Two New Books – Blind Swimmer and Sylvow

Posted: September 9, 2010 by eibonvale in Uncategorized

Ok folks – as some of you may have noticed, we have two more books out now and ready to order, in both hardback and paperback editions:

Blind Swimmer - And Eibonvale Press Anthology

Blind Swimmer - An Eibonvale Press Anthology

The first is Blind Swimmer, our first anthology.  This book provides a chance to look back a bit and define Eibonvale Press as an entity.  Blind Swimmer collects together 11 stories and novellas, most never before published, by all the writers who have made up or will soon make up the Eibonvale Press family.  Creativity in Isolation was the theme we set, and the results are as varied as the writers themselves.  Different takes on what creativity is, what isolation is and whom we are talking to as we tell our tales in the wilderness.  The stories stretch from classically tinged horror to urban strangeness to experimental fiction and surrealism.  From short stories to full length novellas.  From the wilderness of Britain and Sweden to the equal wilderness of the American urban landscape.  Blind Swimmer is a unique and spectacular journey through the flip-side of contemporary writing.

The contributors are:  Nina Allan, Gerard Houarner, Rhys Hughes, Brendan Connell, David Rix, Allen Ashley, Jet McDonald, Douglas Thompson, Terry Grimwood, Alexander Zelenyj and Andrew Coulthard

Plus a foreword by Joel Lane and an essay by David Rix, the man behind the press.

See this post for the full contents list.

Sylvow by Douglas Thompson

Sylvow by Douglas Thompson

The second book, just out after a mad scramble with the printers, is Sylvow, Douglas Thompson’s Eco/environmentally themed surreal science fiction novel.  His first book Ultrameta was a tremendous success, gathering some of the most enthusiastic reviews we have ever had on an Eibonvale title – being hailed as “a new form of literature for a new century” and “a modern classic” by Sci-Fi Online – as well has receiving comparisons to Beckett and Joyce.  In this new book, has dug deep into the inevitable guilt that we all feel, as a culture/species, for the disastrous state of civilization and its effect on both ourselves and the world around us – in the process, touching on elements as diverse as literary surrealism, philosophical tract, horror, disaster novel and visionary science fiction.

This is also the first look at the Sylvow cover art, by David Rix.

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