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• • • Don Van Vliet, 19412010
Always one of the gods in the Savoy firmament. Don Van Vliet may have died but Captain Beefheart lives on.
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• • • Into the Media Web sells out
Would-be purchasers of the massive Michael Moorcock volume Into the Media Web should know that this book has now sold out. We're naturally pleased by this even though it's an undoubted disappointment to Moorcock enthusiasts. Owing to the demand there's talk of a paperback version although nothing has been finalised yet; any developments will be announced here. Meanwhile, Michael Moorcock's Doctor Who novel, The Coming of the Terraphiles, has been picking up good reviews. Savoy aficionados may be interested to hear that among the book's numerous cultural references one may find the dread words "Meng and Ecker."
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• • • News for purchasers of Baptised in the Blood of Millions
If you're a recent purchaser of David Britton's Lord Horror novel, Baptised in the Blood of Millions, we'd recommend that you check the back pages of your edition to see whether the tip-in plates (featuring biographical data about the characters in the book) have been included. It's become apparent that a distribution error has led to a number of copies escaping into the system without these pages. The volumes in question will be those ordered via Jayde Design; any copies ordered directly from Savoy Books should be complete.
If you've been affected by this oversight please contact Jayde Design so they can forward the missing plates.
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• • • Michael Moorcock goes Into the Media Web
Announced in these page as appearing in 2008, our Brobdingnagian edition of Michael Moorcock’s non-fictionfive years in the makingwas promptly caught up in the financial recession, leading to fears that the book would be postponed until at least 2012. The Pirates of the Second Aether have been kind, however, and this long-awaited collection, the culmination of the combined endeavours of Savoy and editor John Davey, has now at last been published.
Alan’s words remind us, really, of why we started out in publishing. Savoy’s first titles were resolutely Moorcockian, and his works and influences have run like a backbone through everything we've done since. Michael Moorcock is one of the greatest writers of our time and this book is an authoritative confirmation of that fact.
Foreword by Alan Moore
Publication: 2nd August 2010
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• • • Engelbrecht lives to fight another day
The Dwarf Surrealist Boxer returns for a further bout of phenomenological pugilism in a new edition of Maurice Richardson's comic masterpiece. For many years a rare book, praised by Michael Moorcock (who provided the afterword for this edition) and JG Ballard (who provided a blurb), The Exploits of Engelbrecht makes Savoy history by being the first book the company has reprinted after the 2000 edition quickly sold out its run. This tenth anniversary edition has been redesigned by John Coulthart and features new illustrations by Kris Guidio to accompany those by the original illustrators of Richardson's stories, James Boswell, Ronald Searle and Gerard Hoffnung. With an introduction by James Cawthorn, this is a definitive edition.
• Read the first chaper (PDF)
The Exploits of Engelbrecht
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• • • Savoy at Ballardian: 2
Back cover of Savoy's 'Love Will Tear Us Apart' 7" showing P J Proby and Peter Hook at Suite 16, Rochdale circa 1984.
The second in the three-part Savoy feature currently running on Ballardian, the leading JG Ballard website, has now been posted. In a long interview Ballardian's Simon Sellars and Savoy's David Britton discuss the creation of Savoy Records, the philosophy behind Savoy’s music, the link between maverick pulp and rock’n’roll (from the Cramps to Michael Moorock!), how the meetings between Savoy and PJ Proby resulted in a series of records that conjured beguiling loon-a-tickery, how New Worlds is the literary equivalent of the Beatles and how twenty-five years after Savoy’s first stab at New Order’s ‘Blue Monday’ the song was cut again, this time by cult film star Fenella Fielding.
Brompton Street, Oldham, circa 1986. Home of Lord Haw-Haw in the 1920s.
Also discussed are Lord Horror's antecedent, Lord Haw-Haw, Britton’s personal thoughts about Ballard and the influence of Ballard on Savoy, the impact Dr Christopher Evans had upon Crash and how this relates to Lord Horror; how racism, cold and hard, is the new rock’n’roll!
• • • M John Harrison Wins Savoy/Ballardian Microfiction Competition!
Ballardian's hotly-contested fiction competition received over 40 entries and the results have now also been announced on the site. Judges Simon Sellars, Michael Butterworth and John Coulthart found M John Harrison to be the clear winner. Harrison receives copies of Lord Horror (the novel), the rare The Truth About Horror and A Tea Dance at Savoy.
In third place Martin Amis wins copies of the Savoy Wars and The Waste Land CDs, and also the Fuck Off and Die comic book. The judges overlooked Amis's current renown as screenwriter of Saturn 3 and author of Invasion of the Space Invaders, preferring to regard his entry as confirmation of a notable amateur status.
See Ballardian for more details of this fabulous competition, the winning entries and the runners-up!
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