HDP4 launch at Sci-Fi Scarbs scuppered by Covid
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
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. “