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Old 4th March 2012, 12:59 PM   #1 (permalink)
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This April, Whippleshield Books will launch its first book, Adrift on the Sea of Rains by Ian Sales. This 20,000-word novella tells the story an attempt to return home by a group of military astronauts stranded at a base on the Moon. Described by Adam Roberts, author of By Light Alone, as “written with an expert blend of technical precision, descriptive vividness and emotional penetration”, and by Kim Lakin-Smith, author of Cyber Circus, as “as poignant as it is impeccably researched”, Adrift on the Sea of Rains is the first in a thematic quartet. The remaining three installments will also be published by Whippleshield Books.

Whippleshield Books was founded by Ian Sales in order to focus on a type of science fiction which no one else seems to be publishing - ie, stories of high literary quality with extremely strong scientific and technological content. Whippleshield Books plans to publish some two to three titles a year, as signed limited hardbacks, trade paperbacks and ebooks. Submissions will open in May 2012, but bear in mind the acceptance criteria are extremely high.

Review copies of Adrift on the Sea of Rains as PDF, MOBI or EPUB available on request.

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Old 4th March 2012, 02:41 PM   #2 (permalink)
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Fantastic News Ian.

Congrats on your venture. I'm 100% sure it'll be a success!

I'll be buying one for sure.
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Old 7th March 2012, 01:01 PM   #3 (permalink)
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Very best of luck with this, Ian!
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Old 16th May 2012, 12:02 PM   #4 (permalink)
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The Whippleshield Books website is now up and running. I'll be tweaking it over the next week or so, but the books are available to purchase, and we're open for submissions. See here.
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Here's some reviews of Adrift on the Sea of Rains:

http://lavietidhar.wordpress.com/201...-sea-of-rains/

http://thesingularitysucks.blogspot....-of-rains.html

http://solarbridge.wordpress.com/201...ins-ian-sales/

http://tothelastword.com/2012/05/05/adrift/

http://upcoming4.me/component/k2/item/9357

http://www.dylanfox.net/?p=1453

There's also a couple of 5-star and a couple of 4-star reviews on Amazon, a pair of reviews on LibraryThing, and even a few on GoodReads.
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Best of luck with your venture
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Old 3rd September 2012, 05:32 AM   #7 (permalink)
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That's excellent! Congrats and good luck to you Iansales! I wish you sucess!
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