Spookiness is here in force this Halloween at Arcbeatle Press with a new anthology, Horrors of Arcbeatle.
“A lot of people working behind the scenes at Arcbeatle thought it would be a fun idea to do one,” says anthology editor, Sean Dillon. “I had a horror short story sitting in a drawer for a few years, waiting to be published. A few others had some stories that they had ideas for. It was an interesting opportunity for us to share these stories.”
The anthology features stories from the various worlds of Arcbeatle Press, including tales of Coloth and Auteur from Doctor Who and Faction Paradox, Decipher INC’s WARSONG, and an early peek at Arcbeatle’s latest Doctor Who spin-off, SIGNET.
“You can expect some delightful stories with a few scares in-between,” adds Sean. “One of my favorites is a story about a group of kids exploring a closed library featuring angry librarians, demonic creatures, and a wry sense of humor.”
When asked if we can expect any more anthologies like this in the future, Sean replied: “Who knows, eh? Who. Knows?”
Horrors of Arcbeatle is available in paperback and Kindle. Inquiries can be send to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Cover by Aristide Twain.
Arcbeatle Press are proud to announce SIGNET, a new range of books from the worlds of Doctor Who.
SIGNET follows a privately funded organisation fighting alien incursions and investigating the supernatural.
"Heart is at the core of SIGNET," explains SIGNET creator and range editor James Hornby. "Most organisations we've seen in this world combat threats to humanity with prejudice. But are they always in the right? SIGNET looks out for the little guy, whether that be someone under the threat of invasion, or a stranded alien looking for a home."
The first book in the series, Night of the Yssgaroth, sees our introduction to the team as they combat an ancient threat, first seen in Doctor Who: The Pit.
"Xana is a fugitive on the run. Desperation takes her to Earth, the galaxy’s fabled sanctuary. But when a primordial entity begins to emerge, nowhere is safe. She crosses paths with SIGNET, a freelance organisation offering refuge to aliens and humans under threat. To survive she must place her trust in SIGNET, but for Xana trust has never come easy. Can she learn to overcome the trauma of her past, or will the Yssgaroth take them all?"
More releases are to follow, featuring works from popular Doctor Who writers such as John Peel.
SIGNET: Night of the Yssgaroth will be available for print and Kindle on 2 November, 2023 in most territories. Preorders for the Kindle edition are now open, with the print version available for sale on the day of release.
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Cover by Stuart Brown.
Logo by Nathan Dowd.
The Battle of Phobos Series Comes to its Epic Conclusion August 27th With WARSONG: Codettas.
The long-awaited finale to the Battle of Phobos book series is finally here with the new book WARSONG: Codettas. Readers have been waiting for the conclusion of the three intertwined stories of Jack Wilgress, Rogan Hallard, and Higen Orochito for over a decade now. “When the series started back in 2010, I never guessed I’d be the one shepherding it to its finale,” said range editor James Wylder. “I was just an excited fan at the time, so its an honor to bring it to its conclusion.”
This final volume takes the build up from the previous books, Preludes and Stretti, and hammers it to a climax. In the far future, a splintered humanity has reached the point of no return on the divisions between them, and now war between these fractious groups is inevitable. Over the skies of Mars, the biggest conflict in humanity’s history is about to begin, and the choices of Wilgress, Hallard, and Higen will make all the difference.
Codettas features an exciting line up of talent, featuring novellas by the esteemed Hugo Award Finalist and Locus Award Nominee Bryan Thomas Schmidt (Shattered Shields, Infinite Stars), WARSONG veteran Sabrina Fried (A More Civilized Age, WARSONG: Stretti), and James Wylder (Cwej: Down the Middle, 10,000 Dawns), as well as a short story by Michael Robertson (Goblinpunk, Cwej: Down the Middle). “Working with Bryan Thomas Schmidt on this book was a dream come true, and his prowess as a writer and editor really made these stories shine. I think readers will find something special with this one,” Wylder said.
WARSONG has its origins in Decipher’s WARS TCG, whose setting and story were created with the help of New York Times Bestselling Author Michael Stackpole (X-Wing: Rogue Squadron, I, Jedi). The stories and characters have continued on from it, with the support of a devoted fanbase. The Phobos series began in 2010 from Grail Quest Books, before moving to Arcbeatle Press in late 2019. Since then the series has been rereleased in new editions before continuing to its conclusion. “It's been a long road,” says Wylder, “but this final volume makes it all worth it.”
WARSONG: Codettas will be released August 27th. Digital Pre-Orders are available now, while the print version will be available on day of release.
Pre-Order Here: https://www.amazon.com/dp/B0CC9VD778
October 4th, 2022, for immediate release
WARSONG: Stretti Brings Intrigue and Adventure to Print in October
Arcbeatle Press and Decipher, Inc. announce the continuation of the WARSONG saga with the second volume of “The Battle of Phobos” series, WARSONG: Stretti.
In Stretti, the heroes of Preludes return to face a solar system in crisis, for war is on the horizon between Earth and Gongen (the newly renamed planet Mars). Rogan Hallard, Higen Orochito, and Jack Wilgress each return to face new dangers and make new discoveries. “Stretti is an exciting book, because you’re seeing these characters, and the whole world around them, taken to the brink of disaster,” said range editor James Wylder. “Readers are going to find a more complex political scenario, bigger challenges for each character personally, and even more action. It's everything you want from a sci-fi adventure!” Written by Nathan P. Butler (Star Wars Tales, 10,000 Dawns), Sabrina Fried (A More Civilized Age), and Jim Perry (Bladewielders), the three novellas in this collection continue the story started in WARSONG: Preludes.
The collection will also feature two new epilogue short stories by range editor James Wylder. “With this new edition, we’re able to look not only backwards, but forward at the final set of novellas, and add depth and connections to bring the story of The Battle of Phobos to new heights,” they said.
The world of WARSONG was crafted for Decipher, Inc. by such notable creatives as New York Times bestselling author Michael A. Stackpole and Lord of the Rings artist John Howe and has featured in everything from the WARS trading card game and roleplaying game to original music. Bringing these stories to print is Arcbeatle Press, the publisher of several licensed Doctor Who spin-off book series, new novels, anthologies, and their original series 10,000 Dawns.
WARSONG: Stretti will be available in both print and ebook formats on October 27th.
Preorders are available at: https://tinyurl.com/stretti
You can find out more at arcbeatlepress.com/WARS.
Inquiries can be sent to firstname.lastname@example.org.
September 23, 2022, for immediate release.
Arcbeatle Press Acquires Shotgun Angel Games LLC
Arcbeatle Press is excited to announce its acquisition of Shotgun Angel Games, LLC. Along with its existing catalog of releases, such as the 'Goblinpunk' adventure for 5th Edition and Pathfinder and its companion short story collection, Arcbeatle Press has also acquired its unreleased roleplaying game titles and intellectual properties.
“Shotgun Angel Games have spent years working on versatile, creative RPGs. We're excited to welcome them into the fold and tackle the tabletop world head-on... just as soon as I can schedule four friends to hang out at the same time…” said Arcbeatle Press President Dillon O’Hara.
Shotgun Angel Games will become the gaming imprint of Arcbeatle Press, and future releases of RPG Material, such as its licensed WARS Roleplaying Game™ content, will be released under the Shotgun Angel Games banner. “As one of the original founders of Shotgun Angel Games, I’m happy to safeguard their games and stories to a new home with us. There’s plenty to look forward to on the horizon with this!” said Arcbeatle Press founder James Wylder.
Future announcements will detail upcoming releases as the Arcbeatle Press team gets to work. “Shotgun Angel Games will open a whole new avenue for Arcbeatle Press. I can't wait to get stuck in creating new games for fans to enjoy," said Arcbeatle Press Vice-President James Hornby.
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March 23, 2022
Arcbeatle Press is proud to announce the release of Sean Dillon’s visionary new solarpunk novel The Tower Through the Trees. "Imagine the crossroads between a Robert Altman movie, an Ursala K LeGuin novel, and one of Bowie's Berlin albums, and you have a good idea of what I'm going with for this book,” Dillon said. His essays have appeared in such publications as PanelXPanel and Comic Book Herald as well as his book One Must Imagine Scott Free Happy. His short fiction has previously been published by Arcbeatle Press. This is his debut novel.
“This is the story of the last city. It has outlived the world that it was born into and it has outlived all its siblings. This is the story of the last city. A ruin built on ruins, where death is a luxury few can afford. This is the story of the last city. Of those who wander within and those who are crushed by its weight. This is the story of the last city. And this is how it died.”
“Sean brings something fresh to this novel that I think readers are going to love and be surprised by,” publisher James Wylder said.
The Tower Through the Trees, a solarpunk novel, will be available in print and ebook formats on March 29th.
Watch the book trailer below:
The Tower Through the Trees | Book Trailer - YouTube
Cover art by Alfie Taylor
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