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Forbidden Planet’s Latest Uber Sign-fest. And Me!

Thursday 26th November. A date that will go down in infamy. No longer are authors content to sit in spidery warehouses glaring balefully into the middle distance while waiting for the occasional meek passer-by to shuffle up with a coffee-mug-stained copy of their latest tome. No, I say! Now we make it a party!

Yeah, enough preamble. So on the 26th of next month, from 6pm on, there will be an informal gathering/fan meet/book signing/whatever at Forbidden Planet in London. Along with myself will be Adam Roberts, David Deveraux, Justina Robson and Paul McAuley, but if previous events are anything to go by then a bunch of other SF/fantasy authors may well be dropping in as well. We authors like to flock, you see. It gives us power. We’ll probably mill about for an hour or two then razz off to the pub to humiliate ourselves, a spectacle to which all are invited. So if any of you are still hanging on to the dregs of the notion that being an author makes you cool in any way, do come by and find out the truth.


  1. Summer says:

    *sigh* Why can’t I live in theU.K.? Or New York? Or somewhere where the author’s are? Wish I could go…..

  2. Kath says:

    =_= Meh, right when I have uni.

    You know I would if I could. 😉
    But this sounds like immense fun… hope there’ll be pictures!

  3. Laura says:

    This sounds amazing! I have Uni the next day and would have to run for the trains to get back in time, but… totally worth it.

  4. shyviolet says:

    I am sorely tempted, despite getting from Cheltenham to London taking about 3 hours, not to mention getting back again. I could take pictures for Kath, like a little spy…

  5. Haha. I think you’ll find I will be surrounded by a fleet of miniature flying lasers that will detect and destroy any digital cameras pointed my way, like Roman Abramovich’s robot yacht thingy. But it’d be good to see you again if you do decide to come, Shy. You too, Kath, although I think one heroic trek from Germany per year is already above & beyond the call of duty 😉

    @Laura: Sure, come by and say hi. I missed like 90% of my lectures at Uni and it didn’t do me any harm. Although arguably it might have harmed my grades, but that’s another story…

  6. Kath says:

    Shy: Then we could call you “Spyviolet”! 😀 *gets shot*

    Chris: Well, it was by far the coolest thing ever, so there. ;3

  7. shyviolet says:

    Kath: Oh, you know I’d use that name!

    Chris: I already have photos of you, remember? This fleet is either a new addition to your entourage or really, really bad at its job. Besides, Spyviolet is an invisible ninja of photography. :3

  8. Raihor says:

    Oh oh oh oh! Yay! I’m gonna go straight to Forbidden Planet right after uni on that day! I am excited now >_<

  9. Tara says:

    Oh man, I’m so skipping work for this.

  10. David says:

    With uni now robbing me of meeting both GRRM AND Chris Wooding, I am seriously close to hating the educational system. GRRS.

  11. our local shop is giving away some free coffe mugs that are also of high quality,~~.

  12. i always use Ceramic Coffee mugs because they are quite tough, i dropped them on the floor without breaking-;’

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