Author: Mark Newton

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

The Lowest Heaven – Ebook & Paperback

That rather nifty anthology I’ve mentioned before, and in which I have a story called “Magnus Lucretius”, is now out in ebook and paperback. A couple of reviews here and here.

Here’s a list of where you can buy a copy:

Amazon US

Amazon UK

Forbidden Planet UK (these are signed, and it is Independent Booksellers Week).

Kindle US

Kindle UK


The National Maritime Museum also has a hearty stock of them alongside the Visions of the Universe exhibition.

Plus, Goodreads.

Loads of great stories are ready to be read. Click! Go!


New Luxury Edition of The Reef

Jurassic London are proud to announce a new luxury edition of Mark Charan Newton’s debut novel, The Reef.

First published in 2008 by Pendragon Press, The Reef is a tale of Weird pulp adventure, packed with mad science, swashbuckling heroes and monsters on an epic scale… To give the book the unique feel that it deserves, the art for the new edition will be provided by Philippa Rice (St Colin and the Dragon, Recylost, My Cardboard Life).

The Reef will be edited with the author’s preferred text and released in an edition of 75 signed and numbered hardcover copies, with the proceeds going to Marine Conservation UK.

More details here, but this promises to be a really cool venture with a great artist. And it’s all for charity!

Also, I’m glad to be able to essentially rewrite the book, to iron out problems and bring the prose up-to-date with the learnings of a more established novelist (that’s me).


Harassment at Conventions

There are some important pieces doing the rounds at the moment concerning sexual harassment at SFF conventions. Read what Maria Dahvana Headley has to say. Then read this essay on Scalzi’s blog. And then this from Mary Robinette Kowal and this by Cherie Priest.

And if you think the problem concerns just a small, maybe even older geek demographic, read this.

And then throw your hands up in despair.


Dr. Easy

“Michael is a broken man with a gun. He is surrounded by armed police. A robot with medical training is dispatched to negotiate – but can it save him?”


The Broken Isles – Paperback

Broken Isles

And that’s a wrap. That’s the Legends of the Red Sun series all out in paperback. Well, this will be published on July 18th or thereabouts, and then it’ll be all out in paperback. The strangest thing about receiving these copies was actually the lack of feeling, if that makes sense. I got excited when the hardcover came out, of course, but it feels like I’ve already put a lot of distance between me and the Legends series. My focus for the past year or two has entirely been about Drakenfeld, which is published in October. I’m so fickle!