Forbidden Planet Signing – London

I’ll be signing copies of Lord of Silence and Destroyer of Worlds at the Forbidden Planet Megastore, 179 Shaftesbury Avenue, London, on July 9 between 6-7pm.

You can also meet fellow author James Lovegrove, who will be signing copies of his new Solaris novel, The Age of Ra, same time, same place.

It’ll probably be the only signing I do for both of these books, so if you really want me to scribble all over your prized copy, come along.

Forbidden Planet Signing

I had a great time at Thursday’s signing at Forbidden Planet in London (followed by a beer or three at the party to celebrate my good friend David Devereux’s new book, Eagle Rising). Lots of books signed, and I met lots of very interesting people – aspirant writers, bloggers, podcasters and readers.

A load (stew? drunk? what is the collective term?) of authors were present, some I know well, some I was meeting for the first time. Unlike the usual signing, FP took a chance this time and let everyone mingle and chat, which worked extremely well. When you’re stuck behind a table signing books, you only have chance for a few words, but here we could have proper conversations.

There’s a report – and more importantly pictures – at Liz and Mark’s excellent blog.

London Signing, Mingling, Other Fun Stuff

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?