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Introducing "The Controllers" by Paul Kane

The Controllers by Paul Kane is the first book in The Harvester Series. All the books in this series will include excellent stories from the past and some brand new ones, along with special bonus material.

For The Controllers, Paul has included plenty of never-seen-before material, from sketches, to illustrations, early drafts, and hand-written notes from along the way.

Ben Baldwin has created a truly daunting cover for The Controllers. I'm sure you'll agree he has once again shown what a talented artist he is. Visit Ben's website for more art.

Important dates for you:

1. The Controllers will enter pre-order on the 1st of February 2019 - so make sure to subscribe to our newsletter to receive an extra discount on the already discounted pre-order price.

2. The official release date is Tuesday 5th of March 2019.

3. The launch party will be held at Fantasycon 2019, and we really hope to see you there!

A word from Paul on his collection:

"I’m delighted that Francesca and Robert liked my work enough to take this collection – and even more delighted to be a part of the Luna family, which includes some fantastic authors.

For those who don’t know me already, my name is Paul Kane and I’ve been writing professionally now for 21 years – for my sins. I work in all kinds of genres, in all kinds of formats; last year, for example, I did my very first full cast audio drama for Bafflegab, which I thoroughly enjoyed. I’m probably best known for my Hooded Man novels, though, published by Abaddon, which revolve around a post-apocalyptic version of Robin Hood. And also my association with Clive Barker and his work, in particular Hellraiser: I wrote The Hellraiser Films and Their Legacy, co-edited Hellbound Hearts with my better half Marie O’Regan, and wrote the 2016 crossover novel Sherlock Holmes and the Servants of Hell for Solaris, which saw the world’s greatest detective take on the Cenobites.

This new collection, however, focuses on another mythos; one I’ve been writing about and building up myself for the entirety of my career. I penned the very first Controllers' tale, ‘Astral’, back in the late 90s and the most recent one, ‘Reflections’, last year. I find the whole idea of whether we have free will or not fascinating, which you’ll also find explored in stories of mine like ‘Signs of Life’ and ‘Men of the Cloth’ – both included in my Best of… collection for SST, Shadow Casting. But it is with the Controllers that this reaches its peak: cyclopaedic otherworldly beings who manipulate every aspect of our lives from beginning to end, for their own secret purposes – loyal to a god they call The Beholder.

Anyway, you can read more about all this when the book actually comes out through Luna, filled with exclusive extras. But until then, I’ll again wish you a prosperous and enjoyable 2018… if the Controllers let you have one, that is!"

You can find out more about The Harvester Series by clicking on the Harvester tag on the News page.

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