Praise for Twisted Tales Events

'In the past few years Twisted Tales has become a major force in the promotion and appreciation of horror fiction. As well as putting on author readings and signings at bookshops it has expanded into organising larger events, bringing authors and critics together for discussions of the field. I've been involved in quite a few of both and have found them hugely enjoyable and stimulating - I believe the audiences did as well. May Twisted Tales continue to grow and prosper! If you love the field, support them! I do.' - Ramsey Campbell

‘Twisted Tales consistently produce well-organised events for writers and readers of horror. What really distinguishes Twisted Tales for me is the intelligent themes and investigations they pursue, and the high quality of the discussions they always stimulate. As an author I've been invited to three of their events and have been pleasantly startled, to near shocked, by the attendance levels - two out of three were even sold out. I salute anyone who contributes so much to the literary and cultural life of horror fiction.’- Adam Nevill

'Twisted Tales events are wonderful... a great way of promoting 21st century horror fiction. Supported by Waterstone's Liverpool One and really well organised, Twisted Tales brings together established names in the genre as well as new voices and of course readers. Looking forward to much more to come...' - Alison J. Littlewood

Monday, 18 April 2011

NEW EVENT: Twisted Tales Hosts China Miéville's Embassytown Book Launch

On Friday 13th Twisted Tales will be turning to the weird as we are proud to be able to announce that we will be hosting a launch evening for China Miéville's latest novel Embassytown.

Miéville is one of the greatest talents working in speculative fiction today. If you doubt his horror credentials for a Twisted Tales event we can only insist you pay attention not simply to his debut novel, King Rat, and its nominations for both the International Horror Award and Bram Stoker Award, but also to the horrific slake-moths, twisted "Remade", and otherworldly Weaver, in the essential read Perdido Street Station, plus the squid worshipping apocalyptic cultists in his most recent paperback Kraken.

The new novel, Embassytown, is being billed as a science fiction novel, however given Miéville's reputation for adding a unique, and usually weird, twist to more familiar ideas, it's bound to be compulsive reading for any fans of the unusual.

Indeed at least one review has referred to it as being written with "disturbing and stylistic flair" remarking that it "combines planetary science-fiction with colonial novel, lingual exploration with zombie apocalypse." If that's not worth clearing your diary for, what is?!

Tickets for the event will be £2, this will be redeemable off any of his books bought on the night. Over the course of the evening he'll be reading from his work, answering questions, and signing books.

To book tickets, or for more information, call 0151 709 98 20.

You can read the first few pages of Embassytown and learn more about the author on his publisher's website where you can also see the brilliant new covers for all of his back catalogue which are being re-released to coincide with this launch, as well as find a simply superb A to Z of Miéville.

Embassytown Book Launch
Waterstone’s Liverpool One
6-8pm, Friday May 13th
Tickets £2
Official Facebook event here.

1 comment:

  1. Nice interview you can listen to with China talking about "The Books That Made Me" on the Guardian:

    Worth it just to hear him read from Beatrix Potter's Tale of Mr Jeremy Fisher!


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