A new fantasy imprint launch
Melbourne-based publisher Morning Star Publishing will launch its new fantasy imprint this coming Friday 16th December 2016. The new imprint, to be known as Stone Table Books, will focus on publishing new and exciting books in the fantasy genre. Devoted readers of the Narnia series by C.S. Lewis will understand the symbolism encapsulated by this imprint’s name.
At the launch, the imprint’s first two titles will also be launched. Both titles have been written by the eminently suitable Mark Worthing who is an author, and pastor of Immanuel Lutheran Church in North Adelaide, South Australia. Fantasy has long been a passion of his. He has taught the writing of fantasy literature at tertiary level as the former head of the faculty of Humanities and Creative Writing at Tabor Adelaide.
The first title (with cover art shown above) is Narnia, Middle-Earth and the Kingdom of God: a History of Fantasy Literature and the Christian Tradition. This title explores the fascinating, and arguably, symbiotic relationship between Christian faith in all its manifestations, and fantasy literature. I will be posting a more thorough review of this book in the next few days.
The second title to be launched is also by Mark Worthing. It is Phantastes: George MacDonald’s Classic Fantasy Novel as retold by Mark Worthing. This modern retelling of an iconic work of the mid-1800s makes this significant novel far more accessible to today’s readers. Once again, I will give a thorough review of this title in the next few days. The cover artwork is shown below.
The launch of the new imprint, as well as the two titles mentioned above, will take place this coming Friday 16th December 2016, at Immanuel Lutheran Church, 139 Archer Street, North Adelaide, South Australia at 6:30pm for a 7:00pm start.
The editor of Stone Table Books and the CEO of Morning Star Publishing will be present to talk with prospective authors.
Tabor Adelaide Creative Writing programme and Stories of Life Competition will also have information stands on the night.
Come and celebrate the launch of these two books, as well as the launch of Stone Table Books. Drinks and nibbles provided.
Please note that there will only be cash sales on the night. The books may also be ordered via the publisher’s website (see below).