The long Christmas silence ends (here at least – not so silent night round Stately Chadbourn Mansion over the last couple of weeks) and I emerge into my least favourite time of the year in sullen January mood. This year, however, I’m not going to skulk around the gloomy corners until the sun comes round again. No, definitely no skulking. Instead, I’m going to continue the festive party spirit with a few of my fellow authors…and anyone else who wishes to join us.
Along with Joe Abercrombie, Alex Bell, John Courtenay Grimwood, David Devereux, Tom Lloyd, Suzanne MacLeod and Steve Savile, I’ll be signing books and anything else you want to bring along at Forbidden Planet’s swish megastore at 179 Shaftesbury Avenue, London, between 5pm and 7pm on Thursday January 22nd.
If you’ve been to any Forbidden Planet signings before, this will be a slightly different state of affairs. We won’t be stuck behind a table. We’ll be roaming, as nature intended, in our natural habitat, so you can come up to chat, seek advice (good on directions and publishing, not so good on complex legal matters), swap anecdotes, moan, seek out insider information on top secret new projects and generally mingle, as well as getting us to ruin perfectly good books with our scrawl.
This is an experiment for Forbidden Planet, so let’s make it a good one. Otherwise, all authors will be back in their Plexiglass cases for future signings.
The nearest tubes are Holborn, Covent Garden, Tottenham Court Road and, oh, why not, Leicester Square. We might even go to the pub afterwards, though authors…alcohol…it’s not really likely is it?