Charing Cross Road
… is now available free in audio at Dark Fiction Magazine, read by the fantastic Emma Newman (who just signed up with Angry Robot Books for 3 books in her Split Worlds series – congratulations Emma!).
Here’s an appropriate illustration, alongside extract…
Not the sort of thing you normally see in a lift…
The Crypt, St. Martin’s-in-the-Fields
Not a pub in the traditional sense but we like it, having spent at least one boozy occasion there. Also they serve a mean apple crumble with custard. An 18th century crypt below the church of St. Martin’s-in-the-Fields, it has high stone arcs and a hushed but convivial atmosphere. Rumours that this is where Count Dracula made his abode upon arrival in England on board the Demeter are probably false, though it is worth noting many of the staff are notoriously pale. Vampire aficionados do make pilgrimage to the otherwise quiet cafe, and the use of flash lights, like the carrying of wooden stakes, is discouraged. – listen to the full guide (years of research!)
I will be signing at London’s Forbidden Planet store!
179 Shaftesbury Avenue, London, WC2H 8JR
Lavie Tidhar will be signing latest novel Camera Obscura, at the Forbidden Planet Megastore, 179 Shaftesbury Avenue, London, WC2H 8JR, on Tuesday 19th April 6 – 7pm
Can’t find a rational explanation to a mystery? Call in The Quiet Council. The mysterious and glamorous Lady de Winter is one of their most valuable agents. A despicable murder inside a locked and bolted room on the Rue Morgue in Paris is just the start. The whirlwind adventure will take Milady to the highest and lowest parts of that great city – and cause her to question the very nature of reality itself. This is a fascinating mix of imagery – Victorian settings re-imagined with today’s technology… otherwise known as Steampunk!
Lavie Tidhar quickly established a name for himself as a notable writer of short fiction, and has recently moved into novels, debuting with The Bookman, He’s traveled widely, living variously in South Africa, the UK, and the remote island of Vanuatu in the South Pacific. He currently lives in Israel.
Can’t make it? Order a signed copy from Forbidden Planet!
I’m flying to London tomorrow, and have a hectic couple of weeks lined up, by the looks of things. In any case, I will be going to the British Science Fiction Association open meeting on the 25th of August, which is at the Antelope Tavern in Belgravia. (it’s sort of useful research for the crime book I’m writing…)
Anyhow if you’re in London, if you’re going to the BSFA meeting, if you’d like to buy me a beer… that’s where I’ll be.
There will be no more updates for a while (I did say hectic, right?). At the moment I’m finishing up The Apex Book of World SF 2. Quite excited about that one! Some great writers and stories in it.
And, after two months in Jakarta (the city of 13 million cars and one traffic light) I am looking forward to not being run over…