Nina Allan’s first collection A Thread of Truth, published way back in 2007, was only the second title that Eibonvale Press released. Since then it has become one of our bestsellers, gaining a faithful following among readers and many enthusiastic reviews. Among UK writers of speculative fiction, Nina has gained the deserved reputation of being the one to watch.
I am now very excited to announce that Eibonvale Press will be publishing a brand new collection of her work. In spite of numerous appearances in anthologies and magazines, The Silver Wind is her first book since Thread, and will be eagerly greeted by lovers of slipstream fiction. It takes the form of a tetralogy of four substantial linked stories, together with an epilogue ‘Afterword,’ all on the theme of time; time disjointed, time mysteriously and subtly disrupted.
Two of the pieces are original to this collection, which also features an introduction by acclaimed SF writer and previous winner of the Arthur C. Clarke Award Tricia Sullivan.
The Silver Wind will be published very soon. Indeed, it is almost ready for the printers and will be officially launched at FantasyCon 2011 in September as part of a double launch event with David Rix’s new collection, Feather. For the first time ever, Eibonvale will be offering pre-orders on this title. The Silver Wind is priced at £18.50 for the hardback and £6.50 for the paperback. Please visit the book page to read more about the collection and to place your pre-order.
There will also be some signed copies available. ALL pre-orders will be signed, and there will be a small stock of additional signed copies available after the book is launched. Remember, signed copies will only be available direct from Eibonvale Press and through a small number of specialist dealers. These are likely to sell out fast, so if you want one, best to place your order right away!
Additional Status Report: For those of you waiting impatiently for Rhys Hughes’ Tallest Stories and Jeff Gardner’s Glimpse of the Numinous, worry not! Both are well on the design road now! For some strange reason, the 60 illustrations required for Tallest Stories are taking a little bit of time!