Monthly Archives: October 2013

The Mandate of Heaven Book Launch

Tim MurgatroydTim Murgatroyd will be launching the third book in the China Trilogy, The Mandate of Heaven, at Waterstones, York on Friday 1st November at 6:45pm.

Come and join us for what promises to be a great evening with a talk, Q&A and book signing.

For more information please visit the author’s website here or visit the Waterstones website here.

Toby Frost Tour Dates – A Game of Battleships



Forbidden Planet is pleased to announce three signings by Steampunk author TOBY FROST. He will be signing A Game of Battleships at:

  • Bristol Megastore on Saturday 9th November from 1 – 2pm
  • Southampton Superstore on Saturday 16th November from 1 – 2pm
  • Birmingham Megastore on Saturday 23rd November from 1 – 2pm

For more information on these tour dates please follow our link here and please keep your eyes peeled for Toby’s blog tour dates which will be from 25th November 2013 to 13th December 2013.


Forbidden Planet is the largest store of its kind in the world. Some of the biggest names in SF, Fantasy and Cult Entertainment have come to our London Megastore for events, including Jonathan Ross, Kevin Smith, Sam Raimi, Guillermo del Toro, John Landis, Terry Gilliam, Christopher Lee, Simon Pegg, William Gibson, Neil Gaiman, Terry Pratchett, and Stephen King.

For more about our signings please go to:




ANGEL picJon Grahame

“I’m 18, going on death… and this is the age of terror.”

Months since the virulent flu-like pandemic known as ‘SuperSARS’ wiped out 98% of the world’s population, Britain has become a place of chaos, carnage and terror for the few survivors.

After its bloody confrontation with the murderous paramilitaries of ‘Muldane’s Army’, The North Yorkshire community of ‘Haven’ licks its wounds. Both Jim Reaper and Sandra Hinchliffe harbour the pain of having lost loved ones in the conflict. More people are flocking to the sanctuary. They bring new skills and the hopes of finding peace and security and a return to civilisation.

But Reaper knows that just as decent people are coming together in ever-greater numbers and with more sophisticated technology, so too, inevitably, are the predators, and the depraved. And so Reaper and Sandra venture abroad seeking early intelligence of the threats that lie over the horizon while dealing with evil wherever they find it, and in the only way they know how.

But Sandra is no longer an apprentice: the loss of her husband has turned her hard, efficient and ruthless. Across the isolated settlements a modern legend spreads. It speaks of the Angel of Death.

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Paperback 378 pages
B Format
ISBN 978-1-905802-84-5
Release Date 18th March 2014
Price £7.99
Ebook 978-1-905802-85-2


REAPER  picJon Grahame

“Jim Reaper started to plan a murder as thousands began to die in a natural disaster that almost killed the world…”

A down-at-heel, middle-aged ex-cop has nothing much to live for. But then he learns that the man who raped and killed his daughter has been released from prison after serving only three years.

Obsessed with preparations for revenge, Jim Reaper is largely indifferent to reports of what the world’s media have labelled ‘SuperSARS’, a virulent pandemic spreading swiftly westwards from China.

Reaper slaughters his daughter’s killer and finds himself in a police cell. But there’ll be no trial for Reaper; the fabric of law enforcement and of organised society itself is already in terminal decline as 99% of Britain’s population succumb to severe flu-like symptoms. As the last of Reaper’s custodians leaves his post to take to his bed he leaves Reaper the keys to the cell.

Days later, when Reaper finally emerges, he walks the city streets for hours without seeing anyone – and then he spots three men, armed with shotguns and dragging a teenage girl with a dog-collar and chain. Reaper returns to the station to collect a Kevlar vest, two handguns and a Heckler and Koch carbine…

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‘Jon Grahame’s Reaper is dark, brutal and action packed. Just what I love to read.’ Matt Hilton, author of the Joe Hunter thrillers    


Paperback 378 pages
B Format
ISBN 978-1-905802-52-4
Release Date 18th March 2014
Price £7.99
Ebook 978-1-905802-69-2