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FantasyCon, Steampunk, and Kung Fu

Sorry for any delays in posting. After a death in the family, I am refocusing and getting back on track.

Getting ready for Fantasycon. The steampunk book is ready, with one more change in the line-up–added in Aliette de Bodard and “Kung Fu Jesus Man” Lavie Tidhar for what is a really cool anthology. See the awesome cover by Charles Harbour at the Immersion press website.

I shall have a table in the dealer’s room, so come by and say hi and buy a book or two, or three, or four…. (All books will be reduced in price.)

I will have on hand for purchase Lavie Tidhar’s excellent Jesus and the Eightfold Path for sale. It is a beautiful limited-edition hardcover novella. Check out the great cover art from Melissa Gay at the website.

You can also pick up Fun With Rainbows by Gareth Owens, The Immersion Book of SF, edited by me, and The Immersion Book of Steampunk, edited by Gareth D Jones and myself.

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Steampunk Work

I can finally say I am coming to the end of reworking the TOC for the Immersion Book of Steampunk. If I don’t get bogged down with serious energy-fail, this thing could see the light of day very soon.

New TOC:

Gareth Owens

James Targett

Jacques Barcia

Gord Sellar

G.D. Falksen

Anatoly Belilovsky

Toby Frost

Elizabeth Counihan

James Johnson

Tanith Lee

Chris Butler

Paul Di Filippo

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All Things Upcoming

Having had a great few months, book-wise, I turn my attention to the latest Immersion Press title, The Immersion Book of Steampunk. I am really happy that my friend Gareth Owens contributed a tale. His new story really adds some mean coolness to this anthology. And with Paul di Filippo rounding off the book, you can’t go wrong. Unless you don’t like steampunk…

Charlie Harbour once again demonstrates why he has been nominated for a BFSA Award for artwork, as his cover for the steampunk book is by far his best yet! I can’t wait to show it to you.

As a recent convert to the genre of steampunk, I must say there are some really cool stories out there. Give it a try, if you haven’t already.

Being a Lavie Tidhar fan makes this next announcement all the more fantastic. Immersion Press will be releasing a hardcover, limited-edition of his novella Jesus and the Eightfold Path, which I hear is coming along smoothly. I’ve seen the cover art and it kicks ass!

While I have had to bow out of EasterCon, I will hopefully see some of you at FantasyCon in Brighton.

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BSFA Nominations

It’s been the coolest few months. Between the good reviews for The Immersion Book of SF we had some great nominations for stories and art, as well. The long list for Best Short Story was made by our own Chris Butler for “Have Guiter, Will Travel”, Lavie Tidhar for “Lode Stars”, and Gareth Owens for “The Cloth From Which She is Cut”.  Our exceptional cover artist, Charles Harbour, is now on the final list in the Best Art category for the cover of Fun With Rainbows, by Gareth Owens.

Well done to all. And here’s hoping for a win for Charles.

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Immersion Book of SF Celebration

Had a great time at the pub celebrating The Immersion Book of SF.  Great friends and authors showed up for some drinks, food, and the conversation was electric. I tell you I was in awe of the High-Priestess of SF&F, Tanith Lee. She is such a sweetheart, a wonderfully warm and friendly person. Writer Al Robertson was on hand, and he is such an intelligent man he almost blew my mind. Chris Butler, Gareth Owens were chewing the fat with Jessica Payne, Stephen Gaskell, and artist Charles Harbour. The wonderful  Liz and Deirdre Counihan were  there,  adding a touch of grace to the celebrations. All in all, a wonderful evening.

On another note, The Immersion Book of SF is selling well, so get your copy.

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Interview at SF Signal

The incredible Charles Tan conducts an interview with me over at the reknowned SF Signal website. We talk all things SF, including The Immersion Book of SF, fiction, Immersion Press, and, well, you go read the rest.

SF Signal is a great place for news and reviews of all things going on in the world of speculative fiction.  I am very stoked to be on the site, as it is one of the best places to go for SF, and there is something there for everyone. You could, literally, spend a whole day going through all the great information there.

So go on! Get going!

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Post-Eastercon Blues

Getting this site up and running, I’ve paused to think about the excitement of Eastercon and the great people I’ve met. I took the weekend and went up to London with Gareth Owens, Chris Butler and a great artist named Mike and we had one hell of a good time. Immersion Press sold a good number of Gareth’s book, “Fun With Rainbows”.

Had fun meeting authors Chris Beckett and Andrew Hook, two guys whose work I admire. Met up with Aliette de Bodard, a wonderful writer and all around nice person. And, of course, listening to Iain M Banks is a laugh-out-loud experience not to be missed. He’s an intelligent and witty fella.

I miss the place already and can’t wait for Eastercon next year in Birmingham.

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