Friday, 19 July 2013

Telos to publish new Robert Rankin novel

From the Press Release...

Stephen James Walker and David J Howe, Editorial Directors of Telos Publishing have acquired world rights in a new fantasy novel by bestselling author Robert Rankin. The novel, entitled The Abominable Showman, will be published in 2014.

'We're absolutely delighted to welcome Robert Rankin to Telos Publishing,' said Howe. 'I have admired and been a fan of his work for many years, and we intend to bring Telos' commitment to quality and enthusiasm for good writing to bear, and to make the release of The Abominable Showman one of the most talked-about fantasy books of 2014.'

The novel concerns the celebration of Queen Victoria's 90th year on the throne - and is set on a vast steampunk space liner in the year 1927. 'The book embodies all that is loved and celebrated about Rob's writing,' said Howe. 'It has a magnificent sense of the absurd, combined with characters which leap off the page. Rob's fans are in for a real treat!'

'I was delighted when we agreed that Telos Publishing would take this novel,' explained Rankin. 'I have long been an admirer of their catalogue of authors and books, and the enthusiasm and excitement that they bring to the publishing process. It's something of an honour to join them in this adventure, with a novel of which I am very proud, and had a great deal of fun writing.'

I'm a little bit behind with my Robert Rankin reading (ok, a lot) but it's always good to hear that a new book is on the way. Interesting choice of publisher as well, I thought Rankin was pretty well ensconced with Gollancz... I'm hoping that Rankin will also continue the trend of designing his own covers; I guess we'll find out in 2014...

1 comment:

  1. I've got a few of Robert's titles on the shelf, but have never give him a read. This sounds like a lot of fun.