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The Eloquent Page hijacks The Speculative Scotsman

I'm constantly surprised that people, other than me, actually read my ramblings here at The Eloquent Page.  I often potter around my little internet home blissfully forgetful of all the other fantastic book review sites out there in the ether*.   That's why it came as the most pleasant of surprises when Niall from The Speculative Scotsman got in touch and asked if I would be interested in providing a guest post while he was away on holiday. Words can't express how happy I felt, my 1st ever guest Read more [...]

An Avalanche of Anarchy Books News

Since January things have been mysteriously quiet, some would say suspiciously so, on the Anarchy Books front. I was working on the assumption that Andy Remic was busy completing his crazed experiments in attempting to create an author who would work for nothing and required minimal supervision. Turns out I was wrong...   PRESS RELEASE April 6th, Good Friday, is also Good Anarchy Books Day! We’re releasing not 1 - not 2, but 7 (YES SEVEN!) new novels, and for a limited period we’re Read more [...]

Strange Chemistry Reveals Launch Titles

A bit of news to cheer you up on a damp January morning. Press Release 20th January 2012 ~ For Immediate Release   Angry Robot Announces Strange Chemistry Launch Titles   Strange Chemistry - the YA imprint of award-winning indie genre fiction publisher Angry Robot - has announced two deals that will help launch the list into publishing super-stardom.   In a post on Strange Chemistry’s website – http://strangechemistrybooks.com – imprint editor Amanda Rutter has revealed Read more [...]

Un:Bound & Newcon Press Get Ghostly

A review earlier this morning and some news now. Two posts in one day! Are you mad Cheesecake? Probably, but that's not really relevant. I like to promote local book related goings on when I can so when the following popped into my in-box I felt compelled to share. Ghosts to haunt Leicestershire pub Everyone loves a good chilling tale. Now a remote Leicestershire village pub is set to host an evening of ghost story readings and spooky goings on in March. The genre-based multi-media blog Read more [...]

New Short Story Collection from Anarchy Books

All the reviews for 2011 are done and dusted but I thought I would share the following press release that dropped into my inbox this morning. A review will follow in early 2012. Vivisepulture edited by Andy Remic & Wayne Simmons Welcome to our anthology, a collection of weird and bizarre tales of twisted imagination by Neal Asher, Tony Ballantyne, Eric Brown, Richard Ford, Ian Graham, Lee Harris, Colin Harvey, Vincent Holland-Keen, James Lovegrove, Gary McMahon, Stan Nicholls, Andy Remic, Read more [...]

Angry Robot heads to The Big Screen

My favourite thing in the world - books. My second favourite - movies. If only there was some way to combine the two? Oh joy! According to this press release there is. TOP SOUTH AFRICAN PRODUCER WINS COVETED FILM RIGHTS IN INTERNATIONAL 'BID FEST' TO MULTIPLE AWARD-WINNING AND BESTELLING NOVEL "ZOO CITY" by SOUTH AFRICAN AUTHOR LAUREN BEUKES "Beukes' energetic noir phantasmagoria, the winner of this year's Arthur C. Clarke Award, crackles with original ideas." - (Jeff VanderMeer, New York Times 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 [...]

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 [...]

Slums of the Shire by Daniel Polansky

I had hoped to bring you a review of ‘Low Town’ (‘The Straight Razor Cure’ in UK) today but due to postal gremlins it was not meant to be. Never fear, a review will appear at some point in the coming weeks. Until that time, why not enjoy this article written by the author of said novel. Slums of the Shire by Daniel Polansky Occasionally you'll be with a group of people and they'll get to talking about their favorite historical epochs, nostalgic for lives they never led. One person Read more [...]