Posted: January 16, 2016 by eibonvale in Uncategorized
A few months ago, I embarked on a series of revisions of existing eibonvale titles – mostly with the aim of fixing some of the earlier cover art, which was starting to feel a little green, and also to address some specific issues that had been bugging me. One of these was Allen Ashley’s collection Once and Future Cities. In the image above, you can see the before and after of this project. As you can see, the primary goals were 1) to switch over from gloss to a matte cover, and 2) to get rid of the clumsey and overwhelming grey and replace it with something warmer and more uniform. The new book is much more in keeping with Eibonvale’s more recent titles, I think.
The interior has also been totally re-typeset.
Posted: January 16, 2016 by eibonvale in Uncategorized
Paperback versions of both Joel Lane’s Scar City and Hal Duncan’s Testament can now be ordered through the eibonvale website – priced £8.50 and £10 respectivly. As usual postage is free in the UK, the US and Australia. Apologies for the slight delay due to personal circumstances!
Click here to visit the Eibonvale website.
Posted: October 15, 2015 by eibonvale in Hal Duncan, Joel Lane, New Titles, News
Tags: hal duncan, Joel Lane
Two new Eibonvale titles are now available for order – and two very exciting ones. The first is a substantial new novel by Hal Duncan (author of Vellum and Ink) – Testament.
In the 21st century, a scalpel slices bible pages, passages spliced to restore lost truth. In the days of King Herod, the messias rises, calling to black sheep: walk with me. Now, here, between two aeons and across Æternity, a beloved student rebuilds his Gospel for the era of Anonymous: anarchist, socialist, atheist, revolutionary. Forget the tale you were spun and open your ears to the teacher who said, I will have mercy and not sacrifice. From the Hebridean fishing village of Capernaum, to a Jerusalem under Il Duce Pontius Pilate…
The Empire ends today.
The second new title is Scar City, a new collection by Joel Lane. This book was submitted to Eibonvale shortly before the author’s death and I am very excited indeed to release it now. It contains 22 stories and an essay by Nina Allan on the author’s Blue trilogy of novels.
Both of these are available to order now in hardcover, with paperbacks to follow. If anyone is interested in review copies, don’t hesitate to get in touch with details.
Posted: August 30, 2015 by eibonvale in Uncategorized
The cover of the revised version of Experiments at 3 Billion A.M. by Alexander Zelenyj – which is just being sent to the printers at the moment. As one of Eibonvale’s earliest books (as well as one of my personal favorites), there were several things about the design that were starting to annoy me, so I am very happy to have revisited it. It has a drastically reworked cover and the text was first substantially edited by the author before being re-typeset from scratch, creating a much better book. It will also have a matte dust jacket this time and be set on cream paper.
If you preordered the book during a previous special offer, you will get it soon now. And also, if you want to get a copy, you should get it through the Eibonvale website since the earlier version may still be in stock in the ‘system’.
Posted: May 31, 2015 by eibonvale in Uncategorized
Great to see a new review of Songs for the Lost by Alexander Zelenyj – thanks to Nick Cato for this one!
“Most of Zelenyj’s tales straddle genres, but regardless if he’s touching horror, scifi, fantasy, or blending them all, he keeps readers guessing and going back to make sure they’re following the right path. And the paths in SONGS FOR THE LOST are not only dark, but full of surprises, especially in ‘Love Me, Too, Black Flower’ and ‘Song of the Dream Cats.’ 34 tales and (remarkably) not a dull one in the lot.
Here’s another impressive collection from an author who not nearly enough people are reading, and the book itself is a real treat for book lovers thanks to David Rix’s artwork and the unusual page designs. Don’t miss this.”
Buy a copy of one of our most spectacular releases here with free shipping in the UK, US and Australia: http://www.eibonvalepress.co.uk/books/books_songs.htm
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.