Two New Simon R. Green Novels

At the end of 2014 and the beginning of this year, Jo Fletcher Books started releasing Simon R. Green‘s back-catalogue in the UK as eBooks. Today, we can share the information about the two latest additions: PROPERTY OF A LADY FAIRE and TALES FROM THE NIGHTSIDE.GreenSR-SH8-PropertyOfALadyFayreUKe-BlogPROPERTY OF A LADY FAIRE is the eighth book in Simon’s bestselling Secret Histories series. Here’s the synopsis…

Call me Drood, Eddie Drood. Some know me as Shaman Bond and most simply don’t want to know me at all. For centuries, my family has been keeping the things that lurk on the darker side of existence as far away as possible from humans like you, without you even knowing we’re there.

Unfortunately for us, not everybody appreciates what we Droods do. Recently, I personally managed to survive yet another attempt on my life, but the rest of my relatives weren’t so lucky. My parents are missing in action. My grandfather has been murdered. And the future of my family lies in the iron grasp of the Lady Faire, an incredibly seductive, mysterious, and powerful being.

She possesses an ancient object that can save them. I have to steal it from her. Easy enough to say, difficult — and very, very dangerous — to do…

GreenSR-N13-TalesFromTheNightsideUKe-BlogTALES FROM THE NIGHTSIDE is a collection of short stories set in Simon’s New York Times-bestselling Nightside urban fantasy series…

Welcome to the Nightside. It’s the secret heart of London, beating to its own rhythm, pumping lifeblood through the veins of its streets and alleys hidden in eternal darkness, where creatures of the night congregate and where the sun is afraid to shine. It’s the place to go if you’re looking to indulge the darker side of your nature—and to hell with the consequences.

Tales from the Nightside presents ten macabre mysteries that shine a dim beam into the neighborhood’s darkest corners to reveal things that should never come to light. Take a walk with such deadly and dangerous denizens of the Nightside as Razor Eddie, Dead Boy, and Larry Oblivion as they encounter things even more inhuman and inhumane than they are. And join John Taylor, the PI with a knack for finding lost things, as he confronts Sir Francis Varney, King of the Vampires, in a never-before-published novella-length adventure.

There may be nothing to be afraid of in the dark, but there’s plenty to be afraid of in the Nightside…

Both of these titles are available now. Simon is also the author of, most recently, THE DARK SIDE OF THE ROAD, which was published in the US last week by Severn House, who also published the novel in the UK.

Zeno represents Simon R. Green in the UK and Commonwealth, on behalf of the JABberwocky Literary Agency in New York.

Ian McDonald, Ian R. MacLeod and Simon Green Interviewed by Sword & Laser

Last year, Zeno clients Ian R. MacLeodIan McDonald and Simon R. Green were interviewed by Sword & Laser during Loncon 3. We thought it would be a nice idea to share the video, which is above.

Ian McDonald features at 1:34. He is the author of many award-winning novels. Open Road Media have published a number of his novels in eBook. including: OUT ON BLUE SIX, KING OF MORNING QUEEN OF DAY, THE BROKEN LAND, SCISSORS CUT PAPER WRAP STONE and SACRIFICE OF FOOLS.


Ian R. MacLeod features at 2:20. He is also the author of many award-winning novels. Open Road Media have published the following novels of his in eBook: THE GREAT WHEEL, THE LIGHT AGES, THE HOUSE OF STORMS, THE SUMMER ISLES, SONG OF TIME, WAKE UP AND DREAM and SNODGRASS AND OTHER ILLUSIONS.


Simon R. Green, who Zeno represents in the UK and Commonwealth on behalf of the JABberwocky Literary Agency, also features in the video. Simon is the author of the best-selling Nightside and Secret Histories urban fantasy series, both of which were recently released in eBook by Jo Fletcher Books in the UK. He is also, most recently, the author of THE DARK SIDE OF THE ROAD, which was published in the UK by Severn House in January, and will follow in the US in May 2015.


Out Now: Simon R. Green’s SECRET HISTORIES Series


Simon R. Green‘s Secret Histories urban fantasy series is out today in eBook in the UK! Published by Jo Fletcher Books, all seven books are now available: THE MAN WITH THE GOLDEN TORC, DAEMONS ARE FOREVER, THE SPY WHO HAUNTED ME, FROM HELL WITH LOVE, FOR HEAVEN’S EYES ONLY, LIVE AND LET DROOD and CASINO INFERNALE.

Here’s the synopsis for the first book…

For ages, Eddie Drood and his family have kept humanity safe from the things that go bump in the night. But now one of his own has convinced the rest of the family that Eddie’s become a menace, and that humanity needs to be protected from him. So he’s on the run, using every trick in the book, magical and otherwise, hoping he lives long enough to prove his innocence…

Jo Fletcher Books also published Simon’s Nightside series in eBook, earlier this year.

Zeno represents Simon R. Green in the UK and Commonwealth, on behalf of the JABberwocky Literary Agency in New York.

Following up on Tim Powers’s Blog Tour…


Just over a month ago, we mentioned Tim Powers‘s October blog tour, which came to an end this past Friday. Because it was so good, we thought we’d offer a round-up of the various tour-stops here.

On the 7th, Tim discussed Magic and Realism over on Fantasy Book Critic, and how ‘To my mind, the problem with Magic Realism is that it’s got plenty of magic but falls short on the realism – if only in that no one in the stories is ever surprised by the plain fact of magic actually happening. Wouldn’t you be?’ Powers discusses ‘the logic of dreams and fairy tales and mythology’, and how he wants the (sur)realism to work in his novels, how he hopes readers will see it.

On the 8th, Tim stopped by Falcata Times to talk about how research can lead to the strangest connections. For example, the idea for HIDE ME AMONG THE GRAVES came about (partly) thus: ‘I was reading a book about Dante Gabriel Rossetti, and I learned that after his wife killed herself he laid the notebook of all his poetry into her coffin, to be buried with her. This was a fine and much-admired romantic gesture – but a couple of years later a publisher told him, “You know, if you had a collection of poetry, we could publish it,” and Rossetti said, in effect, “Uh, gimme a couple of days on that.”‘

Mieneke of A Fantastical Librarian interview Tim about the new novel, his research and writing practices.

On October 10th,  SF Signal hosted a guest post by Tim, in which he talks about ‘How he Got Started Down the Road to Science Fiction and Fantasy’, and how it all started with Timothy Turtle. He also mentions how he got to know James P. Blaylock (also a Zeno client) and K.W. Jeter, and the very important advice the latter gave him: ‘Start when the action of the plot starts.’

On the 11th, Tim stopped by Civilian Reader to talk about Edward John  Trelawny, ‘the Magnificent Liar’ – a legendary biographer, novelist and adventurer best known for his friendship with the Romantic poets, including Lord Byron. His life was stranger than fiction, but he was not above fictionalising some early exploits.

On the 14th, Fantasy Book Review hosted an extract of HIDE ME AMONG THE GRAVES.

Speculative Scotsman hosted Tim on October 18th, for a guest post, ‘Taverns Measureless to Man’, in which the author discusses how steampunk started.

Over the course of the 21st-25th, Pornokitsch hosted a number of great pieces:

Upcoming Event: Tim Powers & Lavie Tidhar on SECRET HISTORIES (UK)…

Kitschies-KrakenWill you be in London in late October? Then we strongly recommend you pre-book your tickets to an upcoming event featuring two Zeno clients.

The event in question, The Kitschies Present… Secret Histories, features Zeno clients Tim Powers and Lavie Tidhar, and also Kate Griffin, discussing the sub-genre of Secret Histories. As the organisers state, ‘The past holds many mysteries… Three of the most intriguing voices in fantastic fiction join forces for one night to discuss their work, the boundaries between truth and fiction and our world – just not as we know it…’

The event will be held at Blackwell’s Charing Cross branch, on Monday, October 28, 2013 (6:30-8:00pm). Space is limited, as are the secretive goodie bags that will be handed out, so please book quickly! Your ticket is also good for a £2 discount on selected books bought on the night.

A little bit more about the authors taking part:

  • Tim Powers is the author of THE ANUBIS GATES, DECLARE, HIDE ME AMONG THE GRAVES, and many more.
  • Lavie Tidhar is the World Fantasy Award-winning author of OSAMA, The Bookman Histories, and the upcoming THE VIOLENT CENTURY
  • Kate Griffin is the author of A Madness of Angels, Stray Souls, The Glass God)

Anne C. Perry will act as Moderator and Ringmaster.