To celebrate Impurity’s submission to (ahem) Cannes, I’ve cut a more moody, atmospheric trailer. Oh yes. And there’s new (and final!) poster artwork as well. As ever, all feedback greatly received.
Of “The Iron Wolves!!…
SPIRAL | QUAKE | WARHEAD | THE DOWNWARD SPIRAL
It is with great pleasure, I can now announce the new author editions of my first three SPIRAL novels, first published by Orbit Books in 2003, 2004 and 2005 respectively. Not only that, but I will be publishing a brand new adventure in the series starring Carter and his psychopathic alter-ego, Kade, due out in December 2014. Entitled The Downward Spiral, the novel follows Carter’s adventures directly after the climax of the third instalment, Warhead.
The new author editions (think “Director’s Cut” in movie parlance)will contain the addition of some deleted scenes (such as Sgt Simmo’s darkly humorous Armoury Inspection by military inspectors, OfSTANK), the addition of various new action scenes, new author forewords, notes on “the writing of” and author interviews from the period of original publication. There will also be a bonus linking short-story at the end of SPIRAL.
Finally, I can hereby reveal the new cover artwork, by good friend and artist, Mongrel Jones.
All four books will be published by Anarchy Books (www.anarchy-books.com) and publications dates are as follows:
SPIRAL – February 28th 2014
QUAKE – April 30th 2014
WARHEAD – June 30th 2014
THE DOWNWARD SPIRAL – December 1st 2014.
I’ll be releasing ARCs in due course, and as ever, will be available for interviews, podcasts, guest blogs etc. Please spread the word!!
Andy Remic, January 2014.
Listening to Digital Front’s *awesome* horror EP, “Dark Places”, inspired by various horror movies. If you like music, or horror music, Mogwai, or being spooked by listening to music in the dark – then you MUST check this out. It’s totally fabulous. And you can download it for only £2.00. Less than a kebab. You’d be crazy not to listen…….
Yes, er, I am now on IMDB as a “Director”. It’s a very strange feeling (a bit like jumping naked into shark infested waters) and I feel like I’m now swimming in a much larger, vicious pond. Should be…. fun!! Ha!!
You can see my IMDB entry here – http://www.imdb.com/name/nm6146368/
And the entry for my feature film, Impurity, which is currently in post-production, here – http://www.imdb.com/title/tt3401658/
It stars Frazer Hines, who played “Jamie” in that little BBC show, what’s it called again……? Oh yes. Doctor Who.
Hey, check out Angry Robot’s January Book Birthdays…..
Hah!! After months of slog (and trust me, this was a really hard book to write), I can now announce The White Towers has been written and edited, and has gone off to the Red Pen of Hell that is Lee Harris at Angry Robot Books. I look forward to his mad scribblings with a FULL bottle of whiskey [#joke]. It’s gonna be a rollercoaster ride for those who liked The Iron Wolves…. I can promise you that.!!
Had some [more!!] great reviews, and here’s a sample of what people are saying about The Iron Wolves:
“Holy crap, but The Iron Wolves was a hell of a lot of fun! It’s as if Robert E. Howard and Fritz Leiber reached out from beyond the grave to collaborate on the kind pulp fantasy they perfected, decided to take Stallone’s The Expendables as their inspiration, recruited Sam Raimi to direct the medieval mayhem, and then demanded that nothing short of the explicit, unrated director’s cut make it into print.” – Bob Milne at Beauty in Ruins.
“As I’ve come to expect from Mr Remic, the author doesn’t shy away from describing the awfulness of the splicing process. In fact, be warned those with a nervous disposition, things veer off into the realms of body horror on a number of occasions. It’s one of my favourite things about this particular author’s writing. Nobody does brutal violent chaos better than Andy Remic.” – Paul Holmes, The Eloquent Page.
“As ever, I advise caution when it comes to Mr Remic’s work. His writing is gory as hell and has a raw unstrained quality that isn’t going to be for everyone. Personally, I love it. Often brutal, but in the same moment introspective; hugely violent but also thoughtful. I wouldn’t be at all surprised to discover if you were to venture beyond the realms of Grimdark and out the other side you’d find Andy Remic sat there waiting for you. He’d probably ask you what took you so bloody long.” – Paul Holmes, The Eloquent Page.
“If you thought Theon Greyjoy’s castration scene in Game of Thrones was a little restrained, then The Iron Wolves could be the epic fantasy potboiler for you.”
“Combining George RR Martin-inspired visceral violence with a touch of Slaine-style bombastic barbarism and a plot straight out of The Lord of the Rings…”
“The story moves at a brisk pace as the individual Iron Wolves are recruited, and the tragic transformation of the necromantic Orlana’s half-human/half-horse ‘Splice’ troops will send a shiver down your spine.” – SFX on The Iron Wolves.
Please note #1: If you have reviewed The Iron Wolves by Andy Remic, and posted on your professional website/BlogSpot, you are eligible for “The Wolf Pack”, t-shirt, bookmarks and a signed author photograph. Please email your details and address to Andy – jappoc [at] hotmail.co.uk with the subject heading “I WANT MY WOLF PACK!”.
Please note #2: In the interest of balance, if you want to read some BAD reviews of The Iron Wolves, head over to Goodreads where a few people have given The Iron Wolves a bit of a kicking. Heh.
That’s right, The Iron Wolves is now available around the globe as a paperback, digital book and, my first (whoop!), a proper audio book read by a proper narrator (as opposed to me, squawking into a microphone). The audio version is performed by Napoleon Ryan, and he does a damn good job.
PROMOTION – FREE KINDLE EBOOKS.
A MerrANARCHY Christmas!!
From 25th December 2013 (9.00AM GMT) for 5 days, as a very special Christmas treat for all you lucky people who might have received a new Kindle for Christmas, you can pick up 5 TITLES FOR FREE from Anarchy Books!!! Wowsers! (etc).
All you need to do is go to www.anarchy-books.com and follow the relevant link for Amazon versions (Mobi/Kindle).
The free titles are:
The Warrior’s Journey is an epic fantasy set in a mystical dark age where monsters roam the plains, mages wield powerful sorcery and arguments are settled by the honour of the blade.
In the land of Castille, Garrick Chilver is a soldier trained in combat by his honourable father, Sir Nickholi. The tale follows Garrick and his companions, an enslaved pair of outcasts, an old knight returning home to his family, an imprisoned murderer, a young innocent marked for great power, and a mysterious sorcerer – as their land is struck by a series of terrible and catastrophic disasters. As demons and dark sorcerers roam the lands wreaking terror, chaos and death, Garrick and his companions find a common goal in their struggles against the corrupt Brotherhood of Guardians and the evil Paladins of the Gods.
When the person closest to Garrick is slaughtered by the leader of the Paladins, Garrick’s journey of vengeance brings him to the capital of Castille where, alongside its rulers, he will face the true evil that stalks the world…
The Warrior’s Journey is an epic tale of champions and honour, showing what it truly means to be a hero – a shining example of a bright flame ranged against the darkness of chaos!
Monsters Anonymous by Theresa Derwin
Have you looked in the closet lately? Well beware, because some things are not meant to come out…
Monsters Anonymous, a support group that lets the monsters out from behind the closet door. A place where creatures from nightmare meet up, share their experiences, and talk about their addictions… Because addiction is what monsters suffer; whether it’s the vampire addicted to blood, the cannibal or were addicted to meat, or the mummy addicted to life essence – these monsters are misunderstood, and want to share their stories.
From the streets of Victorian London, the jungles of deepest Mexico, the ancient city of Thebes or the sex-shop backstreets of Birmingham, monsters get into all sorts of places… and all sorts of devices. Wild chases, raw meat, unorthodox sex toys and the Holy Grail, Monsters Anonymous will make you laugh, weep, and maybe even scream.
Half-vampire Darwin stumbles across a corpse on the streets of London, and in a pocket discovers a notebook in a mysterious language. Divided between human ethics and vampire blood lust, Darwin finds himself both condemner and saviour of a race who’ve never considered him one of their own. Now, he must try and lead the survivors to sanctuary in New Salisbury before Mr West completes his genocide of the vampires in his quest to obtain the book…
Maureen Summerglass is eighty-two years old, a prisoner in her ramshackle home. She is afraid to let people enter in case they discover the oak door in her cellar. Threatened with homelessness and retirement from her job as a gatekeeper between worlds, Maureen breaks protocol when the death of a close friend is covered up… and enters the city of New Salisbury to search for his missing notebook. There, she discovers a world unlike the one of myth and fairy tale she imagined, and instead one of black market economies, brand names and tuk tuks. As she investigates, not only is she in extreme danger, but discovers she may be the first human female able to use magic…
Serial Killers Incorporated by Andy RemicMeet Callaghan, a hard-drinking, drug-fuelled, womanising no-good son-of-a-bitch. He’s the amoral hardcore photographer for Black & White, the tabloid rag that tells it as it is. Or at least, how it should be.
Callaghan’s in way too deep with Mia, his Mexican stripper girlfriend… and even deeper with Sophie, estranged wife to Vladimir “Vodka” Katchevsy, infamous Romanian gun-runner and self-eulogising expert at human problem solving. People start to die. And Callaghan’s caught in the middle. A situation even his Porsche GT3, Canary Wharf Penthouse suite and corrupt politician contacts can’t solve.
At the nadir of his downward spiral, Callaghan is approached by a man: a serial killer who brings him a very unique and dangerous proposition…
Silversands by Gareth L. Powell
In an age where interstellar travel is dangerous and unpredictable, and no-one knows exactly where they’ll end up, Avril Bradley is a Communications officer onboard a ship sent to re-contact as many of these lost souls as possible. But a mysterious explosion strands her in a world of political intrigue, espionage and subterfuge; a world of retired cops, digital ghosts and corporate assassins who fight for possession of computer data lain undisturbed for almost a century. . .