Septiembre Zombie

Spanish readers will be interested to know that Septiembre Zombie, the Spanish edition of Autumn, will be released by Minotauro on 23rd February.

Before you hit me with another thousand emails about the re-release of the Autumn books in English, here’s a little teaser for you. Book one, as you may know, will be released in September this year. The rest of the books, including the long-awaited debut of Autumn: Disintegration will follow VERY soon after. I’ll let you know exact dates as soon as they’re confirmed.

And by the way, if you were planning on picking up one of the spare copies of the Infected Books edition of Autumn I’ve been selling, you’d better get in quick. There are just a handful left. You can get them over at www.infectedbooks.co.uk.

A very belated Happy New Year!

I intended to write this a week ago, but the beginning of 2010 has proved to be even busier than the end of 2009! I hope you all enjoyed the holidays and best wishes to everyone for 2010.

Down to business…

There’s lots going on here, and I’m trying to take advantage of the UK’s coldest winter and heaviest snowfall for 30 years to try and catch up. I’ve got a lot of book, film and other news to share, but my first priority for 2010 is to tidy up this website and give it a lick of paint. Over the next few days, therefore, you might find the site breaks or goes down for a while. Please bear with me.

If you’re in the UK, you can pass the time by watching the AUTUMN movie on Zone Horror. It’s showing again on Tuesday 12th January at 12:50am.

I also just wanted to mention that my sale of signed books is coming to an end over at www.infectedbooks.co.uk. I now have the last few copies of the Infected Books edition of AUTUMN to hand but please get in quick if you want one as they’re disappearing fast. I’ll be announcing the winner of the competition I mentioned here next week.

That’s all for now. Check back next week for more! Don’t forget, to be notified when I update, you can follow me on Twitter, Facebook, Amazon, Goodreads, MySpace, Friendfeed and probably a few other places I’ve forgotten.

Domain of the Dead

You might remember me mentioning Iain McKinnon in my post about Grimmfest last month. I said you’d be hearing more about Iain, and here’s why: Permuted Press has just published his debut novel Domain of the Dead. I was honoured to be asked to write an introduction to the book, and you can see my endorsement on the cover above. It’s a great read – an exciting, fast-moving, traditional zombie novel with a cool cast and more than enough wild moments and flashes of originality and invention to keep even the most jaded fan of the Undead entertained this Christmas. As if that wasn’t enough, you can watch a trailer for the book (and an absolutely cracking zombie-short – The Dead Walk) over on Iain’s official website, www.domain-of-the-dead.com.

But if you want to see something REALLY scary, check out this picture of Iain and myself taken at Grimmfest when Iain was kind enough to host the post-screening AUTUMN Q&A session.

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Domain of the Dead is available now from Amazon.com, Amazon.co.uk and many other bookstores.

About that book sale…

Thanks to everyone who has already ordered books from my impromptu book sale. Some titles have already sold out and I seem to have spent more time in the post office than I have at my desk this last week!

I just wanted to say a couple of things…

  1. if you’re thinking of ordering, get in fast!
  2. I’m going to hold a quick competition to thank everyone for their interest and their orders

At the end of 2009 (or when my stock of books is gone, whichever comes sooner) I’ll put the names of everyone who has made an order since the sale was announced into a hat. One name will be drawn at random and that person will receive:

  • a piece of AUTUMN artwork signed by Dickon Tolson (who plays Carl in the movie) and myself
  • a HATER t-shirt
  • a couple of additional signed books which are so limited they didn’t even make it into the sale!

Thanks again for your enthusiasm and your orders. To learn more, please visit www.infectedbooks.co.uk, and if you have any questions, contact me here.

Infected Books

Signed and rare books for sale

Bit of an unusual post, this one… I’ve been clearing out my office and my attic and I’ve decided it’s time for a sale! In perfect time for Christmas (coincidence – honest!), I’ve found a few boxes of books which I’m selling off through www.infectedbooks.co.uk.

There are a few special items here which I’d like to draw your attention to…

I acquired a small batch of copies of the original Infected Books edition of AUTUMN for the recent Grimm Up North festival, and I’m selling off the surplus. Please get in quick – this is absolutely the last time the book will be available before its re-issue through Thomas Dunne Books in the US and Gollancz in the UK in September / October 2010.

Autumn Straight to You Hater

Also, whilst clearing out I discovered a couple of copies of the original Infected Books release of HATER and a box of hardcover copies of Straight to You. Those of you who’ve followed me for a while will know that whilst I still love the concept of Straight to You, I think the book has dated badly and I’m more than happy to let these copies go. I haven’t wanted to set a specific price for these rare editions (only 500 copies of the Straight to You hardback were ever produced, so this is about as rare as it gets for me!). I’m happy to accept any sensible offers based on how much having the books would mean to you.

I hope this is interesting to some of you. If you have any questions or you want any more information, don’t hesitate to get in touch. Use this page here to contact me.

How did it get to be November already…?

I can’t believe how quickly this year is going. Hope everyone had a good Halloween weekend. I certainly did, because I got to watch the AUTUMN movie on the big screen at Grimmfest! A full report will follow later this week…

In the meantime, a couple of new interviews are now available to listen to.

First off, Gregory Solis (author of Rise And Walk) put me in touch with Celina Andrade of Pirate Cat Radio in San Francisco and we spoke last week. You can download our conversation by clicking here…

Secondly, the final part of my interview with Vatikanet in Norway is available to listen to by clicking here.

Thanks to both Celina and Knut from Vatikanet for the great questions!

Exclusive competition – win tickets to the UK premier of AUTUMN

My UK publishers Gollancz have launched an exclusive competition to win a pair of tickets to the UK premier of AUTUMN on 1st November at the Grimm Up North film festival in Manchester.

To enter the competition, just visit this link and answer the very simple question…

And if you win, don’t forget to drop me an email to let me know so I can say hello at the event!

Hamilton Zombie Walk 2009 – 24th October

Attention readers in North America: the third annual Hamilton Zombie Walk takes place at 3pm on 24th October. You can find out more about the event here on Facebook or MySpace. As many of you may know, the AUTUMN movie was filmed in and around Hamilton so expect a strong contingent from the cast and crew to be in the undead crowds. As in previous years, the event will be hosting a food drive in support of the Hamilton Food Share so please contribute and help the organisers to meet their target of doubling last year’s total donations (which would be an incredible 500+ lbs of food!)

As an added bonus, this year there will be a special showing of AUTUMN followed by a Q&A session (tickets available on the day).

Click the image below to find out more and if you’re in or around Hamilton on 24th October, please support this great event.

Hamilton Zombie Walk 2009

Grimmfest – AUTUMN UK premier details

Tickets are now available for the UK premier of the AUTUMN movie at the Grimmfest festival in Manchester on 1st November. Here’s the announcement from the official press release:

AUTUMN GUESTS. To celebrate the premiere screening of Steve Rumbelow’s AUTUMN, we are pleased to welcome the film’s stars Dexter Fletcher (Lock Stock, Layer Cake) and Dickon Tolson (The Bill, Casualty, Peak Practice), together with author David Moody, whose cult novels were the basis for the film. David has just had the option on his novel HATER picked up by Mexican master of the macabre Guillermo del Toro, and will be on hand to sign copies of his books. Then he and the film’s stars will all attend a Q&A after the screening on the Sunday!

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It’s going to be a cracker! Let me know if you’re going to be there and we’ll say hello. Get your tickets from the festival website by clicking here.