I get a lot of emails, and a lot of them ask the same things. Rather than have to wait for ages to get an answer from me (it's like getting blood out of a stone sometimes) I've set up this page to answer the most common questions I get.

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When will HATER be released in my country?
What's the latest with the movie?
When will DOG BLOOD be released?
How many books make up the HATER series?
Will there be an audio book of HATER?



When will the AUTUMN books be re-released?
When will the movie be released?
Which order should I read the books in?
Where's the free download?
What was AUTUMN: ECHOES?
Will there be more ECHOES?
What happened to the limited edition Infected Books hardbacks which were planned?
When will AUTUMN: DISINTEGRATION be released?
Why can I get the books in German and no other language right now?
Will there be audio adaptations of the books?



When will TRUST be available again?
When will STRAIGHT TO YOU be available again?
Whatever happened to MARK THANE?
How does the forum on this website work?
What is your privacy policy?
What information do I need to provide to register as a user of this site?
How do I delete my account?
How do I change my Avatar?



When will HATER be released in my country?
HATER has been sold to a number of different countries which have been listed below (with links, publishers and release dates where these have been publically announced).
  • Australia - Hachette / Gollancz - Available now
  • Brazil
  • Canada - Thomas Dunne Books / St Martins Press - Available now (paperback due April 2010)
  • France (Rage) - Milady - Available now
  • Germany (Im Wahn) - Goldmann - Available now
  • Italy
  • Japan
  • Korea
  • Poland (Amok) - Amber - Available now
  • Romania
  • Russia
  • Spain (Odio) - Minotauro - Available now
  • UK - Orion / Gollancz - Available now
  • USA - Thomas Dunne Books / St Martins Press - Available now (paperback due April 2010)
  • Updated: 18 November 2009


    What's the latest with the movie?
    More information will be added as soon as it's available. For now, please visit the movie's IMDB page
    Updated: 2 February 2009


    When will DOG BLOOD be released?
    The release of DOG BLOOD is currently scheduled for release on 17 June 2010 in the US and UK. Release dates for all other countries have yet to be announced.
    Updated: 18 November 2009


    How many books make up the HATER series?
    There will be three books in the HATER series. The title of the third book is yet to be announced.
    Updated: 2 February 2009


    Will there be an audio book of HATER?
    Yes! The audio adaptation, read by Gerard Doyle was released through Blackstone Audio in August 2009. The book is available on CD, MP3 CD, cassette and as a download through Audible.com. Click here for more information. An audiobook of DOG BLOOD will be released in due course.
    Updated: 18 November 2009





    When will the AUTUMN books be re-released?
    I'm currently discussing this with my publisher. No specific dates have yet been agreed. I'll update this website (and I'll re-launch www.theinfected.co.uk) as soon as I have more information. It's likely that the first book will be released between September - October 2010.
    Updated: 14 October 2009


    When will the movie be released?
    The AUTUMN movie has a distributor and they're currently trying selling the film around the world. Known dates are listed below and more details will be announced as soon as they're available. In the meantime, keep checking the movie's IMDB page.
  • France - DVD released on 4 November 2009
  • Germany - DVD released on 16 October 2009
  • Thailand - DVD Available now
  • Updated: 14 October 2009


    In which order should the books be read?
    The AUTUMN series should be read in the following order: 1). AUTUMN, 2). AUTUMN: THE CITY, 3). AUTUMN: PURIFICATION, 4). AUTUMN: DISINTEGRATION, 5). AUTUMN: THE HUMAN CONDITION. The first three books are a trilogy which follow the same characters throughout. DISINTEGRATION is a stand-alone novel (although much of the story is shaped by the events which take place in PURIFICATION). THE HUMAN CONDITION is made up of more than 20 short stories set in the AUTUMN world, some featuring characters from the other books.
    Updated: 2 February 2009


    Where's the free download?
    Following the acquisation of the AUTUMN series by Thomas Dunne Books, the free download of AUTUMN has been discontinued. Hey... don't shout at me - it was available for more than 5 years and in excess of half a million people downloaded it!
    Updated: 2 February 2009


    What was AUTUMN: ECHOES?
    AUTUMN: ECHOES was a collection of brief stories which explained the background of some of the supporting characters from the AUTUMN novels. Every 'ECHO' is available as part of THE HUMAN CONDITION.
    Updated: 2 February 2009


    Will there be more ECHOES?
    Yes. The current plan is to expand THE HUMAN CONDITION for its republication with new ECHOES (based on characters from DISINTEGRATION) and additional short stories / novellas.
    Updated: 3 February 2009


    What happened to the limited edition Infected Books hardbacks which were planned?
    Due to a number of factors, the planned limited hardback released has been cancelled.
    Updated: 2 February 2009


    When will AUTUMN: DISINTEGRATION be released?
    Please see the answer to AUTUMN questions 1 and 9. On a personal note, I'm acutely aware that lots of people have been waiting a long time to read this book and I'm sorry for the delay. For various personal reasons, it took me a long time to write (I originally hoped to release it in late 2006 but wasn't able to finish it until June 2008). Then, literally days before I was due to publish the novel through Infected Books, I received an offer for the series from the publishers of HATER. Ultimately, selling the books to Thomas Dunne Books will allow me to reach a much larger readership than I would have been able to reach working on my own. That, in turn, has given me more freedom to write. Long term, therefore, more people will get to read more of my books. In the short term, however, people who've been following me for some time might feel like they've been penalised for their loyalty. I hope everyone understands. There will be a blog post / discussion about this in the very near future...
    Updated: 4 September 2009


    Why can I get the books in German and no other language right now?
    The German language AUTUMN deal was concluded prior to Thomas Dunne Books acquiring all other rights to the series. Books 1 - 4 (HERBST: BEGINN, HERBST: STADT, HERBST: LAUTERUNG and HERBST: ZERFALL) are now available. The books are published by Otherworldverlag of Austria and more information is available here.
    Updated: 4 September 2009


    Will there be audio adaptations of the books?
    Nothing has been agreed as yet, however you can still listen to Darker Projects excellent free dramatization of the first AUTUMN book. Click here to listen!
    Updated: 2 February 2009





    When will TRUST be available again?
    TRUST and STRAIGHT TO YOU are currently being dusted down and tidied up. There are presently no firm plans for re-releases of the books, but please check back here regularly for updates.
    Updated: 2 February 2009


    When will STRAIGHT TO YOU be available again?
    Please see my answer to the previous question!
    Updated: 2 February 2009


    Whatever happened to MARK THANE?
    MARK THANE was the serialized story of a man who may, or may not, have around 35 days left to live. Unfortunately for Mark, the AUTUMN and HATER books took off when I was only a few days into his story. He will return one day, but it won't be for another year at least!
    Updated: 2 February 2009


    How does the forum on this website work?
    The blog and forum parts of this website are integrated - when I post an item of news, you can immediately discuss it on the forum. It's early days for this system so, if you discover any problems or have any suggestions for improvement, please use the contact form here to let me know.
    Updated: 14 July 2009


    What is your privacy policy?
    My privacy policy is simple - any information you provide via this website will be held in strict confidence and will not be used for any purposes other than to allow you to view the website and post comments. All information will be permanently removed upon request.
    Updated: 14 July 2009


    What information do I need to provide to register as a user of this site?
    Your first and last names, your email address and a username are the only details required.
    Updated: 14 July 2009


    How do I delete my account?
    Click here to send an email asking for your account to be deleted. Please ensure you quote your name / username. Confirmation of the deletion will be sent to you.
    Updated: 14 July 2009

    How do I change my Avatar?
    Click here to visit your profile page. Select 'Your gallery' and follow the instructions.
    Updated: 14 July 2009



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