Solaris

A day in the life of the Solaris PR department

5 years ago

The story that follows is a totally, 100% typical day in the life of our PR department.

Publishing overlord Ben Smith summons the PR department. "There's been a delivery," he says "it's got your name on it," he says.

There's something about his smile... the fear in the department is tangible.

The walk down to reception seems to take forever. Then there it is.

The box.

Oh god, it's huge.


"I said 5'6!" PR cries.
"Maybe it's just a trick of the light," editorial offers up.

As the un-boxing commences PR nervously retreats into a corner, rocking gently.

"No, wait! It's not that bad. In fact it looks great!" editorial coaxes.

Shuffling gently forward the beautiful object contained within the box is slowly revealed, and PR's mood rapidly shifts from "Shitshitshit they're totally going to fire me for this" to "Take my photo with the monkey. Take my photo with the monkey."


Rapidly followed by "Hey wait, no you didn't let me sort out my lipstick."

If you'd like your photo with Ack Ack Macaque catch him on tour with his pet author Gareth L Powell from January next year. We'll even let you brush your hair first.

Thursday 15th January, 6:00 pm – Forbidden Planet Bristol Megastore
Friday 16th January, 6:00 pm – Forbidden Planet Cambridge Store
Saturday 17th January 1:00 pm – Forbidden Planet London Megastore
Wednesday 21st January, 6:00 pm – Forbidden Planet Southampton Megastore
Thursday 22nd January, 6:00 pm – Forbidden Planet Birmingham Store
Thursday 29th January, 6:30 pm – Waterstones Liverpool 1
 Waterstones Liverpool 1

Macaque Attack by Gareth L Powell publishes January 2015.

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