Sunday, 27 January 2013

Win A Copy of 'The Aylesford Skull' by James P. Blaylock!

This competition is now closed.  Well done to the winner!

To win a copy of the first full length steampunk novel by James P. Blaylock in twenty years simply answer this simple question.

James P. Blaylock has written two other full length adventures featuring Langdon St. Ives.  One was named 'Homunculus' but what was the other one?

Send your answers to patrickstevenchallis@gmail.com with the subject heading 'Aylesford Skull' and the winner shall be picked at random.

This competition is open to UK residents and the closing date for all entries is Friday 1st of February 2013.

Good luck Steampunk fans!


James P. Blaylock
The Aylesford Skull

James P. Blaylock’s first full-length steampunk novel in twenty years!

"Blaylock is a magician!"  — Michael Swanwick, author of Stations of the Tide

“Blaylock’s prose is so rich it literally sings” — Charles de Lint, author of Moonheart

"A writer of great vigour, charm, and perception"  — Bruce Sterling, author of Bicycle Repairman

“The master of the offbeat and absurd” — Washington Post

One of the founding fathers of modern steampunk, James P. Blaylock is the winner of a Philip K. Dick Award and two World Fantasy Awards.  Befriended and mentored by Philip K. Dick, James P. Blaylock pioneered the steampunk genre along with his contemporaries, Tim Powers and K.W. Jeter. He is distinguished by his unique, humorous style, enthralling characters and vivid real world settings.
The Aylesford Skull is Blaylock’s first full-length steampunk novel in twenty years and a brand-new gripping adventure for Blaylock’s best-known character Professor Langdon St. Ives [Titan Books, Jan 2013, paperback original,  £7.99].

In this long-awaited new adventure, brilliant but eccentric scientist and explorer Professor Langdon St. Ives is plunged into the dangerous underworld of 19th Century London’s when a grave in Aylesford is exhumed and its contents stolen by the infamous Dr. Ignacio Narbondo. Blaylock writes: “St. Ives’s quest leads him from a darkly strange commune of spiritualists and clairvoyants in rural Kent, through the foggy depths of the Cliffe Marshes and the lairs of smugglers and pirates, and into the sewers, lost rivers, and sorcerous underworld of London.”

To celebrate this major literary event, a limited run of 750 copies of The Aylesford Skull is available in a jacketed, signed hardcover with a unique jacket design. The special edition boasts a Foreword by K.W. Jeter and an Introduction by Tim Powers as well as a tip-in sheet signed by all three founding fathers of modern steampunk.

This article was posted as part of the Aylesford Skull Swashbuckling Blog Tour celebrating the release of James P. Blaylock's first full-length steampunk novel in twenty years [The Aylesford Skull, Titan Books, £7.99].  For the opportunity to win a limited edition of The Aylesford Skull in a jacketed, signed hardcover with a unique cover design, just tweet "I would like a limited edition of The Aylesfor Skull @TitanBooks #Blaylock".

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