Tuesday, December 02, 2008

God's Philosophers to be published

I am very pleased to announce that Icon Books have agreed to publish my book God’s Philosophers: How the Medieval World Laid the Foundations of Modern Science. Icon are a British publishing house specialising in non-fiction for the more intellectual end of the market. In particular, they have published many excellent books on the history of science by historians like John Henry, Stephen Pumfrey and Patricia Fara. I can also recommend their Introducing… series which is made up of fun illustrated guides to difficult ideas. Finally, anyone who shared my obsession with fantasy and Dungeons and Dragons back in the 1980s will be pleased to find that Icon also own the imprint that publishes Warlock of Firetop Mountain and the other Fighting Fantasy books. I got a shock of nostalgia when I found that they were still available.

God’s Philosophers will be available in hardback next August at all good bookshops in the UK as well as from the usual on-line sources. I think it may also be available in South Africa and Australia. However, as yet, there is no publisher for the US. Hopefully the book will be successful enough in the UK to persuade an American house to come on board. Do please continue to sign up as interested in the book at my website so I can let you know when the book is out and how to get hold of it.



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13 comments:

Jamie said...

Super! Glad to hear it.

Merkavah12 said...

Hooray!

Weekend Fisher said...

Congratulations. What a long hard road that was.

Bjørn Are said...

Wonderfull - looking forward to it!

bvgdez said...

Congratulations! I'm looking forward to reading it too. Now you can get started on the next book! (I believe there was a request or two on the Quodlibeta forum that you turned down on the grounds that you hadn't found a publisher for your first book yet). Make sure the book includes the URL for your website.

Humphrey said...

Hurrah

You know I think I got that Warlock book out on loan once, back when I was a young lad. Course I used to cheat at those and pretend I had beat the monsters. Great fun though.

Al Moritz said...

Congratulations, James!

Eckadimmock said...

Good job! I trust there will be signed copies for those of us who read your stuff before you were famous?

Eckadimmock said...

Good job! I trust there will be signed copies for those of us who read your stuff before you were famous?

Anonymous said...

Good job! I trust there will be signed copies for those of us who read your stuff before you were famous?

Eckadimmock

Peter Bruin said...

Congratulations!

Elliot said...

Congratulations!

So you've mentioned availability in South African Australia, the UK, and the US... but how about Canada? Or will have have to order it through Amazon UK? :-)

Whoa! Fighting Fantasy!! I remember those... And, like Humphrey, I would cheat at them occasionally.

Elliot said...

Er, that should have been "South Africa, Australia..."

South African Australia! There's a concept for an alternate history SF novel.

Oh, and also I meant "will *I* have to..."

Obviously I have 'the dumb' today:
http://icanhascheezburger.com/2008/07/07/funny-pictures-i-have-the-dumb/