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FantasyCon 2012

I do love a good convention and FantasyCon is one of my favourites. This year, once again, the event was held in Brighton at The Royal Albion hotel. I was lucky enough to be an attendee and I had a pretty spectacular time. Panels and Launches The event organisers always go out of their way to try and accommodate as wide a variety of discussions, launches and readings as they possibly can and this year was no exception. It's great, you can attend as much or as little as you like. I sat in on Read more [...]

EDGE-Lit 2012 Convention Report

Earlier this year Alt.Fiction moved from Derby to Leicester. In its absence, EDGE-Lit has sprung up to fill the void at The Quad.   Preparation   It doesn't matter the duration of a convention the same rule always applies - preparation is key. When a convention is only a day long I advise focusing your attention on a good breakfast. Our day started at 9am in Jack Rabbits in Derby, check out my friend Vick's review of Jack Rabbits. Based on the conversations occurring around Read more [...]

Andy Remic sets his sights on corrupting our youth!

I don't do a massive amount of news posts on The Eloquent Page but when I do I like to guarantee that they will make any reader go Wwwwhhhaaaattt? in the style of Moe the bartender from The Simpsons. Today, it appears, is no exception. Press Release - Andy Remic, Orbit, Angry Robot & Solaris Books author writes his first children’s novel... That’s right! Andy Remic, sword champion, chainsaw warrior, bunny ninja, often described as“The Rock Hard Nutter of SF” and “The Tarantino Read more [...]

The Eloquent Page at Alt.Fiction 2012

This weekend Leicester played host to the sixth annual Alt Fiction event. Mrs Cheesecake and I were there all day Saturday and had a great time sitting in on panels, chatting to any one who would listen, and chilling out in the bar. I managed to sit in on in three panels throughout the day. The topics covered were Genre TV, Horror, and Comics. Insightful stuff, and it offered a lot for me to think about. I’m certainly going to try expanding my reading horizons based on some of the items discussed. Read more [...]

Two New Authors Will Conduct Strange Chemistry

What better way than some news to dispel the grey nastiness of a dismal British afternoon. The following just popped into my inbox and I felt compelled to share.   Strange Chemistry Signs Julianna Scott and Laura Lam for Two Books Apiece Strange Chemistry, the YA imprint of Angry Robot Books, is delighted to announce the signing of two more fantastic YA authors for 2013: Julianna Scottand Laura Lam. Julianna Scott has been signed for a two-book deal - negotiated by Strange Chemistry’s Read more [...]

Angry Robot to dabble in Strange Chemistry…

Lots of exciting things afoot in the realms of publishing at the moment. The shiny metallic automatons who are cross have some interesting news to share.  Angry Robot announces new YA imprint, Strange Chemistry Angry Robot, the award-winning publisher of SF, F and WTF are pleased to announce their newest venture – a sister imprint, Strange Chemistry, which will publish Young Adult genre fiction. The imprint will launch in September 2012, with five titles appearing before the end of that Read more [...]

Upcoming Titles from Anarchy Books

The following press release dropped into my mailbox today and as I've enjoyed and reviewed a couple of Anarchy Books previous releases I thought I woud pass this info on. ANARCHY BOOKS PRESS RELEASE  Saturday 19th November is a date for your diaries, with Anarchy Books releasing not one wholesome SF novel, but two! First comes New York Nights by SF Heavyweight, Eric Brown. "New York 2040 is a city of the lost. So, a good place to work in Missing Persons. But business is not so good that Read more [...]

Fantasycon 2011 Report

Last weekend Fantasycon 2011 took place at The Royal Albion Hotel in a swelteringly hot Brighton. I was lucky enough to attend with the lovely Mrs Cheesecake. Panels and Signings This year I attended many more readings than I have in the past. By a strange twist of fate, they all took place in the same location. Weirdly, it was a hotel bedroom (yes I thought that was a bit odd too but hey quirky is good. Actually, in hindsight, this may have just been me invading someone else’s stay in the Read more [...]

Sci versus Sci-Fi in Leicester

I'm still enjoying my review free holiday, which will end this weekend with a couple of FantasyCon related items, until then I'd like to share some interesting information that popped into my inbox this morning.   Science Vs Science Fiction in Leicester Central Library Science meets Mad Science in a battle for the ages where everybody wins. On Friday 7th October, Peter F.Hamilton will step into the debating ring with Professor George Fraser to discuss how science fiction's vision meets, and Read more [...]

Coming Soon – An Eloquent Page Theme Month

Last October The Eloquent Page held its first theme month focusing on all things zombie related. It was a lot of fun so I've decided it is high time to have another. After much pondering I've decided that I'll stick with horror so without any further ado. Ladies and Gentlemen I give you....... Through the month of October the site will give itself over to all things Lycanthrope related. The majority of reviews will be focusing on werewolf related fiction. If you get the opportunity please Read more [...]

The Office of Lost and Found (An Update)

Back in June I reviewed The Office of Lost and Found by Vincent Holland-Keen. At the time this quirky, off the wall detective debut was only available as an e-book. Today the following press release popped into my inbox and I thought it would be nice to share. The Office of Lost and Found’ is now available in hard copy. Published as an ebook through Anarchy Press, VHK has now made the book available through Lulu for those who still crave the pleasure of a physical book. Available now as Read more [...]