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Book Launches

We have a number of great books being launched at Fantasticon this year, many of which will be available at the Fantastic Books Store so you can have them signed by the author for free!

Kate Russell

Author, technology journalist and lifelong gamer. A regular expert on the sofa at ITV’s Daybreak and various other TV and radio stations, she writes columns for National Geographic Traveller magazine and Web User magazine.

Kate launched her first novel, Mostly Harmless, at the first FantastiCon back in 2014. In 2016 she successfully saw the success of the crowdfunding campaign to create the audio version of her YA fantasy realised live on stage.

2017 saw her reading from both a Bookkeeper's Guide to Practical Sorcery and the infamous section from Chapter 10 of Elite: Mostly Harmless.

Who knows what she has planned for 2018? We do... but that would be telling!

Kate Russell
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Drew Wagar

Drew Wagar, author of FBP bestseller Elite: Reclamation released the first in his hard science fiction series, the Shadeward Saga - Shadeward: Emanation at FantastiCon 2015. FantastiCon 2016 saw the successful launch of part two Shadeward: Exoneration.

In 2017 he gave an exclusive first reading of his highly commended Elite Dangerous: Premonition, a book whose narrative was helped over the finish line by thousands of players of Elite: Dangerous, live in game!

He also gave a reading from his next project, his Lords of Midnight novel, live at the event!

FantastiCon 2018 will see more excellent content from Drew Wagar, the nature of which is not yet confirmed.

Drew Wagar
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John Scotcher

John Scotcher released The Boy In Winter's Grasp, the first in his historic fantasy series at FantastiCon 2015 and we will be talking to him about progress on its sequel and what he has planned for the future.

John Scotcher
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Penny Grubb

International award winning crime writer Penny Grubb launched her latest novel 'Syrup Trap City' at the 2017 event and will be joining us again, signing copies from her permanent post behind the Fantastic Books Store!

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Sue Knight

Sue Knight, author of 'Till They Dropped' and 'Waiting for Gordo', will be at the 2018 event.

Sue is a shy but prolific author and this will be possibly the only chance to meet her in person in 2018.

Copies of both of Sue's works will be available at the Fantastic Books Store!

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Stuart Aken

Epic fantasy author behind the A Seared Sky trilogy, which was released at FantastiCon 2014 and 2015. Stuart also launched the beautiful hardback version of his short, dystopian science fiction thriller The Methuselah Strain in 2016. He is one of our most prolific authors and FantastiCon 2017 saw the exclusive launch of the second book in his Generation Mars series, Generation Mars: War Over Dust, which is available at the Fantastic Books Store.

Stuart will be at the 2018 event and is always open for chats and autographs!

Stuart Aken
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