Thursday, 29 July 2010

Steampunk? Or not Steampunk?

I've just seen the trailer for Zack Snyder's next movie monster Sucker Punch. It stars Vanessa Hudgens (amongst others) who - you'll have to admit - is looking mighty fine in a steampunk-y (or should that be dieselpunk-y?) kinda way. I feel a hot, psycho, killer-bitch from hell coming to a Pax Britannia novel near you soon.

Oh, hang on, we've already got Kitty Hawke, haven't we? And you can expect a reappearance from her, all in good time... ;-)

Tuesday, 20 July 2010

The Abaddon Books podcast Pax Britannia special

The July Abaddon/Solaris podcast is now available on iTunes and much of it is dedicated to the Pax Britannia series. Al Ewing and myself were interviewed by Jon Oliver and we even did a Jackanory-style session. There's also an interview with Scott Andrews and Jenni Hill talks to Rebecca Levene about the Cold Warriors series, so there really is something for everyone this month!

But be warned, for when Al Ewing is allowed to speak.... Well, just be warned.

Jonathan Oliver 'On Books'

Andy Remic (ace Solaris author) interviewed Abaddon editor-in-chief Jonathan Oliver at World Horror Con this year and has now turned it into a video for all to enjoy. And you can enjoy it here...

Blood Royal at Edi's Book Lighthouse

Edi's Book Lighthouse has shone the spotlight on Blood Royal and has some very nice things to say about the book and the Pax Britannia series as a whole. You can read the review for yourself here.

Saturday, 10 July 2010

Blood Royal at Falcata Times

The guys over at Falcata Times have been bigging up the Pax Britannia series again, this time with a great review of the latest edition to the series Blood Royal.

Blood Royal is out now and remember, Al
Ewing's superb Gods of Manhattan is coming soon as well!

Monday, 5 July 2010

Calling all Steampunks!

Ever fancied getting together with other Steampunk fans for a weekend of retro-Victoriana and the like? Then Weekend at the Asylum is for you!

Weekend at the Asylum is the leading Steampunk event in the UK and this year it's taking place in the historic city of Lincoln, over the weekend of 10-12 September 2010.

To find out more about the event, follow this link.

Blood Royal - the first review

Blood Royal's been out for a couple of weeks now and today I came across a review of the book for the first time - and very pleasing it was too.

As a huge fan of Jonathan's Pax Britannia series (although I missed the last outing) I really can't wait to get my teeth into a modern Victoriana Steampunk world where anything can happen. There's tons of action, a wonderful turn of phrase and a principle protagonist that is technically a modern Flashheart to the masses. Great fun and backed up with a cracking overall story arc that really does make this series my favourite from Abaddon.

I've you've not yet read Blood Royal for yourself, you can pick up a copy here.