London Evening Standard. The best books of the year: our reviewers name the titles that have meant the most to them over the past 12 months.
FRANCIS SPUFFORD I spent this year finishing a book set in Russia, so I was all ready to delight in the charcoal-black satire of Adam Roberts's Soviet UFO novel Yellow Blue Tibia (Gollancz, £12.95), even before it was tipped as a worthier winner of the Booker than anything on the actual shortlist.
May I not sound too Boraty as I say, in reply: 'nice!'. In other news, and also floated first on Twitter, this:
FORBIDDEN PLANET and Gollancz Publishing are delighted to be hosting an open-format, multi-author signing. Five authors, one event at 6pm on Thursday November 26th, Forbidden Planet 179 Shaftesbury Avenue, London will be playing host to: -
To promote the release of Justinas new book CHASING THE DRAGON, Forbidden Planet and Gollancz Publishing have gathered a host of science fiction and fantasy talent into one event an event to bring writers and fans together and to promote interest in new and different kinds of fiction.
This is a free-form and open signing, bringing the authors out from behind their tables and giving their readers a chance to meet them and talk to them about their work. An array of fantastic books will be on hand to be picked up and signed including works by every one of the writers present.
And, as usual with these events, there are likely to be more than a few surprise guests...
...and a subsequent visit to the pub!
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