I thought it would be useful to list the new releases I have coming up for the rest of 2011 because there are quite a few. As always, please remember that these dates may be subject to change. You can always check my regularly updated FAQ page for the most up-to-date information.
And there will be an anthology appearance or two and, I think, several more foreign language editions to add to this list. So it’s looking like a busy year, and I’m really pleased. I know lots of people have been waiting for AUTUMN: DISINTEGRATION and THEM OR US for far too long…
It’s that time of year again… I’ve just updated the INFECTED BOOKS website with details of this year’s signed book sale. Please head on over for a chance to pick up some signed editions. There are copies of the new UK hardcover edition of AUTUMN, and some great discounts on US and UK editions of HATER.
This year I’m also pleased to announce that I’ll be donating to charity for each book sold. The charity is SMIRA (Selective Mutism Information & Research Association), and here’s a reminder of why I’m supporting them.
Click here or on the Infected Books logo to head over to the sale!
Another new edition of HATER is released on 20th October – Nenavistni – the Czech translation of the book from Vikend. Not sure who the chap on the cover is… definitely not me this time!
It’s been very quiet around here recently, but there’s lots going on in the background. Regular news posts will recommence very soon so check back over the coming days for: another Post-apocalyptic movie review (this time it’s The Day After), an interview with the author of one of the best new zombie novels I’ve read in a long time, an exclusive AUTUMN giveaway and the launch of my annual signed book sale!
Thanks to everyone who voted and helped make HATER the Freedom Book Club book of the month for October. I really appreciate your support. Take a look at the results graph…
If you have a spare few minutes, there’s a follow-up survey here. Whether you voted for HATER or not, I’d urge you to check out the Freedom Book Club and their previous book of the month selections. They’re a unique outfit, with a stated purpose of being: devoted to getting books promoting individual liberty on the New York Times Best Seller List. This is done through the bourgeoise multitudes buying the selection of the month all during a specified range of dates (during the same week). It is the goal of Freedom Book Club to transform the world to into a free society through the education of self and sharing with others.
Voting closes tomorrow at the FREEDOM BOOK CLUB in their poll to decide the book of the month for October. As I mentioned recently, HATER is one of the four contenders. I’d really appreciate your support, so please vote for HATER! Thanks in advance!
Two more editions of HATER are going to hit the shelves this month. Firstly, from Presença in Portugal, comes Odio on 14th September. Then, on 23rd September, Chinatimes Group release the Chinese translation of the book in Taiwan.
I was really pleased to find out just now that the Freedom Book Club have selected HATER as one of the four finalists for their Book of the Month for October. It’s a straightforward vote which decides the winner, so can I ask for your help please? If you feel so inclined, would you head over to this page and vote for HATER? Thank you!
The end of the school holidays are finally in sight and I’ll be back to posting here with more regularity again very soon!
As I’m currently trying to finish up and polish the final book in the HATER series, I thought a little tease would be in order. Please don’t read any further if you haven’t yet read HATER and/or DOG BLOOD!
I can reveal that the title of the third book will be THEM OR US, and it will hit the shelves in late Summer / Autumn 2011 (exact date to be confirmed). Just to whet your appetite, here’s a short blurb I recently prepared…
The war which has torn the human race apart is finally nearing its end. The population has been devastated and the world reduced to a poisoned, rubble-strewn ruin. With most towns and cities now uninhabitable, and with the country in the grip of a savage nuclear winter, both Hater and Unchanged alike struggle to survive through each day.
Hundreds of Hater fighters have settled on the east coast in the abandoned remains of a relatively undamaged town under the command of Hinchcliffe – a ruthless bastard who’ll stop at nothing to eradicate the last few Unchanged and consolidate his position at the top of this new world order. This fledgling society is harsh and unforgiving – your place in the ranks decided by how long and how hard you’re prepared to fight.
Danny McCoyne is the exception to the rule. His ability to hold the Hate and to use it to hunt out the remaining Unchanged has given him a unique position in Hinchcliffe’s army of fighters. But as the enemy’s numbers reduce, so the pressure on McCoyne increases until he finds himself at the very centre of a pivotal confrontation, the outcome of which will have repercussions on the future of everyone who is left alive.
A year ago, Danny McCoyne was an overlooked nobody living a miserable, empty life. Today it’s down to him alone to make a crucial series of decisions and decide who prevails. Will it be them, or us?
Thanks to all of you who entered the recent T-shirt giveaway. The winners have been notified, and here’s my pick of the photos in the hall of fame/shame:
Your prizes will be posted out to you shortly. Hope you all enjoyed the book.
The Brazilian edition of HATER – Ódio Mortal – will shortly be published by ARX. Click here for more information.
Yet another very different cover design. I think it’s really interesting how much variety there already is in the approaches taken by different publishers. You can see all the current covers here, and there are still numerous other countries (including Russia, Romania, Japan and Korea to name but several) to go!