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Tuesday, October 28, 2008

Winners of the Gregory Maguire | Let the Right One In Giveaways + News (Dog Eaters, The Hoard of Mhorrer, Neal Asher)

Congratulations to Alice Colwell (Connecticut), Betty Shoemaker (Indiana) and Elena Callas (Minnesota) who were randomly selected to win a PRIZE PACK that includes 4 Movie Tickets (Landmark Theatres Only) to see the “Let the Right One In” film, a Magnet Films T-Shirt, and the “Let the Right One InMovie Tie-In paperback novel, all thanks to St. Martin’s Press and Magnet Films!!! John Ajvide Lindqvist’sLet the Right One In” Movie Tie-In paperback novel is officially out today, while the film is playing in select theatres. For more information on the book, please click HERE.

Congratulations also to Amanda Kinder (Texas) and Joanne Bernard (Connecticut) who were randomly selected to win a SET of
Gregory Maguire’s Wicked Years novels including copies of “Wicked: The Life and Times of the Wicked Witch of the West”, “Son of a Witch” and “A Lion Among Men”, thanks to HarperCollins!!! “A Lion Among Men” was officially released on October 14, 2008, and more information on the book can be found HERE.

Miscellaneous News:

Back in July 2008,
Dabel Brothers Publishing released a PRESS RELEASE about Malcom Wong’s Dog Eaters, a screenplay adapted into a six-issue manga-style comic book miniseries that tells the tale of a world 175 years after the “Die Off”—a catastrophe that occurs when the balance of world economic, political, and ecological systems is upset by an oil crisis that spins out of control, eventually wiping out 90% of the world's population. Well, issue one of that series—which was adapted by Sean J. Jordan with artwork by Chilean illustrator Guillermo A. Angel—hits comic book stands on November 19, 2008, and in support of the issue’s release, a Preview of the first Sixteen Pages can be downloaded HERE (PDF). An accompanying graphic novel, which will collect the entire six-issue miniseries, is currently planned for an early summer 2009 release, just in time for the San Diego Comic-Con.

On January 2, 2009,
Pan Macmillan New Writing will publish “The Hoard of Mhorrer”, a sequel to MFW Curran’s debut novel, “The Secret War”. I had never heard of these books before, but they sound really interesting, so included below is the synopsis for “The Hoard of Mhorrer”:

The Secret War continues. . .

Prepare to confront the incarnation of evil. It is 1820 and the world is on the brink.

A fearless cohort of soldier-monks, led by Lieutenant Williams Saxon, has been dispatched to Egypt on the most important mission in history. For thousands of years a great secret has been kept: a stockpile of appalling malevolence, which, if let loose, will plunge the world into eternal damnation. This is the Hoard of Mhorrer. The soldiers must find and destroy the Hoard before the demonic agents of the evil Count Ordrane of Draak locate it.

In a heart-stopping race against time, ranging from Papal Rome to the desolate heart of Egypt’s Sinai peninsula, the soldiers must battle murderous militiamen and pitiless daemons, and finally, terrifyingly, the bloodthirsty Guardians of the Horde.

If William and his men succeed, the clandestine war between Heaven and Hell will at last begin to favor the forces of light. But if they fail, and the agents of Hell claim the Hoard, then they will unleash an army of invincible daemons, and humankind—what is left of it—will come to know the true meaning of evil…

Lastly, in support of the November 7, 2008 UK publication of his short story collection, “The Gabble and Other Stories”,
Neal Asher will be signing copies of his new book. Dates and synopsis info are included below:

The Gabble and Other Stories” by
Neal Asher. UK Release Date: November 7, 2008. In the eight years since his first full-length novel “Gridlinked” was published by Pan Macmillan, Neal Asher has firmly established himself as one of the leading British writers of Science Fiction, and his novels are now translated in many languages. Most of his stories are set in a galactic future-scape called ‘The Polity’, and with this collection of marvelously inventive and action-packed short stories, he takes us further into the manifold diversities of that amazing universe.

No one does monsters better than
Neal Asher, so be prepared to revisit the lives and lifestyles of such favorites as the gabbleduck and the hooder, to savor alien poisons, the walking dead, the Sea of Death, and the putrefactor symbiont.

Through these thirteen stories, welcome to a universe of unbridled imagination, each one of them a delight in itself…

Signing Dates:

Waterstone’s, Culver Square, Colchester
Saturday 22nd November, 1-2pm

Forbidden Planet, 179 Shaftesbury Avenue, London
Thursday 27th November, 6-7pm

6 comments:

Dark Wolf said...

I heard about the books of M.F.W. Curran recently and it caught my eye. I am interested in those :)

Robert said...

You probably got the same email that I did :) Yeah, I'm really interested in the books too!

Dark Wolf said...

No, I found it on Fantastic Fiction website, at the future releases. And I was intrigued by the synopsis ;)

Robert said...

Ah, I see :) Well I'll have to check out that site!

Matt Curran said...

Thanks for posting this Robert

Always glad of publicity... though the blurb for Hoard of Mhorrer is slightly wrong (should read "soldier-monks" though I do like the idea of "soldier-minks", it reminds me of "ninja-squirrels" - like "Lord of the Rings" meets "Wind in the Willows"!)

All the best

MFWC

Robert said...

Matt:

Hey, sorry for the gaffe! I thought it looked funny. By the way, I just received copies of the two books, so I hope to review them in the coming months. I'll keep you posted...

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