And to complete my heaviest blogging day in years, I think, a couple of cool things! First off, Kirkus starred review of Steles of the Sky!! Spoilers for the whole freaking series, so be cautious of your clickthrough. But the takeaway makes it all worthwhile: Considering the trilogy as a whole, the overused term masterpiece justifiably [...]
Book of Iron is out tomorrow! (Some early orderers seem to have copies already.) This novella is a prequel to Bone and Jewel Creatures, although it stands alone. It’s set in the same world as the Eternal Sky books, and it features roadsters, necromancy, and miserably complicated interpersonal relationships. Like you do. You can read [...]
I has a cover art! The amazing Donato Giancola and Irene Gallo come through again.
I got up this morning and went for an 11 mile run. It was supposed to be 13, but the sun caught me and I ran out of Gatorade. Sometimes, discretion is the better part of valor–and I decided two more miles was not worth puking. Now I am drinking Vietnamese coffee and sitting on [...]
Shattered Pillars is available as an audiobook now! And “Mongoose,” a Boojumverse story written by Sarah Monette and me, is available for free online at Clarkesworld.
I just handed in the manuscript for Steles of the Sky. 6000+ words today. It’s only about a quarter again as long as it was supposed to be. I guess that makes it a real epic fantasy now. Going to go soak my hands in ice now. And read somebody else’s book for a change.
It’s Book day, busting out all over! Of course, today is US launch day* for my own Shattered Pillars, second in the Eternal Sky trilogy. Shattered Pillars is a novel of crumblimg empire, necromancy, Rukhs, Djinni, ghulim, Wizards, tiger-warriors, martial monks, and magic ponies set in a fantasy realm inspired by the cultures, sweep, and [...]
Well, I am declaring this thing a draft. It’s not by any means a good draft, but I’ve had the realization that I can’t actually write the climactic three or four chapters of the novel until I go back and fix all the bits of things I need to fix in the earlier chapters of [...]
An excerpt of Shattered Pillars is up at Tor.com! It does, of course, contain spoilers for Range of Ghosts, being, you know, a direct sequel. And like that.
For the next Some Time, I will be Finishing The Book. This means I will not in particular be on the Internets. However, if you want to follow the liveblogging of this desperate act, it will be available on my livejournal under the usual tags.