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Danie Ware signing Ecko Rising

Danie Ware will be reading from and signing her stunning debut novel, Ecko Rising (Titan Books) at the Forbidden Planet London Megastore on Thursday 20th September from 6 – 7pm.

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Ecko: Rising follows a savage, gleefully cynical anti-hero immersed in his own fantasy world. Ecko joins a misfit cast of characters and strives to conquer his deepest fears and save the world. Danie says, “Ecko: Rising is sardonic fantasy, a sharp new slant on the genre, scattered with a healthy dusting of sex, violence and sarcasm. I’ve read fantasy, on and off, since I was a teen – and you can’t put a new twist on something unless you fell in love with it to start with! I wanted to push back its boundaries, make it do something different, something smarter and darker – but also something that we’d understand and recognise.”

Danie Ware is the publicist and event organiser for cult entertainment retailer Forbidden Planet. She has been immersed in the science-fiction and fantasy community for the past decade. An early adopter of blogging, social media and a familiar face at conventions, she appears on panels as an expert on genre marketing and retailing.

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John and Carole Barrowman signing Torchwood: Exodus Code

Forbidden Planet are delighted to announce a signing by John and Carole E Barrowman for Torchwood: Exodus Code (BBC Books) at our London Megastore on Thursday September 20th, from 6 – 7pm.

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It starts with a series of unexplained events. Earth tremors across the globe. Women being driven insane by their heightened and scrambled senses. And the world is starting to notice – the Twitter trend is #realfemmefatales. Governments and scientists are bewildered and silent. The world needs Torchwood, but there’s not much of Torchwood left.

Captain Jack has tracked the problem to its source: a village in Peru, where he’s uncovered evidence of alien involvement. In Cardiff, Gwen Cooper has discovered something alien and somehow connected to Jack. If the world is to be restored, she has to warn him – but she’s quickly becoming a victim of the madness too…

John became Captain Jack Harkness in Doctor Who in May 2005 and appeared in eleven episodes of the hit show, before taking the lead role in Torchwood. He’s had starring roles on stage and television, including his popular BBC entertainment show Tonight’s The Night.

Carole is Professor of English and Director of Creative Studies in Writing at Alverno College in Milwaukee. She writes a monthly crime fiction column and regular reviews and features for newspapers. She contributed a chapter to the Hugo award-winning non-fiction anthology Chicks Dig Time Lords.

Please note: pre-orders on this title may be limited. At the event itself, John and Carole will only be signing copies of their books. Thank you.

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September events at Forbidden Planet

A huge swathe of amazing events that Forbidden Planet this September. Not only signings but launch dates, major events and celebrations of geek culture.

Thursday 6th September 6 – 7pm – Adam Christopher will be signing the Forbidden Planet exclusive edition hardcover of Seven Wonders, the follow-up to his astounding Empire State.

Friday 7th September 6 – 7pm – Scott K Andrews will be launching, for the first time in collected edition, his distopian vision School’s Out Forever.

Thursday 13th September 6 – 7pm renowned fantasy artist Brian Froud will be signing his absolutely exquisite Trolls, a fascinating revelation in to the world of rainbow waterfalls and shadowy thickets.

Thursday 20th September 6 – 7pm we will have star of stage and television John Barrowman, and Professor of English Carole Barrowman, upstairs, signing Torchwood: Exodus: Code.

And simultaneously, Danie Ware will be downstairs launching her debut title, the gleefully sardonic and genre-bending Ecko Rising.

Saturday 22nd September 1 – 2pm, we’ll have live dinosaur sketching (that’s live sketching, not live dinosaurs) and a signing with Steve White for his astounding book of Dinosaur Art.

Tuesday 25th September 6 – 7pm, we welcome back the king of British SF, Peter F Hamilton, signing his latest title Great North Road.

Wednesday 26th September, 6 – 7pm, we will have napkin-scribbling visionary Brent Weeks signing his amazing epic fantasy The Blinding Knife (probably not written on a napkin, in fact).

And we round off the month with a pre-FantasyCon signing bonanza from Titan Books, featuring Guy Adams, Samit Batsu, Joanne Reay, Kim Newman and Danie Ware

It’s going to be a busy month!

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Adam Christopher signing at Forbidden Planet

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Following his astounding debut, Adam Christopher will be reading from and signing an exclusive limited edition of his new novel Seven Wonders (Angry Robot) at the Forbidden Planet London Megastore on Thursday 6th September from 6 – 7pm.

Tony Prosdocimi lives in the bustling Metropolis of San Ventura – a city gripped in fear, a city under siege by the hooded supervillain, The Cowl. When Tony develops super-powers and acts to take down The Cowl, however, he finds that the local superhero team Seven Wonders aren’t as grateful as he assumed they’d be…

“This is traditional heroism with a decidedly wicked and iconoclastic twist. Inventive, engaging, bewitching, and delightful, a feast as much for fans of the tropes as for the innocents amongst us.” – Greg Rucka, New York Times bestselling author of Alpha, The Punisher and Batman

“A blast of pure pleasure. This is Watchmen meets NYPD Blue, while The Incredibles stroll by; fast-moving action infused with Christopher’s infectious love of pulp fiction and the superhero genre.”
- Philip Palmer, author of Version 43, Hell Ship and Artemis 

Forbidden Planet is the largest store of its kind in the world. Some of the biggest names in SF, Fantasy and Cult Entertainment have come to our London Megastore for events, including Jonathan Ross, Kevin Smith, Sam Raimi, Guillermo del Toro, John Landis, Terry Gilliam, Christopher Lee, Simon Pegg, William Gibson, Neil Gaiman, Terry Pratchett, and Stephen King.

For more about Forbidden Planet’s signings please go to: http://forbiddenplanet.com/events/

Tom Pollock’s The City’s Son book launch at Forbidden Planet

Tom Pollock will be reading from and signing his stunning debut novel, The City’s Son (Jo Fletcher Books) at the Forbidden Planet London Megastore on Thursday 9th August from 6 – 7pm.

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Hidden under the surface of everyday London is a city of monsters and miracles, where wild train spirits stampede over the tracks and glass-skinned dancers with glowing veins light the streets. When a devastating betrayal drives her from her home, graffiti artist Beth Bradley stumbles into the secret city, where she finds Filius Viae, London’s ragged crown prince, just when he needs someone most. An ancient enemy has returned to the darkness under St Paul’s Cathedral, bent on reigniting a centuries-old war, and Beth and Fil find themselves in a desperate race through a bizarre urban wonderland, searching for a way to save the city they both love. The City’s Son is the first book of The Skyscraper Throne trilogy: a story about family, friends and monsters, and how you can’t always tell which is which.

Tom Pollock is a graduate of the Sussex University Creative Writing Programme, and a member of the London-based writers’ group The T-Party. He has lived everywhere from Scotland to Sumatra, but the peculiar magic of London has always drawn him back.

Forbidden Planet is the largest store of its kind in the world. Some of the biggest names in SF, Fantasy and Cult Entertainment have come to our London Megastore for events, including Jonathan Ross, Kevin Smith, Sam Raimi, Guillermo del Toro, John Landis, Terry Gilliam, Christopher Lee, Simon Pegg, William Gibson, Neil Gaiman, Terry Pratchett, and Stephen King.

For more about Forbidden Planet’s signings please go to: http://forbiddenplanet.com/events/

J T Colgan signing Doctor Who: Dark Horizons

J T Colgan will be signing Doctor Who: Dark Horizons, at the Forbidden Planet London Megastore on Tuesday 10th July from 6 – 7pm.

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“Now, you may or may not have noticed, but we appear to be on fire…”

On a windswept northern shore, at the very tip of what will one day become Scotland, the islanders believe the worst they have to fear is a Viking attack. Then the burning comes. They cannot run from it. Water will not stop it. It consumes everything in its path – yet the burned still speak. The Doctor is just looking for a game on the famous Lewis chess set. Instead he encounters a people under attack from a power they cannot possibly understand. Add in some marauding Vikings with very bad timing, a kidnapped princess with a secret of her own and a TARDIS that seems to have developed an inexplicable fear of water, and they all have a battle on their hands. The islanders must take on a ruthless alien force in a world without technology; without communications; without tea that isn’t made out of bark. Still at least they have the Doctor on their side… Don’t they?

J T Colgan has written thirteen bestselling novels as Jenny Colgan, which have sold over 2.5 million copies worldwide. Of writing the book Jenny says, “Writing Dark Horizons has been… a dream come true for me. I grew up on Terrance Dicks and I’m beyond thrilled to be joining the ranks of Doctor Who novelists.”

Forbidden Planet is the largest store of its kind in the world. Some of the biggest names in SF, Fantasy and Cult Entertainment have come to our London Megastore for events, including Jonathan Ross, Kevin Smith, Sam Raimi, Guillermo del Toro, John Landis, Terry Gilliam, Christopher Lee, Simon Pegg, William Gibson, Neil Gaiman, Terry Pratchett, and Stephen King.

For more about Forbidden Planet’s signings please go to: http://forbiddenplanet.com/events/

Ben Aaronovitch reading as Forbidden Planet

Ben Aaronovitch will be signing the third novel is his superbly entertaining supernatural crime series Whispers Under Ground at the Forbidden Planet London Megastore on Saturday 23rd June from 4 – 5pm. He will also be giving an exclusive short story preview!

Peter Grant is learning magic fast. And its just as well – he’s already had run ins with the deadly supernatural children of the Thames and a terrifying killer in Soho. Progression in the Police Force is less easy. Especially when you work in a department of two. A department that doesn’t even officially exist. A department that if you did describe it to most people would get you laughed at. And then there’s his love life. The last person he fell for ended up seriously dead. It wasn’t his fault, but still.

Now something horrible is happening in the labyrinth of tunnels that make up the tube system that honeycombs the ancient foundations of London. And delays on the Northern line is the very least of it. Time to call in the Met’s Economic and Specialist Crime Unit 9, aka ‘The Folly’. Time to call in PC Peter Grant, Britain’s Last Wizard.

Ben Aaronovitch was born and raised in London and all his work has reflected his abiding fascination and love for what he modestly likes to refer to as the ‘Capital of the World’. He works as a bookseller when he is not writing tie-in novels and TV scripts.
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Forbidden Planet is the largest store of its kind in the world. Some of the biggest names in SF, Fantasy and Cult Entertainment have come to our London Megastore for events, including Jonathan Ross, Kevin Smith, Sam Raimi, Guillermo del Toro, John Landis, Terry Gilliam, Christopher Lee, Simon Pegg, William Gibson, Neil Gaiman, Terry Pratchett, and Stephen King.

For more about Forbidden Planet’s signings please go to: http://forbiddenplanet.com/events/