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A Few Reminders, and Alaizabel Gets A Death Metal Soundtrack

Just a couple of quick reminders, since my appearances in the world of mortals are rare and few:

I’ll be at Forbidden Planet, Thurs 23rd from 6pm-7pm for their Ten Author Signing. From 7pm – midnight said Ten Authors will presumably be in a nearby pub, drinking away the demons of their ruined lives and shattered pasts.

I’ll be at Alt Fiction in Derby doing a bunch of panels and readings and stuff on Sat 25th. I’ll still be around on the Sunday, but I’m not doing any panels that day so I’ll just be generally shiftless.

Speaking of Derby, while randomly googling my own books in a narcissistic frenzy, I discovered that there’s a band called Alaizabel Cray that hails from there. Now, frankly, her name is too hard to spell for it to be a coincidence, so I shall take it as a ‘Yay’ moment. They may not be threatening The X-Factor any time soon but I used to listen to a bunch of Morbid Angel, Carcass and Obituary back in the day so I’m down with this ๐Ÿ˜‰ Give ’em a listen!


  1. Katya says:

    Did the band rip you off for their name? ๐Ÿ˜ฎ At least they make rather decent music!

  2. Lol. I prefer to think of it as an homage to the book rather than a rip-off ๐Ÿ˜‰

  3. Isaac says:

    I keep hoping to see a book signing in America pop up, its a shame we don’t have good enough taste to enjoy your books. Instead, we just end up reading… Twilight… ugh…..

  4. Sean says:

    Hey Chris,

    Is the braided path still on track to be released on the 21st of July? Websites such as Waterstones, Amazon and still havenโ€™t got it up for pre-order ๐Ÿ™

  5. Katya says:

    Homage? Hmm…Or it could be a very good promotion of the book? ๐Ÿ˜›

  6. @ Sean – Yes, it’s still on for 21st July. I just got a proof copy today. Tis a thing of beauty (although it turns out it’s not a hardback after all… see, I don’t know nuffin). The IT guys at Gollancz are currently investigating why it’s not up on the major book sites yet. Good spot.

  7. I wouldn’t have said you were shiftless on Sunday at altfiction.

    Delicate, maybe.

  8. I think the word you’re after is dessicated ๐Ÿ˜‰

  9. Miller says:

    I get all giggly when I read a comment from Chris Wooding because to me he is an idol and basically a celebrity….. *blush* Hi Chris ๐Ÿ™‚

  10. I am often impressed by my own aura of awesomeness whenever I pass a mirror. Makes it hard to get through the day sometimes, it really does ๐Ÿ˜‰


  11. Jordan Hamilton says:

    Hi Chris!
    I need some new works of art from you in a bad way. I feel as though my wit is a blade, and without your literature it remains dull. I’ve tried other authors since reading most all your available works, but they simply do not suffice. I’m even a slow reader, so you have no excuses, save for doing a job well done; but who wants that! ๐Ÿ˜‰

    Anyways, do you / have you ever been to the states for book signings? Say for instance the Boston area? Would love to see you some time! Drinks on me ๐Ÿ™‚

    Also! The Fade was one of my favorite books of yours, any plans for a sequel of any sort?
    – Jordan

  12. Dessicated. Yes. A good way to describe that fragile, paper thin surface that my Sunday morning was wrapped in. Oddly, I feel much the same way this morning. There may (or may not – you decide!) have been wine involved in this process.

    Someone should commission a scientific study.


  13. Robot Geisha says:

    Hi, just wanted to say thanks for creating Darian Frey (and crew)..the best read I’ve had in a very long while. Reminds me a bit of the old Grim Jack comics by John Ostrander from way back. I’m an artist/sculptor from Brighton and a lot of my creations wouldn’t look out of place amongst the pages of your books. Would love to have a go at Bess! Can’t wait for the next installment!

    Kindest regards,

    Sean Madden

  14. @ Jordan – Haha. I’ve never had my books described as sharpening anyone’s wit before. Warming their house by jamming up cracks, maybe, but wit-sharpening, never ๐Ÿ˜‰

    It’s been years since I’ve been over to the States for a signing, but I’ll let everyone know next time I’m over. There won’t be a sequel to the Fade, I’m afraid, mostly because I think it would diminish the existing ending if we knew what happened next… *shuts up to avoid spoilers*

    @ Sean – I’ll have to check out the Grim Jack comics. Haven’t heard of them before. I like your stuff a lot, by the way. Link here if anyone wants to check it out.

  15. Robot Geisha says:

    Thanks for the kind words Chris and very generous link. It means a lot when anyone makes a compliment..must stop or I’ll just start gushing.

    Anyway, John Gaunt (aka Grim Jack) is a lot older and maybe more grizzled than Darian. If you have any trouble finding him he’s usually at the back of the bar with a bottle of something nasty, just don’t make eye contact…



  16. natalie says:

    OMG i love chris woodings series of malice!! i have never read a more interesting book in my whole life!! i hope i become as good as chris @ writing books!! hi chris ๐Ÿ™‚

  17. Ibo says:

    Wow! Great to find a post with such a clear megeass!

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