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The Trouble With Peace (Virtual) Tour

The Trouble With Peace is out in but 18 days, people.  Due to the ravages of Covid, the usual practice of filling a bookshop shoulder to shoulder with people who then queue up to be breathed on by an author has rapidly fallen in popularity.  But if the thought of NOT seeing me talk about myself uninterrupted for an hour or two brings you out in hives, do not despair!  Those clever folk at my publishers Gollancz and Orbit have teamed up to put on several virtual book events in association with some of the US and UK’s foremost purveyors of fine literature.  Some will be in the company of guests already announced (including narrator extraordinaire Steven Pacey), some will be in the company of guests yet to be announced, and some will be one man shows.  Follow the links to find out more and book your spot…


Monday 14 September – 6:00pm EDT / 11.00pm BST 

Malaprop’s Bookstore event 


Tuesday 15 September – 3:30pm EDT / 8.30pm BST 

The Trouble With Peace book launch with audiobook narrator Steven Pacey 

Books sold by AtHomeWith4Indies 


Wednesday 16 September – 2.30pm EDT / 7.30pm BST 

Interviewed by Jonathan Wright. SFX event with books sold by Toppings & Co. 


Saturday 19 September – 1:00pm PDT / 9.00pm BST 

Mysterious Galaxy event 


Tuesday 22 September – 2.30pm EDT / 7.30pm  BST 

Forbidden Planet event


Wednesday 30 September – 4:00pm EDT / 9.00pm  BST 

Event with Lev Grossman hosted by Waterstones and Barnes & Noble 

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Worldcon 2019

I shall be at the World Science Fiction Convention in Dublin for a few days in August and have quite the packed schedule of panels, readings, signings, and generally talking nonsense in various contexts.  Some details:   Writing beyond king and colony Format: Panel 16 Aug 2019, Friday 10:00 – 10:50, Wicklow Hall-1 (CCD) Fantasy novels often […]

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A Little Hatred UK Tour

I’ll be touring the UK for the release of A Little Hatred between 15th and 21st September, and the dates and locations are now out there…   Typically the lunchtime events are just a signing, the evening ones are reading, talk, questions then signing. There’ll be copies of A Little Hatred available at all these events, of […]

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Madrid, Aviles, London, Harrogate

A few appearances coming up over the next few months. 19th July, 19.00 – Espacio Fundación Telefónica, Madrid – I’m going to be talking about my books and stuff with Spanish author Juan Gomez-Jurado. I’ve been told to expect some other hijinks but my Spanish is nowhere near good enough to decipher the further details which are […]

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Sharp Ends UK Tour

I’m going to be doing a quick 5 day tour in the UK in April for the release of Sharp Ends. We shall be visiting London, Liverpool, Manchester, Leeds, Newcastle, Edinburgh, Glasgow, Bristol and Bath. Daytime events tend to be just the quick meet and greet, shake of hands, sign the book. Evening events come with […]

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Progress Report September ’15

It’s been a bit of a whirlwind of a past few months, but a lot of overseas trips are now behind me.  Half a War is out in English with many more languages to follow, and The First Law trilogy has been republished in the US by Orbit, so I’ve entered a brief period of (relative) […]

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One Week until Half a War…

Half a War comes out in the UK in hardcover, e-book and audiobook in but 7 short days.  Here be its cover… And here be its blurb… Words are weapons Princess Skara has seen all she loved made blood and ashes. She is left with only words. But the right words can be as deadly […]

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Konigsschwur and German Events

I’m going to be visiting Germany for the first time (other than a lightning overnight visit to the Frankfurt book fair last year) in June.  Only a couple of events in Berlin and Stuttgart this time around, I’m afraid, at the Otherland Bookstore in Berlin and at the Dragon Days Festival in Stuttgart, but I […]

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Half a War UK Tour

Half a War is out in the UK on the 16th July, and I will be a-touring in Scotland and England once again that week.  We’re trying to take in a few places we didn’t reach last time, including Preston, just down the road from Lancaster where I grew up… Sunday 12th July 1.00PM – Signing at Waterstones, 128 […]

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Forbidden Planet, Australia, Dubai

Details for a few forthcoming events. The UK tour for Half a King was but seven months ago, so we’re not doing a full tour this time around, just the one UK event at Forbidden Planet London, who have supported me with every book I’ve brought out, right back to The Blade Itself: Sunday 8th February, […]

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