Friday, 19 April 2013

A window into our worlds: check out the Abaddon & Solaris YouTube channel!

With author interviews, book launches, and readings the new Abaddon & Solaris YouTube channel is perfect for a little lunchtime viewing if you're looking for new reading challenges and fancy plunging into our plethora of worlds.

The team behind the two imprints is beavering away to bring you audiovisual entertainment to go alongside your reading pleasure and we'll be adding more fresh content about our forthcoming titles, as well as trailers, so keep your eyes glued to our Twitter and Facebook feeds for alerts about the latest videos.

In the meantime, welcome to our worlds...

The launch of Gideon's Angel...

Scott K. Andrews talks about School's Out Forever...

Gaie Sebold discusses Babylon Steel...

The launch of Solaris Rising 2...

Thursday, 11 April 2013

Coming in May! Chuck Wendig's new world for Abaddon - Gods and Monsters: Unclean Spirits

Gods and Monsters:
Unclean Spirits

by Chuck Wendig
The gods descend on May 9th

Available in paperback and ebook

“If you’re looking for a sassy, hard-boiled thriller with a paranormal slant,
Wendig has established himself as the go-to man.” – The Guardian

“Chuck Wendig has raised the bar of the urban fantasy genre” – New York Journal of Books on Blackbirds

The master of in-your-face visceral horror, Chuck Wendig, returns to Abaddon Books with a brand new title and a brand new world that is not to be missed – Gods and Monsters: Unclean Spirits!

The gods and goddesses are real. A many-headed pantheon—a tangle of divine hierarchies—once kept the world at arm’s length, warring with one another for mankind’s belief and devotion. It was a grim and bloody balance, but a balance just the same. When one god triumphed, driving all other gods out of Heaven, it was back to the bad old days: cults and sycophants, and the terrible retribution the gods visit on those who spite them.

Five years ago, it all went wrong for Cason Cole. He lost his wife and son, lost everything, and was bound into service to a man who chews up human lives and spits them out. Now, as the man he both loves and hates lies dying at his feet, Cason is finally free. And no gods, demi-gods, acolyte, or monstrous abomination is going to stop him from getting back what’s his...

Wendig is a massive talent with a huge online following and Gods and Monsters is a brand new world he has created for Abaddon Books. Pat Kelleher is to continue the series with the e-title Gods and Monsters: Drag Hunt, which will launch online on the same day as Unclean Spirits.

Wednesday, 3 April 2013

Abaddon Books appoints David Moore as new commissioning editor

Abaddon Books is very pleased to announce that desk editor David Moore is to be the imprint’s new commissioning editor.

David will oversee Abaddon Books’ new commissions as well as creating more new original shared worlds – joining series such as the zombie-themed novels of Tomes of the Dead, the post-apocalyptic Afterblight Chronicles, and the Steampunk adventure pulp of Pax Britannia.

This year Abaddon Books will launch two new series – Chuck Wendig’s Gods and Monsters (named as one of the ‘Essential Science Fiction and Fantasy books of 2013’ by io9) and Toby Venables’ Guy of Gisburne, as well as more in the Weird Space series by SF legend Eric Brown.

Editor-in-chief of Abaddon Books and Solaris, Jonathan Oliver, said: “Ever since David started with Rebellion Publishing, it’s been clear that he has an incisive eye for what makes a story work and an editorial hand that gets the best out of a book, while maintaining a great relationship with the author. I’m really excited to be handing over the Abaddon reins to David and can’t wait to see what he plans for the imprint.”

David said: “I’ve loved every minute of my time with Abaddon Books so far: we punch above our weight, take risks, produce the books we want to and have fun doing it. Getting a chance to take the helm on the imprint Jon put so much of his love and energy into, to steer it through the next few years and stamp my own mark on it, is incredibly exciting. Also scary. Very scary. I’ve already changed trousers twice today.”

Born and raised in Australia, David has lived in three different countries, but as of last year has spent more than half his life in the UK. A life-long geek, passionate reader and aspiring writer (he began the first of, to date, five unfinished novels, Eight-legged Aliens, on a Commodore 64), David has been writing for magazines and websites for 15 years, working in the publishing industry for three, and picking on people’s grammar and spelling since he could walk. His past career has been mixed, to say the least, including bar and theatre work, providing technology support in the banking sector and filling tea and coffee pots in an architectural firm. He lives in Reading with his wife, Tamsin.