Abaddon’s 10th Anniversary

October 9, 2015 - 11:10 am No Comments

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Above: Guest blogger Chris Amies and yours truly enjoying the party

There exists in central London a curious holdover from an earlier more legislated era, a possible network of small often subterranean places known simply as drinking clubs. One such lies behind an unassuming door in Greek Street, and it was there that on a Thursday night in September 2015 Abaddon Books celebrated ten years of publishing the finest genre fiction.

Founded by Rebellion Publishing, inheritors of the 2000AD magazine, Abaddon was set up to publish shared-world and shared-theme works.

This tenth anniversary celebration was a well-attended affair, crowded with authors and bloggers and illustrators.

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Lots of mingling

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Abaddon’s Commissioning Editor David Moore announced three new projects on the evening:
“Gods and Monsters: Rupert Wong, Cannibal Chef” by Cassandra Khaw; “Tomes of the Dead: The Lazarus Conundrum” by Paul Starkey”; and “Invaders from Beyond” a new series of novellas involving aliens.
Those attending were also given a free paperback including stories by twenty Abaddon authors.

It’s encouraging to know that in this era of basements being hollowed out in Kensington and million-pound apartments going up by the riverside and whole swathes of the capital practically un-liveable, that the alternative press continues to flourish and grow in the cracks of the world machine.

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The inimitable David Thomas Moore

Words by Chris Amies
Photos by Mark Hogg

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I have four of the Abaddon X paperback flash books to give away.

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