Easy listening for Nothing Doing

Thursday, May 23rd, 2013

Some people like to read in peace and quiet; but for those like me who enjoy a little background sound to set the mood, here is a little playlist to go alongside Nothing Doing, written by Willie Smith.


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The Vorrh – B. Catling

Friday, September 28th, 2012

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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Honest ‘£100’ Poetry Competition

Sunday, November 13th, 2011

To celebrate Burns Night in January, here at Honest we thought
we’d have a poetry competition in November.

Here’s how it works: you give us £3 of your cash, you submit
1 poem, we judge it and if you win, we pay you
£100 and give you an Honest Publishing book of your choosing.

And, we’ll try and get it signed (not easy, our authors are
everywhere). We’ll also publish your poem on our blog so the
rest of the world can see just how clever you are.

Simply pay using the PayPal button below, and then click the
link to the Honest Publishing website on the payment
confirmation screen. You’ll be sent to the competition form
where you can submit your entry. You need to enter your
PayPal Transaction ID (found on the confirmation screen and

Oh the theme…you can’t just submit any old back catalogue.
Your poem must in some way relate to the central theme of:
‘The Most Honest Being Is…’
Best of luck. Closing Date: 31st December 2011.

To enter pay £3 using the ‘Buy Now’ button below…

Problems? Email: [email protected]

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