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Neal
Posted on Friday, April 11, 2003 - 01:08 am:   

On my website at http://freespace.virgin.net/n.asher I've put up a gallery where can be found various pictures, including some from the Tor UK launch, and German and American covers.
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Neal
Posted on Wednesday, April 23, 2003 - 04:41 am:   

Eyes up for a Jon Courtenay Grimwood review of 'The Line of Polity' in The Guardian.
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Neal
Posted on Friday, April 25, 2003 - 05:45 am:   

Website: much faster now with thumbnail pictures. Also more in the gallery.
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Neal
Posted on Saturday, May 17, 2003 - 09:15 am:   

On Saturday 19th July I should be meeting the Hull SF group for reading/chat/questions.
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Neal
Posted on Friday, August 22, 2003 - 01:10 am:   

Yet another revamp of the website with pages added for anthologies, articles and magazines.
http://freespace.virgin.net/n.asher
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Neal
Posted on Friday, September 05, 2003 - 08:12 am:   

Here's my top ten fantasy books on the Guardian website: http://books.guardian.co.uk/top10s/top10/0,6109,1033620,00.html
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Neal
Posted on Thursday, September 18, 2003 - 03:34 am:   

The French rights to The Skinner and Gridlinked will be licensed to Pocket/Fleuve Noir (part of Universpoche - one of the largest publishers in France) . It's likely that they'll start with The Skinner within the next 18 months and will then publish Gridlinked at a later date.
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Jay Caselberg
Posted on Thursday, September 18, 2003 - 09:40 am:   

Oh, good for you, Neal. Well done!
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Neal Asher
Posted on Thursday, November 20, 2003 - 02:18 am:   

Another country to add to the list. The Skinner has been bought for translation by the publishers Polaris in Czechoslovakia
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Neal Asher
Posted on Saturday, December 13, 2003 - 03:00 am:   

Gridlinked is to be published by Distrimagen in Spain who, I am told, have a very good list which specialises in fantasy, science fiction and horror. Their current authors include the likes of China Miťville, Robin Hobb, Raymond E. Feist, Michael Moorcock, Philip K. Dick, and Arthur C. Clarke. Further info can be found at http://www.distrimagen.es/ (depending on how good your Spanish is).
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Neal Asher
Posted on Wednesday, December 17, 2003 - 01:34 am:   

The story 'Softly Spoke the Gabbleduck' accepted by Gardner Dozois for Asimov's. He could't not run a story containing 'a creature as interesting and weirdly menacing as a gabbleduck'.
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Gregg
Posted on Wednesday, December 17, 2003 - 03:37 pm:   

Is that a new story, Neal, or one from your unpublished list? That's four stories now you've sold to Asimov's?
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Neal
Posted on Thursday, December 18, 2003 - 12:51 am:   

Both. I wrote it in February. It concerns a creature that makes its first appearances in 'The Line of Polity'. Yup, four stories. Mason's Rats is a reprint. Strood, The Veteran, & Gabbleduck were all written early this year and are unpublished.
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Neal
Posted on Thursday, February 05, 2004 - 09:47 am:   

The Line of Polity and Cowl have just been bought in a two book deal by the German publishers Baste Lubbe (who previously published Gridlinked and The Skinner - Der Drache Van Samarkand & Skinner Der Blau Tod). They'll be published in May of this year and spring 2005 respectively.
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Neal
Posted on Wednesday, March 31, 2004 - 06:14 am:   

Ahah, Tor Macmillan have had an offer for Russian translation rights in 3 of my titles. Eksmo Publishers in Moscow have offered for GRIDLINKED, THE SKINNER and THE LINE OF POLITY, to be published in hardcover and paperback editions.

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jeff ford
Posted on Sunday, April 18, 2004 - 01:26 pm:   

Neal: It was great getting a chance to finally meet you and Carolyne( I know I've probably got the spelling wrong here, sorry), have some beers and shoot the breeze. I had a wonderful time at the party and appreciated your coming. Wanted to give you the heads up that that New York Times Review of Skinner is up and it's a good one. Congrats!
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Neal
Posted on Tuesday, April 20, 2004 - 12:47 am:   

Thanks Jeff, I was glad to track you down in that pub (The Angel?) and now of course I owe you a pint. Maybe with New York Times reviews I'll get an invite out your way and be able to return the favour! That was a good party in the evening, but as usual I needed a recovery period from it afterwards. I didn't get one - went to a CAMRA (Campaign for Real Ale) beer festival the next evening and drank quantities of substances with interesting names like 'Wobbly Bob'.

If you check out this website http://underworld.uk.com/nealasher you can email me direct on 'contact'.

Another superb review of The Skinner has appeared on scifi.com
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Neal
Posted on Friday, April 30, 2004 - 05:07 am:   

Tor Macmillan have just agreed a new 2-book deal with Stefan Bauer of Bastei-Lubbe (Germany) for BRASS MAN and SABLE KEECH. One book yet to be published and the other I haven't even finished writing. I am now apparently one of their top paid SF authors.
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Neal
Posted on Wednesday, August 04, 2004 - 08:14 am:   

A few signed 1st editions now available via my site: http://freespace.virgin.net/n.asher
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nealasher
Posted on Monday, November 08, 2004 - 06:07 am:   

The cover for the Czech edition of The Skinner is now up on my website under Gallery>Cover Pictures. It looks strangely familiar.
http://freespace.virgin.net/n.asher
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Neal
Posted on Wednesday, December 01, 2004 - 12:31 am:   

Polaris, the Czech publisher of The Skinner, have now made an offer for GRIDLINKED.
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Neal
Posted on Monday, January 17, 2005 - 01:16 am:   

Sample chapters from The Skinner, The Line of Polity & Cowl, plus an interview (conducted by John Jarrold), and an article, all up on Infinity Plus this morning. http://www.infinityplus.co.uk/
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Neal Asher
Posted on Monday, January 24, 2005 - 04:38 am:   

All my BSFA articles have been updated here: http://freespace.virgin.net/n.asher/articles.htm
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nealasher
Posted on Tuesday, February 08, 2005 - 01:00 am:   

Another forum here: http://www.nealasher.com
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nealasher
Posted on Wednesday, April 06, 2005 - 07:06 am:   

New contract signed with Macmillan for POLITY AGENT, HILLDIGGERS & THE LINE WAR. These books may also be coming out every nine months rather than yearly.
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nealasher
Posted on Sunday, June 19, 2005 - 05:29 am:   

Iíve just done a short audio interview for ďThe Dragon Page / Slice of SciFi Talking Fantasy and SciFi to a different level http://www.dragonpage.com/ http://www.sliceofscifi.com/

In order, it'll be released as a podcast first, on a Monday, then it'll air on the terrestrial stations and one of the Internet stations sometime between Thursday and Sunday, then on XM Satellite Sunday night.

More information when it becomes available.
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nealasher
Posted on Tuesday, October 04, 2005 - 12:35 pm:   

Is this immortality? Hah! http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Neal_Asher
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JKS
Posted on Wednesday, October 26, 2005 - 08:18 am:   

From the 'New for 06' post on the Night Shade link:

Novel - Neal Asher. More Polity goodness in this original novel from Neal, and precursor of sorts to Skinner. We haven't got a title for it yet, which is a problem since I have to announce it to our distributor this week.

What? What!

More info please!

best,

Jonathan
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nealasher
Posted on Wednesday, October 26, 2005 - 12:08 pm:   

It's a 65,000 word novel/novella concerning an incident during the Prador/Human war. So, as Jonathan says, it's a bit of a precursor to The Skinner.
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Neal Asher
Posted on Friday, February 17, 2006 - 08:25 am:   

For any who might be interrested and might be in the vicinity: I'll be at Forbidden Planet in London to do a signing (of Sable Keech HB and Brassman PB), on Saturday 18th Feb from 1-2pm.
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Neal Asher
Posted on Saturday, February 25, 2006 - 05:41 am:   

The covers for the Czech and Russian translations of Gridlinked and The Skinner are now up on my site here: http://freespace.virgin.net/n.asher/coverpics.htm
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Neal Asher
Posted on Wednesday, April 26, 2006 - 07:51 am:   

Another interview can be found here: http://www.yourmomsbasement.com/archives/2006/04/interview_with_4.html#more
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Neal Asher
Posted on Thursday, August 03, 2006 - 12:45 am:   

Macmillan have agreed a new deal with Bastei Lubbe in Germany for the next two books, Polity Agent and Hilldiggers. Great stuff - the German publisher is always the first to buy rights to my books, quite often without even reading them.

Apparently both Brass Man and The Voyage of the Sable Keech have been their top SF Titles for their months of publication and have been given full-page trade ads, rather than the usual half pages.
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Neal Asher
Posted on Wednesday, August 16, 2006 - 01:36 am:   

Thereís to be a bit of a do at Heffers Bookshop in the Grafton Centre, Cambridge, on 2nd November starting at 6.30pm. Numerous writers, including me, will be there to sign books and generally wander around and chat. Hereís the attendance list thus far:

Neal Asher
Steve Cockayne
Mike Carey
Erin Hunter
Eoin McNamee
Matthew Skelton
Mark Robson
SF Said
Amanda Hemingway
Philip Reeve
John George
Paul Kearney
Sam Enthoven
Heulwen Jones
James Barclay
Justina Robson
Stan Nicholls
John Courtney Grimwood
Mark Chadbourne
Chaz Brenchley
Juliet McKenna
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Neal Asher
Posted on Sunday, August 27, 2006 - 09:04 am:   

I'll be signing copies of Polity Agent (and other books) on the 7th of October between 1 and 2 at the Forbidden Planet in London.
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Neal Asher
Posted on Wednesday, October 04, 2006 - 12:54 am:   

Here's a reminder for those who might be interested or in the vicinity:

I'll be signing copies of Polity Agent this coming Saturday the 7th October between 1 Ė 2pm at Forbidden Planet, 179 Shaftesbury Ave London WC2H 8JR. This shop is at the Junction with Neal Street. Nearest Tubes: Tottenham Court Road, Covent Garden, Leicester Square and Holborn.

If you can't make it to the signing, don't forget to pre-order your signed copy from the store. I'll also probably be chilling in the pub around the corner afterwards too.

have a good one
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Roger Fourt
Posted on Friday, October 06, 2006 - 04:53 am:   

Really sorry Neal but I canít make the signing and more importantly, the pub afterwards.

I blame the kids. Got a 1-week old baby to look after Iím afraid. Think itís mine. Wife says so, and the 6-year old canít be trusted in London. Or pubs.

Anyway, Iíve ordered Polity Agent from Amazon and Iíll get it signed next time we meet.

Sorry Iíve not been wasting both our days posting politically incorrect rants. Been doing the work thing a bit much. Bad for my net rep but good for the bank balance.

Hope youíre well and working hard on new novels.

Did you get around to any Chuck Palahniuk?

How about ďAccelerandoĒ by Charles Stross? Interesting guy.

All the best.

Roger
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Neal Asher
Posted on Friday, October 06, 2006 - 10:18 am:   

I read 'Fight Club' ages ago but nothing else since. Regarding the politically incorrect rants ... I make the justification that raising my profile might sell an extra books of two (dubious, considering the normal political slant of the SF world). You can't make that claim, so perfectly understandable.

When the crying and the midnight feeds stop I'll expect you back!
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Roger Fourt
Posted on Friday, October 06, 2006 - 10:45 am:   

Whatís just as likely is that Iíll be ranting at midnight, eyes red but unable to sleep until my little bundle of joy has finally dropped off.

Donít expect much sense out of me though. My usually firm grip on reality is already weakening. Soon Iíll be hallucinating wildly, supporting the government or making outrageous claims like ďthe world is getting warmerĒ or ďpeak oil has arrivedĒ.

Feel free to remind me when things get out of hand.

Looking forward to Polity Agent to calm me down. A good solid dose of extreme violence and galaxy-spanning adventure should do the trick.

Finally a couple of unrelated links Iíve found recently which you might enjoy:

The Daily Show with Jon Stewart. Itís on More 4 and I think, very funny:
http://www.comedycentral.com/shows/the_daily_show/index.jhtml


Rockfish Ė by Blue Studios. Great short animated film with a SF slant.
http://www.blur.com/shorts/rockfish/index.html
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Neal Asher
Posted on Wednesday, October 11, 2006 - 01:08 am:   

Thanks, Roger.
I much enjoyed that short Rockfish film and sent an email to the address on the site. Tim Miller, the creator of Rockfish, emailed me back. He's a HUGE SF fan and has The Skinner and Prador Moon on his shelf. I think I'll shortly be doing a blog entry about this.

http://theskinner.blogspot.com/
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Roger Fourt
Posted on Wednesday, October 11, 2006 - 02:06 am:   

Hi Neal

Glad you liked Rockfish. That Tim Miller is a very talented guy. Interesting to hear heís into your work and great to hear youíve been in contact.

Could there be collaboration in the pipeline some day? His style of animation would be perfect for bringing The Polity to life on-screen, even as a short film.

Did the signing at Forbidden Planet go well? Shame I missed this one but I received a parcel from Amazon yesterday containing the long-awaited Polity Agent.

Thereís nothing quite as pleasurable as holding a new Neal Asher novel in oneís hand; the solid weight, the great cover art and the anticipation of another thrilling story waiting inside, ready to pounce.

Iíve already started it, despite a futile attempt to save it for an upcoming business trip to Belgium, and rather like the fact that despite being able to link runcibles across time there is a price to pay thatís exponentially proportional to the temporal displacement between origin and target.

That would certainly explain why itís not readily used! Nice.
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Neal Asher
Posted on Monday, March 26, 2007 - 05:44 am:   

Couple of bits here:

Over the last year or so I’ve only written two short stories … or rather novelettes. One of these is called Alien Archaeology which is to be published in Asimov’s sometime hence. I look forward to that one especially, because Brian Beiniowski of that magazine was asking me for a description of a gabbleduck. Apparently they were looking at using the image of one for the front cover, though whether that will happen I don’t know yet.

The other story was called Owner Space. This is set in a future covered by none of my full-length novels, but will be familiar to those who have read The Engineer or The Engineer ReConditioned, for it is the same setting for stories there called Proctors, The Owner and (only in the latter collection) Tiger Tiger. Owner Space has now been accepted by Gardner Dozois for his anthology titled Galactic Empires. Excellent stuff.

And finally, there’s now an interview with me up on fantasybookcritic.

http://fantasybookcritic.blogspot.com/2007/03/interview-with-neal-asher.html
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Neal_asher
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Posted on Friday, February 22, 2008 - 03:41 am:   

Okay, I'll be doing a signing at Forbidden Planet in Shaftesbury Avenue on 5th April from 1 till 2. There'll be copies of the hardcover Line War and doubtless numerous others of my books, including paperback copies of Hilldiggers.
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Neal_asher
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Posted on Thursday, March 13, 2008 - 05:41 am:   

Here, check out fantasybookcritic where there's a Line War giveaway. There's also an interview with me to be found, which will soon, I believe, be updated.

http://fantasybookcritic.blogspot.com/
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Neal_asher
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Posted on Wednesday, November 12, 2008 - 01:59 am:   

Righto, back at a fast constant Internet connection and time to start catching up. First off, I'll be doing a couple of signings this month in Colchester and London. Here's the shop shop addresses:


Waterstoneís, Culver Square, Colchester.

Saturday 22nd November, 1-2pm

Forbidden Planet, 179 Shaftesbury Avenue, London

Thursday 27th November, 6-7pm

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