Tuesday, 5 April 2011

David Weber Signing at Forbidden Planet

From the press release,

Forbidden Planet is pleased to announce a special, PRE-EASTERCON signing by DAVID WEBER for his astounding novel A Mighty Fortress at the Forbidden Planet Megastore, 179 Shaftesbury Avenue, London, WC2H 8JR, on Thursday 21st April 6 – 7pm.

The fourth book in the Safehold series, and not due for publication in the UK until early May, Mighty Fortress takes us to Charis, now a place of refuge for all who treasure freedom. But The Group of Four, the clique that controls most of Safehold, has decreed Charis’ destruction and they will not rest until it has been erased forever. Their juggernaut rumbles down, but Merlin Athrawes and a handful of extraordinary human beings stand in its path. The Group of Four is about to discover just how potent the power of human freedom truly is.

David Weber is one of the greats of space opera and military science fiction. An American author and a rare visitor to the UK, he’s noted for his consistent and rationally explained technology and society – even when dealing with the fantasy genre. Often compared to C.S Forester, he’s also known for his gender-neutral military – and for frequently placing female leading characters in traditionally male roles. Previously the owner of a small advertising and public relations agency, Weber now writes science fiction full time - and is the recipient of the sort of critical praise once reserved for a Heinlein or an Asimov.

I've still got a couple of Weber's books on the pile that I really need to pick up at some point; not sure when that will happen though. If you're a fan though, and you're in the area on the 21st, this could be worth a trip :o)


Sally Bibrary said...

I love that cover!

Now, if I can just get off my butt and finish the first book, I might be in good shape by the time this comes out.

Thomas said...

He's the guy who does all the Naval sci-fi right? I find his writing difficult to get into unless he is partnering up with another author. I think he has done so with John Ringo who's Posleen War series of books are some of the best in the genre. And I admit that as a rabid Warhammer 40k novel fanboy lol.