Ian Doescher and Grady Hendrix signing at Forbidden Planet

  • [Ian Doescher and Grady Hendrix signing at Forbidden Planet]
  • [Ian Doescher and Grady Hendrix signing at Forbidden Planet]
Ian Doescher and Grady Hendrix will be signing THE FORCE DOTH AWAKEN and PAPERBACKS FROM HELL at the Forbidden Planet London Megastore on Friday 27th October from 6 – 7pm.

From Ian Doescher, the creator of the international best-selling Shakespeare’s Star Wars original series including The Empire Striketh Back, and Verily, A New Hope, comes the latest genre mash-up on one of the world’s most well-loved and recognised brands: Star Wars. Experience the smash hit success, The Force Awakens, as a Shakespeare play, complete with Elizabethan verse, Shakespearian monologues, and theatrical stage directions.

As the noble Resistance clashes with the vile First Order, Rey, Finn, Poe Dameron, Kylo Ren, and BB-8 are pulled into a galaxy-wide drama – in iambic pentameter! Star Wars fans and Shakespeare enthusiasts alike will enjoy the authentic meter, reimagined movie scenes and dialogue, and hidden Easter eggs throughout. Chewbacca speaks! Leader Snoke gives a soliloquy! And the romance of Han Solo and Leia organa takes a tragic turn that even Shakespeare himself would approve of.

All with the woodcut-style illustrations that place Star Wars characters into an Elizabethan galaxy. The story may take place in a galaxy far, far away, but you’ll be convinced it was written by the Bard.

Grady Hendrix knows horror. In addition to writing genre-bending novels like Horrorstör and My Best Friend’s Exorcism he’s become something of a horror historian, seeking out the weirdest and most disturbing tales from the publishing world. Hendrix has compiled that labour of love into Paperbacks from Hell: The Twisted History of ’70s and ’80s Horror Fiction, an informative and entertaining journey through a fascinating and largely forgotten era in pop publishing.

With a critical eye, humour, and deep affection, Hendrix discusses how these books strove to become the next Exorcist or Rosemary’s Baby, reflecting the fears of their time and flooding bookstore shelves and supermarket check-out aisles. Although some of the books featured in Paperbacks from Hell will have readers laughing, Hendrix’s detailed research shows just how audacious and provocative the horror-book industry was at this time.

Event Locations & Times

London Megastore
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