HDP4 launch at Sci-Fi Scarbs scuppered by Covid

by | Apr 4, 2020 | News

After the excitement of the Christmas Special, the Harvey team began to gear up with great enthusiasm for the anniversary volume of Harvey Duckman Presents…

Plans to launch Volume 4 at Sci-Fi Scarborough in April, along with C.G. Hatton’s long-awaited Arunday’s Convergence, Craig Hallam’s much-anticipated post-apocalyptic novella Emi, and a host of other titles, took on new proportions with the idea to run a Scifi and Fantasy Writers’ Convention within the Comic Con. An itinerary was drawn up with guest speakers, workshops, a young writers’ forum and discussions panels arranged to run all weekend. Word spread and writers from around the UK planned a weekend of writing by the sea.

In March 2020, however, the world came to a stop. Harvey Duckman Presents… Volume 4 was launched to thunderous silence in the first couple of weeks of the unprecedented global lockdown due to the Covid-19 pandemic. Not to be completely stopped in our tracks, though, and thanks to the ever-technologically advanced Kate Baucherel, the Harveys met online for a Zoom panel that was watched by thousands (which can be seen here!).

Paperback, 248 pages, RRP £9.99
ISBN 978-1-912218-82-0
Published by Sixth Element Publishing, April 2020

Volume 4 includes stories by: Adrian Bagley, Crysta K Coburn, Thomas Gregory, Christine King, Peter James Martin, John Holmes-Carrington, A.L. Buxton, Zack Brooks, Fred Johnson, Ben McQueeney, Keld Hope, Deborah Barwick, Jon Hartless, R. Bruce Connelly, and Mark Hayes, as well as a bonus ‘Harvey Duckman’ story by Andy Hill, and a foreword by Amy Wilson. Edited by C.G. Hatton.

“A great way to showcase new and established talent. I highly recommend reading all the HDPs. Your next favourite author could well be hidden in the pages. “