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March 2010

Robinson publishes A Brief History of the Samurai

February 2010

First Emperor
Mao

Big Finish releases Doctor Who: Survival of the Fittest

January 2010

Big Finish releases Judge Dredd: The Devil's Playground

November 2009

Mannerheim: President, Soldier, Spy is released in both English and Finnish editions.

June 2009

Vikings
Rei Pirata

Big Finish releases Robin Hood: The Deer Hunters.

May 2009

Big Finish releases Highlander: The Secret of the Sword.

April 2009

Big Finish releases Robin Hood: The Tigerís Tail.

February 2009

Publication of Schoolgirl Milky Crisis
Big Finish releases Doctor Who: The Destroyer of Delights

January 2009

UK publication of Prince Saionji and Wellington Koo.

Confucius
Author

December 2008

Schoolgirl Milky Crisis blog online.
Apparently there is now a Czech edition of Empress Wu.

November 2008

US publication of two linked books in the Makers of the Modern World series:
Prince Saionji and Wellington Koo.
BBC7 broadcasts Doctor Who: Brave New Town.

September 2008

UK release of Vexille on DVD, featuring a commentary track by Jonathan Clements.

August 2008

First Emperor, now available in Estonian!

January 2008

Publication of Beijing: The Biography of a City

December 2007

Publication of The Nobility of Faith in the Doctor Who anthology The Ghosts of Christmas.
Czech rights sold to First Emperor
Polish rights sold to Wu

November 2007

Paperback publication of Zen Haiku

October 2007

US publication of Wu by Sutton.

September 2007

Publication of French translation of First Emperor by Perrin.

August 2007

UK publication of Marco Polo by Haus.

June 2007

Publication of Dutch translation of Wu, by Tirion.

May 2007

Publication of the Spanish translation of Wu, by Editorial Critica.
Czech rights sold for Wu.

April 2007

Release of Doctor Who: Immortal Beloved on CD from Big Finish.

March 2007

Romanian rights sold for The First Emperor.

February 2007

UK Publication of Wu.

Release of Golgo 13 special edition on UK DVD from Manga Entertainment, featuring a commentary track by Jonathan Clements.

January 2007

Broadcast of Doctor Who: Immortal Beloved on BBC7.
Woman's Hour interviews Jonathan Clements about Wu.
Available as web audio here .

Spanish rights sold for Vikings.
Bulgarian rights sold for Vikings.

December 2006

Spanish language rights sold for Wu.
Dutch language rights sold for Wu.
Estonian language rights sold for First Emperor.
Chinese language rights sold for First Emperor.

November 2006

Publication of the Expanded and Revised Anime Encyclopedia, by Stone Bridge Press.

Publication of the novella Cheating the Reaper in the anthology Bernice Summerfield: Old Friends.

October 2006

Publication of Second Contact in the Doctor Who anthology Short Trips: Time Signature.

August 2006

Publication of Tastes Like Chicken in the Judge Dredd Megazine.

June 2006

Polish translation rights sold for First Emperor.

May 2006

Publication of Mao in the USA.
Publication of First Emperor in the USA.

April 2006

Publication of the Spanish translation of Mao by Ediciones Tutor.

March 2006

Publication of Mao in the UK.

February 2006

Publication of the first paperback edition of Confucius, by Indus Source in Mumbai.

January 2006

Publication of The First Emperor of China.

November 2005

Re-release of Appleseed in the UK by Manga Entertainment, featuring a DVD commentary by Jonathan Clements and Larissa Murray.

Publication of Ode to Joy in the Big Finish anthology Doctor Who: The History of Christmas.

October 2005

Release of Casshan: Robot Hunter in the UK by Manga Entertainment, featuring a DVD commentary by Jonathan Clements.

Coxinga and the Fall of the Ming Dynasty available in the US. US publication of A Brief History of the Vikings by Carroll and Graf. The ideal Christmas presents for historically minded uncles, dads, and grannies.

September 2005

Release of Spriggan (Special Edition) in the UK by ADV Films, featuring a DVD commentary by Jonathan Clements.

UK Publication of A Brief History of the Vikings
by Constable.

August 2005

Publication of Rei Pirata, the Brazilian edition of Pirate King.

July 2005

Publication of Lucky for Some in the Judge Dredd Megazine.

June 2005

Publication of Coxinga and the Fall of the Ming Dynasty, the paperback edition of Pirate King.

May 2005

Much to everyone's surprise, there appears to be a Mexican edition of Chinese Life.

April 2005

Publication of Strontium Dog: Ruthless by Black Flame.

March 2005

Polish translation rights sold for Confucius: A Biography.

February 2005

Release of UNIT: Snake Head by Big Finish.

January 2005

Publication of Confucius: A Biography in the USA.
Release of Judge Dredd: Solo by Big Finish.
Release of Space 1889: Red Devils by Noise Monster Productions

December 2004

Portuguese translation rights sold for Pirate King.

November 2004

Publication of Dead Man Walking in the Judge Dredd Megazine.

October 2004

Publication of Confucius: A Biography.
Release of Judge Dredd: Pre-Emptive Revenge.
Bet you never thought you'd see those two sharing a website.

September 2004

BBC online releases Fire From Heaven, starring Simon Pegg as Johnny Alpha.

August 2004

Korean translation rights sold for Pirate King. Romanian translation rights sold for Confucius: A Biography. It's almost as if your book has decided to write a book of its own and send you the money.

BBC online releases Down to Earth, starring Simon Pegg as Johnny Alpha.

July 2004

Publication of the Korean language edition of the Erotic Anime Movie Guide. To be honest, I'd forgotten this one was even in the works. Lord knows what the Koreans will make of it. Meanwhile, Muramasa Industries engaged on a consultancy job with a Japanese movie company. More gag orders, I'm afraid.

June 2004

Publication of Pirate King by Sutton. Publication of the Japanese deluxe edition of Katsuhiro Otomo's Akira, featuring an Afterword by Jonathan Clements in the final volume. Opening my copy feels strangely recursive; ten years ago, I was reading Akira in Japanese, now I'm in it.

July-December 2003

Muramasa Industries engaged on four separate projects: one multimedia consultancy, two television series, and one a consultancy assignment for a Japanese business association. All are smeared with gag orders and non-disclosure agreements, sorry!

July 2003

Foundation of Muramasa Industries Limited. (Time Travel Footnote from my accountant: "If you had set fire to five hundred pounds, it would have had the same effect on your tax bill this year.")

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