Эксмо Publishes New Edition of Zelazny’s A NIGHT IN THE LONESOME OCTOBER


Эксмо has released a new Russian edition of Roger Zelazny‘s classic, final novel, A NIGHT IN THE LONESOME OCTOBER! Published as part of the publisher’s Эксклюзивная фантастика collection (which also includes Zelazny’s NINE PRINCES IN AMBER), the novel is published as Ночь в одиноком октябре. Here’s the synopsis…

В Лондоне конца XIX века под покровом тумана промозглого октября в Великой Игре сойдутся известнейшие персоны своего времени и их питомцы-помощники. Смогут ли игроки открыть врата в иной мир? В чем заключается их сила?

A NIGHT IN THE LONESOME OCTOBER is also available in the UK, published by Farrago Books. Here’s the English-language synopsis…

All is not what it seems.

In the murky London gloom, a knife-wielding gentleman named Jack prowls the midnight streets with his faithful watchdog Snuff – gathering together the grisly ingredients they will need for an upcoming ancient and unearthly rite. For soon after the death of the moon, black magic will summon the Elder Gods back into the world. And all manner of Players, both human and undead, are preparing to participate.

Some have come to open the gates. Some have come to slam them shut. And now the dread night approaches – so let the Game begin.

Here are a few of the reviews the novel has received since it was first released…

‘One of Zelazny’s most delightful books: Jack the Ripper’s dog Snuff narrates a mad game of teams to cause or prevent armageddon.’ — Neil Gaiman

‘Sparkling, witty, delightful. Zelazny’s best for ages, perhaps his best ever.’ — Kirkus

‘A cheerful, witty, well-crafted fantasy… Its deft, understated good humor and spare, poetic prose reaffirm Zelazny as one of fantasy’s most skilled practitioners.’ — Publishers Weekly

‘The last great novel by one of the giants of the genre.’ — George R.R. Martin

‘A madcap blend of horror tropes and fantasy… There aren’t many authors who would set out to write a novel in which the Wolfman and Jack the Ripper were the two heroes… And I’m not sure anyone else could have made it work.’ — Science Fiction Chronicle

Zeno represents Roger Zelanzy in Translation and selectively in the UK, on behalf of the Zelazny Estate.

Christopher Husberg’s FEAR THE STARS is out now in North America!


Already out in the UK, we’re happy to report that Christopher Husberg‘s fourth novel, FEAR THE STARS is out today in North America! The penultimate novel in the author’s Chaos Queen Quintet, it is published by Titan Books, here’s the synopsis…

IN THE PITILESS VOID, EVEN THE STARS ARE NOT WHAT THEY SEEM

Many forces converge on the great city of Triah, bent on its destruction. By sea, Empress Cova of Roden sails with her armada, determined to bring the rival nation under her yoke. From land, Winter, the Chaos Queen, brings her tiellan army, set on revenge. And their advance brings a yet more terrible army still: awoken by the Chaos Queen’s powers, daemons mass on the border between worlds, waiting for a way in.

Caught between the encroaching foes, a small group holds the key to saving the Sfaera from destruction: Knot, the former assassin; Cinzia, the exiled priestess; and Astrid, the vampire-child. But the only way to do so is to step into the Void beyond worlds — from which no one can return unchanged.

The first three novels in the series — DUSKFALLDARK IMMOLATION and BLOOD REQUIEM — are also published in North America and in the UK by Titan Books.

‘The storytelling is fresh and assured and the characters appealing… This is a solid setup for a great new fantasy epic, perfect for fans of Daniel Abraham and Brandon Sanderson.’ — Library Journal on DUSKFALL

‘Leaves the reader eager to discover how things are going to develop.’ — Starburst on DUSKFALL

DUSKFALL by Christopher Husberg is just amazing. This is a good example of the books I will think about when people that do not read fantasy go gah-gah over the Game of Thrones. I always want to say, have you ever tried to read a good Fantasy novel? I do not mean to dish on the Game of thrones, but no, it would not make it into my top 100 Fantasy novels, but I think this novel would… a must for any fantasy lover…’ — SF Reader

‘The story has some of the action, horror, and revelations of the first volume, but this is a book of politics first: religion versus government, traditional female power versus traditional male power, and the wild cards that skew a chess match not designed for them.’ — Starburst on DARK IMMOLATION

Zeno represents Christopher Husberg in the UK and Commonwealth, on behalf of the JABberwocky Literary Agency in New York.

THE OCTOBER MAN is out now in the UK!


Ben Aaronovitch‘s latest novella, THE OCTOBER MAN is out now in the UK! Set in the same world as the author’s Rivers of London/Peter Grant series, this book introduces a new protagonist, Tobias Winter

Trier is famous for wine, Romans and for being Germany’s oldest city. So when a man is found dead with, his body impossibly covered in a fungal rot, the local authorities know they are out of their depth.

Fortunately this is Germany, where there are procedures for everything.

Enter Investigator Tobias Winter, whose aim is to get in, deal with the problem, and get out with the minimum of fuss, personal danger and paperwork. With the help of frighteningly enthusiastic local cop, Vanessa Sommer, he’s quick to link the first victim to a group of ordinary middle aged men – and to realise they may have accidentally reawakened a bloody conflict from a previous century. But the rot is still spreading, literally and with the suspect list extending to people born before Frederick the Great solving the case may mean unearthing the city’s secret magical history.

… so long as that history doesn’t kill them first.

The novella is published in the UK by Gollancz, who have also published all of Ben’s other novels and novellas set in this world. The novella is available in North America, published by Subterranean Press in print and eBook, and Tantor Media in audio.

‘… enjoyable spin-off from the Rivers of London urban fantasy series… Supernatural mystery fans who enjoy more whimsical takes on the paranormal will hope for more of Winter and Sommer.’ — Publishers Weekly

‘Aaronovitch delivers yet another classic detective novel rich with the magical world building accomplished in his previous work.’ — Booklist

‘Winter’s stolidness is a feature rather than a bug. While there are moments of adventure and daring, the story of this crime is both a satisfying whodunit and a primer on how magic works in Deutschland. THE OCTOBER MAN would be an interesting place to enter the Rivers of London world. Rather than fae, a new reader would anticipate werewolves, perhaps — and still greatly enjoy Aaronovitch’s work. Those who know the Folly will appreciate this outsider’s view of Grant and Nightingale, as well as learn a bit about how the latter spent the war, while still greatly enjoying Aaronovitch’s work, even if it is set someplace new.’ — Locus (Adrienne Martini)

THE OCTOBER MAN is a very well-constructed detective story, simple enough to be told in the span of a novella (granted, at more than two hundred pages, this one’s on the longer side) while still containing plenty of complexity to hold the reader’s attention. In addition, its pacing allows for plenty of fast-paced action and police work, but moments of downtime also provide opportunities to get to know our characters better. Despite being in a new setting and following a new protagonist, I was delighted to feel all the familiar attributes and the fine balance of Ben Aaronovitch’s writing style… Aaronovitch has delivered another fun and captivating Rivers of London mystery… I loved getting to meet Tobias and Vanessa, and it would thrill me greatly to see this corner of the series expanded with more stories in the future.’ — Bibliosanctum

Two new Ian R. MacLeod collections now available!


We’re very happy to report that two new collection of Ian R. MacLeod‘s short fiction are now available! Both are published via the JABberwocky eBook Program, and are out now. Read on for more details.

Here’s the synopsis for the first collection, EVERYWHERE (cover above)…

Welcome to the first half of the collected worlds of one of fiction’s great myth-makers. Blending naturalistic settings with real — and unreal — histories, dark presents, strange pasts and star-flung futures, Ian R. MacLeod’s multi award-winning stories defy easy classification, but are always vividly elegant, compelling, and filled with wonder.

In Grownups, a young boy discovers the strange facts of life in a very different — yet also alarmingly recognizable — world, whilst New Light on the Drake Equation focusses on one man’s quest to prove there is still a chance of intelligent life existing beyond Earth, and in Ephemera a very strange librarian has final charge of all the world’s knowledge and culture, and The Master Miller’s Tale tells of obsessive love as a bucolic past dissolves into the magics of industry, iron and steam.

… and the companion anthology, NOWHERE

Welcome to the second half of the collected worlds of one of fiction’s great myth-makers. Blending naturalistic settings with real — and unreal — histories, dark presents, strange pasts and star-flung futures, Ian R. MacLeod’s multi award-winning stories defy easy classification, but are always vividly elegant, compelling, and filled with wonder.

In The Chop Girl, a young working at a World War Two RAF bomber airbase discovers the true meaning of luck, whilst The Discovered Country projects a world in which the dead enjoy an endless afterlife whilst the merely living struggle to survive, and The Visitor from Taured twists a modern urban myth into a tale of one man’s search for a Theory Of Everything, and Snodgrass tells a very different version of the Beatles’ rise to fame.

JABberwocky has published a number of other acclaimed titles by Ian, too: RED SNOW, WAKE UP AND DREAM, SONG OF TIME, THE GREAT WHEELTHE SUMMER ISLES, and the two novels in the Aether Universe series — THE LIGHT AGES and THE HOUSE OF STORMS.

Listen to THE OCTOBER MAN in North America, now!


The audio edition of Ben Aaronovitch‘s THE OCTOBER MAN is available to buy in North America! Published by Tantor Media in the US and Canada, here’s the synopsis…

If you thought magic was confined to one country — think again.

Trier: famous for wine, Romans, and being Germany’s oldest city.

When a man is found dead with his body impossibly covered in a fungal rot, the local authorities know they are out of their depth. But fortunately this is Germany, where there are procedures for everything.

Enter Tobias Winter, an investigator for the Abteilung KDA, the branch of the German Federal Criminal Police which handles the supernatural. His aim is to get in, deal with the problem, and get out with the minimum of fuss, personal danger, and paperwork.

Together with frighteningly enthusiastic local cop, Vanessa Sommer, he quickly links the first victim to a group of ordinary middle aged men whose novel approach to their mid-life crisis may have reawakened a bloody conflict from a previous century.

As the rot spreads, literally, and the suspect list extends to people born before Frederick the Great, Tobias and Vanessa will need to find allies in some unexpected places.

And to solve the case they’ll have to unearth the secret magical history of a city that goes back two thousand years. Presuming that history doesn’t kill them first.

Read by Sam Peter Jackson, the novella is set in the same world as Ben’s Peter Grant/Rivers of London series, albeit with a new protagonist — Tobias Winter — and also set in Germany! The book is published in print by Subterranean Press in North America; and it is due to be published in the UK by Gollancz, on June 13th. The UK audio edition will also be released on June 13th, published by Orion.

For fans in the UK, don’t forget that Ben is on tour to celebrate the release of the new novella. You can find full details here.

New Ukrainian edition of A NIGHT IN THE LONESOME OCTOBER


A new Ukrainian edition of Roger Zelazny‘s classic novel A NIGHT IN THE LONESOME OCTOBER is now available! Published by Богдан as Ніч у самотньому жовтні, here’s the synopsis…

Роман «Ніч у самотньому жовтні» Р. Желязни неможливо просто читати: ним потрібно дихати. Кожна його сторінка пахне осінніми дощами й опалим листям, древньою магією і… не менш древніми страхами. Зрештою, це не звичайний роман, а радше жовтневий щоденник сторожового пса на ймення Нюх, який спільно зі своїм хазяїном Джеком (тим самим Різником), а також з іншими друзями й недругами та їхніми сумнозвісними господарями бере участь у Великій Грі, що відбувається місячної ночі на Геловін. І не дай боже в цій Грі програти, бо долі переможених не позаздриш.

A NIGHT IN THE LONESOME OCTOBER is also available in the UK, published by Farrago Books. Here’s the English-language synopsis…

All is not what it seems.

In the murky London gloom, a knife-wielding gentleman named Jack prowls the midnight streets with his faithful watchdog Snuff – gathering together the grisly ingredients they will need for an upcoming ancient and unearthly rite. For soon after the death of the moon, black magic will summon the Elder Gods back into the world. And all manner of Players, both human and undead, are preparing to participate.

Some have come to open the gates. Some have come to slam them shut. And now the dread night approaches – so let the Game begin.

Here are a few of the reviews the novel has received since it was first released…

‘One of Zelazny’s most delightful books: Jack the Ripper’s dog Snuff narrates a mad game of teams to cause or prevent armageddon.’Neil Gaiman

‘The last great novel by one of the giants of the genre.’ — George R.R. Martin

‘A madcap blend of horror tropes and fantasy… There aren’t many authors who would set out to write a novel in which the Wolfman and Jack the Ripper were the two heroes… And I’m not sure anyone else could have made it work.’Science Fiction Chronicle

‘Sparkling, witty, delightful. Zelazny’s best for ages, perhaps his best ever.’ — Kirkus

‘A cheerful, witty, well-crafted fantasy… Its deft, understated good humor and spare, poetic prose reaffirm Zelazny as one of fantasy’s most skilled practitioners.’ — Publishers Weekly

Zeno represents Roger Zelanzy in Translation and selectively in the UK, on behalf of the Zelazny Estate.

This week… FEAR THE STARS!


Christopher Husberg‘s fourth novel, FEAR THE STARS is out this week! Published on Thursday in the UK, it is the penultimate novel in the author’s Chaos Queen Quintet. The novel will be published in North America on June 18th (we’ll remind you then, too). Published in both territories by Titan Books, here’s the synopsis…

IN THE PITILESS VOID, EVEN THE STARS ARE NOT WHAT THEY SEEM

Many forces converge on the great city of Triah, bent on its destruction. By sea, Empress Cova of Roden sails with her armada, determined to bring the rival nation under her yoke. From land, Winter, the Chaos Queen, brings her tiellan army, set on revenge. And their advance brings a yet more terrible army still: awoken by the Chaos Queen’s powers, daemons mass on the border between worlds, waiting for a way in.

Caught between the encroaching foes, a small group holds the key to saving the Sfaera from destruction: Knot, the former assassin; Cinzia, the exiled priestess; and Astrid, the vampire-child. But the only way to do so is to step into the Void beyond worlds — from which no one can return unchanged.

The first three novels in the series — DUSKFALLDARK IMMOLATION and BLOOD REQUIEM — are also published in North America and in the UK by Titan Books.

‘The storytelling is fresh and assured and the characters appealing… This is a solid setup for a great new fantasy epic, perfect for fans of Daniel Abraham and Brandon Sanderson.’ — Library Journal on DUSKFALL

DUSKFALL by Christopher Husberg is just amazing. This is a good example of the books I will think about when people that do not read fantasy go gah-gah over the Game of Thrones. I always want to say, have you ever tried to read a good Fantasy novel? I do not mean to dish on the Game of thrones, but no, it would not make it into my top 100 Fantasy novels, but I think this novel would… a must for any fantasy lover…’ — SF Reader

‘Leaves the reader eager to discover how things are going to develop.’  — Starburst on DUSKFALL

‘The story has some of the action, horror, and revelations of the first volume, but this is a book of politics first: religion versus government, traditional female power versus traditional male power, and the wild cards that skew a chess match not designed for them.’ — Starburst on DARK IMMOLATION

Zeno represents Christopher Husberg in the UK and Commonwealth, on behalf of the JABberwocky Literary Agency in New York.

Two new Italian Chronicles of Amber books now available


Italian fans of Roger Zelazny‘s Chronicles of Amber rejoice: the sixth and seventh novels in the series are now available in Italy! Published by Fanucci Editore, here are the details…

The sixth novel in the series is TRUMPS OF DOOM, published in Italy as RITORNO AD AMBRA

Merle Corey è un giovane e brillante designer di computer, ma è anche Merlin, figlio dell’ex principe di Ambra, Corwin, di cui ha ereditato i meravigliosi poteri. Nel tentativo di comprendere meglio suo padre, Merlin ha trascorso gli ultimi anni sulla Terra, a San Francisco, studiando informatica e progettando uno straordinario computer mai visto prima. Adesso è deciso a tornare ad Ambra, ma prima di farlo intende scoprire chi sta cercando di ucciderlo e perché. A tale scopo inizierà una disperata corsa attraverso le ombre, non solo per sfuggire alla misteriosa forza che minaccia la sua vita, ma per proteggere il segreto mortale che potrebbe distruggere entrambi i suoi mondi…

First published in 1985, here’s the English-language synopsis…

Merle Corey is a brilliant young computer designer in San Francisco, but, he is also Merlin, son of Corwin, vanished prince of Amber, and heir to his father’s wondrous powers. And, someone is determined to kill him. Now he will begin a desperate race through Shadow, not only to escape the mysterious force that threatens his life, but to protect the deadly secret that could destroy both his worlds.

The seventh novel is BLOOD OF AMBER, published in Italy as IL SANGUE DI AMBRA

Inseguito da un nemico diabolico, Merle deve affrontare una fitta e intricata rete di omicidi e vendette che lo perseguita anche oltre i confini della baia di San Francisco. Perché Merle Corey, giovane informatico della California, è anche Merlin, figlio di Corwin, lo scomparso principe d’Ambra. Le forze ostili che cercano di distruggere la casa reale e la sua stirpe hanno messo in campo magie che possono colpire ovunque, fino al cuore stesso di Ambra. Imprigionato dai suoi nemici, Merle è costretto a stringere una pericolosa alleanza con un’entità seducente ed enigmatica, l’unica speranza per ridare equilibrio al suo mondo e affrontare una forza misteriosa che minaccia Ambra.

Originally published a year after TRUMPS OF DOOM (1986), here’s the English-language synopsis…

Pursued by a fiendish enemy, Merle must battle through an intricate web of vengeance and murder that threatens more than the San Francisco Bay area. For Merle Corey of California is also Merlin, son of Corwin, vanished Prince of Amber; and the forces, seeking to destroy the royal house, have unleashed sorceries that can strike anywhere, especially at the very heart of Amber.

Fanucci has also published the first five novels in the series in Italy.

Zeno represents Roger Zelazny in Translation, on behalf of the Zelazny Estate.

Jack Campbell’s Genesis Fleet makes a TRIUMPHANT return today in the UK!


The latest novel in Jack Campbell‘s critically-acclaimed Genesis Fleet series, TRIUMPHANT is out today in the UK! Published by Titan Books, here’s the synopsis…

The recently colonized world of Glenlyon has learned that they’re stronger when they stand with other star systems than they are on their own. But after helping their neighbor Kosatka against an invasion, Glenlyon has become a target. The aggressive star systems plan to neutralize Glenlyon before striking again.

An attack is launched against Glenlyon’s orbital facility with forces too powerful for fleet officer Rob Geary to counter using their sole remaining destroyer, Saber. Mele Darcy’s Marines must repel repeated assaults while their hacker tries to get into the enemy systems to give Saber a fighting chance.

To survive, Glenlyon needs more firepower, and the only source for that is their neighbor Kosatka or other star systems that have so far remained neutral. But Kosatka is still battling the remnants of the invasion forces on its own world, and if it sends its only remaining warship to help will be left undefended against another invasion. While Carmen Ochoa fights for the freedom of Kosatka, Lochan Nakamura must survive assassins as he tries to convince other worlds to join a seemingly hopeless struggle.

As star systems founded by people seeking freedom and autonomy, will Kosatka, Glenlyon and others be able to overcome deep suspicions of surrendering any authority to others? Will the free star systems stand together in a new Alliance, or fall alone?

Titan Books has also published the first two novels in this series — VANGUARD and ASCENDANT. They have also published some of Campbell’s other series: Lost Fleet (to which this series is a prequel), Lost Stars, Beyond the Frontier, JAG in Space, and Stark’s War.

Zeno represents Jack Campbell in the UK and Commonwealth, on behalf of the JABberwocky Literary Agency in New York.

You can now take a ride through DAMNATION ALLEY in Poland!


DAMNATION ALLEY, the classic dystopian thriller by Roger Zelazny is out now in Poland! Published by Dom Wydawniczy REBIS as ALEJA POTĘPIENIA, here’s the synopsis…

Klasyka literatury postapo. Kultowa powieść wielokrotnego zdobywcy nagród Hugo i Nebula

Wojna nuklearna spustoszyła świat. W Ameryce Północnej ocalali ludzie usiłują przetrwać w niewielkich enklawach, pozostałościach dawnych stanów. Hell Tanner, brutalny członek gangu motocyklowego, otrzymuje szansę odkupienia swych win. Na wschodzie wybuchła epidemia i ktoś musi dostarczyć szczepionkę z Los Angeles do Bostonu. Tanner rusza Aleją Potępienia, by mierzyć się z promieniowaniem, gniewem natury, zmutowanymi zwierzętami i jeszcze gorszymi niż one ludźmi.

First published in 1968, the book took third place Hugo Award for Novella. Here’s the English-language synopsis…

Hell Tanner isn’t the sort of guy you’d mistake for a hero: he’s a fast-driving car thief, a smuggler, & a stone-cold killer. Facing life in prison for his various crimes, he’s given a choice: Rot away his remaining years in a tiny jail cell, or drive cross-country & deliver a case of antiserum to the plague-ridden people of Boston, Mass. The chance of a full pardon does wonders for getting his attention.

And don’t mistake this mission of mercy for any kind of normal road trip — not when there are radioactive storms, hordes of carnivorous beasts, & giant, mutated scorpions to be found along every deadly mile between LA & the East Coast. But then, this is no normal part of America, you see.

This is Damnation Alley.

Zeno represents Roger Zelazny in Translation, on behalf of the Zelazny Estate.

DIE GLOCKE VON WHITECHAPEL ring today!


Fans of Ben Aaronovitch‘s Peter Grant series in Germany can rejoice! The wait is finally over: LIES SLEEPING is out today! Published in Germany by DTV as DIE GLOCKE VON WHITECHAPEL, here’s the synopsis…

Constable und Zauberlehrling Peter Grant steht vor seiner größten Herausforderung: Das Schicksal Londons steht auf dem Spiel. Der gesichtslose Magier, verantwortlich für grauenvolle übernatürliche Verbrechen, ist zwar endlich demaskiert und auf der Flucht. Doch er verfolgt einen perfiden Plan, der ganz London in den Abgrund stürzen könnte. Um den Gesichtslosen zu stoppen, muss Peter all seine magischen Kräfte aufbieten – und einen bösen alten Bekannten kontaktieren: Mr. Punch, den mörderischen Geist des Aufruhrs und der Rebellion.

This is the seventh novel in Ben’s Peter Grant/Rivers of London series, all of which have been published in Germany by DTV (including the novellas).

The novel and series is published in the UK by Gollancz. The series is published in North America by Del Rey (1-3), DAW Books (4-) and Subterranean Press (novellas). Here’s the English-language synopsis…

London under threat, and the scent of magic in the air… it must be a new Rivers of London mystery…

Martin Chorley, aka the Faceless Man, wanted for multiple counts of murder, fraud and crimes against humanity, has been unmasked and is on the run.

Peter Grant, Detective Constable and apprentice wizard, now plays a key role in an unprecedented joint operation to bring Chorley to justice.

But even as the unwieldy might of the Metropolitan Police bears down on its foe, Peter uncovers clues that Chorley, far from being finished, is executing the final stages of a long term plan.

A plan that has its roots in London’s two thousand bloody years of history, and could literally bring the city to its knees.

To save his beloved city Peter’s going to need help from his former best friend and colleague – Lesley May – who brutally betrayed him and everything he thought she believed in. And, far worse, he might even have to come to terms with the malevolent supernatural killer and agent of chaos known as Mr Punch…

Anne Griffin’s WHEN ALL IS SAID now available in Lithuania!


WHEN ALL IS SAID, Anne Griffin‘s best-selling, critically-acclaimed and award-nominated debut novel, is available now in Lithuania! Published by Tyto Alba as KAI VISKAS PASAKYTA, here’s the synopsis…

Tikriausiai dėl pasakotojo, kuriam neįmanoma atsispirti, – Moriso Henigeno, išdidaus 84 metų airio. Tai ne pasigailėtinas senukas, o žmogus, nugyvenęs ilgą ir garbingą gyvenimą. Gyvenimą, vertą istorijos.

Jis sėdi prie baro viešbutyje, vienas kaip visuomet. Šis vakaras ypatingas. Šiandien Morisas turi tikslą ir planą. Bet pirmiausia mes turime išgirsti jo istoriją.

Prisėskite šalia.

Šį vakarą Morisas penkis kartus pakels savąjį stiklą už žmones, kurie jo gyvenime buvo svarbiausi. Penki tostai – penkios istorijos apie laimę, kuri taip ir liko neišsakyta, apie netektis, apie kerštą ir neapykantą, visą gyvenimą rusenusią po pelenais, apie meilę, apie ištikimybę. Apie godumą, turtą ir atleidimą.

Moriso Henigeno gyvenimas buvo ilgas ir turiningas. Tai gyvenimas stipraus vyro, mokėjusio mylėti ir neapkęsti, gailėtis ir valdyti, iškęsti vargą ir nepriteklius. Nemokėjo jis tik vieno – kalbėti apie tai, ką jaučia, bet šiandien jo žodžiai liete liejasi.

WHEN ALL IS SAID is published in the UK by Sceptre, in North America by St. Martin’s Press, and is also available in a growing number of translated editions. Here’s the English-language synopsis…

Five toasts. Five people. One lifetime.

‘I’m here to remember – all that I have been and all that I will never be again.’

At the bar of a grand hotel in a small Irish town sits 84-year-old Maurice Hannigan. He’s alone, as usual -though tonight is anything but. Pull up a stool and charge your glass, because Maurice is finally ready to tell his story.

Over the course of this evening, he will raise five toasts to the five people who have meant the most to him. Through these stories – of unspoken joy and regret, a secret tragedy kept hidden, a fierce love that never found its voice – the life of one man will be powerfully and poignantly laid bare.

Heart-breaking and heart-warming all at once, the voice of Maurice Hannigan will stay with you long after all is said.

Here’s just a small selection taken from the aforementioned critical acclaim the novel has enjoyed since release…

‘A hugely enjoyable, engrossing novel, a genuine page-turner.’Donal Ryan

‘An extraordinary novel, a poetic writer, and a story that moved me to tears.’ — John Boyne

‘Griffin is a magical storyteller whose prose is effortless and clear. She conjures an intimate, poignant and ultimately enthralling portrait of a man who has battled loneliness and other demons throughout his life.’ — Fanny Blake

‘Anne Griffin’s debut novel is a must read. Beautifully observed, masterful story telling – stunning!’ — Graham Norton

‘[An] impressively confident debut … Maurice Hannigan emerges as an engaging, compassionate creation’ — Guardian

‘Pitch-perfect prose… Moving and beautifully written, this is a wonderfully assured debut.’ — Mail on Sunday

‘It’s all beautifully done; a tale told in the plain but poetic prose of a man who recognises the tragic truths gleaned from a life of love and loss. A gem of a book.’ 5* — Sunday Express

‘A proper tear-jerker, but one that will ultimately leave you feeling hopeful.’ — Grazia

‘Griffin’s portrait of an Irish octogenarian provides a stage for the exploration of guilt, regret, and loss, all in the course of one memorable night.’ — Kirkus

‘Maurice’s humor, his keen observations on class and family, and his colloquial language, as well as Griffin’s strong sense of place, create the feeling of a life connected to many others by strands of affection and hatred.’ — Publishers Weekly

New Ukrainian Edition of LORD OF LIGHT!


Roger Zelazny‘s classic novel LORD OF LIGHT is available now in a new Ukrainian edition! Published by Книжковий Клуб as Володар світла, here’s the synopsis…

Коли Земля загинула, все змінилося. І люди проголосили себе богами. Екіпаж космічного корабля «Зоря Індії» прибуває на планету іншої зіркової системи, де панує незнайоме землянам життя. Майже всіх тубільців було винищено, і екіпаж «Зорі Індії» проголосив себе новими богами цієї далекої планети. Безсмертні, володарі безмежного технічного прогресу, вони мешкають в Місті Небесному, тоді як звичайні люди животіють у бідних середньовічних містах. Але серед богів знаходяться «прометеї», які прагнуть нести вогонь прогресу цим простим, небожественним істотам. Та кожен, хто намагатиметься це зробити, прогніває богів. І не врятується жоден. Окрім тих, хто не втратив у собі людину…

LORD OF LIGHT was first published in 1967, and remains one of Zelazny’s most popular novels. Here’s the English-language synopsis…

In a distant world gods walk as men, but wield vast and hidden powers. Here they have made the stage on which they build a subtle pattern of alliance, love, and deadly enmity. Are they truly immortal? Who are these gods who rule the destiny of a teeming world?

Their names include Brahma, Kali, Krishna and also he who was called Buddha, the Lord of Light, but who now prefers to be known simply as Sam. The gradual unfolding of the story shows how the colonization of another planet became a re-enactment of Eastern mythology.

Zeno represents Roger Zelazny in Translation, on behalf of the Zelazny Estate.

LIES SLEEPING paperback out today!


The paperback edition of LIES SLEEPING, the Locus Award-nominated seventh novel in Ben Aaronovitch‘s Peter Grant series is out now in the UK! Published in the United Kingdom by Gollancz, here’s the synopsis…

A fabulous new adventure, London under threat, and the scent of magic in the air… it must be a new Rivers of London mystery…

Martin Chorley, aka the Faceless Man, wanted for multiple counts of murder, fraud and crimes against humanity, has been unmasked and is on the run.

Peter Grant, Detective Constable and apprentice wizard, now plays a key role in an unprecedented joint operation to bring Chorley to justice.

But even as the unwieldy might of the Metropolitan Police bears down on its foe, Peter uncovers clues that Chorley, far from being finished, is executing the final stages of a long term plan.

A plan that has its roots in London’s two thousand bloody years of history, and could literally bring the city to its knees.

To save his beloved city Peter’s going to need help from his former best friend and colleague – Lesley May – who brutally betrayed him and everything he thought she believed in. And, far worse, he might even have to come to terms with the malevolent supernatural killer and agent of chaos known as Mr Punch…

Gollancz has published all of the UK editions of the books set in Ben’s Peter Grant/Rivers of London series so far, and are also due to publish THE OCTOBER MAN, a stand-alone novella set in Germany. The series is published in the US by Del Rey (1-3), DAW Books (4-) and Subterranean Press (novellas). The series has also been published widely in translation. Check out Ben’s Author Page for more information on the editions available.

The Vinyl Detective FLIPs BACK into action!


FLIP BACK, the fourth novel in Andrew Cartmel‘s critically-acclaimed Vinyl Detective series is out today in the US and UK! Published by Titan Books, here’s the synopsis…

At the height of their success, the electric folk band Black Dog invited journalists to a desolate island for an infamous publicity stunt: the burning of a million dollars. But the stunt backfired and the band split up, increasing the value of their final album vastly. It’s this album that Tinkler’s got his eye on, and he hires none other than the Vinyl Detective and Nevada to hunt a copy down.

Narrowly avoiding a killing spree, negotiating deranged Black Dog fans, and being pursued by hack celebrity Stinky Stamner and his camera crew, the Vinyl Detective and Nevada discover that perhaps all was not as it seemed on the island—and that in the embers of that fire are clues to a motive for murder…

Titan Books has also published the first three novels in the series: WRITTEN IN DEAD WAX, THE RUN-OUT GROOVE, and VICTORY DISC.

Here’s some of that critical acclaim that the series has received so far…

‘This charming mystery feels as companionable as a leisurely afternoon trawling the vintage shops with a good friend.’ — Kirkus on WRITTEN IN DEAD WAX

‘… fast-paced, lighthearted adventure… marvelously inventive and endlessly fascinating…’ — Publishers Weekly on WRITTEN IN DEAD WAX

‘Author Cartmel has combined the tropes of the several genres into a surprising, refreshing story centered around old-fashioned records… the story delivers multiple chuckles per chapter… Based on this volume, the series will be a hit.’ — New York Journal of Books on WRITTEN IN DEAD WAX

THE RUN-OUT GROOVE does a fantastic job of making its fictional history of music so fascinating and authentic that you’ll forget it isn’t all true… This a follow-up every bit the equal of its highly memorable predecessor, presenting a mystery you’ll be eager to solve and characters whose company you won’t want to leave. Written with infectious charm, the Vinyl Detective has more than proven he’s no one-hit-wonder.’ (9/10) — Alternative Magazine Online

‘Polished, fast-paced and a ton of fun, this is a fantastic read that is easy to get lost in… more polished… keeps the story rolling forward at an incredible speed – and also makes it very hard to put down… Cartmel has created an intoxicating mix of adventure, humour and mystery to lose yourself in… a truly engaging and enjoyable read. THE RUN-OUT GROOVE surpasses even the opening novel in the series for polish and fun.’ — The Crime Review

‘… entertaining second record-spinning mystery… Cartmel treats music and records seriously, plays his strange characters for laughs, and provides a bit of danger and some unexpected twists in this affectionate nod to the vagaries of rock stardom.’ — Publishers Weekly on THE RUN-OUT GROOVE

‘… effectively integrates the lead’s unusual specialty of searching out rare records into an intricately constructed plot… the clever resolution of the story lines is impressive. Fair-play fans, even those without an interest in music, will be pleased.’ — Publishers Weekly on VICTORY DISC

VICTORY DISC works beautifully both as a sequel and as a standalone novel… The story is splendid, continuing the fine tradition of the series to date of weaving fascinating fact with thrilling fiction… Andrew Cartmel is a fine mystery (and comedy) writer, keeping his readers smiling while never letting the elements of humour obfuscate the more serious moments… if you enjoyed the first two books, you’ll undoubtedly enjoy this one too. The unsolved murder mystery is highly intriguing, the characters introduced throughout are fully formed and a delight to uncover more about, and the chemistry between the Vinyl Detective and his friends is absolutely spot on. In short, VICTORY DISC is beautifully orchestrated and well worth taking for a spin this summer.’ — Alternative Magazine Online

Andrew is also the co-author of Ben Aaronovitch’s Rivers of London comic series, published by Titan Comics.