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Wednesday, 29 April 2009


Yep, that's right, Biohell for the Speccy is available this Friday 1st May from my website It's a free download, and the first person to send me the solution and password gets a copy of my first five books, whilst the next three runners up get a copy of my latest novel Biohell, published by Solaris Books ( And yes, I know the game ain't as gud as a new Joffa Smifff game, but it was all done as a bit of fun and any feedback and comments are appreciated on this here blogspot!!


Andy Remic.

Wednesday, 22 April 2009


QUAKEWARE has been set up to deal with my new ZX Spectrum games.

BIOHELL (Part 1) for the 48K Spectrum is now complete, and has 60 locations, NPCs (sort-of), and full use of the Spectrum hardware including 8 colours!!

Price- well, err, it's FREE...

COMPETITION!! to win 5 copies of Remic's novels!! [starts 1st May 2009]. Just download the game, play it, complete it, and send the solution and password to along with your address.


BIOHELL is a fast-paced hardcore first-person epic graphical text adventure, utilising guns and bombs to progress across a nano-molecular zombie-infested city game-world where you, FRANCO HAGGIS, must battle AIs, aliens and, of course, horrible zombie mutations. The game utilises advanced AI for behavioural patterns in advanced violent textual adversaries, superlative 8-bit advanced 3D bump-mapping, a full range of 8 (yes 8!!) colours and advanced shading techniques, advanced textual parser and many advanced Spectrum features!! Hell, this game is just totally advanced!!


The City: an entire planet teeming with corruption, guns, sex, and designer drugs. Humans are upgraded by the injection of microscopic nanobots, courtesy of a new technology from the Nano-Tek corporation, but when this highly desirable technology heads onto the black market, millions of people inject themselves with pirated biomods - and transform into zombies. Now they roam the streets, out for blood, packing shotguns and bombs. The Combat K squad are dropped into this warzone to uncover what's turned the planet into a wasteland of murder and mutations, and soon their focus is on the darkness at the Nano-Tek corporation itself...

Remic, with his first true-love.... his Spectrum 48K.

My next project, if you can believe this, is writing the Spectrum 48K version of HALF LIFE 2, by VALVE SOFTWARE. I am currently just negotiating the rights with Gabe Newell :-)

HALF LIFE 2! On the Spectrum!! Cool, hey??

Friday, 10 April 2009

Scott Sigler & Andy Remic Collaboration

A Podcast short story collaboration between Scott Sigler and Andy Remic, read by Scott Sigler.
OK, get over to to check out this brand new collaboration between two masters of kick-ass hardcore high-action SF. The story is released as a podcast episode, 37 minutes long and starring Pippa, an ex-Combat K squaddie on a violent solitary adventure holiday when things go terribly wrong...... here, Sigler describes Remic's writing, "I listened to some of Andy's podcast novels and invited him to join The Crypt project because his stuff is really over the top and I kinda describe it- if you took the testosterone of a thousand mixed martial arts fighters, distilled that down to a form of ink and printed it on paper, that would be how you would get an Andy Remic novel". Hoo har!
It's great to have your work read by another author, adds a real different spin on things, and it's also great to work with a guy like Scott Sigler. Many beers at the next SF convention I think!!

Tuesday, 7 April 2009

Angry Robot.

OK. It's official. I have been signed by Angry Robot Books, Harper Collins new genre imprint to write a trilogy of hardcore vampire(ish) heroic fantasy novels, beginning with Kell's Legend, published September 2009. Kell's Legend is already finished, and just undergoing editing - it's a kick ass new angle on heroic fantasy which should appeal to readers of David Gemmell and Raymond Feist.
The official press release states:
From the UK, meanwhile, we’re delighted and just a little scared to welcome ANDY REMIC to our ravening horde. His reputation as the hard man of British SF is well-deserved. Now he’s taking the tough guy stylings of Quake, Spiral and his recent Combat-K novels into fantasy, for a brand new trilogy that sees him, in one mighty bound, become the natural successor to the much-missed David Gemmell.

KELL’S LEGEND, due September 2009 in mass-market paperback, introduces Kell, grizzled veteran warrior much at odds with a civilised world where humanity has become soft. When a new foe arises to threaten the city of Jalder, only Kell remembers that to live, you have to fight, and fight dirty. But how can one man hold off against the Vachine, the terrifying clockwork vampires of legend?

SF Signal said this about Remic’s books: “A roller-coaster of fun… fun and fast-paced @$$-kicking action.”

Fantasy Book Critic agreed: ”Every once in a while a novel comes along that surprises the hell out of you. That was the case with “War Machine” by Andy Remic. Imagine my surprise when “War Machine” became my favorite science fiction novel of the year. Yes, you heard correctly. Gary Gibson’s “Stealing Light”, Peter F Hamilton’s “The Dreaming Void”, Neal Asher’s “Hilldiggers”, Josh Conviser’s “Empyre”, Richard K. Morgan’s “Black Man/Thirteen”, Matthew Jarpe’s “Radio Freefall”; “War Machine” topped them all and no one is more shocked than I am! …I loved every testosterone-fuelled second.”

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I was very proud of the David Gemmell bit, as Dave was the man who started me off writing when I first read Legend in 1987. I corresponded with David many times, which culminated in a drinking session after a book signing in Manchester. So, I am proud to say, I got drunk with David Gemmell :-)
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