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» Sunday, November 28, 2010


We hope you're all not too cold and are enjoying either the snow, or a warm house in this chilly weather. We have some more news and updates for you regarding Telos' titles this time around.


We're pleased to be able to announce a couple more new titles for Telos. Following in the success of Mike Ripley's previous Angel books with Telos, we are publishing two further titles early next year with the same matching jackets as the earlier editions.

The two new editions are of the novels ANGEL CITY and ANGEL CONFIDENTIAL. In Angel City, Fitzroy Maclean Angel's latest escapade sees him caught up in a decidedly dodgy fly-tipping operation – which turns more sinister still as a murder is committed ... In Angel Confidential Angel is on his latest case, which involves a dubious religious cult, an impoverished minor aristocrat with a love of classic cars, a very shady solicitor and his extremely odd wife.

'… enough successful one-liners to keep a television comic going until retirement. Not many crime novels cause one to laugh aloud. This is one of them.' T J Binyon, Daily Telegraph

'Hugely funny, with a catch in the laughter; politicians should steer clear of the talented Mr Ripley as he cuts through the fluff of the Caring Society.' Christopher Wordsworth, The Observer

'Comic crime writing isn't easy, but Ripley's Angel novels are as witty as they are deftly plotted. Ripley's latest is as boisterous and inventive as ever.' Philip Kerr, Time Out

'No contest. If laughter is the best medicine, this should be available on National Health prescription. Crammed with one-liners that provoke groans and giggles in equal measure, Angel Confidential romps confidently along with enormous brio. All this, and a plot too!' Val McDermid

Preordering for both these titles will soon be available on the Telos site.

We also have the previously announced horror collection from Sam Stone coming in February. ZOMBIES IN NEW YORK AND OTHER BLOODY JOTTINGS is a thought provoking and eclectic mix of horror and dark fantasy from the UK's new Queen of Vampire Fiction.

Something is sapping the energy of the usually robust dancers of the Moulin Rouge ... Jack the Ripper’s crimes are investigated by a vampire ... zombies roam the streets of New York ... Clowns die in mysteriously humorous ways ... Welcome to the poetic and horrific world of Sam Stone, where a vampire becomes obsessed with a centuries-old werewolf, and Angels are stalking the undead. Walk through the haunting world of the Toymaker and be hypnotised by the Siren's Song. Fourteen stories of horror and passion and six mythological and erotic poems from the pen of the new Queen of Vampire fiction. Chick-slash has never been so entertaining!

Publishing in February 2011 and being launched at the big LA Doctor Who event, Gallifrey One, ZOMBIES IN NEW YORK will boast a cover by multiple-award winning artist Vincent Chong (you can find some of his work here: http://www.vincentchong-art.co.uk), and features internal illustrations from the blood-soaked pen of Russell Morgan (who can be found online here: http://www.icarussart.com/)

Pre-ordering for the book is now open on the Telos site: http://www.telos.me.uk/category.php?id=3#112

And all pre-ordered copies will come personally signed by Sam herself.



Sometimes we have a struggle to keep titles in stock, demand is so great, and so it is with WIPED, Richard Molesworth's guide to the missing episodes of Doctor Who. We have a reprint underway but won't get copies until maybe the first or second week of December, and so anyone ordering for Christmas presents, especially if you are not in the UK, may be disappointed.

Likewise with copies of THE TARGET BOOK. We are currently sold out of the paperback, but have copies coming back to us from Australia. They are unlikely to arrive before Christmas though, so again, if you have ordered a copy and are hoping that it will arrive before Christmas, then you will probably be disappointed. There's nothing we can do about this. Shipments from overseas arrive as and when they do, and from Australia, you're looking at around a 5-6 week shipping time. We do still have some limited edition hardback copies of this book in stock though, and these would be despatched as soon as we get orders in.

Other titles, like LIBERATION, the guide to Blake's 7, are now sold out, and we're not intending a reprint of them. Unfortunately we have to let some stock slip out of print to make way for new titles.

As we move towards Christmas, we will do our best to fill and despatch all orders as soon as we can so that they hopefully arrive for customers in time.



TIMELINK seems to be on the final path to publication now. We have the final changes made to the PDFs, and are just finalising them ready for print at the moment. Hopefully we'll be able to go to print before Christmas on the book and then get copies back after, ready to despatch as a new year present to everyone who has been so patient in waiting for the book. I will also be emailing everyone who has ordered it as soon as we finalise the pricing for it, to confirm the details and to explain the process for refunds should anyone want them.



We're pleased to announce that our best-selling guide to Zombie films, Arnold T Blumberg and Andrew Hershberger's ZOMBIEMANIA, is now available to infect your iPad.

Download link is here: http://itunes.apple.com/gb/app/zombiemania-hd/id392924568?mt=8

This is the full book, with all images etc in place, so it should look pretty good on the old iPad screen :)

As soon as we get information about other formats, then we'll pass them on.



We currently have a few copies of It Lives Again! signed by both the author, Axelle Carolyn, and by film director Neil Marshall, available direct from Telos. Order from the website as per usual and you'll be sent a signed copy while stocks last. We have about 6 copies left of this at the present time.

Order Link: http://www.telos.me.uk/category.php?id=2&s=0&p=1#64

We also have signed copies of the following titles available. Again, just order direct from Telos and you'll receive a signed copy while stocks last:

Humpty's Bones - signed by both the author, Simon Clark, and the cover artist. Vincent Chong: http://www.telos.me.uk/category.php?id=3#34
Fall Out: The Unofficial and Unauthorised Guide to The Prisoner - signed by the authors Alan Stevens and Fiona Moore: http://www.telos.me.uk/category.php?id=2&s=0&p=1#70

Don't forget that all our limited edition hardbacks are also signed by the authors, as well as being bound in special cloths, or with illustrated self-covers, with a ribbon and coloured endpapers.



We have a number of titles listed in the LAST CHANCE TO BUY section of the Telos website. These are titles which we have only a handful of copies remaining, and which we are not planning to reprint when they are gone. The current list is:

Original and Classic Fiction:
Black Tide by Del Stone Jr
Breathe (paperback) by Christopher Fowler (still only 1 copy left)
Urban Gothic: Lacuna and Other Trips edited by David J Howe (only around 15 copies left)

Urban Gothic features fiction from Graham Masterton, Christopher Fowler, Simon Clark, Steve Lockley & Paul Lewis, Paul Finch, Debbie Bennett and an introduction by Richard O'Brien, two factual pieces by journalist David Miller about the show and interviews with show writer Tom deVille and producer Steve Matthews.

We also have some of our special signed and numbered limited edition hardbacks available for reduced prices while stocks last. Those currently available are:

A SPECIAL FINAL OFFER OF £20 for each hardback below:
Breathe by Christopher Fowler
Alice's Journey Beyond the Moon by R J Carter
Approaching Omega by Eric Brown
Valley of Lights by Stephen Gallagher

A SPECIAL FINAL OFFER OF £30 for each hardback below:
Shrouded by Darkness edited by Alison L R Davies

Shrouded by Darkness features original and reprint fiction by: Debbie Bennett, Poppy Z Brite, Simon Clark, Storm Constantine, Peter Crowther, Alison L R Davies, Paul Finch, Christopher Fowler, Neil Gaiman, Gary Greenwood, David J Howe, Dawn Knox, Tim Lebbon, Charles de Lint, Steven Lockley & Paul Lewis, James Lovegrove, Graham Masterton, Richard Christian Matheson, Justina Robson, Mark Samuels, Darren Shan and Michael Marshall Smith. With a frontispiece by Clive Barker and a foreword by Stephen Jones.

The hardback edition is originally signed by ALL contributors (including Barker and Gaiman) with the exception of Poppy Z Brite (who is represented with a facsimile signature).

Please visit the LAST CHANCE TO BUY page for click through details to order: http://www.telos.me.uk/lastchance.php



If you're on Facebook and fancy 'Liking' Telos publishing, then we can be found here: http://www.facebook.com/pages/Telos-Publishing/22343509719

Please join and let us know what you think of the books, chat about the covers ... anything that takes your fancy really. Often new covers are premiered on the Facebook group, and news and details of reviews and other items of interest across the Web are also shared there.

Please let us know what you think of this Newsletter ... what would you like to see included?

Until next time,

David, Steve and the Telos Team.

Posted by David @ 6:27 pm

» Thursday, November 11, 2010


This is just to let customers know that we will be having a short break in the despatch of all books ordered from Telos direct from now until the 22nd November.

We'll be sorting out all orders received in the meantime after that date, so please be patient and don't bombard us with emails asking where your books are.


Posted by David @ 9:41 am

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