Wednesday, 23 September 2009

Pax Britannia: Evolution Expects reviewed at 2000AD Review

Stumbled across this the other day - a rather pleasing review by Richmond Clements of Evolution Expects. You can read it here, at the 2000AD Review website.

The only real quibble/query/question I have regarding it is I have no idea what Mr Clements is referring to when he writes 'the villain’s Big Scheme is a bit familiar to both a certain superhero movie as well as a story from the pages of 2000AD.'

If anyone knows which film he means or which 2000AD story, please drop me a line and let me know. Thanks.

Friday, 18 September 2009

Jonathan Green talking about writing Fighting Fantasy gamebooks

I shall be at Ealing Central Library tomorrow, Saturday 19 September, from 2-4pm talking about writing adventure gamebooks.

Find out how I set about writing the brand new Fighting Fantasy adventure Stormslayer and get a special sneak preview of the forthcoming Night of the Necromancer. As well as the talk, there will be a range of activities for children of all ages to take part it and you can buy copies of Stormslayer on the day, and of course get them signed by me.

I've even had some new pencils made especially for the occasion, and the guys at Wizard Books have sent me a suitably ghoulish Creature of Havoc cut-out to set the tone for the afternoon.

And if you do happen to pop along, don't be afraid to say 'Hi!' and tell me The Blog sent you!

Saturday, 12 September 2009

Evolution Expects reviewed in Death Ray magazine

Death Ray #21 came out on Thursday and in it is reviewed a whole glut of Abaddon Books, including Pax Britannia: Evolution Expects. It's not a bad review, but my favourite line has to be this one:

It's pleasingly bonkers and never less than entertaining

Oh, and these two words made me happy for the rest of the day:

More please

And congratulations to Simon Bestwick on receiving 4 stars for Tomes of the Dead: Tide of Souls. Well done that man!

Wednesday, 9 September 2009

Queen Vic's Giant Pants Fetch 600 Nicker - we are not amused!

A pair of Queen Victoria's bloomers have been sold at auction for the rather large size of £600.

Of course ladies didn't really wear pants as we would know them until Queen Victoria's time, so Vicky was quite the trend-setter.

To find out more, click here.

Free mince pie!

Drop by my Christmas Miscellany blog now and receive a mince pie, absolutely free!

And keep an eye on the Christmas Miscellany blog over the coming weeks as people the world over start to prepare for the big day.