I't s been a while since I last posted, and this is because the final proofs for Sea Watch have turned up, and this last stage of the publication process that I get involved in is intensive, time-consuming and conducted to a strict deadline. The draft I had of book 7 is also back in the shop, propped up on bricks while I take it apart, following a going over by my agent. It's one of those situations: in your heart of hearts you know it isn't running properly, but the pride you have, having built it yourself, blinds you to it. You need an objective viewpoint sometimes.
Anyway, I do need to say that I will be Doing Things in Derby on the 6th November as part of Tor/Alt Fiction's Other Worlds shenanigans, and I therefore and herewith provide you with the details. Other guests include Peter F Hamilton, Tony Ballantyne and Mark Charan-Newton so, frankly, if I wasn't on the guest list I'd be hotfooting it over as a fan.
Tor UK and Alt.Fiction present
Derby Quad, Market Place, Derby,
Saturday 6th Nov, 1pm-4pm
Tickets £8 (£6 concession) from QUAD box office on 01332 290606 or at www.derbyquad.co.uk
Other Worlds offers panel discussions, giveaways and signings and is an ideal event for both readers and writers of science-fiction and fantasy. Authors appearing include the UK's best-selling SF author PETER F HAMILTON, Shadows of the Apt writer ADRIAN TCHAIKOVSKY, rising fantasy star MARK CHARAN NEWTON and author of the Recursion trilogy TONY BALLANTYNE. For the latest updates visit Derby Quad's website at www.derbyquad.co.uk
Other Worlds workshops
Sat 6th Nov, 11am-12pm
Tickets £3. Numbers are strictly limited so book early to avoid disappointment.
Other Worlds is also proud to present a pair of writing workshops. Both workshops will take place at 11am-12pm at QUAD and can be booked at the box office details as above.
Science-fiction writing workshop with TONY BALLANTYNE
Fantasy writing workshop with MARK CHARAN NEWTON
Alt.Fiction is a trading name of Writing East Midlands. For more information visit www.writingeastmidlands.co.uk