Sunday 13th June – ZOOM panel Scottish Books Long Weekend – Edinburgh’s Underworld
Saturday 28th May 2021
Review of Phosphate Rocks by Angus Batey in The Quietus
There aren’t many works of fiction that come with footnotes, fewer where those footnotes include the equations that describe chemical reactions, so we’re on fairly solid ground if we were to suggest that Fiona Erskine’s Phosphate Rocks (Sandstone Press) may be unique.
A compound of fictionalised memoir, social and industrial history, chemistry textbook, and whowozit (as opposed to whodunnit), Phosphate Rocks takes more than a few risks, but there is a precise and scientific method to Erskine’s apparent madness…
…she succeeds brilliantly with what you sense was her main mission: rebuilding that plant, and giving its resurrected workforce a form of eternal life, in the mind of the reader.
Thursday 13th May 2021
Delighted to announce that Point Blank have bought Books 3 & 4 in the Jaq Silver series
Book 1 The Chemical Detective
Book 2 The Chemical Reaction
Book 3 The Chemical Cocktail
Book 4 TBA