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Planet Suite

Eibonvale’s next title is now available to order through the Eibonvale website – The Planet Suite by Allen Ashley.  This is a new expanded edition of his extraordinary first novel, a vivid and almost hallucinatory SF work referencing Holst and far far more.

There will also be a launch event for the book at the Finchley Literary Festival on the 24th June: http://www.meetup.com/Finchley-Literary-Festival-Meetup/events/230752724/  Come if you can!

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13 Lines on “The Planet Suite”

The Planet Suite is a tour de force of memory, mythology and astronomy.

The Planet Suite is “A work of genius” – Rhys Hughes

The Planet Suite is “the course for the future” – Brian Aldiss

The Planet Suite takes the reader on a whistle stop tour across the planets and bodies of the solar system.

The Planet Suite is a concept and collection of myths, ideas and speculation.

The Planet Suite is the definitive Slipstream novel.

The Planet Suite is “highly recommended” – Tony Lee

The Planet Suite was the first published novel for British Fantasy Award winner Allen Ashley.

The Planet Suite has long been out of print and only available for inflated sums online.

The Planet Suite is a fractal novel consisting of short segments for each major planet.

The Planet Suite is a unique artefact.

The Planet Suite is an essential addition to your bookshelf.

The Planet Suite is now available in this expanded, improved, authorised edition.

 

DSCN3395.JPGA 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.

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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.

Experiments At 3 Billion A.M. – Revised Edition

Posted: August 30, 2015 by eibonvale in Uncategorized

ExperimentsThe 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’.

DSCN1457Great 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

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:

http://www.tor.com/2015/05/11/bff-the-testament-of-hal-duncan

“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!

Final Cover copyA 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.”

http://www.britishfantasysociety.org/reviews/miss-homicide-plays-the-flute-by-brendan-connell-book-review/

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.

Another Enthusiastic Songs for the Lost Review

Posted: January 10, 2015 by eibonvale in Uncategorized

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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.”

http://www.oddlyweirdfiction.com/2015/01/about-as-dark-as-it-gets-folkssongs-for.html

Off to FantasyCon

Posted: September 4, 2014 by eibonvale in Uncategorized

Ok – i am off on the train to FantasyCon 2014 in the morning! I’ll be in the dealer room as usual most of the time, so do drop by for a chat. I will also be offering some very nice bargains and specials on books.

The main focus of this convention is:
Songs for the Lost by Alexander Zelenyj, our newest title and one of our most spectacular.
Rustblind and Silverbright, which is currently shortlisted for the British Fantasy Award.
And also earlier books that still deserve a good push like – well, all of them!  But notably Defeated Dogs (Quentin Crisp) and the Limited Edition Miss Homicide Plays the Flute (Brendan Connell).

I am relying on you all to clear out my table! Dragging massive loads of books around is far better when you only have to do it one way!

See you there I hope!

Sensorama Line-up Revealed

Posted: July 13, 2014 by allenashleywriter in Uncategorized

I have some exciting news: I have now made all 21 acceptances for “Sensorama”. The next stage will be to sort out formatting, get some very short author bios, put the book in the right order and so forth. But for now I can reveal, in no particular order as they say on certain TV talent shows, the stories I have selected are:
Gary Budgen – “Blinding a Few Dogs”
Christine Morgan – “Little Fingers”
Terry Grimwood – “Space”
David McGroarty – “The Impression of Craig Shee”
Kelda Crich – “Wide Shining in the Remote”
Rhys Hughes – “The Taste of Turtle Tears”
David Turnbull – “The Sound Cyclones”
Douglas Thompson – “Musk”
Aliya Whiteley – “Good Old Dirt”
David Buchan – “A View from a Crowded Street Corner”
Adam Craig – “Graft”
Jon Michael Kelley – “A Mimicry of Night”
E. Lillith McDermott – “Going Dark”
Mark Patrick Lynch – “Making see”
Richard Mosses – “Stone”
Ralph Robert Moore – “Bang, Bang, Thud”
Tim Nickels – “The War Artist”
Ian Hunter – “Stain”
T. J. (Tracy) Berg – “Watching the Ashbless Bloom”
David Gullen – “Maneater”
Stanley B. Webb – “The Crystal Gazer”
Phew, what a line-up!
More details to follow soon.