for Edge Lit. Any unsold copies will be available via The Alchemy Press after the weekend. The paperback editions will then be available from the usual online dealers, along with eBook editions.
On Saturday 11 July we’ll be in Derby at Edge-Lit 4 (The QUAD). with a bookstall and book launches (Monsters by Paul Kane and Evocations by James Brogden).
The Alchemy Press is also one of the event sponsors so you should see our name linked to the panel: “Looking Back – How Much History Does Fantasy Fiction Need?” with Stephen Deas (Chair), Joanne Harris, Tom Lloyd, Freda Warrington, and Angus Watson.
Sorry, we’re a bit late this time. Blame the balmy spring weather (well, it’s not raining today). When we can drag ourselves away from the garden and the (occasional) sunshine there are many books in the Alchemy Press edit/production room, to be added to the list over the following months. Imminent are:
Monsters by Paul Kane, with an introduction by Nicholas Vince (with fabulous cover art by Clive Barker).
Evocations by James Brogden, a collection of this fine writer’s horror and weird tales.
Monsters will be published in two editions – the hardcover coming with a special gift! These books will be launched at Edge Lit in Derby this coming July
Also in the pipeline for 2015 are collections from Anne Nicholls, Marion Pitman and others (real goodies in the line up, we promise).