Two new ebook titles by Ben Jeapes are just out from Cheryl Morgan’s Wizard’s Tower Press: the science fiction novel His Majesty’s Starship, and a short story collection, Jeapes Japes.
When His Majesty’s Starship was first published by Scholastic in 1998 the Times Educational Supplement declared, “It is a testament to Jeapes’s skill that the hermaphrodite quadruped, Arm Wild, with its flaky skin and four nostrils, emerges as the most engaging character in the whole novel. But the most glorious conceit is the space station UK-1, last bolt-hole of the exiled House of Windsor, ruled by the entrepreneurial King Richard and his unlovely son, Prince James.”
I felt compelled to post this news item so I could use that quote! Something about this exotic combination makes me eager to read the book.
The other release, Jeapes Japes, collects all of the author’s short fiction, a good deal of which originally ran in Interzone or F&SF.
The books are available through the Wizard’s Tower bookstore and as an Amazon Kindle edition.