H. G. Wells’ The Time Machinewas originally released in 1895. To celebrate its 125th birthday, kOZMIC Press launches it’s new imprint, kOZMIC Classics, with a very special edition of this timeless masterpiece. Included in this release are:
The original short story, “The Chronic Argonauts,” which Wells later expanded into the novel
The complete The Time Machine novel by H. G. Wells, including a section of text that was not included in either the original British or American publications
A newly-written essay by Dr. Lisa Yaszek, Professor of Science Fiction Studies at Georgia Tech, tracing the development between the two works.
Expected publication date of this anniversary edition is Spring 2020.
The brand-new, fully updated “Remastered” edition of Doctor Who’s Greatest Hitswill be out November 2019, the show’s anniversary month! We plan to debuting copies at Conjuration Convention (crossing fingers!) and it’ll be available in wide release at the same time. Visit the DWGH page to get full details, read excerpts, and pre-order!
R. Alan Siler will be appearing as a panelist at MALCon, an event being held at the Milton Branch of the Fulton County Library System. He’ll be on two panels:
Media Tie-In Literature (Star Trek, Doctor Who, and others) at 4:00 p.m.
Indy Publishing (Comics and Books) at 5:00 p.m.
He’ll be appearing with our good friend and fellow author Bobby Nash as well as other friends he’s not met yet, Mike Smith and Mia and KJ Eldridge. The event is happening all throughout the library from 10:30 – 6:00, with an after-hours concert by local band The Relics, whose style blends influences from 1960s Brit-rock, classic rock, garage rock, 90s pop-rock, and modern alternative rock.
We will be appearing at CONjuration Convention in Atlanta – November 15-17, 2019! CONjuration is a 3-day immersive, magical, and fantasy convention in Atlanta, GA. We celebrate the worlds of Harry Potter, The Lord of the Rings, Narnia, Buffy and much more through cosplay, panels, and fun activities for all ages! Author/Owner R. Alan Siler will be running a kOZMIC Press table throughout the weekend and appearing on panels on various topics. Hope to see you there! CONjuration is one of the best-run conventions in the Atlanta area. If you’ve never been, do yourself a favor and make plans to attend this year!
Looking forward to meeting some new folks this weekend at Dragon Con! Here’s the panel schedule for R. Alan Siler – all panels are part of the British Media track. If you’re planning to be at any of these panels, come up and say hello! He’ll have cards to give away, books to sell, and free stickers with each purchase!
You’ve found kOZMIC Press, the home of publishing for fans by fans! Our three titles so far all focus on Doctor Who, but more worlds will be explored as we grow! We appreciate you checking out our titles and hope you find something here that you’ll enjoy.
After a very successful launch at the WHOlanta Convention (May 4-6, 2018), Children of Time: The Companions of Doctor Who is now available for wide release. Children of Time covers 88 of the Doctor’s Companions, Friends and Associates from the television show, comics, novels and audio adventures.
The Doctor’s Companions: The school teachers, the kiss-o-gram, the journalist, the savage huntress, the shop girl, the stewardess, the doctor in training, the alien mathematics wizard, the Best Temp in Chiswick (100 words per minute!), the Scottish Highlander, the form-altering android and even the robot dog! Such a wonderfully varied collection of characters from all times and places. And that’s just from the television series! It gets even weirder when you start to consider the companions from the comic books, the novels and the audio adventures. There, you encounter a murder lizard from a world with no time, an amphibian warrior-queen who quotes Star Trek, a shapeshifting private detective who usually assumes the appearance of a penguin, a Cyberman with a soul, a Dalek-hunting mercenary, and even a talking horse. The companions are an incredibly diverse lot. No wonder audiences have been so drawn to them since the show’s origin in 1963. They’re us. Yes, even the talking horse is us. They’re the ones who get to travel with the Doctor, share in his adventures, and see the wonders of the universe. All the things we wish we could do.
Proceeds from sales of Children of Time: The Companions of Doctor Who are donated to Furkids, Georgia’s Largest Animal Rescue and No-Kill Shelter.
Now available for order: Facing the Raven: Doctor Who Series Nine in Review.
By taking the best of modern Doctor Who (like character drama and series-long story arcs) and the best of classic Doctor Who (multi-episode stories, cliffhangers, fewer modern-Earth settings, etc) 2015 gave us one of the greatest seasons the venerable show has ever produced. Facing the Raven: Doctor Who Series Nine In Review includes an overview of the series’ themes, in-depth analyses of each episode, exhaustive background details, a timeline of events leading up to the broadcast of the season, and exclusive interviews with director Rachel Talalay, scriptwriter Jamie Mathieson, prosthetic effects producer Kate Walshe, and creature performer Jon Davey.
Facing the Raven is 178 pages and is $10.00. You can order a copy here.
Children of Time: The Companions of Doctor Who is a new non-fiction anthology that focuses on the Doctor’s companions: the teachers, the journalist, the Highlander, the temp, the stewardess, the medical student, the archaeologist (both of them!), the kiss-o-gram, a mother, a grandfather, and even the tin dog! All the Doctor’s traveling companions and faithful friends get featured in this volume.
Ever since the first episode was broadcast in 1963, the Companion has been the audience’s surrogate. They travel in the TARDIS on adventures — sometimes into
Earth’s past, sometimes into the future, and other times to distant and exotic planets — and they take us along with them. We sit in the comfort of our living room while they encounter all the danger! They’ve survived Dalek invasions, Android invasions, and Christmas invasions. The companions ask questions, get in trouble, get out of trouble, and challenge the Doctor to think and act in new (and usually better) ways. Children of Time: The Companions of Doctor Who will feature profiles of Companions from all forms of Doctor Who: television, audio, comics and novels.
Our contributors include well-known authors, a librarian, a playwright, podcasters, fanzine creators, publishers, a ukulelist, the man who created Erimem for Big Finish, and many more. You’ll read about the time the Paternoster Gang met Sherlock Hol
mes, how Turlough is the first companion to get a true character arc, the ultimate love letter to Melanie Bush, and a transcript of Jackie Tyler’s speech to a support group for mothers of kids who’ve gone off traveling with the Doctor (attendees of the group include Sylvia Noble and Francine Jones), plus many other surprises.
We also have involvement from three of the Doctor’s companions: Katy Manning and Daphne Ashbrook, along with Mark Strickson, who has written the book’s introduction!
Projected release date is May, 2018. More details on that forthcoming.
Very pleased to announce that the introduction for Children of Time: The Companions of Doctor Who has been written by none other than MARK STRICKSON, who played Turlough in the 80s! As you probably know, Mark took a break from acting to become a zoologist and then moved into a hugely successful career as a nature filmmaker. He helped launch the career of Steve Irwan – Crocodile Hunter! Mark has a passion for animals, and I’m thrilled to have him involved in this book supporting Furkids, Inc! This news is announced today on the Discussing Who Podcast — take a listen to get a preview of this year’s WHOlanta Convention and of Children of Time!