Posted on June 7, 2013 - by MG
A rare return to the blog – I’ve not retired, simply retired to Twitter and Facebook, like so many bloggers. But once in a while, I may have a thought or experience that’s worthy of more than a fleeting comment on the world’s filter-free news-ticker.
(Actually, a few weeks ago I went to LA to research Secret New American Thing, a new book project about which I’m keeping quiet until various things are sorted out, but which IS DEFINITELY HAPPENING. 2014, sometime, probably summer. But more on that when I finally blog about SNAT.)
So last night I went off to That London to meet up with some of me lovely author pals, at the launch of the latest Jimmy Coates adventure by Mr Joe Craig – BLACKOUT. Live action trailer is below – looks amazing!
JIMMY COATES is a brilliant series of hi-tech action thrillers about a boy who learns he’s part of an experimental government program to ‘grow’ soldier-assassins using cyborgs that are also part-human. The killer cyborgs will activate when they reach eighteen. But Jimmy activates when he is just eleven. And that just ain’t right, boys and girls. So THEY are after him. Why did he activate young? (strokes fingers) A mystery. Who did this to Jimmy? (strokes chin) An enigma. Can he learn to master his cybernetic powers and control his urge to violence? (strokes cheeks) You’ll just have to buy the books!
Anyway, here are some party photos from the lovely children’s bookshop. Victoria Parks Books.
Finally, if you’re still reading this far, I’ll just say that Joe Craig, the multi-talented author of the JIMMY COATES books (he sings! he plays cricket! he interviews himself!), is a New Friend and that we have been Talking about a little project I used to call Quite Secret New Thing. Turns out that Joe too had a QSNT. Hmm. ‘I wonder’, we wondered, ‘what might happen if the two QSNTs were to meet?’