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Christopher Fowler
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The journey of writing a book doesn't end on its publication day. It's where the real journey begins. And I feel this is doubly so for 'The Book of Forgotten Authors', which is out today. Once there were popular novels almost everyone owned. Mum had Georgette Heyer, Dad had Eric Ambler, I had Dennis Wheatley's 'The Devil Rides Out'. They were the paperbacks that somehow shaped our imaginations and…
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Christopher Fowler
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If there's one thing I miss when abroad, it's the quality of English bookshops. As someone who has not watched live television since Winston Churchill's funeral it's important to know these places are still around. I miss the bookshops of Charing Cross Rd, most of which have been replaced by cake shops , but there are still an absurd number of great bookshops in London. Best for me, in no…
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Christopher Fowler
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One reader points out, 'You're running an authors website, how about some book news?' Fair point well made. Okay, first out of the gate for 2015 is 'Bryant & May and the Burning Man', which inconveniently launches on my birthday, March 26th (inconvenient because it turns out there was a secret restaurant booking made some months ago, which suggests to me that the restaurant in question might have…
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Christopher Fowler
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Just a reminder that this Saturday (Oct 11th) at 3pm in Forbidden Planet I'll be signing copies of 'Nyctophobia', and on Sat Oct 25th there'll be a mass/mess signing of horror and genre literature at the same venue with the following authors confirmed. It'll be a nightmare but we'll probably all go to the pub afterwards so you'll be able to badger us there... Pat Cadigan Ramsey Campbell Michael…
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Christopher Fowler
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Nyctophobia is a fear of the dark, and is a phobia you can 'catch' from someone else. I'm hoping to make the nation scared of the dark from this Thursday October 9th, when it appears in bookshops. I'm very proud of the way this novel has turned out, in a nice edition from Solaris. The reviews are starting to come in, and I appear to be forcing readers to set the novel aside after nightfall. I…
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Christopher Fowler
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It started with my first job. I was walking down Soho's Berwick Street, which still had a busy, thriving street market back then, and lots of local residents (yes, young people visiting London, there wasn't a Japanese bubble tea bar in sight). One of the stalls sold science fiction paperbacks and comics, and I became a regular customer. Soon after, they got themselves a little shop on the street…
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Christopher Fowler
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On Saturday March 29th I'll be signing copies of 'The Bleeding Heart' in Forbidden Planet, Shaftesbury Avenue at 1pm. This is always a good event, so if you're in town, come along and say hi. On Friday April 11th I'll be at the London Metropolitan Archives in Clerkenwell for their spring festival, and that's a bookable event - good luck coping with their website booking system, because it defeats…
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Christopher Fowler
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Well, 'Bryant & May and the Memory of Blood' launches in a few days, and has just had great review in the Sunday Times, who says 'Christopher Fowler manages to write detective novels that are warm homages and mild pastiches of the Golden Age while at the same time excellent stories in their own right. In 'The Memory of Blood' there is even that rare element, the locked room mystery.' Thank God for…
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