Today it is not an April Fool’s (to be honest, I’m not a fan of Internet Prank Day), but the Seven Devils UK paperback is released today! Luckily here in the UK, bookstores will be opening this month, so hopefully that’ll help people discover it. The paperback is lovely and has spot shine on the spaceship!
I’ve done some events recently. I did a SF panel for Wondercon, which is a companion con to San Diego Comic Con. Panel description:
Questions of science and its potential for both benefit and disaster are endemic to speculative fiction. Bookseller Ali T. Kokmen explores the spectrum of positive and negative applications with creators Sarah Gailey (The Echo Wife), Eric Glover and Arielle Jovellanos (Black Star), Laura Lam (Goldilocks), Jonathan Messinger (Alien Adventures of Finn Caspian series, #3 The Uncommon Cold), and Andy Weir (Project Hail Mary).
You can still watch it here on Youtube! It was fun ‘meeting’ Andy Weir after over a year of describing Goldilocks as “The Martian meets the Handmaid’s Tale.”
Last weekend also saw Gollanczfest at home, where Elizabeth and I did two events to support the paperback release–an event with out UK editor, Rachel Winterbottom, and a SF panel with Stephen Baxter, Adam Roberts, and Alastair Reynolds. Plus there are loads of other events! Loads of content, for free!
Part 1 – I only just noticed ours is the only event that warns for strong language and gruesome content. WHOOPS.
As a result of Gollanczfest, Seven Devils was briefly discounted to 99p on ebook, and it reached #7 in overall Science Fiction, and was a #1 bestseller in Space Opera!! So that was very fun to have the orange bestseller banner for (I think) the first time.