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Jews vs Zombies, Jews vs Aliens & The Book of the Dead

Jews vs Zombies and Jews vs Aliens

Out now!

In Jews vs Zombies and Jews vs Aliens, editors Lavie Tidhar and Rebecca Levene have gathered together brand new stories from the light-hearted to the profound with almost twenty tales of zombies, aliens and the Chosen People.

With authors including Orange Prize winner Naomi Alderman, Big Bang Theory writer/producer Eric Kaplan, BSFA Award winner Adam Roberts and best-seller Sarah Lotz, these are undoubtedly the must-have anthologies of the year. (Plus, check out the sexy covers by Sarah Anne Langton!)

Jews vs Aliens - Amazon.com / Amazon.co.uk / Kobo

Jews vs Zombies - Amazon.com / Amazon.co.uk / Kobo

Details and TOC and whatnot.

The Book of the DeadAlso, for today only...

The Book of the Dead is completely free! This is to celebrate the unveiling of Amelia Edwards' English Heritage Blue Plaque. As well as the founder of the Egypt Exploration Fund (later Society), Amelia Edwards was a suffragette, archaeologist and author of brilliant supernatural fiction. All of which is why we dedicated The Book of the Dead to her in the first place.

We're delighted to see her honoured, so please - grab a copy of this terrific anthology (the one and only collection of all-original mummy fiction) and tell your friends!

The Book of the Dead contains original stories from Gail Carriger, Paul Cornell, Adam Roberts, Roger Luckhurst, Jesse Bullington, David Thomas Moore, Lou Morgan, Molly Tanzer, Jenni Hill, Michael West, Sarah Newton, Den Patrick, Glen Mehn, Jonathan Green, Louis Greenberg, Will Hill, Maurice Broaddus and Maria Dahvana Headley. The illustrations are by Garen Ewing, and the introduction is courtesy of John J Johnston, of the Egypt Exploration Society. 

The  Book of the DeadAmazon.com / Amazon.co.uk


The Good Shabti - Unwrapping Party Tonight!

The Good ShabtiOur (rather lovely) limited edition of The Good Shabti is being unleashed upon the unsuspecting world... tonight!

Join us at the Betsey Trotwood (56 Farrington Road, EC1R 3BL) from 7pm for an evening of mummies, books and very nice people.

The Good Shabti is limited to 100 signed and numbered copies. Everyone at the launch gets first crack at them - and then Jurassic London mailing list subscribers get dibs on what's left

Learn more about "the greatest Egyptian adventure since 'Scooby Doo in Where's My Mummy'". (Tom Harper said that)

Details about tonight's shindig are available here.


The Good Shabti - Unwrapping Party!

The Good ShabtiPlease join us for the launch of the limited edition of Robert Sharp's The Good Shabti - a brand new thriller that "masterfully mingles science with historical fiction, and updates the mummy story for the digital age". (Deji Olukutun said that!)

We'll be throwing a grand unwrapping party on Thursday, 29 January at the lovely Betsey Trotwood pub (56 Farringdon Road, EC1) for the occasion. Doors open at 7, brief talks at 7.30, then drinks, books and mingling with authors, Egyptologists and other lovely people.

Our extremely limited (and signed... and numbered...) edition of The Good Shabti can only be purchased in two ways: 

  1. on the night (limited to 2 copies per person)
  2. through Best Little Bookshop (who will be selling the books after the launch)

Best Little Bookshop are an independent online retailer that promote the very best in (printed) books. We're delighted that they've partnered with us as the exclusive retail partners for The Good Shabti.

Maps, details and RSVPs are here.

We look forward to unveiling "the greatest Egyptian adventure since 'Scooby Doo in Where's My Mummy'". (Tom Harper said that. For real!)


Happy New Year! & Jurassic London Giveaway

Ring in the new year with some free books from Jurassic London!

New Year GiveawayPut to Silence by Rose Biggin (US / UK)

Four Seasons in the Floating World™ by Jesse Bullington and Molly Tanzer (US / UK)

The Kiss by Kim Curran (US / UK)

Black Paintings by James Smythe (US / UK)

Stocking Stuffer 2014 with Becky Chambers, Erin Horáková, Richard de Nooy, Paul Ford, William Curnow and Rose Biggin (US / UK)

Pandemonium: The Rite of Spring with William Curnow, S.A. Partridge, Rose Biggin, Martin Petto and Esther Saxey (US / UK)

Pandemonium: Big Jim's Shadow with Archie Black, Martin McGrath, Damien Kelly and Stuart Suffel (US / UK)

The Brick Moon by Edward Hale, with an afterword from Marek Kukula and Richard Dunn and a new story by Adam Roberts (US / UK)

Lost Souls, a complete anthology of reprinted and 'remastered' fiction, featuring stories by Stephen Crane, Robert Chambers, Mary Wilkins Freeman, and almost two dozen more, including original fiction by David Bryher and introductions by the editors (US / UK)

All of these are free on Amazon today and tomorrow (31 December and 1 January). Fill your boots!

An Amazon wishlist of all nine is here. And a complete list of all Jurassic London's 2014 publications can be found here


Our weekly stories are now on the Kindle

Well, to be more accurate:

Our (original) weekly stories are now (available for pre-order) on the Kindle (and are coming out next week).

Black PaintingsThe first four Kindled stories are:

All four stories were first published in 2014 on Pornokitsch.

I hasten to add - these are exactly the same stories that are available for free on the website. There's no bonus content, unless you consider finely-crafted xml and a nice bit of cover design to a 'bonus'. Nor is this a complicated get-rich-quick scam: these are listed for the lowest possible price.

The one and only goal here is to make these great stories available to a broader audience. I'm happy if people read them on the site, on their Kindle, on a boat or on a goat. (Please send in pictures of the latter.)

The archive of all our weekly fiction and non-fiction, original and reprint, here.

And if you'd like to receive our stories by email, you can sign up here.


Irregularity: Out now!

Irregularity - Cover - PaperbackIrregularity is about the tension between order and chaos in the 17th and 18th centuries. Men and women from all walks of life dedicated themselves to questioning, investigating, classifying and ordering the natural world.

These brave thinkers dedicated themselves and their lives to the idea that the world followed rules that human endeavour could uncover... but what if they were wrong?

This anthology is published to coincide with Ships, Clocks and Stars, a major exhibition on the story of the quest for longitude at sea National Maritime Museum. The Museum has also our partner for the creation of Irregularity, including access to their archives for materials, imagery and inspiration.

The launch party is at the National Maritime Museum this evening, as part of their Dark and Stormy Late. Hope to see you there!

A huge, vast, immeasurable thank you to all of the contributors: writers, artists, proofreaders, fact-checkers, image-finders and launch-makers. This anthology had a vast army of irregulars (sorry) behind it, and it wouldn't have been possible without them.

Contents:

  • "Fairchild's Folly" by Tiffani Angus
  • "A Game Proposition" by Rose Biggin
  • "Footprint" by Archie Black
  • "A Woman Out of Time" by Kim Curran
  • "The Heart of Aris Kindt" by Richard de Nooy
  • "An Experiment in the Formulae of Thought" by Simon Guerrier
  • "Irregularity" by Nick Harkaway
  • "Circulation" by Roger Luckhurst
  • "The Voyage of the Basset" by Claire North
  • "The Assassination of Isaac Newton by the Coward Robert Boyle" by Adam Roberts
  • "Animalia Paradoxa" by Henrietta Rose-Innes
  • "The Last Escapement" by James Smythe
  • "The Darkness" by M. Suddain
  • "The Spiders of Stockholm" by E. J. Swift

Afterword by Sophie Waring and Richard Dunn, Head of Science and Technology at Royal Museums Greenwich. Illustrations by Gary Northfield and the National Maritime Museum, cover by Howard Hardiman.

Paperback - UK / US

Kindle - UK / US

Hardcover via National Maritime Museum


Jurassic: Announcing The Near Now

Jurassic LondonExciting news today - we (as Jurassic London) are extremely proud to be publishingThe Near Now, an anthology of near future SF, edited by Sam Wilson. 

Sam's done a ridiculous job reeling in the big fish, and the contributors to date include Lauren Beukes, Sarah Lotz, Tricia Sullivan, Harry Markov, Charlie Human, David Bryher, Kirsty Logan, Bram E. Gieben, Emad Akhtar, J.Y. Yang, Robert Sharp and Fabio Fernandes.

We're delighted not only to have so many amazing new authors as part of the extended Jurassic family, but such an outstanding new editor as well. 

The Near Now will be published in Spring/Summer 2015.

There's a blog devoted to the book - and inspirational, um, fodder - at www.thenearnow.net. And Sam's site is over here. And information about the book is, of course, over on the Jurassic London site.

P.S. If you've ever wondered about the rather cryptic names on our 'coming soon' page, this was "Project Falcon". 


Jurassic: Pre-Orders, Launch Parties and FREE STUFF

Irregularity - PaperbackFirst, a 72 hour 'sale'.

Speculative Fiction 2012, our Hugo- and British Fantasy Award-nominated collection of online criticism, is currently free on Amazon. (Amazon US / Amazon UK)

Speculative Fiction 2013, the most recent volume in the same series, edited by Ana Grilo and Thea James, is also free. (Amazon US / Amazon UK)

Second, Irregularity is being given away on Goodreads.

Five copies going! Five days left! (Goodreads)

Third, Irregularity is out next Thursday.

The limited edition - the rather prestigiously-named 'Meridian Edition' - is available for pre-order through the National Maritime Museum. There are only 100 copies, signed, numbered, fancy-lookin'.  (National Maritime Museum)

Fourth, Irregularity has a launch party - and please come join us!

We'll be part of the overall shenanigans at the Museum's 'Dark and Stormy Late' - which features cocktails, storytelling, readings, signings, games and, of course, a rather spectacular exhibition. Tickets are on sale through the Museum - we hope you can make it! (National Maritime Museum

Fifth, more announcements later this week. 

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