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25.11.2014

New (alternate) book trailer (half in English, half in Russian) by Ajdar Ulduz to H. L. Oldie's new book "Sherlock Holmes vs. Martians".

3.11.2014

A Hero Must Be AloneThe new edition (re-print) of Henry Lion Oldie's mythological fantasy novel (Ancient Greece) "A Hero Must Be Alone" is out of print in Russian. "Azbooka" Publisher ("Azbooka-Atticus" Publishing Group), St. Petersburg, Russia, 2014. Book cover by Sergey Shikin (Russia).
 
See the book trailer (in Russian) by Bronya Gromova to "A Hero Must Be Alone" novel:

10.10.2014

The Price of Money"The Price of Money", the 5th novelette from novel-cycle “The Songs of Peter Sliadek” by Henry Lion Oldie is now available on Amazon and Smashwords! Historical adventure and poetic fantasy; Medieval Europe. 19340 words, $0,99 only!

One winter night, Oswald van der Groot got lost in the forest and came to an unknown city. Local residents were hospitable and generous; they never required a coin for food, services, or dwelling. Later, Oswald found out what price he paid. The citizens of the town knew the real price of money.

"The Price of Money" is the 5th novelette from the book “The Songs of Peter Sliadek” by Henry Lion Oldie. The entire novel consists of 12 novelettes. The book received the "Sigma-F" Grand Prize at "Sigma-F Conference" in Moscow, Russia, in 2005. 8 hard cover editions are in Russian! Now for the first time in English!
 

15.09.2014

The Way of the 
SwordMeet the new edition of Henry Lion Oldie's fantasy novel "The Way of the Sword"! The book is out of print in Russian. ("Azbooka" – "Azbooka-Atticus" Publisher, Russia, St. Petersburg, 2014) Book cover by Sergey Shikin (Russia), inside black-white illustrations by Vladimir Bondar (Ukraine).

This is the 15th edition (re-print) of "The Way of the Sword" novel! This novel has been published in 5 languages: Russian, Ukrainian, French, Polish and Czech. This year is 20th anniversary of "The Way of the Sword": the novel has been written in 1994.
 
See the jubilee book trailer (in Russian) by Sergey Gromov (son of Dmitry Gromov, 1/2 of H. L. Oldie) to "The Way of the Sword" novel:

1.09.2014

So Much Ado about Paleness, Maestro"So Much Ado about Paleness, Maestro!", the 4th novelette from novel-cycle “The Songs of Peter Sliadek” by Henry Lion Oldie is now available on Amazon and Smashwords! Historical adventure and poetic fantasy; Medieval Europe. 14890 words, $0,99 only!

Achille Morazzi, Maestro of fencing, was treacherously murdered. His son, Morazzi Junior, had to escape from Venice to save his life. On his way to Verona, Morazzi Junior spent the night in a cave and shared his meal with a statue of an ancient god. The god honestly paid the young man for his generosity.

"SO MUCH ADO ABOUT PALENESS, MAESTRO!" is the 4th novelette from the book “The Songs of Peter Sliadek” by Henry Lion Oldie. The entire novel consists of 12 novelettes. The book received the "Sigma-F" Grand Prize at "Sigma-F Conference" in Moscow, Russia, in 2005. 8 hard cover editions are in Russian! Now for the first time in English!
 

28.08.2014

The new book "Sherlock Holmes vs. Martians" by Henry Lion Oldie is out of print in Russian!
("Azbooka" – "Azbooka-Atticus" Publisher, Russia, St. Petersburg, 2014)!
 

19.08.2014

New book trailer (sorry, in Russian only - but video is an international language!) to Henry Lion Oldie's new book “Sherlock Holmes vs. Martians”:



The book is coming soon, at the end of August 2014, in Russian, in "Azbooka" Publisher (“Azbooka-Atticus” Publishing Group), Russia, St. Petersburg. It’s a kind of our tribute and great respect to Arthur Conan Doyle and Herbert George Wells and their books. Mashup, steampunk, science fiction, time travels, detective, alternate history, literary fiction and some irony.

Some illustrations from the previous illustrators' competition, some inside black-white illustrations by Yuri Platov, the cover of “Sherlock Holmes vs. Martians” by Sergey Shikin and some real black-white 1900's photos of British town Maldon (Essex) have been used in book trailer by Bronya Gromova.

Welcome!

5.08.2014

A Djinni Named Conscience"A Djinni Named Conscience", the 3rd novelette from novel-cycle “The Songs of Peter Sliadek” by Henry Lion Oldie is now available on Amazon and Smashwords! Historical adventure and poetic fantasy; Medieval Europe. 12100 words, $0,99 only!

Jammal, a merchant, bought a gold plate for one of his wives, but the wife did something wrong. In anger, Jammal threw the plate into the burning hearth. The plate was a magical object imprisoning Abd-al-Rashid, a djinni. The djinni broke free. He repaid the merchant for releasing him by becoming Jammal’s conscience. From that day on, whatever the merchant did, the incorruptible Conscience stood behind his left shoulder.

A DJINNI NAMED CONSCIENCE is the 3rd novelette from the book “The Songs of Peter Sliadek” by Henry Lion Oldie. The entire novel consists of 12 novelettes. The book received the "Sigma-F" Grand Prize at "Sigma-F Conference" in Moscow, Russia, in 2005. 8 hard cover editions are in Russian! Now for the first time in English!
 
Book trailer to this book:



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31.07.2014

PevnostGalaxiesShort SF story "The Eighth Circle of Subway" by H. L. Oldie was published in Czech SF & Fantasy magazine "Pevnost" (in Czech). Translator: Konstantin Šindelář.

"The Eighth Circle of Subway" by H. L. Oldie is available in English on Amazon and on Smashwords

And this short story was also translated and published in French this year, in Galaxies science-fiction. (Translator: Viktoriya and Patrice Lajoye).

Also see the review in Czech on the Czech edition of Henry Lion Oldie's fantasy novel "The Way of the Sword": "Cesta meče – Filosofická pouť z ráje do pekla": http://www.dagon.cz/cesta-mece-filosoficka-pout-z-raje-do-pekla/
 

5.07.2014

The Ballade of the Twins"The Ballade of the Twins", the 2nd novelette from novel-cycle “The Songs of Peter Sliadek” by Henry Lion Oldie is now available on Amazon and Smashwords! Historical adventure and poetic fantasy; Medieval Europe. 16540 words, $0,99 only!

Each man in the world has a doppelganger, or a twin. Father Ignatius is a righteous monk, but his doppelganger, Judge Jodem Langbard, is a sadistic murderer. Father Ignatius’s righteousness and piety make his doppelganger more and more cruel and bloodthirsty. How does one destroy this lethal bond? THE BALLADE OF THE TWINS is the 2nd novelette from the book “The Songs of Peter Sliadek” by Henry Lion Oldie. The entire novel consists of 12 novelettes. The book received the "Sigma-F" Grand Prize at "Sigma-F Conference" in Moscow, Russia, in 2005. 8 hard cover editions are in Russian! Now for the first time in English!
 

1.07.2014

10 TemptationsThe collection of articles about fantastic literature "10 Temptations" by H. L. Oldie is out of print in Russian in "Partenit" series.
 

23.06.2014

The Competition of black-white illustrations to the Henry Lion Oldie's new book “Sherlock Holmes vs. Martians” is finished. 24 participants, 3 winners!

The 1st place: Sergey Antonov
 

The 2nd place: Dmitry Molochinsky
 

The 3rd place: Natalia Melnikova
 

Our congratulations to the winners, our great thanks to all participants!

31.05.2014

Here and Now"Here and Now", the 1st novelette from novel-cycle “The Songs of Peter Sliadek” by Henry Lion Oldie is now available on Amazon and Smashwords! Historical adventure and poetic fantasy; Medieval Europe. 17950 words, $0,99 only!

Siegfried von Maintz attacks the lands of Opole with his army. Swords and spears are unable to stop the cruel margrave. But there is Martzin, the apprentice of a powerful wizard. Martzin has a magic set of chessmen; with their help, one can return to the past and change it. HERE AND NOW is the 1st novelette from the book “The Songs of Peter Sliadek” by Henry Lion Oldie. The entire novel consists of 12 novelettes. The book received the "Sigma-F" Grand Prize at "Sigma-F Conference" in Moscow, Russia, in 2005. 8 hard cover editions are in Russian! Now for the first time in English!

The 2nd novelette from “The Songs of Peter Sliadek” is coming soon!
 
Book trailer to this book:



Welcome!

5.04.2014

Cesta meče"The Cyclops" – novel of two volumes by H. L. Oldie received the "Gold RosCon" award at the "RosCon Convention", Moscow, Russia, 2014.
 

22.03.2014

Cesta meče"Cesta meče" -- "The Way of the Sword", fantasy novel by H. L. Oldie, is out of print in Czech in "Triton" Publisher (Praha, Česká republika, 2014).
 

21.03.2014

Leader"The Savages of Oikoumene. Book 3: Leader" new book by H. L. Oldie is out of print in Russian. ("Azbooka" – "Azbooka-Atticus" Publisher, Russia, St. Petersburg, 2014). It's the 3rd, final volume of new space-opera novel of 3 volumes.
 
Let's look the book-trailer to "The Savages of Oikoumene. Book 3: Leader" (in Russian):

1.03.2014

"The Grandson of Perseus". The novel of 2 volumes in one book by H. L. Oldie is out of print in Russian. Special collectors' edition.
 

31.01.2014

The novel by Henry Lion Oldie and Andrey Valentinov "The Fortress of My Soul" got the title of "Best Russian SF & Fantasy Book of 2013" by the "Fantastic World" magazine (Moscow, Russia)!
 

11.01.2014

ShMagicFull-length ironic adventure fantasy novel "ShMagic" by H. L. Oldie is now available on Amazon and Smashwords! 7 hard cover editions in Russian! First time in English!

"Shmagic"is a whimsical fantasy novel that follows the brooding hero Andrea Musculus, a wizard-malefic from Rettia Kingdom, who is pushed to investigate the disappearance of some children from the small town of Yatritsa.Andrea questions flirty witches and resolute demon hunters, but when a missing child returns all alone and talks of a strange place where a little girl was playing, his investigation deepens. Black-white inside illustrations included.
 
Book trailer to this book:



Welcome!

4.01.2014

Wolf"The Savages of Oikoumene. Book 2: Wolf" new book by H. L. Oldie is out of print in Russian. ("Azbooka" – "Azbooka-Atticus" Publisher, Russia, St. Petersburg, 2014). It's the 2nd volume of new space-opera novel of 3 volumes.
 
Let's look the book-trailer to "The Savages of Oikoumene. Book 2: Wolf" (in Russian):

6.12.2013

New book "The Fortress of My Soul" (novel of 3 novellas) by Henry Lion Oldie & Andrey Valentinov is out of print in Russian ("Azbooka" – "Azbooka-Atticus" Publisher, Russia, St. Petersburg, 2013).
 

9.11.2013

The new book "The Fortress of My Soul" by H. L. Oldie & Andrey Valentinov is coming soon in Russian in "Azbooka" Publisher (Russia). Let's look the book-trailer to "The Fortress of My Soul" (in Russian):

2.11.2013

"Urbi et Orbi or To The City and To The World"; the novel by H. L. Oldie received the "Great Zilant" award at the "ZilantCon SF & Fantasy Festival", Kazan, Russia, November 1, 2013.
 

18.10.2013

H. L. Oldie and Andrey Valentinov got the titles of “The Gold Writers of Ukraine” from International Charitable Fund “The Treasury of Arts”; Kiev, Ukraine, 2013.
 

15.10.2013

"The Grandson of Perseus" novel of two volumes by H. L. Oldie received the National Award of Ukraine in the field of fantastic literature as The Best Novel of 2102; Kiev, Ukraine, 2013.
 
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