Forbidden Planet Signing, Thursday 4th June, 6 – 7pm

A press release from Forbidden Planet!


Diary Date: Thursday 4th June 6 – 7pm

Forbidden Planet is pleased to announce a signing by Mark Charan Newton. He will be signing his astounding novel Nights of Villjamur the Forbidden Planet Megastore, 179 Shaftesbury Avenue, London, WC2H 8JR, on Thursday 4th June 6 – 7pm

Already making a name for itself as ‘a contender for the best fantasy novel of 2009’, Nights of Villjamur is Mark’s epic debut work. With a richly convoluted plot and a corrupt and decadent culture, the story is told from multiple points of view, each with a distinct voice and agenda. Gloriously complex and beautifully evocative, Nights of Villjamur sets a new standard in fantasy fiction writing.

Born in 1981 and now live in Nottingham, UK, Mark writes strange and highly erudite fantasy fiction and brings a new level of literacy and awareness to the genre. When not wandering the streets of Villjamur, you’ll find him enjoying books, guitars, geeks, cheap indie-music bars – or escaping the big city completely.

Forbidden Planet is the largest store of its kind in the world. Some of the biggest names in Sci-Fi, Fantasy, Comics and Cult Entertainment have come to our London Megastore for signing events, including: Neil Gaiman, Terry Pratchett, Terry Gilliam, Simon Pegg, William Gibson, Mark Millar, Guillermo Del Toro, Brian Froud and Stephen King.

For more news about our signings please go to: http://www.forbiddenplanet.com/Signings.html

Danie Ware
Tel: 020 7803 1890
Email: danie.ware@forbiddenplanet.com


Note how I “enjoy”, amongst other things, geeks… (I think this was cut from the sidebar on the right, but hey, if you are a geek, chances are I will enjoy your company.)

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About Mark Newton

Born in 1981, live in the UK. I write about strange things.


  1. Bummer, wish I could get out there for the signing. Hope it goes well!

  2. Sounds great, congratulations – might be able to persuade the girlfriend into London for a shopping trip that day, and sneak in a visit!
    A quick aside, but everywhere I see your new novel being mentioned, it’s referred to as your “debut”. But your site mentions “The Reef” as your other work. So is Nights your first book or not? ‘Cos I’m confused!

  3. Hey Brian. Be good if you can make it! And yeah, I’ve seen it causing a bit of confusion online. “The Reef” is a small press book which came out earlier last year.

    Let’s just say that NIGHTS is my major label debut. 🙂

  4. Don’t think I can make it 🙁 There’s the Rothfuss signing the previous week (and I don’t think I can even make that at this point). However, I will be at the Gemmell Awards a couple of weeks later if you’re going to that?

  5. Hi Adam, no worries. I doubt I’ll be able to get down to the Gemmell Awards unfortunately. The next one I’ll be going to should be FantasyCon in Nottingham…