Monkey business at Forbidden Planet: launching Gareth L. Powell's ACK-ACK MACAQUE

He's the cigar-chomping, no-nonsense primate with a trigger-finger and a mouth like a sewer - and he's descending on the UK next month!

Well, his creator is...

To celebrate the launch of ACK_ACK-MACAQUE, Gareth L. Powell will be appearing in London and Bristol in December.

With thanks to our friends at Forbidden Planet, Gareth will be at their London store on Wednesday 12th December from 6pm to 7pm

He'll then be at a special 'home match' launch in Bristol at the Forbidden Planet Megastore on Saturday 15th December from 1pm to 2pm.

Ack-Ack Macaque is a blistering feat of of the best imaginations in SF and Gareth's also a top bloke. Here's the blurb:

MONKEYS. NINJAS. ZEPPELINS. A science fiction novel with a Steampunk sheen, and a primate twist! In 1944, as waves of German ninjas parachute into Kent, Britain's best hopes for victory lie with a Spitfire pilot codenamed 'Ack-Ack Macaque’. The trouble is, Ack-Ack Macaque is a cynical, one-eyed, cigar-chomping monkey, and he's starting to doubt everything, including his own existence. A century later, in a world where France and Great Britain merged in the late 1950s and nuclear-powered Zeppelins circle the globe, ex-journalist Victoria Valois finds herself drawn into a deadly game of cat and mouse with the man who butchered her husband and stole her electronic soul. Meanwhile, in Paris, after taking part in an illegal break-in at a research laboratory, the heir to the British throne goes on the run. And all the while, the doomsday clock ticks towards Armageddon.

Gareth L Powell is the author of the SF novel Silversands and the critically acclaimed short story collection The Last Reef. His work has been published all over the world and featured in a number of recent anthologies including Shine. Gareth lives in the West Country with his wife and two daughters.

1 comment:

short story said...

Oy! What's with the monkey themes. I've been stumbling on stuff with monkeys as the subject.The univers is giving a hint ?