World Fantasy Convention 2013
A fantastic weekend in Brighton was had by all who attended #wfc13. Lovely to be back installed in the Brighton Metropole, the scene of so many past World Science Fiction and Fantasy conventions.
Brian received a special award and HP Lovecraft trophy (which he was convinced was the bust of Hugo Gernsback!)
Many back catalogue titles being republished
We all delighted and excited by the news of HarperCollins imprint The Friday Project acquiring more than 50 Brian Aldiss titles.
Publisher Scott Pack bought rights to a mix of fiction, sci-fi, non-fiction works and short-story work thanks to a deal brokered by Gordon Wise at Curtis Brown. The acquisition also includes six new titles, which will be published in e-book and print editions over the next four years.
The first of the six new works to be published will be Finches of Mars, out in September. Described by Brian as his “final science-fiction novel”, it explores the problems of human colonisation of the red planet when female members of the civilisation are unable to carry babies to full term.
Read the full article here: HarperCollins buys rights…
Bodleian Essays Being Published
We’re all delighted by the forthcoming publication of a collection of 12 “personal and revealing” essays to celebrate the donation of Brian’s archives to the Bodelian library. It’s such a privilege to have his work considered for the expansive collection, and the publication of this work is the icing on the cake.
The collection of essays is entitled An Exile on Planet Earth. Broadcaster Alan Yentob has written that the essays contain: “The kind of detail that will delight aficionados of his fiction.”
More on the Oxford Mail website here.