Airship Ready – Launches Imminent


I’m a little tardy with the announcementising here, but there’s a bundle of Airship Shape & Bristol Fashion joy to shout about this week.

Firstly, the book is now available to buy as an e-book direct from Wizard’s Tower Press. If you prefer a good old-fashioned paper-based reading experience, you can get a print copy without causing capitalist guilt-pains by ordering from Tangent books. Amazon and the Book Depository have it, too, and currently they’re the places to head to if you want the hardback. (You want it. It’s silkily strokable.)

If you’re lucky enough to live in Bristol, you can also buy copies direct from us. We’ll be selling them at the Fringe reading in March (which I just happen to be reading at!) and at the two Airship Launch events.

The first and formal launch will be at Forbidden Planet on March 8th from 1-2 pm and will feature signings and readings from contributors. The second, sillier and more caketastic event will be the Airship Ball at the Folk House Cafe on March 29th in the evening. The Ball will involve dramatic readings, presentations, a Victorian picnic, a cosplay contest and music from Cauda Pavonis. Tickets are available from eventbrite, or (avoiding their fees) direct from us. Picnic tickets must be bought in advance, but a cheaper ‘latecomer’ ticket will be sold on the door, subject to availability. Contact me or comment here or on Facebook for more details.

There’s a discount on tickets for the Ball with a purchase of a print copy of the anthology.

What else? Oh yes, we had a lovely review from Martha Hubbard, who says lots of things but I’ll just quote this; “What has emerged is a collection of quirky, thoughtful, often challenging ‘what if?’ stories, that, whilst celebrating Bristol’s awesome technological achievements, and world class inventors and explorers, men and women of courage and curiosity, do not shy away at exposing its unsavoury past as a major slave transit port.”

…which is exactly what we were aiming for. \o/