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Harry Potter Deluxe Illustrated Edition Unwrapped

Watch my video unveiling the new Harry Potter Deluxe Illustrated Edition.

Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone by JK Rowling. Illustrated by Jim Kay Going Here. Published by Bloomsbury.

Published: 05-11-2015
Format: Hardback
ISBN: 9781408871874
Imprint: Bloomsbury Childrens
RRP: £150.00

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Stayed tuned for plenty more Potter related posts coming soon.

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Just a quick heads up… Crimson Peak

I received my copy of Crimson Peak yesterday signed by the mighty Guillermo Del Toro (Creator of Pan’s Labyrinth, one of my favourite films.) & it is stunning. If you love beautiful books this is a must buy from Titan Books.

Limited to 500 copies are still available from Forbidden Planet https://forbiddenplanet.com/149419-crimson-peak-novelisation-hardcover-signed-numbered-limited-edition/ 

I have not yet seen the movie but it looks awesome

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Whilst were talking about cool stuff, I was sent a book to review by Penguin – The Book of Magic by Brian Copenhaver.

20151028_152821. . . as when iron is drawn to a magnet, camphor is sucked into hot air, crystal lights up in the Sun, sulfur and a volatile liquid are kindled by flame, an empty eggshell filled with dew is raised towards the Sun . . .’

The Bible is full of stories featuring forms of magic and possession – from Moses battling with Pharaoh’s wizards to the supernatural actions of Jesus and his disciples. As, over the following centuries, the Christian church attempted to stamp out ‘deviant’ practices, a persistent interest in magic drew strength from this Biblical validation. A strange blend of mumbo-jumbo, fear, fraud and deeply serious study, magic was at the heart of the European Renaissance, fascinating many of its greatest figures.

This is a book filled with incantations, charms, curses, summonings, cures and descriptions of extraordinary, shadowy, only half-understood happenings from long ago. It features writers as various as Thomas Aquinas, John Milton, John Dee, Ptolemy and Paracelsus along with anonymous ancient and medieval works which were, in some cases, viewed as simply too dangerous even to open.

Brian Copenhaver’s wonderful anthology will be welcomed by everyone from those with the most casual interest in the magical tradition to anyone drawn to the Renaissance and the tangled, arcane roots of the scientific tradition.

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Just one more thing Gary Oldman is writing a book about…

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Gollancz Festival 2015 hits epic heights in its second year (Part 2/2)

Continued from Part 1 After some red wine & audio clip listening we were treated to some insight on being published from Marcus Gipps & Paul McAuley, whilst room 2 were catching up. Some tips included;

  • When searching for an agent do your research and find one that has worked with books you have enjoyed reading.
  • Find an agent that connects with your work and is passionate about it.
  • Be confident, but don’t be arrogant even if you feel it is ready to print.

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4:15 – 4:45 Mark Alder // AK Benedict // Paul Cornell // Joanne Harris // Adam Roberts // Edward Cox STRANGER THAN HISTORY, THE REAL HISTORY INSPIRED THEIR FICTION

I’m not too sure Paul Cornell was ready for this one as he did not know he was chairing it, lets just say the conversation may have strayed but made for a few extra laughs.

I was glad to be made aware of A K Benedict’s book Beauty of Murder which we were told is about a Time Travelling serial killer. Sounds awesome, not that that is like a good thing, but I like the concept.

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Labrysp4aEdward Cox also joined in this discussion, last year he was on the newbie chair looking rather nervous. This year a man gleaming in confidence, who is in the process of sending in the draft for his third & final book of The Relic Guild trilogy. He gave some great advice about finding the right functionality for your town where your book is based, maybe looking to your home town, which he did. Talking us through plotting portals & the focus of The Relic Guild, the Labyrinth. Ed made an interesting discovery whilst researching Labyrinths, that the word derives from the Greek word Labrys which means double headed axe, which of course has another meaning altogether.

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I will also be putting up for sale a rare signed & numbered x150 copy for sale in me shop, only because I have a spare. Ed has personalised my own which I will keep treasured, he is an absolute gentleman, he always welcomes new fans with open arms @EdwardCox10

So back to the bizarre context of this discussion….

My descriptions of lycanthropy basically come from my experiences as a teenager with magic mushrooms.

-Mark Alder

Mark Alder also spoke about his superb book Son of the Morning which is simply as Adam Roberts quote on the back ‘A Masterpiece.’ A historical fantasy that is set during the hundred years war where kings are allied with not only men but angels and demons.  A Book Worm gives a fantastic review.

As promised I have a #giveaway which I am excited about. Mark kindly had a copy sent from the publisher of this epic 731 page book which deserves a huge audience in preparation Banners of Blood: book 2 ‘Son of the Night’ which you can pre-order now (these are a huge boost for authors and helps with the costs to get the book published & on sale.)

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& there is finally a hardcover being released in the US but available on Amazon UK for the time being.

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AND 1x runner up will receive an Exclusive preview of The Fireman by Joe Hill (The first 35 pages)

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NO CHEATERS PLEASE, 3 EMAIL ADDRESSES WERE ELIMINATED FROM LAST GIVEAWAY.

If you are unsure of any of the entry terms mail me at admin@thefantasybookcollector.com or tweet me @kvothe1984 there is a picture of me & Joe Hill getting our metal horns out \m/

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4:45 – 5:15 Joe Hill // Pat Cadigan // Edward Cox // Paul McAuley // Jon Wallace PREDICTIONS OF THE FUTURE IN SF, IS THE APOCALYPSE INEVITABLE?

My main focus here was always on Joe Hill, his work is terrifying but as a person he’s hilarious but in that unintentional crazy way, totally appeals to me. I love him but kind of envy him, growing up with the King as your dad. I was really  hoping to get in some questions but they were not really appropriate to the theme. When I was young King was my favourite writer, whilst Hill is up there for me with Rothfuss & Brandon (obviously a totally different style.) I don’t get scared at movies (okay maybe one when I was like 12, Burnt Offerings, Oliver Reed was just so freaky as that chauffeur.) or books, i’ve seen & read so many you become immune (part of the reason I moved from horror to fantasy.) but Joe’s books are genuinely creepy, the tone he sets is unique, there is no where to hide everywhere is kind of messed up. I highly recommend him for a read around halloween.

Joe’s favourite apocalypse-

Movie 220px-Miracletheatrical  Book Richard_Adams_WatershipDown

& total disaster One_Direction_documentary_heading_for_Channel_4

People are dying of spontaneous combustion all over the planet…

which sounds cool.

Joe Hill on The Fireman

Discussion about the apocalypse was really cool, in this genre it’s a great situation to be in as an author, as humans evolved from apes we like survival, it thrills us, it keeps readers engaged, on the edge of their seats click to read.

You can make a canoe out of bones & human flesh

Joe Hill

Joe believes the way to ensure survival of the human race is to timer set to go off in 800 years which involves the seed of Keith Richards & the Queen of England. (Please note – I left the squirt part out of this conversation.)

According to morphthing.com we would all look like this

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 5:15 – 5:45 Joe Abercrombie // Jaine Fenn // MG Harris // Simon Ings // Chris Wooding THEY SAID IT WOULD NEVER WORK, BUT IT DID(N’T)

Afterwards we were taken down for a mass signing, mass it was, especially the queue for Brandon who kindly still allowed everyone to ask a question & signing 600-700 books at a guess. I had UK 1st/1st of Way of Kings & Words of Radiance, Alloy of Law & Shadows of Self which you can see in Part 1 & hopefully in my collection when I get some free time. I didn’t ask Brandon if he burns tin to write so fast or if he is in fact an allomancer. I did speak to him briefly about how he manages to 3 different complex storylines? He told me he has created a Wiki bank to store all the information to refer to when writing. I’m guessing it is The Copper Mind Wiki  Regardless this man is a genius a master of contemporary fantasy with in the words of the man himself

Just a little more science.

Cathedral of known things – Edward Cox

Joe Abercrombie – Half the World ARC. Still looking for the golden Half the War ARC, saw a lady there with it. None have turned up on any sites lately. I’m not reading Book 3 until I have it.

Joe Hill

going nicely with my other bits

A huge thank you to Gollancz, Waterstones Piccadilly & all of the authors who made this possible. Until next year as Joe would say… Rock ‘n’ Roll Me & Joe

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A Song of Ice and Fire mystery pre-orders?

Whilst building my site, I am always on the check out for best price comparison, new releases and links that I hope will actually appeal to my viewers. When I came across a string of pre-orders for 2016-2017. They were not easy to find the 5 titles but I tracked them down. Apparently they are HarperVoyager slipcase editions. So we have already had these enigmas produced in 2011.

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Which have rocketed in value, I made £400 profit on the first edition I sold. The main reason I did sell was purely the fact that I did not want to pay £300+ for Clash check this site out. As the first 2 were impossible to get whilst amazon was selling Storm, Feast & Dance for £25 each. Even the last 3 books are going £100+ now. This is why I usually prefer the originals to the deluxe copies, as the first print, first edition is the original no matter what, even if the cover art does get changed. These are just the UK editions so far.

But as a collector I keep my eyes peeled. These links below have different International Standard Book Numbers than the Voyager Song of Ice and Fire slipcases from 2011. GoT 2011 (978-0-00-744142-6) GoT 2016 (978-0008115401) Will they just be a reissue or will they in fact be a new style of slipcases that you will be able to have an entire matching set of 7 (or who knows 8) books?

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Yes, they are £75 each, but if you pre-order, you are likely to get them up to anything half that each with Amazon pre-order promise. Though I cannot guarantee that I am just speaking from past experience.

It was only a few weeks ago I orderered

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Which are already mysteriously unavailable??

Please check out a rare t-shirt I have for sale dedicated to Mr Snow. Limited to x100 prints!!

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The Skull Throne by Peter V Brett

Book 4 of The Demon Cycle – The Skull Throne is available from Goldsboro Books Signed, Numbered & Stamped with a choice of limited avatars tamiflu price. JARDIR, ARLEN, RENNA, MIND DEMON, LEESHA, ROJER or ABBAN only x25 of each & INEVERA, ASHIA and BRIAR x100 of each. This is must buy at £25 http://www.goldsborobooks.com/books/the-skull-throne-4336.html