Nicola Vincent-Abnett

Nicola Vincent-Abnett
"Savant" for Solaris, Wild's End, Further Associates of Sherlock Holms, more Wild's End

Thursday 7 August 2014

News: Catching Up and Keeping Up

Last night we were at Forbidden Planet for a book signing.

Reviews for Fiefdom
The paperback edition of Fiefdom was available for the first time at the event. We hadn’t even seen it ourselves until we arrived at the shop, and very beautiful it is, too. 

I bloody love Forbidden Planet. Whenever we’re in London, the husband and I always pop in for a browse, and invariably come out with an armful of stuff. It’s one of those mysterious places, though. I don’t know what it is about it, but whenever I get downstairs, I lose all sense of direction, and roam around in endless circles, wondering where the hell I am. It could be that I can’t find north without the sun to guide me, or it could just be that there’s so much lovely stuff to look at that I become easily distracted. Personally, I think there’s some weird kind of magic that happens in Forbidden Planet, but that could just be me.

The Abnetts, second left and second right at FP
with J, Liam and Pete
Anyway Fiefdom was there. We were there. Lots of you were there, and we all had a splendid time.

People turned up with all sorts of things besides Fiefdom, too, including comics, and they bought every remaining copy of the husband’s brilliant, action-packed, funny Guardians of the Galaxy novel, Rocket Raccoon and Groot Steal the Galaxy. If you loved the movie, I urge you to read it; it’s quite brilliant.

So thank you to Lydia from Abaddon, to John and the guys at FP and to everyone who turned up. And I apologise to Pete for momentarily blanking on his name, despite knowing him for years! And for the silly antics with the chair. You’d think by now that I’d know how a bloody chair works; apparently I don’t.

That was the Catching Up. Now for the Keeping Up

November 8th and 9th is the weekend of the third big Black Library event named after that portion of the week. Yes, the Weekender is back! And the Abnetts are back with it!

The husband and I have just been announced as attending this year’s event at the Belfry, Nottingham. What's more, a new Sabbat Crusade book will be launched at the Weekender!

I’m not entirely sure what our schedule will be, yet, but we have told the organisers that we will be there for the entire event, and that they can deploy us any way they please, so expect plenty from us.

We love these shindigs. We like to get down and dirty with the readers. We want to hear what you think, answer your questions and get your feedback. The writer’s lot can be a solitary one... OK, not so much for us, because we have each other, but still... We genuinely treasure the time we spend with the Black Library crowd, and we’re looking forward to it immensely.

We also love to rub shoulders with the great and good, by which I mean the TALENT! And there’s going to be a LOT of it at the Black Library Weekender this year. Yes I know I’m shouting, but the writers and artists who bring the Warhammer, 30K and 40K universes to life are worth shouting about.

I can’t wait to see old friends, reacquaint myself with some of the guys I don’t yet know terribly well, and meet some of the newer writers for the first time. If you haven’t seen the list of attending authors (and Neil, obviously) on Black Library’s website Here’s the roll call:


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