A Coffee with Abaddon & Solaris at the London Book Fair…

CPP - Rebellion Publishing Jonathan Oliver was brought into Rebellion to help found the Abaddon Book imprint and also work on 2000 AD’s range of graphic novels. When Rebellion purchased Solaris from BL Publishing he became Editor-in-Chief of both, running them with editors David Moore and Jenni Hill (now of Orbit Books). Jonathan and David, along with Rob Power (Marketing / PR) were good enough to spare some time for a coffee at the London Book Fair so I could dig a little more into what they’re about and what’s in the pipeline…

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Rebellion – Solaris & Abaddon Books – publishing Jan-Jun 2016!

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Here’s a look at what Rebellion Publishing have coming for you over the period January to June 2016!
Due to a slightly smaller output from Abaddon Books we’ve combined their titles into a shared article with Solaris; all titles are Solaris unless otherwise indicated.
We’ll be bringing you our particular recommends of all publishers including Rebellion together by month of publication. 
Note: Publication dates are liable to change and some jackets are still to come…
Additional: Titles from Rebellion’s YA & children’s imprint Raven Stone can be found on their site. Rebellion also own the UK’s and the Galaxy’s Greatest Comic 2000AD, and you can discover the fantastic graphic novels / collections coming from Jan-Jun on our page for them here [to come]

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Extract / Preview: The Night Clock by Paul Meloy

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LEWIS WATCHED BARRY Cook stumble across the lawn with the green loop of a hosepipe caught around his ankle. He stopped, looked up. Lewis froze as Barry’s eyes, redblack as blood blisters, fixed on the kitchen window; his tongue lolled, redblack too, behind his teeth. His left arm reached out, fingers clawed, and made a feeble grabbing motion toward the window. His right arm was gone; just a stump remained, congealed and tattered, torn off at the shoulder. Through the glass, Lewis could just make out a low, miserable moaning sound. Barry looked down at the hosepipe snagging his ankle.
Barry reached down, fingers still making that reflexive grabbing motion, and tried to unhook the hosepipe. The task was beyond him; he toppled forward and cracked his forehead against the marble birdbath.

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“Someone should put that poor sod out of his misery,” Dawn, Lewis’s mother, said as she joined Lewis at the window. She shook her head as Barry began levering himself up, using his one arm to push himself to his knees, his chin resting on the rim of the birdbath. He had sustained a gaping, bloodless gash to his brow. His expression was one of stunned incomprehension, that of someone perhaps fallen victim to fierce and unanticipated incontinence.

Barry regained his feet. The fall had  dislodged  the hosepipe and Barry used this new freedom of movement to gather enough momentum to propel him up the garden towards the house. He reeled across the patio and thudded against the back door. Dawn gasped, pushed past Lewis and tried to fumble the bolt across but Barry was already pushing his way into the kitchen. The side of his face and his butchered shoulder pressed against the frame, one unlit crimson eye glaring through the gap, the final incredulity of his own astonishing death still embossed in its expression. His mouth opened and he uttered a choked, throaty shout. Read the rest of this entry »

Extract / Preview: The Sand Men by Christopher Fowler

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Chapter One

The Beach
A SKY SO blue it looked like the atmosphere had evaporated into space.
Mandhatri Sahonta stared into the infinity, then lowered his blue NYC baseball cap over his eyes, adjusting his hardhat on top of it. He was unimpressed by the sky. It was always this blue here, always this bright.
Mandhatri dressed as if he was expecting the weather to suddenly turn cold. When he saw the crimson-faced, fat-bellied holidaymakers waddling past in their Vilebrequin shorts and Diesel tanktops like oversized toddlers, he thought of them as ghosts. He was an engineer. His world did not touch theirs. Tightly wrapped in a vest, shirt, scarf and workboots, he passed their oiled bodies roasting in the sun and assumed they were living proof of what happened when you ate pork.

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The Fantastical & The Speculative – Publishing July to December 2015!

Carabas Pub Jul-Dec 15 Herein, via links to individual pages, lies the more-or-less complete output of UK SFF and major worldwide Graphic Novel publishers for July to December 2015!
We’ve applied selection criteria with the assumption that readers with a penchant for paranormal romance and titles more for the American market will have no problem finding those elsewhere; reissues and classic reprints are included sparingly.

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Rebellion – Solaris & Abaddon Books – publishing Jul-Dec 15!

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Here’s a look at what Rebellion Publishing have coming for you over the period July to December 2015!
Due to a slightly smaller output from Abaddon Books we’ve combined their titles into a shared article with Solaris; all titles are Solaris unless otherwise indicated.
We’ll be bringing you our particular recommends of all publishers including Rebellion together by month of publication. 
Note: Publication dates are liable to change and some jackets are still to come…
Additional: Titles from Rebellion’s YA & children’s imprint Raven Stone can be found on their site. Rebellion also own the UK’s and the Galaxy’s Greatest Comic 2000AD, and you can discover the fantastic graphic novels / collections coming from Jul-Dec on our page for them here… For more great fiction for the period from all publishers just click here for all the links on!

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July 2015 Carabas New Book Recommends

Carabas - New Book Recommends CB - Or - Jul - Tracer CBP - Jun - Three Moments of an Explosion CB - AR - Jul - Time Salvager Haig Nov - Foxglove Summer

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Having just worked through the next 6 months of fantastical output we’re finding it as hard as ever to restrain our top picks; just so much great stuff! But there really is something about July this year where we’ve straightforwardly had to say ‘whatever – all this must go in’… And these aren’t even the end of the story – check out the individual Publisher articles for their July to December output as they come: plenty more on those as well!

It’s just a great month of books.

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The Clarke Awards 2015!

Congratulations to Emily St John Mandel, winner of the 2014 Clarke Award!

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Read on for more on the Awards themselves and the other fantastic titles that were shortlisted… (and check out 2016’s on Carabas here!)

CBP Clarke Award - The Girl with all the Gifts CBP - Clarke Award - Europe in Autumn CBP - Clarke Award - Station Eleven CBP - Clarke Award - Memory of Water CBP - Clarke Award - The Book of Strange New Things CPP - The First Fifteen Lives of Harry August

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STEAMPUNK (and Associated Fantastical Anachronisms) publishing Jan-Jun 15!

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Ah Steampunk – and the singular allure of Victoriana with added steam, cogs and fantastical contrivances. What’s that sir / madam? You’d like a 6 month overview of the literary diversions of the very same and associated anachronistic, retro-futuristic fiction? Well you’ve come to the right place!
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We have many fine articles for your perusal here after, but it seems you’ve landed on the very one you’re looking for: read on!

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The Fantastical & The Speculative – Publishing January to June 2015!

Carabas Publishing Jan-Jun 15
Herein, via links to individual pages, lies the more-or-less complete output of UK SFF publishers and the major worldwide Graphic Novel publishers for January to June 2015!
We’ve applied selection criteria with the assumption that readers with a penchant for paranormal romance and titles more for the American market will have no problem finding their next read elsewhere; reissues and back-in-print classic titles are included sparingly.

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Rebellion – Solaris & Abaddon Books – publishing Jan-Jun 15!

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Here’s a look at what Rebellion Publishing have coming for you over the period January to June 2015!
Due to a slightly smaller output from Abaddon Books this season we’ve combined their titles into a shared article with Solaris; all titles are Solaris unless otherwise indicated.
We’ll be bringing you our particular recommends of all publishers including Rebellion together by month of publication. 
Note: Publication dates are liable to change and some jackets are still to come…
<Additional: Titles from Rebellion’s YA & children’s imprint Raven Stone can be found on their site. Rebellion also own the UK’s and the Galaxy’s Greatest Comic 2000AD, and you can discover the fantastic graphic novels / collections coming from them from Jan-Jun on our page for them here.>

 

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