According to his autobiography, he was the first to use two turntables and a microphone at the Grand Records Ball at the Guardbridge Hotel in 1947. Savile managed the Plaza Ballroom on Oxford Road, Manchester, in the mid-1950s.
Because it has a different publisher in the UK (Orbit), The Delirium Brief won't officially be out until Thursday—but I gather it's already on sale in many branches of Waterstones.
First week sales figures are really important to authors these days, much like first weekend audience figures for a movie.
The suspected victims included 28 children aged under 10, including 10 boys aged as young as 8.
A further 63 were girls aged between 13 and 16 and nearly three-quarters of his alleged victims were under 18.
(Magic being a sub-field of mathematics, and computers being tools that can perform mathematical operations really fast, it follows that the rate of emergencies involving extradimensional horrors is increasing in step with Moore's Law.) Q: Is this a good starting point? It's a direct sequel to "The Nightmare Stacks" (which is an okay starting point, but misses out a lot of the back story for the main protagonist in "The Delirium Brief").