Project One

“His reputation for fast-moving and colourful SF writing is unmatched by anyone in Britain.” Michael Moorcock

From the author of the bestselling Dumarest saga!

Never before in ebook, Project One is a collection of four science fiction novellas sure to delight fans of E. C. Tubb!


Project One sees an unidentified craft in high orbit around the earth, threatening life on Earth with a deadly beam that initially attacks those suffering from illness or imperfect health.

The nervous systems of the unfit are overloaded, so that they die a lingering and agonising death.

At the height of the Cold War, international tensions are fragile and the tenuous relationship between the Soviet Union and the United States is tested to its limits.

Blame is passed between the opposing nations who are relentlessly distrustful of each other, but when it is discovered that the craft is not of this world, the two countries are forced to work together.

But for how long…

The Captain’s Dog is a story of humanity in a world where androids, almost indistinguishable from humans, exist as a punchbag for those who are biologically ‘superior’ to them.

When one man discovers an android secretly reading poetry in his quarters, his understanding of them and the world around him becomes a lot less clear.

The Reluctant Farmer is set in a future world where resources have become so stretched that methods of cultivating food in space are humanity’s only hope.

When it is a discovered that a crop of tobacco has been sabotaged with radioactivity, paranoia becomes rife within the ranks.

Will they sentence an innocent man to death?

Sword of Tormain takes place in the hostile wastes of Mars, a place where no one can be trusted.

Sonya, her grandfather, Earl and Caron search for the mysterious Vaults of Dretheeda where the legendary Sword of Tormain is supposed to be hidden.

As they travel however, they find that not even friends can be trusted.

The Woman of His Dreams

The end is nigh…

“A high-tech heroic fantasy full of adventure, puns, and damn good reading. Well thought out.” Pulsar

The award-winning Dreamland Chronicles are now in ebook!

The Woman of His Dreams is William Mark Simmons’ gripping final instalment of the Dreamland Chronicles, the place where your wildest dreams – and nightmares – come true…

Dreamland takes you out of your body and into computer-generated worlds where anything you can imagine is possible. People become avatars, battle dragons and wield swords, spells and their wits.

In this final adventure, Robert Ripley finds himself in a situation he could never have fathomed.

Ripley wakes up in a parallel universe in the body of a woman, Nicole Doucet.

No idea how he got there, Ripley is launched into a series of adventures across the Dreamland, navigating original and parallel universes.

On his journey, he will encounter friends and foes alike… but he does not yet know that the Dreamland is coming to an end…

After the terminal diagnosis of a tumor for Michael Straeker, the programmer of the world, things in Dreamland are less secure, and Fantasyworld has become more real.

What follows is a race against time, as Robert Ripley must struggle to confront this harsh new reality before all is lost for good.

The Woman of His Dreams is an enthralling blend of science fiction and fantasy, humour and break-neck action. It is the third and final book in the Dreamland Chronicles.

Praise for William Mark Simmons:

“Frequently fun…” Publishers Weekly

In the Net of Dreams comes about as close as possible to translating the sheer experience of fantasy gaming into novel form.” Dragon

“…Simmons’ ability to mingle side-splitting humor with layers of depth makes him one of the most exciting new sf/f novelists to appear in years.” Elizabeth Ann Scarborough

“When Dreams Collide manages […] enough wacky hilarity to satisfy a Terry Pratchett fan” Mercedes Lackey, writer

“In the Net of Dreams by Wm. Mark Simmons is not the first fantasy novel to mix cyberspace and role-playing games, but is one of the best, and a highly impressive first novel.” Carolyn Cushman, LOCUS

“Simmons is a good storyteller who takes his work seriously, but isn’t afraid to have fun and to give his readers a good time.” Ledger Book Reviewer

“A nonstop romp through a complex and captivating world! Highly recommended!” K D Wentworth

“The second book is even more outrageous, and fun, than the first.” Algis Budrys, writer

“Recommended to those who enjoy gaming, computer programmers, and those who just like amusing fantasy.” M. R. Hildebrand

Whispering Corner

The house has awoken…

Jonathan Northrop is a successful author – for the moment. His next deadline is coming due and the original brilliance that led him through his debut novel seems to have worn off. In other words, writer’s block.

Newly but amicably estranged with his wife, Northrop decides to move out to a country house he had purchased on his first windfall while looking to live the storybook author’s life – seclusion, country air, and inspired writing.

Desperate to deliver a manuscript, Jonathan retreats to Whispering Corner in hopes of finding new inspiration for his horror novel.

But soon he’s about to get far more than he bargained for…

Strange whisperings and invisible presences begin to appear in the house.

Jonathan gets wind of local legends about the house and land, telling gruesome tales of ethereal and supernatural occurrences.

However, when life begins to imitate art in the most literal sense, Jonathan realises just what he kind of world he has walked into.

He fears he may have awakened some ancient psychic presence.

Amidst increasing supernatural activity, real life and fiction begin to intertwine to lead to a horrifying climax.

Whispering Corner is a gripping supernatural horror thriller with tones of the mystic and mysterious. It was previously published under the pseudonym Mark Ronson.

The Clan Wars Omnibus: Books 1-2

For the first time ever, The Clan Wars Omnibus collects together two beloved fantasy novels from author Peter Morwood

The Clan Wars Omnibus includes:

Greylady

When going to war, hire allies stronger than your enemy. Not stronger than you.

Otherwise getting rid of them can be a problem.

That was how the Horse Lords came to Alba, and how they came to rule it. That was how Bayrd ar’Talvlyn rose from a mere captain’s rank to become lord of his own clan. And that was how the Art Magic became a part of life and death for the Horse Lords, sowing the seeds of conflict for years to come.

But now, Bayrd learns that he has another skill that can fend off his foes: sorcery…

Soon, his curse will become his greatest asset.

Widowmaker

Time may have passed, but Bayrd knows the resentment festers deep within his heart.

As Bayrd serves the people over which he is clan-lord, moves are being made that will change life as he knows it. Within the clan, cracks are beginning to show…

The old ways of the Albans are no longer suitable for life at Dunrath hold. And there are many prepared to stake their claim.
Soon, Bayrd must learn the true test of fate, as he navigates a perfidious gameboard of lies, magic, and maneuvering to try and save his family, friends, and people from destruction.

The The Clan Wars Omnibus collects Peter Morwood’s impeccable fantasy tradition of thrilling pace and wonderful world-building in a tale that will draw readers deep into the world of the Albans.

Praise for Peter Morwood:

“The descriptive writing is gripping, the characters strongly drawn […] An intensive read.” Science Fiction and Fantasy Book Review Annual

The Changeling Omnibus: Books 1-2

For the first time ever, The Changeling Omnibus collects together two beloved fantasy novels from bestselling author James Fahy, featuring over fifty pages of never before seen material detailing the beloved Netherworlde, its mana stones and spells, flora and fauna and much more!

‘Fast-moving with surprises and mysteries galore’ Simon Clark, bestselling fantasy author

The Changeling Omnibus includes:

Isle of Winds

Enter the Netherworlde…

Become the Changeling.

Robin Fellows lives with his grandmother and lives what appears to be a rather ordinary life for a normal twelve year old boy.

But when Robin’s Gran dies, his world is turned upside down. A long lost relative comes out of the woodwork and whisks him away to a mysterious new home, the quiet estate of Erlking Hall.

Suddenly Robin must adjust to his new reality. But reality is no longer what he thought it was…

Elrking has many secrets – there is more than meets the eye to this old mansion, and the people who inhabit it.

Little does he know that there is more than meets the eye to himself.

Robin is the world’s last Changeling. He is descended from a mystic race of Fae-people, whose homeland, the Netherworlde, is caught in the throes of a terrible civil war.

Not only this, but in this new world there is a magical force that has infiltrated the human realm.

And before he can master the arts of magic newly revealed to him, Robin is about to come face to face with the greatest evil this new world can muster: Lady Eris, the tyrannical ruler of the Netherworlde.

He must search out the truth about himself and the ethereal Towers of Arcania before it is too late…

The Drowned Tomb

War is coming. Robin’s world has been turned upside down – the tutor he thought he could trust has been revealed to be an agent of his sworn enemy, Lady Eris.

All is not well at Erlking Hall. The Netherworlde must hasten to face the greatest threat it has ever known…

Agents of Lady Eris are hot on Robin’s tails, searching for him before he can find the Shard of Arcania for Water, another source of great power in this new world.

They will stop at nothing to find it.

Will Robin fulfill his journey to master these ancient magical arts?

Find out in The Changeling Omnibus.

Praise for James Fahy:


‘A puzzle-solving, secret-tomb-discovering, magic-filled adventure that takes you deeper than ever before.’ L. K. Smith, reviewer at Innate Plethora

‘Fast-moving with surprises and mysteries galore’ Simon Clark, bestselling fantasy author

‘One of my favorite books of 2016’ Abbeybooksblog

RIME

Alone, all alone, alone on a wide, wide sea…

Adrift in space, a gigantic freighter, Cradle, carrying seventeen million souls makes its slow journey across the universe.

They are in search of a new home, a ‘Goldilocks’ planet to sustain human life after the decimation and downfall of planet Earth.

One man, a control room tech, is part of a generation destined to live their lives protecting those of the sleeping millions onboard Cradle.

But soon, everything is about to change…

RIME is a gripping sci fi novella, retelling the harrowing tale of Samuel Taylor Coleridge’s Ancient Mariner against the indomitable backdrop of deep space.

 

TIM LEBBON is a New York Times-bestselling writer from South Wales. He’s had over thirty novels published to date, as well as hundreds of novellas and short stories. His latest novel is the thriller The Hunt, and other recent releases include The Silence and Alien: Out of the Shadows. He has won four British Fantasy Awards, a Bram Stoker Award, and a Scribe Award, and has been a finalist for World Fantasy, International Horror Guild and Shirley Jackson Awards. Future books include The Rage War (an Alien/Predator trilogy), and the Relics trilogy from Titan.

The movie of his story Pay the Ghost, starring Nicolas Cage, was released September 2015, and other projects in development include Playtime (an original script with Stephen Volk), My Haunted House with Gravy Media, The Hunt, Exorcising Angels (based on a novella with Simon Clark), and a TV Series proposal of The Silence.


Venture Press is a science fiction and fantasy imprint of Endeavour Press, the UK’s leading independent digital publisher. We are committed to the discovery and rediscovery of immensely talented authors in the SFF genre, and continue to push boundaries in search of great literature. Join us as we venture across universes and unknown landscapes – past, present and future.

Prince Ivan

PRINCE IVAN is a gripping historical fantasy tale. Journey with Ivan as he travels across Old Mother Russia, encountering incredible new people, fantastical creatures, and ancient magics as he matures into a future Tsar.

Perfect for fans of Joe Abercrombie and David Gemmell.

 

Praise for Peter Morwood:

“The descriptive writing is gripping, the characters strongly drawn […] An intensive read.” Science Fiction and Fantasy Book Review Annual

 

Peter Morwood is primarily a fantasy novelist and screenwriter, though he has also written works of science fiction. His best-known works include the Horse Lords series (in two sequences) and the Tales of Old Russia series.

 


Venture Press is a science fiction and fantasy imprint of Endeavour Press, the UK’s leading independent digital publisher. We are committed to the discovery and rediscovery of immensely talented authors in the SFF genre, and continue to push boundaries in search of great literature. Join us as we venture across universes and unknown landscapes – past, present and future.

Isle of Winds is #1 in Best Fantasy Series: Hidden Gems!

 

We’re thrilled to announce that Isle of Winds by James Fahy has been voted #1 among a list of over 400 Fantasy books considered  ‘Hidden Gems’!

 

You can read the rest of the list on Goodreads here.

 

If you haven’t read it yet (where have you been?!), Isle of Winds is the first instalment of The Changeling Series, an engrossing series written in the traditions of high fantasy story-telling while carving out a magical new realm. It is perfect for fans of The Lord of the Rings and the Harry Potter series.

 

‘An exciting story, fast-moving with surprises and mysteries galore’ – Simon Clark

Isle of Winds

Get your copy here!

Preorder now for only 99p/99c – Isle of Winds by James Fahy!

Publishing December 23rd, Venture Press are extremely proud to present a fresh, bold new voice in Young Adult fantasy: James Fahy.

 

Isle of Winds

 

Get your copy for only 99p/99c here!

The first instalment of The Changeling Series, Isle of Winds is an engrossing tale written in the traditions of high fantasy story-telling while carving out a magical new realm. It is perfect for fans of The Lord of the Rings and the Harry Potter series.

 

‘An exciting story, fast-moving with surprises and mysteries galore’ – Simon Clark

Robin Fellows lives with his grandmother and lives what appears to be a rather ordinary life for a normal twelve year old boy.

But when Robin’s Gran dies, quite suddenly and a bit mysteriously, his world is turned upside down. A long lost relative comes out of the woodwork and whisks him away to a mysterious new home, Erlking Hall, a quiet estate in the solitary countryside of Lancashire.

Suddenly Robin must adjust to his new reality. But reality is no longer what he thought it was…

Erlking has many secrets – as do his newly found Great-Aunt Irene and her servants. After a strange encounter on the train and meeting a cold, eerie man on the platform, Robin begins to notice odd happenings at Erlking.

There is more than meets the eye to this old, rambling mansion.

Little does he know that there is more than meets the eye to himself.

Robin is the world’s last Changeling. He is descended from a mystic race of Fae-people, whose homeland, the Netherworlde, is caught in the throes of a terrible civil war.

Not only this, but in this new world there is a magical force that has infiltrated the human realm.

Before he can wrench power from the malevolent hands of the Netherworlde’s fearsome tyrant leader, Lady Eris, he must first search for the truth about himself and the ethereal Towers of Arcania.

Get your copy for only 99p/99c here!

James lives in the North of England, close to wild moors and adjacent to a haunted wind farm, with his extremely patient and long-suffering family and a very old cat named Gargoyle. When the cat dies, James plans to buy a raven and name it Quoth. He is the author of the Changeling fantasy series, following the adventures of Robin, a seemingly unremarkable boy who is swept up into a war between our world, and the Netherworlde, a shadowy realm which lies beyond our own. In addition to fantasy, James also writes Science Fiction, Urban Gothic and Steampunk, for people old enough to know better.