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Happy publication day Dream Paris

Today we return to the Dream World as Tony Ballantyne’s Dream Paris is published. Hooray!

The follow up to the critically acclaimed Dream London takes us deep into the heart of an altenate Paris where the revolution never ends, meals are extremely tricky affairs and porcelein dolls are a very real danger.

Anna Sinfield heads off into all the madness, accompanied by a soldier with a strange backpack, to find her mother – last seen disappearing at the end of Dream London.

It’s a trip quite unlike any other, and one you’re unlikely to forget any time soon…

Dream Paris is out now!
Buy: UK|US|eBook

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Solaris lead award nominations plus an exclusive Joey Hi-Fi cover reveal

Following the announcement of this year’s British Fantasy Awards nominations over the weekend Solaris Books are delighted to reveal that we are jointly topping the list with Jo Fletcher Books.

Solaris authors have been nominated across the following three categories:

Best Fantasy Novel (the Robert Holdstock Award)
Blood and Feathers: Rebellion, Lou Morgan (Solaris)

Best Anthology
End of the Road, Jonathan Oliver (ed.) (Solaris)

Best Newcomer (the Sydney J. Bounds Award)
Libby McGugan, for The Eidolon (Solaris)

The award winners will be announced at FantasyCon 2014, which takes place in York from September 5 – 7th.

Solaris would also like to congratulate Joey Hi-Fi on his nomination for Best Artist. Joey recently won the BSFA award for best cover artwork for Dream London and, in honour of this further recognition, we are delighted to exclusively reveal that the cover for sequel Dream Paris by Tony Ballantyne will once again feature exquisite cover art from Joey Hi-Fi:

You can check out the full list of nominees over on the British Fantasy Society’s webpage now.

A huge congratulations from everyone at Solaris to this year’s nominees – we look forward to raising a toast to the winners in September.

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Announcing Dream Paris by Tony Ballantyne

Solaris is very proud to announce the follow-up to Tony Ballantyne’s critically-acclaimed novel, Dream London.

Dream Paris will be published in September 2015

“weird, wonderful and a hell of a ride”
– Sci-Fi Now on Dream London

“…one of those unclassifiable gems that crop up from time to time. shares the surreal,
absurdist whimsy of Alice in Wonderland and Chesterton’s The Man Who Was Thursday”
” – The Guardian on Dream London

“As the Arthur C. Clarke Award-winner Chris Beckett contends in the quote on the captivating cover… Tony Ballantyne’s masterfully imagined new novel is “unlike anything I’ve ever read before.”
– on Dream London

Dream London was the reality-bending science-fiction novel that took place in a magical look at Britain’s capital city, a city that we would recognise but one which changes every single day.

This spell-binding modern fantasy that blended the familiar with the phantasmagorical in a kaleidoscope of adventure evoked China Miéville, Ben Aaronovitch and Neil Gaiman – all wrapped in a design by celebrated artist Joey Hi-Fi.

Dream Paris continues Ballantyne’s journey into the weird by taking us to the metropolis dubbed ‘the most romantic city on Earth – but its connection to the lost souls of London is anything but idyllic.

“Tony’s Dream London was this poetical, phantasmagorical, satirical and fantastical mash-up of a book, a real joy to read and a world I didn’t want to leave in a hurry,” said Solaris editor-in-chief Jonathan Oliver. “I’m delighted then that we’re exploring more of Tony’s extraordinary dreamscape with the release of Dream Paris.”

Anna is doing her best: there are lots of other seventeen-year-olds who are living alone in the partially rebuilt ruins of London. She hopes that by keeping things clean and tidy and by studying hard she can keep the dreams away…

But then a tall, dark stranger with eyes like a fly enters her life. He claims to know where the missing people of London have ended up. He might even know the location of Anna’s missing parents. Anna can help, but to do that she will have to let go of what little normality she has managed to gather around herself and begin the journey to Dream Paris…

About the author

Tony Ballantyne is the author of the Penrose and Recursion series of novels, as well as many acclaimed short stories. He is currently completing the series Cosmopolitan Predators! for Aethernet magazine.