Press Release: Obverse Quarterly Year Two

Following a successful first year in which we published four genre paperbacks, issued quarterly, on four different subjects – Obverse Books is delighted to announce a second set of quarterly paperbacks, to be published in April, July, September and December next year.

Additionally – and following repeated requests – we are also delighted to announce that amongst the paperbacks next year will be both a new Iris Wildthyme collection and a Faction Paradox spun-off City of the Saved collection, edited by Phil Purser-Hallard.

Full details of next year’s offerings…

Book 1: Lady Stardust, edited by Panda himself

Imagine if Iris Wildthyme somehow found herself involved in a series of adventures prompted by David Bowie song titles. ‘Cracked Actor’, ‘Lady Grinning Soul’, ‘The Chant of the Ever Circling Skeletal Family’…

Implausible, I know, but Iris is a law to herself and she, like everybody else, does like a bit of Bowie…six Iris stories linked by one magnificent pop star.

Book 2: Tales of the City, edited by Philip Purser-Hallard

Beyond the end of the universe exists a city the size of a galaxy, packed with every human being that ever lived, from the first Australopithecus to the last posthuman, resurrected in a city in which nobody can die…or rather, that used to be the case.

The first ever “City of the Saved” short story collection, edited by the man who created it for the Faction Paradox ‘Book of the War’.

Book 3: The Casebook of the Manleigh Halt Irregulars, edited by Phil Craggs

First seen in Paul Magrs’ ‘The Delightful Bag’, then re-visited in Nick Wallace’s novella ‘The Irredeemable Love’, the Irregulars – Wilson, Whitney, Dogberry and Miss Clarissa Miller – return for a third time, traversing Earth’s more recent history in their very own Police station – until they come across a most unexpected future England!

Book 4: The Obverse Book of Detectives, edited by Stuart Douglas

Brainy Holmes types and idiosyncratic Morses are all very well, but what about those detectives on the very fringes of acceptable fiction? What price a stone age detective or one based on Eastenders’ actress Anita Dobson and her beau, Queen guitarist Brian May? How about a Dog Detective? Well, we can’t promise any of those exactly (though you never know!) but we can promise six brand spanking new detectives, created by six authors from the more…ahem…idiosyncratic end of the spectrum!

Please contact for further information, interview and ARC requests…