Wednesday, September 2, 2015


Do YOU Know Your Hell?
 


Heroes in Hell is a series of shared world fantasy books, within the genre Bangsian fantasy, created and edited by Janet Morris and written by her, Chris Morris, C. J. Cherryh and others. The first 12 books in the series were published by Baen Books between 1986 and 1989, and stories from the series include one Hugo Award winner and Nebula nominee, (Gilgamesh in the Outback by Robert Silverberg from Rebels in Hell), as well as one other Nebula Award nominee. The series was resurrected in 2011 by Janet Morris with the thirteenth book and eighth anthology in the series, Lawyers in Hell, followed by four more anthologies and a novel between 2012 and 2015.

So, what’s the background?

The shared world premise of Heroes in Hell (also called The Damned Saga) is that all the dead wind up together in Hell, where they pick up where they left off when still alive. The Encyclopedia of Fantasy states "In the long series of shared world adventures begun with Heroes in Hell, Hell becomes an arena in which all the interesting people in history can come together to continue the relentless pursuit of their various ends.” Brian Stableford commented that the series "adapted the backcloth of Dantean fantasy as a stage for violent adventures with ironic echoes of infernal comedy.

Interested?

You should be. Just think of what you could do with such a concept, where the dastardly deeds, despicable desires and dark secrets of the most infamous souls in all history are stirred to fruition and laid bare for your inspection.

Click the link to Perseid Press and find out more about the books in the series. You won’t be disappointed.

Sunday, August 30, 2015


International Association of Media Tie-In Writers

Hi, I hope you don’t mind, but I’d like to share some great news with you, as I recently discovered I qualified to join the International Association of Media Tie-In Writers.

What is a Tie-In writer?

This excerpt from the IAMTW site will help explain:

What is a Tie-In Writer?

We write science fiction, westerns, mysteries, romance and thrillers and sometimes all of the above. Our work embraces just about every genre you can think of, from STAR TREK to CSI, from GUNSMOKE to MURDER SHE WROTE, from DUNE to James Bond, from RESIDENT EVIL to Hannah Montana.

Our books are original tie-in novels, comic books and short stories based on existing characters from movie, TV series, books, games, and cartoons... or they are novelizations (books based on screenplays for movies and TV shows).

Tie-ins and novelizations are a licensed works... meaning they are written with the permission and supervision of the creators, studios, or other rights-holders of the original characters.

Well-known tie-in writers include Kingsley Amis, Kevin J. Anderson, Raymond Benson, Gregory Benford, Lawrence Block, Davd Brin, Greg Bear, Max Brand, Orson Scott Card, Leslie Charteris, Arthur C. Clarke, Max Allan Collins, Peter David, Ian Fleming, Alan Dean Foster, John Gardner, Elizabeth Hand, Stuart Kaminsky, David Morrell, Robert B. Parker, Robert Silverberg, Theodore Sturgeon, and Jim Thompson to name just a few.

Our books are published by the major publishing companies, are available everywhere, sell tens of millions of copies worldwide and regularly appear on the New York Times, USA Today, and Publishers Weekly bestseller lists... but the actual craft of tie-in writing goes largely unrecognized and is greatly misunderstood.

The International Association of Media Tie-In Writers will change all that.

An interesting concept, I think you’ll agree.

If you want to find out more, check out the IAMTW website here:

Saturday, August 29, 2015

The IX

An Unexplained Mystery No More


"The disappearance of Rome's Ninth Legion has long baffled historians, but could a brutal ambush have been the event that forged the England-Scotland border?"
asks archaeologist Dr. Miles Russell of Bournemouth University, UK.
 
Have you ever pondered that question?
What on earth could have happened to one of the most efficient fighting forces ever to exist?
 
A legion was a mighty edifice. More than 5000 strong, they were a self-contained mini civilization on the march, capable of building an entire fortification at the end of every days march in which to sleep soundly.
 
And yet, the Ninth marched into the swirling mists of Caledonia, circa AD100 - 120
(estimates vary -  which is an enigma in itself)
and were never seen again.
 
**********************
 

Well, wonder no more

 
 
Roman legionnaires, far from home, lost in the mists of Caledonia.
A  US cavalry company, engaged on a special mission, vital to the peace treaty proposed by Presidential candidate Abraham Lincoln.
 
A twenty-first century Special Forces unit, desperate to prevent a nuclear catastrophe.
From vastly different backgrounds, these soldiers are united when they are snatched away from Earth at the moment of their passing. Thinking they may have been granted a reprieve, imagine their horror when they discover they have been transported to a failing planet on the far side of the galaxy, where they are given a simple ultimatum. Fight or die. Against all odds, this group of misfits manages to turn the tide against a relentless foe, only to discover the true cost of victory might exact a price they are unwilling to pay.
How far would you be willing to go to stay alive?
The IX.
Sometimes, death is only the beginning of the adventure.
Amazon:
 
 
 
 
 


 

Saturday, August 22, 2015


Sometimes – death is only the beginning of the adventure
 
What could unite a Roman Legion and the Caledonian army they are fighting?

Or a US Cavalry Company with the Native American tribes arrayed against them?

How about a highly trained and motivated Special Forces unit and the terrorists they have been sent to wipe out at all costs?
 
 

Yes…

What could such a diverse and mutually aggressive group possibly have in common?

Arden – and the Horde, that’s what!
Arden, home to a culture that has existed for thousands of years and which spans dozens of worlds. Regardless, their sophistication cannot prevent calamity at the hands of an unstoppable nemesis. Known only as the Horde, this enemy has proven relentless. They have not only stripped the outer colonies bare, but now threaten the existence of the entire Ardenese way of life.

Realizing there is nothing they can do to prevent the inevitable march toward extinction, the Ardenese governing body comes to a drastic decision. They gather together at their capital city, Rhomane, and place their remaining genetic heritage in a vast underground ark, in the care of an advanced AI construct called the Architect. Its mission? To use Rhomane’s dwindling reserves and safeguard their race by reaching out across time and space toward those who might be in a position to help reseed a devastated world at some time in the future.

That’s how soldiers from varying eras and vastly different backgrounds find themselves together. Snatched away from Earth at the moment of their passing they are transported to the far side of the galaxy. Thinking they have been granted a reprieve, their relief turns to horror when they discover they face a simple but stark ultimatum:

Put aside your former animosities and preconceptions in order to survive.

 Fight or die!
How does this group of mismatched and antagonistic misfits fare?

Do they survive?

Find out for yourselves, in The IX.

… And remember…
 
Sometimes, death is only the beginning of the adventure!

Find out for yourselves why...

Wednesday, August 12, 2015

Perseid Press is going to Li-Con 2
 
 
Remember - August 14th 2015
Perseid Press will be at Long Island's best convention for movies, games, dealers, science, technology, anime, fantasy, and sci-fi
 
The place:
Clarion Hotel Macarthur Airport
Veterans Memorial Hwy, Ronkonkoma, New York 11779
**********
As mentioned last week, Janet and Chris Morris from Perseid Press will be at their very own stall with many of the titles you know and love.
And don't forget, to celebrate that fact they’ll be running a little IX Based Competition.
In line with that “Ninth Theme” – the 9th, 19th, 29th – and so forth customer to stop at the Perseid Press booth to make an actual purchase of The IX, will receive a
FREE copy of that very book.
 
But it gets better...
There’s also a Magic Word competition.
The first person to come to the stall and say MARCUS BRUTUS will also receive a FREE copy of the IX (No purchase necessary).
YOU HEARD RIGHT.
Just approach Janet or Chris, and if you are the first person to mention that name, you will receive a free copy of what many are saying is the sci-fi blockbuster of 2015.
(Further details are available at my website)
I know Janet and Chris are looking forward to see everyone - and don't forget - many of the other great titles available from Perseid Press will also be available.
Treat yourself to some quality reading
 
 
(If you are interested in finding out more regarding any of the books you see featured here - just click on the links to the right - or enquire via the Perseid Press website)
 

Thursday, August 6, 2015


Perseid Press at LI-Con 2 With an IX Based Giveaway

What?
Perseid Press will be at Long Island's best convention for movies, games, dealers, science, technology, anime, fantasy, sci-fi and more?
Yes – it’s true

Make a date in your diaries:

14th August 2015

The place:
Clarion Hotel Macarthur Airport
Veterans Memorial Hwy, Ronkonkoma, New York 11779

**********

Chris and Janet Morris from Perseid Press will be there at their very own stall with many of the titles you know and love. What’s more, to celebrate that fact, they’ll be running a little IX Based Competition.
In line with that “Ninth Theme” – the 9th, 19th, 29th – and so forth customer to stop at the Perseid Press booth to make an actual purchase of The IX, will receive a
FREE copy of that very book.

And it gets better...

There’s also a Magic Word competition.
The first person to come to the stall and say the magic word or phrase will also receive a FREE copy of the IX (No purchase necessary).
However, to get that word, you’ll have to tune into my website at:

http://www.andrewpweston.com/

on August 13th - why then?

Well, today, my blog and webpage are highlighting some of the details already seen over at Amazing Stories:
http://amazingstoriesmag.com/2015/08/amazing-people-westons-ix-li-con-featured-giveaway/

However – on August 13th – My blog/webpage will repeat this advert, along with the magic phrase or word you’ll need.

Remember, the first one to attend the Perseid Press stall, show evidence of their ticket and speak the phrase will receive a copy of The IX – Free. 

See you there
Amazon:


Wednesday, August 5, 2015

The IX - Still Topping the Goodreads Charts

 
Now seven months in, and The IX is still maintaining its slot at the top of nearly a dozen Goodreads preference lists.
 
This is no fluke, as it also appears within the top five of a dozen more.
 
Interested?
 
 
What could unite a Roman Legion and the Caledonian army they are fighting?
 
Or a US Cavalry Company with the Native American tribes arrayed against them?
 
How about a highly trained and motivated Special Forces unit and the terrorists they have been sent to wipe out at all costs?
 
Yes…
 
What could such a diverse and mutually aggressive group possibly have in common?
 
Arden – and the Horde, that’s what!

Arden, home to a culture that has existed for thousands of years and which spans dozens of worlds. Regardless, their sophistication cannot prevent calamity at the hands of an unstoppable nemesis. Known only as the Horde, this enemy has proven relentless. They have not only stripped the outer colonies bare, but now threaten the existence of the entire Ardenese way of life.
Realizing there is nothing they can do to prevent the inevitable march toward extinction, the Ardenese governing body comes to a drastic decision. They gather together at their capital city, Rhomane, and place their remaining genetic heritage in a vast underground ark, in the care of an advanced AI construct called the Architect. Its mission? To use Rhomane’s dwindling reserves and safeguard their race by reaching out across time and space toward those who might be in a position to help reseed a devastated world at some time in the future.

That’s how soldiers from varying eras and vastly different backgrounds find themselves together. Snatched away from Earth at the moment of their passing they are transported to the far side of the galaxy. Thinking they have been granted a reprieve, their relief turns to horror when they discover they face a simple but stark ultimatum:
Put aside your former animosities and preconceptions in order to survive.

Fight or die!

How does this group of mismatched and antagonistic misfits fare?
Do they survive?
Find out for yourselves, in The IX.
… And remember…
Sometimes, death is only the beginning of the adventure!