The Big Pair Podcast – Ep 8 – Toot Talking Time

The Big Pair goes on a sunny daytrip to glorious Brighton on the south coast of the UK to visit the inner-sanctum of master of words, king of the running gag, father of far fetched fiction, Mr Robert Rankin Esq.  They talk about The Bumper Book of FICTS, the Japanese Devil Fish Girl, conventioneering, artwork, bluebottles, auctions for charity, future books and how much the complete works of Shakespeare weigh as downloads!

Hurrah For A New Publisher

Champagne?!  Wheres the cake?!!!

Champagne?! Where's the cake?!!!

Hearty congratulations from me to Lee Harris and all the team at the fantastically titled ANGRY ROBOT BOOKS, which officially launched in the UK and Australia today (apparently there was cake!)

Here’s what they say about themselves:

Angry Robot ™ is a new imprint from Harper Collins dedicated to the best in modern adult science fiction, fantasy and everything inbetween. Its book line will launch in July 2009, with both physical books across a wide variety of formats, and online versions, both e-books and audio.

British-based but selling worldwide, its mission is to produce books that appeal to everyone, from post-Dr Who and Xbox fans to long-time genre enthusiasts.

So I say a resounding hurrah for Angry Robot and Harper Collins from bringing something new to the market, for supporting new writing, and for taking a chance of genre writing at a time when so many other publishers are ‘back-sliding’!

If you wanna learn more about the company, the peeps involved and even the books (!) pop over to their website by clicking here

Now…I wonder if they’ll publish some of my sci-fi flavoured poetry?!? 🙂

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