I have already mentioned on this site that I should be appearing at QUAD in Derby on Wednesday 14th September (i.e. tomorrow, as I write). I regret to say this has been cancelled at short notice. It was to be a reading from my new novel The Islanders, followed by a special screening of The Prestige. If you were planning to turn up on the night, please be warned! However, I understand the film will still be screened — at 8:45 pm, according to the information I have. (Might be a good idea to check the time with the cinema.) Sorry for any inconvenience.
Meanwhile, NEWS FROM LONDON is a lot better. Word from Foyles in Charing Cross Road is that there has been a steady demand for tickets for both the events in which I am involved in the next couple of weeks: the launch of the Solaris anthology House of Fear on Tuesday 27th September, and the London launch of my new novel The Islanders on Thursday 29th September. I’m reliably informed by my ex-Foyles employee spy that many people leave booking their tickets to the last minute, so if you’re intending to be there, please grab a ticket soon. Tickets are FREE, but have to be booked in advance. Details available here. See you on the night?