If you’re in town on March 17th, I’ll be speaking at the iconic Watkins Books -est 1893!- in the heart of London’s theatreland. There will also be a signing, the first since the paperback edition of Star.Ships came out. (You can bring along a copy, obviously.)
It’s extremely likely we’ll head out for some drinks and such afterward. It’s an area I know very well so I have a few fun places in mind. Presumably, the talk will subsequently be available at the Watkins Books YouTube channel, as is typically the case with their author events.
Onto more digital news, here are two new Star.Ships related podcasts that have recently been released. Big ups to Greg from Occult of Personality and Chris from Down at the Crossroads. Fun times all around.
Both are excellent conversations with slightly differing emphases.
Also, also, also… Penny Dreadful is coming back the day after Walpurgisnacht! Not only does it star my alternate universe wife, Eva Green, but last season probably had one of the best depictions of actual witchcraft I have ever seen put on celluloid. One episode in particular I was just… speechless.
I think a lot of people miss what Penny Dreadful seeks to accomplish, but the clue is in the name. It’s Londonmancy of the highest order, exploring what the Gothic tales the Victorian city told about itself say about London’s unconscious. There is some serious, hyper-aware place magic in an Alan Moore sense going on here.
Plus, as previously mentioned… Eva Green. If you’ve not watched the previous few series, you have a couple of months to do so.