'The next cool thing in indie publishing'
– The Hackney Post, ‘Hackney’s sexiest new startups’
Observatory Press is a brand new independent press based in Hackney and Bath, UK. We currently specialise in science fiction, illustration and championing new artists and writers. We believe in creating collectable, beautiful, physical objects.
Nick writes science fiction and comics. His graphic short story, ‘Matters of Consequence', about the life and works of Antoine de Saint-Exupéry, was published by Elbow Room in 2014. Nick is passionate about futurology in science fiction, and delivered a paper about J. G. Ballard and Isaac Asimov’s visions of the future at the University of East Anglia’s ‘The Science “New Wave” at Fifty’ conference in 2014.
Ella is a poet, with a particular interest in science, post-internet and collaborative poetry. Along with a filmmaker and choreographer, she won the Southbank Centre Poetryfilm Competition in 2014. Her first book of poetry is coming out this year with AYU Publishing.
Read an interview with Nick and Ella about Observatory Press on the Foyles website here.