April 25th, 2006, 06:25 AM
The cover of Prador Moon is now up on my site http://freespace.virgin.net/n.asher under 'books' and you can see it here on the Night Shade site: http://www.nightshadebooks.com/book.aspx?bookid=133
June 15th, 2006, 03:18 AM
Okay, yesterday I finally succumbed and started my own blog. There's not much on it yet, but I'm sure there will be. I'm entering 'grumpy old man' territory and seem to find something to rant and rave about every day!
Here it is: http://theskinner.blogspot.com/
June 22nd, 2006, 02:42 AM
'Check elastic before jumping' my SF short is appearing in the 22 June issue of Nature. Funny, the envelope they sent the magazine in was addressed to Dr. Neal Asher. I guess that's a precaution they take with all their contributors.
June 22nd, 2006, 01:56 PM
The blog's good, Neal. (or is that Doctor Neal? )
How are you finding the experience so far?
Is the Nature contribution anything like the one done last year with people like Peter Hamilton (and few other authors - Steven Baxter, I think?) contributing?
August 3rd, 2006, 02:42 AM
Macmillan have agreed a new deal with Bastei Lubbe in Germany for the next two books, Polity Agent and Hilldiggers. Great stuff - the German publisher is always the first to buy rights to my books, quite often without even reading them.
Apparently both Brass Man and Sable Keech have been their top SF Titles for their months of publication and have been given full-page trade ads, rather than the usual half pages.
August 9th, 2006, 03:42 PM
That's great Neal. You're very lucky. My publisher has never attempted to sell foreign rights for me, and I've not tried myself either.
What I need is a good agent who can do this stuff. I have a great one for my children's msp's, but not for my adult work.
How do your sales in the US compare to Europe?
August 10th, 2006, 01:54 AM
I don't have an agent myself, but one of the best SFF ones around is Simon Kavanagh at Mic Cheetham's. He has just started a blog here: http://simonkavanagh.blogspot.com/ (the lunatic).
I don't know how my books are doing in America. I rather suspect I'm not selling a vast amount else the publisher there would have grabbed more than just four of them. I must find out.
August 15th, 2006, 01:52 PM
Thereís to be a bit of a do at Heffers Bookshop in the Grafton Centre, Cambridge, on 2nd November starting at 6.30pm. Numerous writers, including me, will be there to sign books and generally wander around and chat. Hereís the attendance list thus far:
John Courtney Grimwood
August 27th, 2006, 11:01 AM
I'll be signing copies of Polity Agent (and other books) on the 7th of October between 1 and 2 at the Forbidden Planet in London.
October 31st, 2006, 01:52 PM
I nicked this from elsewhere:
Heffers 2nd Science Fiction & Fantasy Evening will be on Thursday 2nd November from 6.30pm. Tickets are £2.00 each, this is redeemable against a purchase made on the night. Under 15s go free, but still require an entry ticket.
For further information or to purchase tickets, please contact Heffers Bookshop, The Grafton Centre, Cambridge or telephone 01223 568573 or email email@example.com.
We have a fantastic line-up again this year and the evening will be free from speeches and readings, just a chance to meet some fantastic authors, get books signed and mingle.
The line-up is as follows:
Mark Chadbourn, Chaz Brenchley, Stan Nicholls, James Barclay, Jon Courtenay Grimwood, Neal Asher, Justina Robson, Jon George, Mike Carey, Steve Cockayne, Juliet E McKenna, Jessica Rydill, Amanda Hemingway, Paul Kearney, Mark Robson, Sam Enthoven, Ian Whates, Simon Satori Hendley, S F Said, Matthew Skelton, Eoin McNamee, Erin Hunter, Angie Sage, Philip Reeve and Peter F Hamilton.
February 7th, 2007, 09:23 AM
Dragon Page Interview.
Well, Iím not entirely sure how this sounds Ö that is, I donít want to listen to it myself because I know I was talking too fast, Iíd had a beer or two, and listening to myself always makes me cringe, but hereís the Dragon Page interview: http://www.dragonpage.com/2007/02/05...-to-cover-249/
February 8th, 2007, 06:17 AM
any signings essex way in the future? :-p
February 8th, 2007, 07:23 AM
None planned, though I often drop in at the Waterstones and Ottakars in Chelmsford to sign their copies.
February 8th, 2007, 08:25 AM
hmm i may have to try onetime if you are going then, perhaps next release - chelmsford is a bitch to get to on the train from southend though.... :-o thanks for the response though :-)
Originally Posted by nealasher
March 26th, 2007, 07:21 AM
Oaky, here's an interview with me up at fantasybookcritic.
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