Monday, February 20, 2017

New books from MA Creative Writing lecturers, 2000AD signing event in Edinburgh this Friday

It's not just students on the MA Creative Writing programme at Edinburgh Napier who are getting their work published - lecturers David Bishop and Laura Lam both have books coming this spring. 

Indeed, the first book is already out - it's THRILL-POWER OVERLOAD, an unfiltered history of iconic British comic 2000AD, written by David and one of our graduate students, Karl Stock.

On sale now: #TPO40 by David Bishop & Karl Stock
This massive hardback started life as a series of articles written by former 2000AD editor David to mark the comic's 25th anniversary back in 2002, before being revised into a book for the 30th birthday. Now the story has been updated again - this time by Karl - for 2000AD's ruby anniversary.

The full colour, lushly illustrated tome was launched in London a few days ago, but now Scottish readers have a chance to get their copy signed by both authors during a special 2000AD 40th birthday signing at Waterstones West End in Edinburgh at 12.30pm this Friday, February 24th

Published March 2017: Masquerade by Laura Lam
Next month Tor Books is publishing Masquerade by Laura Lam, the long-awaited final volume in her Micah Grey trilogy. The  fantasy series was launched back in 2013 when Pantomime was released by YA publisher Strange Chemistry, soon followed by the second book Shadowplay. 

But Micah Grey, the other characters - and readers - were left in limbo after the imprint went out of business. Happily Tor picked up the rights to Pantomime and Shadowplay, reissuing them as paperbacks and commissioning the final novel in the award-winning series.

Advance copy of Shattered Minds by Laura Lam
Laura already has another book being prepped for publication in Shattered Minds, the second novel in her Pacifica series. [The first volume, False Hearts, was released to considerable acclaim last summer and was a BBC Radio 2 Book Club selection. It's getting published in paperback this April]

Advanced reading copies of Shattered Minds are now out in the world, with the official hardback in bookshops this June. It's going to be a busy year!