Author Archives: J P Catton

About J P Catton

Speculative storytelling and skewed fiction: the blog and website of author John Paul Catton.

“A Coffin Full Of Stars” – on sale now

  Arizona, 1885. Ten people awake to find themselves in an isolated ghost town in the middle of the desert. They have no memory of how they got there, and no idea why they were abducted from their homes. As … Continue reading

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Adventure Hunters: Image Reveal!

Many thanks to Excalibur author Cody Martin for allowing us to use this new, dramatic image to promote his fantasy novel “Adventure Hunters: Similitude”! This illustration is by John Stinsman, an artist who worked with Rob Liefeld on Image and … Continue reading

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Featured Artist: Stephanie Hobbs

Stephanie Hobbs is the multi-talented artist responsible for creating some of Excalibur’s awesome cover designs – such as Cody L Martin’s “Zero Sum Game,” John Paul Catton’s “Sword Mirror Jewel” trilogy, and the novels and stories in Zoe Drake’s “Drakeverse” … Continue reading

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Featured Author: Cody L Martin

Cody L. Martin is an American writer living in Iwakuni, Japan. An avid sci-fi fan, he wrote his first screenplay in high school and has branched out into sci-fi and action novels. He has written articles about Star Trek, science … Continue reading

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Excalibur meets the World People Project

Excalibur Books is proud to announce that next week, we will be taking part in a collaboration with the above mentioned web site! For more details – GO HERE!  The Editors.  

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Japan’s Artistic Genius Gets His Own Museum

There are two things that haunt you everywhere you go in the Tokyo district of Sumida. One of them is the Sky Tree, dominating the skyline and casting its shadow across your path. The other is the painting of “The … Continue reading

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The Official Kappa of Kappabashi Image Gallery (sort of)

On a beautiful day in Spring (April 12) I decided to count and record the Kappa statues in the Kappabashi area of Shitamachi, Tokyo. If I missed one or two … please let me know in a comment!    (This … Continue reading

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Japan Writer’s Conference 2017

The Japan Writers Conference will return to Tokyo this year at the Ekoda campus of Nihon University College of Art, October 8 & 9, 2017. This will be on Sunday and Monday – Monday being “Health and Sports Day,” a … Continue reading

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Aspects of Steampunk # 2: The Eiffel Tower

Ah, the symbol of Paris, and even France itself! The Eiffel Tower is the most popular human-made monument in the world, with approximately seven million visitors every year (almost 250 million people have visited it since it first opened). It … Continue reading

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David Bowie is – in Tokyo!

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