Posted: May 15, 2015 by eibonvale in Uncategorized
Hal Duncan’s novel Testament, which we will be releasing in a few months, just got an eager write-up over on the Tor blog:
“It’s not the easiest book to encapsulate. Basically though, it’s my anarcho-socialist atheist-humanist remix of the Gospels (all five of them—Matthew, Mark, Luke, John and Thomas). It’s metafiction meets the multiverse, you could say. I’ve taken the source material and edited it into a single narrative, with a bit of (re)translation that puts a whole other spin on it.”
These are exciting times. This book will be not quite like anything we have done before – and also one of the bigger design challenges to come along in a while, I can tell you that now!
Posted: May 15, 2015 by eibonvale in Allen Ashley, Sensorama
Tags: Allen Ashley, Sensorama
Now available to order: Sensorama edited by Allen Ashley
Rising Shadow has just published an interview with Allen Ashley, talking about the new Sensorama anthology and the upcoming Planet Suite reissue. Click here to read:
Posted: April 28, 2015 by eibonvale in Uncategorized
A new review of Miss Homicide Plays the Flute by Brendan Connell has been published on the BFS website.
“Miss Homicide Plays the Flute is a rare creature, a mixture between storytelling and the creation of a work of art. Connell manages to pull it off, and do so very well. Not for the casual reader, the story flits between narrative, action and the exploration of ideas, this is a book to make you think and to draw you into a world where everything is most definitely a little off kilter.”
Many Thanks to Phil Sloman for that one!
And don’t forget, the hardcover is our first ever luxury limited edition, printed by Anthony Rowe.
Posted: April 20, 2015 by eibonvale in News, Songs for the Lost, Zelenyj
Just time for some Eibonvale Press updates here. I am currently working on a re-release of Experiments at 3 Billion A.M. by Alexander Zelenyj – one of the earliest Eibonvale Books. I guess I have learned a lot since those days so here is a chance to put together a volume that is worthy to sit alongside Songs for the Lost, easily one of the best projects I have been involved in with the press and, if I may voice a personal opinion, one of the two most beautiful Eibonvale books! The book will have a newly designed cover and a more streamlined design has reduced the pagecount considerably, leading to a comfortable price reduction. In addition, the author has revisited the entire text, editing and changing it. However, the one thing that will remain the same is the 40 artworks included in there … yes, even THAT weird artwork of Grandmother Mars!
In addition, look out soon for the new edition of Allen Ashley’s first novel The Planet Suite, complete with lots of extras and new materials. That will be the second project to arrive.
Posted: February 18, 2015 by eibonvale in Allen Ashley, Sensorama
Tags: Allen Ashley, anthology, launch, Sensorama
The launch event for the anthology Sensorama edited by Allen Ashley has been confirmed as follows:
The launch will take place at the BFS Open Night on 6 March 2015, starting at 6PM.
The venue is: The Blacksmith & the Toffeemaker pub, St. John’s Street, London, UK.
Nearest tube station: Angel (Northern Line).
Nearest bus route: 153
We shall be offering some nice deals at the event, including discounts and a raffle of the bizarre sketch used in the centre part of the cover artwork. So come along to the event, meet some of the authors, have a drink and toast this new anthology into the world.
I am excited to announce the release of Eibonvale’s next title – Sensorama, a new anthology of slipstream stories on the theme of the senses, edited by Allen Ashley. The book can be ordered now and will be available for dispatch from the beginning of March, when a launch event will be held in London – more details of which will follow. There’s no fancy stuff this time – just buy the book! Or come to the launch event and raise a glass to all the senses.
Posted: January 19, 2015 by eibonvale in Defeated Dogs, Reviews
Tags: Defeated Dogs, Reviews
A great new review of Quentin S Crisp’s collection Defeated Dogs.
“Quentin S. Crisp delights, informs, disturbs and confuses in equal measure. Really, what more could a discerning reader ask for?”
Thanks to Craig Lockley for this one!
Posted: January 10, 2015 by eibonvale in Uncategorized
Another tremendously enthusiastic review of Alexander Zelenyj’s Songs for the Lost is online. The reaction this book seems to be getting is really quite exciting. I would remind people that if anyone would like a review copy, it’s definitely not too late. Just email me about it with the details.
“Songs for the Lost is that perfect, excellent blend of literary and dark that I am always looking for and in my opinion, it is an absolute must-read for anyone who loves dark fiction. Highly recommended but not just for anyone. Prepare to be gut punched, and do not read this book while you’re depressed. Once again, it’s a small press that proves that literary and dark can indeed go hand in hand — cheers.”
Posted: January 9, 2015 by eibonvale in Articles, News
In a previous post, I outlined the massive and crippling problems caused by the new EU VAT rules – so badly thought out that they threaten a vast amount of small enterprise, including this press. Now, in January, the changes have rolled out for digital products, with all products following some time down the line if we don’t find a way to stop it.
Just over one week into the digital side of the VAT apocalypse, we are starting to get a picture of the damage it is doing and the results are pretty much exactly as predicted – the exact same miserable litany that the activists have been trying to get into the heads of the officials ever since this came to light: business closures, the EU excluded from sales all over the world, even quite major 3rd party platforms unable to comply, even some accountants washing their hands of small businesses because they simply can’t cope with the problems. A new article on the EUVATACTION website details some of what is happening – it’s gloomy reading but kind of vital. However, please remember that this is just the small percentage of companies who have actually talked to EUVATAction, and that this still excludes vast numbers around the world who don’t even know about it. I have personally been in touch with several relevant providers of digital materials abroad (mostly ebooks) and not one had even heard of this yet.
How we got into this disastrous situation is still beyond me, but i will not start ranting about that again – you can read my frothings on my previous post if it gives you pleasure. But it is absolutely vital to get the message out that wherever you are in the world, and whatever you are doing, this affects you – not just sellers and publishers. As buyers in the EU, you are now cut off from material. As writers anywhere in the world, your markets have been messed around and limited. And of course the same thing applies to every other subject aside from the literary as well. Unless you are really happy to do all your research and shopping on Amazon, this affects you or will do if they roll it out for all products as they plan.
The mobilization of activism and pressure against this centred round EUVATACTION and certain facebook groups has been one of the biggest and best organised i have ever seen – that is the one comfort in this bizarre business.
Posted: January 7, 2015 by eibonvale in Reviews, Songs for the Lost
An absolute rave review of Alexander Zelenyj’s Songs for the Lost from Rising Shadow – this book definitely seems to be having an effect on those who read it. Maybe you will be next? :-) Click through to http://www.eibonvalepress.co.uk to try this strong medicine for yourself!
“Every once in a while – if you’re lucky – you’ll come across a short story collection that is so unique and stunning that it’ll make you marvel at its contents. Alexander Zelenyj’s Songs for the Lost is such a collection. It’s an exceptionally good and original collection of speculative fiction stories that are marked by intelligent storytelling, supernatural elements and beautiful and eloquent literary prose.”