“Mind Seed” officially released

“Mind Seed”, a new Science Fiction anthology edited by David Gullen and Gary Couzens, is now available for purchase. The anthology was put together by members of the T-Party in memory of Denni Schnapp – T-Party member, Biologist, SF writer and traveller.

product_thumbnailThe anthology features nine classic and original Science Fiction stories from authors including Shirley Jackson award nominee Rosanne Rabinowitz and Aeon Award winner Nina Allen.

Nine stories that will take you to the worlds we may live in tomorrow, into deep space, and towards the far future of humanity. Nine different explorations of what it is to be human.

All profits from the anthology will go to Next Generation Nepal, an anti-child-trafficking charity.

“Mind Seed” can be purchased here.

Short Story Sales for David Gullen & David Allan

Both Davids have had short stories accepted, with David Allan’s due to appear on 365Tomorrows.com – a ‘collaborative project designed to present readers with a new piece of short science and speculative ‘flash’ fiction each day’

 

 

And David Gullen’s short story ‘Winter Heliotrope’ will be published as part of Ian Whate’s ‘Moon Shots’ project, courtesy of Spacewitch. T-Party members Gary Couzens and E Saxey also have stories in ‘Moon Shots’.

News Roundup – 15th June

Both Rosanne Rabinowitz and Francis Knight have made the British Fantasy Awards shortlist!

 

Rustblind and Silverbright, edited by David Rix and published by Eibonvale Press, has been nominated in the ‘Best Anthology’ category – the collection features ‘The Turning Track‘, a collaboration between Rosanne and Mat Joiner.

 

And Francis is up for ‘Best Newcomer’ off the back of ‘Fade To Black‘, the first book in the Rojan Dizon trilogy.

 

The full list of British Fantasy Awards nominees can be found here.

 

 

Also, Will Mitchell’s upcoming hard SF novel ‘Creations‘ is available for pre-order, and will be out at the end of August. Here’s what John Hunt Publishing have to say about ‘Creations’:

 

Earth in 2040 is on the brink of environmental disaster. International controls affect everything from who can travel by air to who can start a family. Meanwhile the rift between science and religion is growing as some turn to technology for answers, while others blame it for the catastrophe. And for biological engineer Max Lowrie, whose efforts to see evolution taught in schools have led to him receiving death threats, the fact his wife s staunchly religious family also see him as the enemy only adds to the strain. So when Max gets the job offer of a lifetime it s hard to say no. He ll be halfway around the world, safe from any danger, and he and Gillian will be able to get the treatments they need to start a family. The only problem is the project. It s supposed to pave the way for humanity s future: self-replicating machines that can mine materials from the harshest environments at no cost, opening up as yet unheard of resources in the sea, on land, and ultimately on the Moon. Everyone seems confident that the machines will be easy to control, but Max isn t so sure.

 

 

The good news doesn’t stop there, though! Gaie Sebold has been commissioned by Solaris for a sequel to her steampunk novel ‘Shanghai Sparrow‘. ‘Sparrow Falling‘ will be published in summer 2015. Early reviews for ‘Shanghai Sparrow’ have been very positive indeed:

 

“…a rip-roarin’ rollickin’ adventure that had me flying through the pages. In fact, two chapters from the end, I actually put the book down, and started reading something else. Because I didn’t want it to end. I so did not want to come back to the book to find out what happened, because I couldn’t bear the thought of finishing it.” TANGLED BOOKMARKS

Weekly news roundup

Both Damian O’Connor and Rosanne Rabinowitz have had stories accepted for The Mammoth Book of the Vatican Vaults, pencilled for release in Spring 2015 – congrats to both

And Gaie Sebold’s steampunk-inspired novel Shangai Sparrow is being launched at London’s Forbidden Planet on Thursday 8th May (18.00-19.00) From Forbidden Planet’s website:

Eveline Duchen is a thief and con-artist, surviving day by day on the streets of London, where the glittering spires of progress rise on the straining backs of the poor and disenfranchised. Where the Folk, the otherworldly children of fairy tales and legends, have all but withdrawn. Caught in an act of deception by the implacable Mr Holmforth, Evvie is offered a stark choice: transportation to the colonies, or an education – and utter commitment to Her Majesty’s Service – at Miss Cairngrim’s harsh school for female spies. But on the decadent streets of Shanghai, where the Empire’s corruption is laid bare, Holmforth is about to make a devil’s bargain, and Eveline’s choices could change the future of two worlds…

Weekly News Roundup

It’s been a bit of a busy week for the T-Party:

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Colleen Douglas’ debut novel ORIGIN will be released in mid-2014, published by Cosmic Egg Books – check out the appropriately spooky cover! Here’s what Cosmic Egg have to say about ORIGIN:

Raum Daemon learns that he is destined to be The Reconciler-Demon Earl of Hell; a special demon whose return is foretold. It will be his destiny to unite the feuding demon kings of the Ebon Continent, the underworld of demons and more importantly he must prevent the rise of the Allu, the ancient race of demon Gods, from laying claim to Ebon. If Raum was to fail in this task then the world of men would fall soon after.

And ‘Fade To Black’, the first book in Francis Knight’s Rojan Dizon trilogy, has been longlisted for all three categories of the David Gemmell Legend awards – go here to vote. Congratulations Francis!