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So, here’s the thing.
We had planned to have a balloon race to celebrate the launch of Emma Newman’s Between Two Thorns next month, with the winner of the race getting a character named after them in the third book in the series – All Is Fair – later this year.
We were all set to go – the balloons were ordered, the helium was booked, the special website was created and ready to go – when we received a few tweets about how bad for the environment these things were.
We’d specifically opted for biodegradable balloons and recycled card, with no string or ribbon, and we were assured by the balloon company that the balloons degraded as quickly as an oak leaf. An oak leaf! That’s good, right?
Wrong. That’s still a good 6 months of latex hanging around, causing problems to wildlife.
And so we’ve decided to cancel the race, and both Emma and Forbidden Planet are in complete agreement about this. It would be the wrong thing to do to go ahead with it.
We’re still going to have a competition to celebrate the launch of Between Two Thorns, though, and the winner will still have a character named after them – watch this space for details of what that competition is going to be…
The fabulous people at Sheffield Libraries have very kindly invited no fewer than
five four (Update: 06.11.12 Unfortunately, Adam Christopher won’t be able to make it to this event after all) of our fantastic authors along to a Science Fiction and Fantasy Readers Day, from 1 – 4 p.m. on Saturday November 17th, as part of their rolling Meet the Author programme.
Tickets for the event are free (as are cake and refreshments!) but you will need to confirm your in attendance in advance so the Library can keep track of numbers.
This is a great opportunity to hear readings by, ask questions of, say hello to and solicit signatures (ideally on books, but hey, pretty much anything goes) from the following Angry Robot scribes:
There will also be a session of ‘how to get published’ advice from Angry Robot Editor Lee Harris and Marketing Guy Darren Turpin, so any would-be authors who’d be interested in finding out what we look for in a potential Angry Robot Author could do a lot worse than coming along to see what Lee and Darren have to say for themselves.
Where and When: Saturday 17th November 2012, 1pm-4pm in the Central Library, Surrey Street, Sheffield
To Book Tickets: tel: 0114 273 4727 or email: email@example.com
And here’s the usual spot of Google Mappage to help you find your way:
See you on the 17th!
A little later than the official publication day (to take into account the book distribution schedules in Australia), Jo Anderton will be launching Suited, the second book in her Veiled Worlds series, at 6.30 p.m. on Thursday November 1st at the Books Kinokuniya in Sydney, New South Wales.
Where: Books Kinokuniya, Level 2, The Galeries, 500 George Street (opposite QVB), Sydney, NSW 2000
When: Thursday, November 1st, 6.30 p.m.
Telephone: 02 9262-7996
Jo says that everyone is invited along to help her launch the book, and that “The lovely and wonderful Pamela Freeman has even agreed to launch it (aren’t I lucky!)”
There’s also a Facebook page for the event if you’d like to register your interest and help spread the word between now and then.
And here’s your Google Map:
To mark the occasion, Lee will be launching the book with a party at Old Firehouse Books in Fort Collins, CO, from 6.00 p.m. and everyone within travelling distance is cordially invited.
Where: Old Firehouse Books, 232 Walnut Street, Fort Collins, Colorado, 80524-2437
When: Tuesday, October 30th, 6.00pm
Telephone: (970) 484-7898
No mention of ticket prices on the Old Firehouse website, but we’re sure they’d appreciate you dropping them a line to let them know that you’re coming along.
And here’s a Google Map to help you find your way there:
Anyone bound for the Bouchercon 2012 crime fiction convention at the Cleveland, Ohio Marriott Renaissance this Thursday through Sunday, October 4th – 7th, will have the chance to say hello to our very own Chris F. Holm, author of the first two Collector novels: Dead Harvest and The Wrong Goodbye.
The best time to catch up with Chris would be just after his panel appearance on Friday. Chris will be discussing ‘Morally Challenged Heroes’ with fellow authors Ali Karim, Elizabeth Hand, Lou Berney, Wallace Stroby and Seth Harwood, from 2.45 to 3.35. He will be signing copies of his books at a session immediately afterwards.
If you can’t make it to Cleveland, Chris will also be attending QuebeCrime in Quebec at the end of the month and then Murder and Mayhem in Muskego, Wisconsin, in November. We’ll post more details of those events when we have them.
Whilst at the store, Adam will happily sign copies of both his books, as well as representations of the Empire State cover made out of Lego (if you happen to have one handy) or any miscellaneous body parts (ideally your own and preferably still attached) that you care to put in front of him.
So if you’re anywhere near Macclesfield on Saturday, do come along and say hello! And see waterstones.com for contact details if you can’t make it on the day, but would like to mail order a signed copy of the book. We’re sure the folks at Waterstones will be happy to take your money by credit card and then send you the goods as soon as the relevant postal services allow.