At this time of year we would usually be preparing to head for Cleethorpes for the extravaganza that is Fantastic Books Publishing’s annual FantastiCon convention. The pandemic has put paid to a host of international visitors piling into an indoor venue to play games, watch demos, listen to talks, join Nerf fights, put on VR headsets and be transported to international museums, sky-high roller-coasters or out into space, try their luck in the escape rooms (there would have been more than one this year) and generally network with like-minded people … BUT …
The books that would have been launched there will be launched at virtual FantastiCon 15th and 16th August on Twitch TV twitch.tv/FantasticBooksPublishing
Click here for the full launch schedule. http://fantasticon.co.uk/book-launches.html
In summary, five novels and one autobiography will be launched. Interestingly, all five of the novels have strong female protagonists. I’ve read all six books and my mini-reviews are below.
Shadeward: Expiation by Drew Wagar
LAUNCH TIME: 12pm on the 15th August
You can get a copy here: Drew Wagar's final Shadeward instalment 'Shadeward: Expiation'
Colin Who? by Colin Spaull
LAUNCH TIME: 2pm on the 15th August
You can get a copy here: Colin Spaull's autobiography 'Colin Who?'
The Reality Exchange by James Vigor
LAUNCH TIME: 4pm on the 15th August
You can get a copy here: James Vigor's scifi debut 'The Reality Exchange'
The Cat of Doom by Mark P Henderson
LAUNCH TIME: 12pm on the 16th August
You can get a copy here: Mark Henderson's surreallist masterpiece 'The Cat of Doom'
The Five Feathers by Janet Blackwell
LAUNCH TIME: 2pm on the 16th August
You can get a copy here: Janet Blackwell's fantasy sequel 'the Five Feathers'
Storm Girl by Linda Nicklin
LAUNCH TIME: 4pm on the 16th August
You can get a copy here: Linda Nicklin's post-apocalyptic novel 'Storm Girl'