Alex Laybourne joins Space Dock…



19th October 2016 | Worldwide

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Paul Corcoran is said to be delighted at his second acquisition as editor of Space Dock. Alex Laybourne has signed a 3-book deal which starts with Lost and Found and will be published early 2017


Alex’s novel follows Glenn Hawke’s tragic past which forged him into a fearsome bounty hunter, but when a job takes him to the edge of the free systems, Glenn is forced to into a confrontation with the man who changed his life, so long ago.

He’s about to learn that sometimes when you start chasing ghosts, they don’t hide – they lie waiting…


Alex is the author of thirteen novels. He was born and raised in the coastal English town Lowestoft, it should come as no surprise (to those that have the misfortune of knowing this place) that he became a horror writer.

From an early age Alex was sent to schools which were at least 30 minutes’ drive away and so spent most of his free time alone, as the friends he did have lived too far away for him to be able to hang out with them in the weekends or holidays.

He’s been a writer as long as he can remember and has always had a vivid imagination. To this very day he finds it all too easy to just drift away into his own mind and explore the world he creates; where the conditions always seem to be just perfect for the cultivation of ideas, plots, scenes, characters and lines of dialogue.

Alex is married and has five wonderful children; James, Logan, Ashleigh, Damon and Riley. Alex’s biggest dream for them is that they grow up, and spend their lives doing what makes them happy, whatever that is.

For people who buy Alex’s work, he hopes that they enjoy what they read and that he can create something that takes them away from reality for a short time. For Alex, the greatest compliment he can receive is not based on rankings but by knowing that people enjoy what he produces, that they buy his work with pleasure and never once feel as though their money would have been better spent elsewhere.

Announcement: Table of Contents for Aliens: The Truth is Coming

aliensThe time has come to reveal the final Table of Contents for Tickety Boo Press’ inaugural Aliens anthology, The Truth is Coming.


Foreword and Acknowledgements by Andrew Angel


In Plain Sight by Juliana Spink Mills

Geometry by Alex Davis

Gods of the Ice Planet by Adrian Tchaikovsky

Island Visit by Nathan Hystad

Even the Klin Are Only Human by Bryn Fortey

A New Dawn by Liz Gruder

Rent by Steven Poore

Salvage by MJ Kobernus

The Devil’s Rock by William Anderson

The Man Who Wasn’t Dead by Terry Grimwood

We Three Remain by Stewart Hotston

Welcome to Cosmic Journey by Michael Chandos

The Zoo of Dark Creatures by Leslie J Anderson

Here by Tim James


We’re exceedingly proud of each of these tales and we’re looking forward to publishing this anthology; there really is something for everyone in this book, with many different explorations of aliens and their effect on humanity.

Look out for posts spotlighting each author and story in the run-up to publication – the 20th of October is a bit too close for comfort, so we’ll be releasing this anthology on the 30th. Keep an eye on the site and on our Facebook Page for pre-order details.

Tickety Boo Rises!


3rd Spectral Book of Horror Stories – Dust Jacket

sbohs3-hb-absolute-finalIn 2013, Mark Morris, well-known author of such novels as Toady and the Obsidian Heart trilogy, put forward the idea to Spectral Press chief editor Simon Marshall-Jones the idea of a Pan Book of Horror-style annual anthology. Mark had always wanted to edit such a series, and luckily Simon immediately loved the idea, so, at FantasyCon 2014, the first volume was launched to much acclaim. Press-wise, it received many positive reviews and was nominated for various awards the following year.

Volume 2 was released the following year and now, at Halloween 2016, Volume 3, edited by Joseph Rubas, carries on the tradition very ably started by Mark. Already two further volumes are planned for 2017.


The hardback edition is limited to 200 copies so get your orders in now!

The Saiph Series Hardbacks – Books 1 – 4 by PP Corcoran

saiph-x3It’s not very often you can say that I am so excited by signing a new author, But today I am beyond that. Tickety Boo Press’ imprint. Space Dock has acquired the hardback rights to the hugely successful Saiph series that sold nearly 100,000 copies in ebook format and was a #1 best seller in multiple categories.

PP Corcoran is a much respected and prolifically successful author of military SF novels.

Book 4 is being polished as we speak: more news by signing up for our newsletter.


Paul P Corcoran is the author of several books, including the Amazon best-selling science fiction Saiph Series: Discovery of the Saiph, Search for the Saiph, Hunt for the Saiph and the forthcoming Legacy of the Saiph.  The first three books in the Saiph series are currently available on ebook, paperback and audiobooks. ‘Legacy of the Saiph’ will follow in all of these formats in 2016.

At the beginning of 2016 Paul collaborated with three other British military science fiction best-selling authors to release a four-novel anthology entitled ‘The Empire at War’ which became an Amazon best-seller within weeks of it’s release.   He is currently working on ‘Invasion’ the first instalment of the K’Tai War trilogy.  This trilogy will be published over 2016 and early 2017 and all three books will again be available as ebooks, paperbacks and Tantor Media, the largest independent audio book publisher in the US, has already optioned the trilogy.

Most recently Retropunk have optioned the Saiph Series and will soon be publishing the ebook and paperback in Portuguese.

Paul grew up in the British Army having joined at just 17 ½ years old and spent the next twenty plus years there while devouring any and all science fiction he could get his hands on. Post army he stayed in the security and intelligence worlds and with more time on his hands put his military skills and experiences to good use by combining them with his lifetime love of sci-fi to create stories of space marines, space battles and fantastic technologies for his reader’s enjoyment (and his own).

With the success of his début Saiph series Paul has turned his one-time hobby into a career and now concentrates on writing, much to the horror of his wife who puts up with him at home on a full-time basis.

You can visit him at:

Martin Owton’s Nandor Cover Reveal…

Very pleased to reveal the new cover for Martin Owton’s Nandor, the second book in the Nandor Tales series.

Acquiring Editor, Dave de Burgh said:

” Both Exile and Nandor are addictive, old-school, engaging and fun Fantasy – Martin’s style puts you right in Aron’s shoes, and the pacing will keep you hooked, while the action is heart-in-your-throat good, the romance heart-felt, and the character’s leap-off-the-page alive. Absolutely not to be missed!”

The book is due out in November as a signed lmited edtion hardback, paperback and ebook.

“Less than a year ago, Aron of Darien risked his life to deliver Nandor from its enemies. Now a new peril threatens; Lady Celaine is abducted and the bonds of friendship and honour demand Aron returns once again serve the Earl of Nandor. The road to rescue leads them to the infamous city of Keshan and, beyond to a war zone where they face a barbarian horde. For Aron the stakes are higher than ever as he faces demons and traitors and a decision that will change his life.”