ORION NON-FICTION MARCH / MAY
Malcolm Castle All Fired Up
A unique and gloriously nostalgic account of one eventful year in the fire service Eighteen-year-old Malcolm Castle became a Shrewsbury fireman so he could rush into burning buildings and save fair damsels in distress. He didn’t realise he would also be jumping into slurry pits to rescue cows and climbing onto pub roofs to rescue owls. In his early days in the brigade in the late 1970s, crews tackled fires wearing cork hats covered in highly flammable gloss paint. Funny, moving and nostalgic, All Fired Up paints a startling portrait of a startled rural fireman. Malcolm Castle is the longest serving officer on the watch in Shrewsbury, Shropshire. He recently celebrated thirty years at the station.
Biography, Autobiography & Letters Cased March £12.99 256pp 216 x 135mm 978 1 4091 3437 4 Markets: World (Europe and Far East Exclusive) USA, Translation & Serial: Orion
Jonathan Wilson The Outsider: A History of a Goalkeeper
First ever cultural history of the ‘loner’ between the posts ‘He is the lone eagle, the man of mystery, the last defender’ (Nabokov). It’s safe to say the goalkeeper hasn’t always been a team player. In The Outsider, Jonathan Wilson traces the sometimes dangerous intellectual and literary preoccupations of the keeper, and looks at how the position has secured a certain existential cool, as well as taking a deep tactical and technical look at the history of goalkeeping. Jonathan Wilson is the author of four football titles, including the critically acclaimed Inverting the Pyramid.
Sports & Outdoor Recreation, Football Cased May £20.00 320pp 234 x 153mm 978 1 4091 2319 4 Markets: World (Europe and Far East Exclusive) USA, Translation & Serial: Orion DECEMBER 2011
Gollancz Science Fiction & Fantasy
John W. Campbell Who Goes There?
A group of scientists. An object buried under the ice. A terrifying fight for survival When a group of scientific researchers stumble across an alien spaceship buried in the Antarctic ice it seems like an incredible opportunity. As they transport the alien corpse back to camp several scientists begin to experience vivid and unsettling dreams. They’re dismissed...but their nightmare is only beginning. This classic SF short is being published, along with other stories by Campbell, to tie in with the release of a major new Hollywood movie adaptation. John W. Campbell (1910-1971) was born in New Jersey. He is credited with shaping the Golden Age of Science Fiction.
Science Fiction B format PB December 2011 £7.99 256pp 198 x 129mm 978 0 575 09103 0 Markets: World XUSAC USA, Translation & Serial: Scott Meredith Literary Agency www.orionbooks.co.uk 43