Item 133: become a character in FOREVER TWILIGHT by Peter Crowther

The highest bidder will get to appear as a character in the post-apocalyptic SF/horror saga, FOREVER TWILIGHT by Peter Crowther, published by Angry Robot.

Pete says:

. . . and that’s not just their name but actually *them* . . . complete with their full background (though I may have them in the US . . . possibly on vacation or business etc) and names of relatives, the street where they live and so on.

Of course, it could just be that I’ll kill them but then maybe I won’t.

And it’ll be interesting to see how long they last with the world gone to hell, humanity slaughtered, aliens building enormous machines to kill daylight and a rift growing in the fabled but never discovered doorway to the myriad versions of Earth.

Two novella-length books have already appeared. Those two books (totalling around 75,000 words) will now appear as the first 130,000-word volume (from Angry Robot this fall) in what is currently shaping up to be a full blown trilogy that’s part horror, part SF, part serial killer suspense novel and, dare I say, even part fantasy. (I’m trying to work in some wild west, some gladiatorial combat, some romance, some submarine subterfuge and maybe even a Lancashire clog-dancing competition so let’s not rule any lines just yet.)

This is your chance to not just appear in the book, but to become an integral part of it. Are you brave enough? Then place your bids now…

Minimum Bid: £20.00

– donated by Pete Crowther

Peter Crowther wrote short stories in the 70s before embarking on a sixteen year career in music and arts journalism and as the head of corporate communications for one of the UK’s biggest financial institutions, before releasing his first fiction work for more than a decade in 1990.

Since then he has sold more than one hundred stories, novelettes and novellas to a variety of anthologies and magazines and has had work reprinted in Year’s Best Fantasy and Horror (three times), 25 Finest Crime and Mystery Stories (twice) and Year’s Best Crime and Mystery Stories.

In addition to his own writing, Peter is also a prolific editor of other people’s work, served for three years on the Board of Trustees of the Horror Writers’ Association and in 1998 was a judge for the World Fantasy Awards. His PS Publishing imprint has received the British Fantasy Award for Best Small Press seven times while Peter himself received the 2004 and 2008 World Fantasy Award for Best Professional. In fact, since its inception in 1999, the PS imprint and many of its almost 200 titles have picked up almost thirty awards.

His first books to be published by Angry Robot – The Forever Twilight trilogy – sees a blinding light engulf the planet. As the light fades to utter darkness, only a handful of survivors remain. That is, until the hordes of vanished humanity begin to return – each one of them changed somehow.

Peter lives about five hundred yards from the sea in Hornsea, England with his wife, Nicky – their two sons (Oliver and Timothy) having ‘flown the coop’ for solo adventures – and several thousand books, magazines, comicbooks, graphic novels, vinyl records and CDs. He enjoys reading virtually anything, but also listens to a lot of music (again virtually anything . . . although he writes only to jazz) and loves watching old b&w movies and re-runs of Sgt Bilko and The Twilight Zone.

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Set up by a group of genre fans & professionals, our aim is to raise money for the BRC's Japan Tsunami appeal by auctioning special items donated by the SFF field.
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15 Responses to Item 133: become a character in FOREVER TWILIGHT by Peter Crowther

  1. £20


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  6. Linnea Boyev says:

    If you’d take an American, I’m game.


  7. Rebecca Jolly says:

    115 pounds

  8. Hey everyone, happy Mothers’ Day! I’m truly delighted with the response to this — you’re all wonderful folks and I can promise you that the winner and I will have a ball writing them into the action. This is an idea prize for anyone who has ever wondered what it would be like to be pursued by zombie-like aliens hell-bent on enslaving the Earth. Hey, who knows . . . we may even make it so you’re able to play a big part in vanquishing them. Who knows — heck, *I* don’t . . . so absolutely anything is possible. Keep bidding. Hearty best wishes to one and all . . . Pete Crowther

  9. DAVID COLEY says:

    £120 sounds excellent

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