ANARCHY BOOKS – NEW RELEASES:
Spiral by Andy Remic – US edition $0.99
Darkness by Edward Drake – US edition $0.99
ANARCHY BOOKS – NEW RELEASES:
Spiral by Andy Remic – US edition $0.99
Darkness by Edward Drake – US edition $0.99
SPIRAL and DARKNESS – Press Release
Announcing 2 New Releases from Anarchy Books – and a very special $0.99/£0.99 celebratory offer!!!
26th July marks a very special day at Anarchy Books.
Two books are slated for release –
First, Spiral, the 2003 best-selling (10,000 copies in the first week, beating Tolkien and Pratchett to the No.1 spot, no less!) SF thriller by Andy Remic is due its second NEW AND IMPROVED eBook edition, crammed with lots of extras including: a bonus short story, an interview with Andy Remic, the Spiral “original blurb”, the Spiral “original synopsis”, the original 10,000 word “first chapter”, the infamous deleted “rape scene” (deemed by Orbit as being too controversial for the US market- damn you, US market!!), and also original the original 2003 copy-edit notes – many things that might be of interest to wannabe writers, and fans of the Spiral universe. And all for… $0.99 and £0.99, for a short limited period! Cheap as chips.
And… it’s Andy Remic’s birthday :-)
- No. 1 Best-selling SF/Thriller -
First published by Orbit Books in 2003
Now, for the first time, re-edited and presented here with LOTS of extras…
Spiral. A world where nuclear warheads can be hidden in a briefcase… A world where bio-plagues are held suspended in a teardrop… Prepare for Chaos!
In a world where conventional armies are powerless to defend against a single assassin, the secret organisation known as Spiral exists to fight a shadow war against fanatics and rogue states of every faith and political persuasion.
Meet Carter, Spiral’s toughest operative – retired, in self-imposed exile in the Scottish mountains with his dog and a supply of Lagavulin. But Spiral come under vicious attack, its Demolition Squads wiped out with consummate ease, and Carter is visited by former lover Natasha who persuades him to help… but can he trust her?
Dragged back into the shadowy world of global terrorists and assassination, Carter realises Spiral’s enemies are deadly – for they are the Nex, soldiers blended with insect DNA making them almost unstoppable.
From Germany to the UK, from Africa to LA, from Austria to Russia, Carter is dragged further and further into a complicated world puzzle in a battle for civilization’s survival.
And if Carter fails, the world falls with him.
THE WARRIOR’S JOURNEY Book 2
by Edward Drake
Castille is a land in ruin. Morrigan and his Paladins have laid waste what once stood, shattering the peace of a hundred years.
Garrick Chilver, newly knighted, along with his companions, set out to find the killer of the last of his family. Together with a murderer, an innocent marked for great power, a veteran of a dozen campaigns, a mysterious sorcerer and two escaped slaves, he will fight to drive back Morrigan’s hellish unleashed nightmares… and avenge those loved ones he has lost.
The Paladins are not the only threat Garrick’s party will face. In the shadows lurk those who wait merely for the right moment to strike at the weakened nation. Corrupt and power-hungry, they see their righteous chance amidst the chaos.
In his pursuit of vengeance, Garrick will lead the knights to the citadel of Rheins, the one defence on the borders of Castille. If the citadel falls, there will be nothing to stop Morrigan’s destructive rage.
The Warrior’s Journey is an epic series 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!
ARCs are now available for reviewers – just email email@example.com.
And visit www.anarchy-books.com for more information.
AND TO CELEBRATE, ALL ANARCHY BOOKS WILL BE $0.99 AND £0.99 FOR A LIMITED PERIOD……..
Yes!! I am making a new film. Part doc, part re-enactment, all FUN.
MEMOIRS OF A SPECTRUM ADDICT – THE MOVIE
Check out our INDIEGOGO campaign:
Based on Andy Remic’s PhD thesis, memoirs of a childhood growing up with the ZX Spectrum – and how it created a writer with 16 internationally published novels (translated into 6 languages) – Memoirs of a Spectrum Addict will be a full length documentary feature film (110+ minutes) which is part cinema-style drama (think 1983 re-enactments, Hitchcock-style), part interview with major industry figures, and part nostalgic journey for the people who experienced this life-changing period of Sinclair’s Wonder Machine.
At the age of 13, Andy Remic became obsessed with the ZX Spectrum. He wrote games, he played games, and became World Champion (in his head) at Stephen Crow’s Starquake. His whole world revolved around the Speccy. At home. In the playground. In his programming bedroom. He chatted to Richard Eddy at Crash Magazine. He chatted to Richard Darling at Codemasters. Eventually, his games were reviewed in Crash Magazine, and appeared on the cover cassettes of Crash, Your Sinclair and Sinclair User.
Then came a career in novels – where Rem did a little better, achieving best-selling status in 2003 with his debut thriller novel, SPIRAL, published by Orbit Books. With the publication of his fifth novel, BIOHELL, Rem decided to revisit his roots – and wrote the Spectrum version of his novel (which can now be found on www.worldofspectrum.org [under the adult section, unfortunately, due to a few wee bad words]). More novels followed…. and then Rem got together with Jonathan Smith, Jonathan Smifff, Joffa Smifff, writer of Spectrum classics like Mikie, Hysteria, Cobra, Firefly and Batman: The Caped Crusader. They collaborated on ideas for a movie! Rem would do the writing and filming; Joffa would do animatronics, special effects and gore. It was going to be an awesome project and Rem was privileged to see some of Jof’s short films!!
Their project became a feature film, IMPURITY. Unfortunately, unbelievably, Jonathan Smith passed away in 2010, before filming began.
Now, the plan is to make a feature film documentary/ docudrama celebrating the ZX Spectrum. Memoirs of a Spectrum Addict will have dramatic re-enactments! It will have interviews like you’ve never seen before! It will have prominent industry figures! And it will have real people who grew up influenced by the Sinclair ZX Spectrum.
Please chip in and help out with this Indiegogo campaign. The more money we raise, the higher the production values! This film WILL BE the ULTIMATE ZX SPECTRUM MOVIE of the century!
Memoirs of a Spectrum Addict — A film dedicated to Jonathan Smith.
We need your help with funding. In return, you get perks such as DVDs, unique signed production stills, the chance to be in the movie itself, in-movie promotion of Speccy-related games and products, invites to the premiere of the movie – as well as INVESTOR STATUS for contributions of £500 and over, where you have a chance to make back your investment AND a percentage of profits. The more contributions we get, the higher the quality of movie!! The funding limit specified on Indiegogo is the absolute minimum necessary to get this project going… so please get involved.
We also need help spreading the word. So PLEASE blog, twitter, facebook, tell your friends and family and Spectrum obsessives. There are a lot out there!
Check out our campaign HERE:
Andy Remic is a novelist and filmmaker. He is part of the collaborative independent film production company, Anarchy Films. We have made one previous feature film, IMPURITY, and are in pre-production for our second supernatural thriller, THE MASK WITHIN.
MEMOIRS OF A SPECTRUM ADDICT is a project of passion and nostalgia by director and author, Andy Remic.
This truly is a film that we believe in.
We believe this is a film that needs to be made. Not just to fulfil nostalgic reminisces, but to help preserve the precious memories of the Spectrum… and immortalise the Spectrum addict; and all those moments in time we had….
You can check out our credentials at:
Anarchy Films: www.anarchyfilms.co.uk
Impurity the movie website: www.impuritythemovie.com
Andy Remic, author: www.andyremic.com
Andy Remic on IMDB: http://www.imdb.com/name/nm6146368/
Impurity on IMDB: http://www.imdb.com/title/tt3401658/
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.
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. . .
I have a new interview up at Vampirisme.com – it’s in French though, so you’ll you have to be able to read French. Or paste it into a translator. I could make it easy and post the English version – but I won’t. Ha ha!! [Evil vampire cackle].
My publishing company, ANARCHY BOOKS, is absolutely thrilled and jiggling to announce the upcoming and incoming release of THE FOUR REALMS by Adrian Faulkner. This is a stunning debut novel, absolutely jam-packed with vampire genocide, shape-shifting cephalopods, kick-ass elderly protagonists and shotgun wielding centaurs……
Gail Z. Martin, author of THE DREAD, described Faulkner’s debut novel as “An imaginative foray into a dark world of danger and adventure. Hang onto your hat!”…. and here at Anarchy Books we are super-excited at what we believe is the BEST Anarchy Book yet!!
Advance reader copies are now available for review, and Mr Faulkner is available for interviews, comments and general “book pimping”. Contact firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.
Release date: 26th December 2012.
Mobi: ISBN: 978-1-908328-52-6
ePUB: ISBN: 978-1-908328-53-3
PDF copies also available for review.
THE FOUR REALMS-
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 bloodlust, 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, and 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…
Title: The Four Realms
Author: Adrian Faulkner
Genre: Urban Fantasy
Length: 120,000 words
Published by Anarchy Books
Release Date: 26th December 2012
Cover by Matt “Iron-Cow” Cauley
Mobi: ISBN: 978-1-908328-52-6
ePUB: ISBN: 978-1-908328-53-3
A Hi-Res image of the cover can be downloaded from: http://adrianfaulkner.com/wp-content/uploads/2012/11/four_realms_anarch2.jpg