Face to Face with Ian Whates


Ian Whates is the founder of Newcon Press and author of numerous SF & Fantasy novels. Here he chats about his new space opera, Pelquin’s Comet, BSFA Awards and the joys of running an indie press.

We have two signed copies of Ian’s short story collection, The Gift of Joy, to give away. This includes the BSFA Award shortlisted title story and an introduction by Ian Watson.

For your chance to win a copy, click the link below and, in the answer box, write the title of the book. This competition ends at midnight on Saturday 25th April. Good luck.



Rob Malan
Rob Malan is a writer, reviewer and freelance editor. He is a self-proclaimed movie aficionado, and passionate advocate of great story telling across various media formats, whether that be in films, TV, gaming, books or graphic novels. He holds a dream of one day finding the means to transmit the multiple epic stories in his head telepathically to the world at large, and retains a vivid imagination.