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Exclusive excerpt from Vorrh 2 by B. Catling

Sunday, October 27th, 2013

OL LONGFELLAR, ADAM AND A PREVAILING BREEZE: AN EXTRACT FROM THE ERSTWHILE, VORRH 2

Execution techniques vary widely and cultural preferences do not always travel well. Such was the case in Essenwald. The twentieth century’s fashion for enclosing the act and making it clandestine and elitist was not well-receive d among the ancient tribes of the African continent. They wanted, demanded something more theatrical, lavish in its spectacle and democratically available to all. (more…)

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Another Christmas. This time it’s with books.

Sunday, November 25th, 2012

And it’s Christmas. So you sit around a tree, and there are not enough chairs for everyone. Someone gets uncomfortable on a floor, or an occasional stool. Everyone is seated at a different height, not quite fitting in a photo. You stretch your arms as far as they will go…SMILE…nobody smiles. Except you. Granny twiddles her thumbs and stares at her skirt, mother runs to the kitchen, because, FUCK, something is burning. Dad mumbles about gadgetry-it was different when you could shake it like a Polaroid picture. Everyone wishes for a different type of potato. Mashed or creamed or roasted or all of them. Never enough. Brothers and sisters and neighbours and friends wait. They wait for the presents. You had to buy presents, even if you didn’t want to. Everyone wants a present.

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The Vorrh To Be Unleashed At Pitt Rivers

Thursday, November 8th, 2012

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Honest Publishing is proud to announce the launch of THE VORRH by BRIAN CATLING at the PITT RIVERS MUSEUM in Oxford on 15 November 2012, 6.00pm.

THE VORRH is Brian Catling’s long-awaited epic fantasy creation, the first novel in an astounding new trilogy. The launch features an exclusive reading by Brian Catling. There will also be a special guest appearance by renowned fantasy writer ALAN MOORE. He is to announce the winner of the prize draw, who will receive an original and collectible piece of artwork by Brian Catling.

BRIAN CATLING is an artist, sculptor, writer and poet, whose works include A Court of Miracles (2009), The Stumbling Block (1990) and The Blindings (1995) published by Book Works. He is Professor of Fine Art at the Ruskin School of Drawing & Fine Art, University of Oxford and has performed and exhibited at numerous galleries and venues including the Serpentine, the ICA, and Matt’s Gallery.

ALAN MOORE has written the foreword to The Vorrh. He is a celebrated British writer of comics and graphic novels, particularly well-known for his works Watchmen, V for Vendetta and From Hell.

The PITT RIVERS MUSEUM is a department of the University of Oxford and a world-renowned centre for teaching and research. The museum was founded in 1884 when General Pitt Rivers, an influential figure in the development of archaeology and evolutionary anthropology, gave his collection to the University. Today it displays over half a million archaeological and ethnographic objects from all parts of the world.

Pitt Rivers Museum
South Parks Road
Oxford, OX1 3PP
01865 270927
prm@prm.ox.ac.uk

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B. Catling on ‘The Vorrh’, Alan Moore, J.R.R. Tolkien and More

Wednesday, October 31st, 2012

Dear readers, we have a very special treat for you. Writer, artist, filmmaker and University of Oxford Professor B. Catling has given us an exclusive interview on his new fantasy novel The Vorrh, Alan Moore, Tolkien and much more. Enjoy. (more…)

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The Vorrh – B. Catling

Author: Brian Catling

ISBN: 9780957142718 | 512 pages

As featured in the pages of The League of Extraordinary Gentlemen. With a foreword by legendary writer Alan Moore.

Click to read the press release.

Prepare to lose yourself in the heady, mythical expanse of the Vorrh.

In B. Catling’s twisting, poetic narrative, Bakelite robots lie broken – their hard shells cracked by human desire – and an inquisitive cyclops waits for his keeper and guardian, growing in all directions. Beyond the colonial city of Essenwald lies the Vorrh, the forest which sucks souls and wipes minds. There, a writer heads out on a giddy mission to experience otherness, fallen angels observe humanity from afar, and two hunters – one carrying a bow carved from his lover, the other a charmed Lee-Enfield rifle – fight to the end.

Thousands of miles away, famed photographer Eadweard Muybridge attempts to capture the ultimate truth, as rifle heiress Sarah Winchester erects a house to protect her from the spirits of her gun’s victims.

In the tradition of China Miéville, Michael Moorcock and Alasdair Gray, B. Catling’s The Vorrh is literary dark fantasy which wilfully ignores boundaries, crossing over into surrealism, magic-realism, horror and steampunk.

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This Week’s Reading, 5.8.12

Sunday, August 5th, 2012

What the world thought of Danny Boyle’s Olympic ceremony, Jack Kerouac’s sexy correspondence, and Brian Catling at The Royal Albert Hall. (more…)

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The Vorrh

Monday, April 16th, 2012

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Welcome to the surreal world of The Vorrh. (more…)

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Brian Catling

Saturday, April 7th, 2012

Brian Catling

Brian Catling was born in London in 1948. He is a poet, sculptor and performance artist, who makes installations and paints egg tempera portraits of imagined Cyclops. He has been commissioned to make solo installations and performances in many countries including Spain, Japan, Iceland, Israel, Denmark, Holland, Norway, Germany, Greenland and Australia. He is currently writing novels.

He is Professor of Fine Art at The Ruskin School of Drawing & Fine Art, University of Oxford, and a fellow of Linacre College.

Some of his significant shows and other works include Quill Two, at Matt’s Gallery at Dilston Grove, WERE and Antix (Frieze Magazine review) at Matt’s Gallery, Commissioned Monument – At The Site of Execution, The Tower of London, 2007, Vanished! A Video Séance (with Tony Grisoni, South London Gallery, 1999) (The Guardian review), Cyclops at South London Gallery, 1996 (Frieze Magazine review), and a 2008 exhibit at Ingleby Gallery. Edinburgh. He has had past solo shows at The Serpentine Gallery, the Arnolfini in Bristol and the Ludwig Museum in Aachen, Hordaland Kunstnersentrum in Bergen, Norway, Project Gallery in Leipzig, and the Museum of Modern Art in Oxford.

Eleven books of poetry have been published, the most recent being A Court of Miracles. Collected Poems of Brian Catling (Etruscan Press, 2009). Poems also appear in many anthologies including The New British Poetry, Paladin Conductors Of Chaos, and Picador Anthology of Twentieth-Century British and Irish Poetry, (Oxford University Press, NY; editor Keith Tuma).

For a full CV, see Brian’s personal website.

Photo by Gautier Deblonde

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The Honest Alan Moore Interview – Part 1: Publishing and Kindle

Thursday, December 1st, 2011

Honest Publishing recently spoke to writer and comic book legend Alan Moore, creator of critically acclaimed works including Watchmen, V for Vendetta, and From Hell. We’d like to thank Alan Moore for his incredible generosity and for being very open and honest with us.

In the first part of our interview, we picked his brains on the shape of publishing, writing as a full-time occupation, and his take on the Kindle. (more…)

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