Ian Whates and Chris Beckett
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Forbidden Planet are delighted to announce that we have Ian Whates and Chris Beckett signing at the London Megastore, 179 Shaftesbury Avenue, WC2H 8JR, on Saturday 6th April 2013.
IAN WHATES brings us ‘Growing Pains’, (PS Publishing), nine stories that slip effortlessly between science fiction and dark, humanesque fantasy, and that examine the gaps between reality and the spaces that hide within us all. The book includes the BSFA Award-shortlisted “The Assistant”, and two stories wholly original to this volume. It’s state-of-the art fantastical fiction, guaranteed to entertain and enlighten, shock and surprise!.
CHRIS BECKETT brings us ‘The Peacock Cloak’ (NewCon Press), the latest collection from one of Britain’s most distinguished and accomplished genre authors. Chris's first short story collection The Turing Test won the prestigious Edge Hill Prize, becoming the first, and to date the only, genre collection ever to manage this. In doing so, the book triumphed over a very strong shortlist, including collections by one Booker Prize winner in Anne Enright and two authors who have been Booker shortlisted in Shena Mackay and Ali Smith (the latter a winner of the Whitbread Prize).