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Publishing plans for 2011

Firstly, I apologise for the lack of activity at Mushroom eBooks for the last few months. There has been a lot going on in other parts of the business as well as major events in my personal life.

I have a busy publishing schedule planned for 2011, which I will post in a couple of days when I have finalised a few things, so hopefully there will be something of interest to all you Mushroom eBooks customers, whatever your particular interests.

The big hope for the year is that I can complete the Dray Prescot series, but I am still missing a couple of manuscripts that are preventing me from proceeding. I will be making a concerted and sustained effort to obtain those manuscripts as soon as possible. I am also hoping to begin publishing other Ken Bulmer series and standalone titles. Let me know in the comments what you would like to see published.

There is a new title from Roger Taylor coming in the summer, which will be great news for his many fans who have been waiting for over a decade for something new from this brilliant fantasy author. More details soon.

The second book in the excellent “Sons of the Mariner” series by Suzanne Francis will be here in March, and we will be introducing a series of cartoon books from Doug Pike. Also, a rather unusual vampire novel will be appearing soon from Anthony Burns.

We will be introducing new ebook formats, too, including ePub and Apple iBooks, and updating some of our older books to work better and look better in current ebook reading devices.

Back soon…

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  • Kelley February 2, 2011, 7:34 pm

    I am excited to start getting the final volumes of the Kregen Books by Ken Bulmer. I’ve waited a long time for them… Bring them on!!!!!!!!!!

  • Erick Vincent February 2, 2011, 7:47 pm

    I would most like to see the remainder of the Dray Prescot series but would also be interested in reading:

    Keys to the Dimensions series
    Fox series

    • Martyn February 2, 2011, 9:54 pm


      Thanks for the votes. I’ll see what I can do.


  • chester oczkowski February 2, 2011, 8:22 pm

    I have been waiting 38-52 dray prescot series in paper back or hard back a for decade, any updates or has plans been dropped for these versions and only have in ebooks? I am a member of kregen group!

    • Martyn February 2, 2011, 9:53 pm


      The plan is still to publish the entire series in ebook, paperback and hardback.


  • Bob Myers February 2, 2011, 10:22 pm

    Really looking forward to the rest of the Dray Prescot books!!

  • Stephen J. Servello February 2, 2011, 11:36 pm

    Lahal Martyn!

    I would love to see the Ryder Hook series reprinted by Mushroom. I have the first two volumes and I believe the others have only been published in German.

    Secondly, I’d like to see the Keys series republished. I have four of these.

    You mention a couple of manuscripts. Can that be taken literally as two? Will you consider skipping over (for now) the missing volumes and publishing those you do have?

    Looking forward to more hardcover and trade paperback cycles!

    Thanks for all you’ve done Martyn to bring Dray (and Ken)back to his fans. I hope 2011 is a better year for you.


    • Martyn February 2, 2011, 11:52 pm

      Lahal Seg,

      I will add your requests to the list.

      There are actually three missing manuscripts. If I don’t obtain them in the next two or three months, I think I will have no option but to skip them and publish the ones I have.

      The whole process of republishing Ken’s books has been an immense pleasure and I look forward to it continuing for a while yet. Your thanks are very much appreciated and make it even more worthwhile.


  • Mike Kantola February 3, 2011, 6:27 pm

    I would love to see the Keys books as well. Finishing with the Diamon Contessa. I wonder if you can find manuscripts for some of the ace doubles. They seemed to be extremely edited and I have often wondered what they would have been as stand alones. Of course the book I am always pushing I consider Ken’s masterpiece is The Doomsday Men. I think people will have hard time finding it. Others I can think of that were good are On the Symb Socket Circuit and City under the Sea. I loved the Hook books too. I think I have 4 or 5 of them and there were about 9 in the series. I have all my covers copied in the file section of the Kregan list if there are any titles you are unaware of.

  • Mike Kantola February 3, 2011, 10:56 pm

    Actually I meant the Fox series I have a few of. Hook I only have 1. I think Ken really covers a lot of ground as far as action oriented writers go. All his books are interesting and are usually not the standard fare of sci fi. Publish them all please. I will get e-book reader someday.

  • Erick Vincent February 4, 2011, 12:35 am

    Yes, and thank you for actively pursuing these books so we can finally read them 😉

  • Harry Pierce February 4, 2011, 2:23 pm


    Please do what you have in the Prescott series and print them individually. I will compulsively buy each one again. LOL!

    Please do the Ryder Hook series, as there are only four published in English and the series had a lot of great ideas of the future.

    I have the Keys to the Dimensions series, but would prefer it in omnibus format. Never quite figured out the order of reading.

    I wish I could see the older Bulmer books reprinted also, say under an “Innovative British Science Fiction” banner. Many ideas in them. Priority for all before 1954, but especially the “Philip Kent” and “Karl Maras” titles. If nothing else pdf please!

    Most needed though is “Behold the Stars” which I think is the absolute best matter-transmission story ever written and is definitely a peer to Heinlein’s story. I also would enjoy a collection of his short stories. I think they are all under aliases, but they are most thought provoking. Of course, I must have missed some.

    Thanks for the great work!


  • Jonah Wong February 4, 2011, 3:31 pm


    Just grabbed the DP Vallian cycle omnibus eBook. Thanks for all your hard work and can’t wait for the remainder of the series (new to English as well as omnibi).


  • PapaBear February 4, 2011, 4:15 pm

    I am very excited to see the remainder of the series published! I would also like to see omnibus editions for more of the Dray Prescot series.
    Thanks for your work on this!

    • PapaBear February 4, 2011, 4:18 pm

      For the Omnibus editions I meant ebook editions.

  • Brom O'berin February 6, 2011, 4:29 pm

    I was introduced to the DP series as a young sailor by a shipmate in 1973, and have been reading or re-reading them ever since. I would really like to be able to complete the series.


  • Martyn February 7, 2011, 12:34 pm

    Thanks very much for all the comments.

    It looks like you all want the Dray Prescot books finished as a matter of urgency, and I feel the same way!

    The Hook series seems a very popular choice, so I will make it a priority to obtain those. The other series and individual titles that you have suggested will follow if I am able to get the rights. I hope to be able to work from the original manuscripts rather than from the printed books, so as to be as close to what Ken intended as possible.

    Right, I’ve got some work to do…


  • Kelley March 30, 2011, 12:27 am

    Get to work Buddy, it looks like you have a lot of K. Bulmer fans out there drooling for more of his work. The Dray Prescot series looks to be a real need for most of us. Looks like there are only 7 of them left. Weren’t they originally written in English? KBulmer was English wasn’t he? Did he just publish the last DP books in German because he had no English publisher that would finish the series for him here in the States? I think he had a row with DAW Books and that’s why they didn’t finish the series for him here in the USA. Anyone know any different?

    • Martyn April 10, 2011, 3:04 pm

      Yes, you are right on all counts. The delay with finishing the Dray Prescot series is because some of the original English manuscripts are difficult to find. Ken Bulmer’s family are trying to find an opportunity to look for them in hundreds of boxes in storage. As soon as they are found, it will be a priority to get them all published as fast as possible.

  • Richard Wood October 14, 2011, 6:41 pm

    Please bring out the Hook series read the first four really enjoyed them