When one hasn't been practicing guitar enough, one is prone to blister when one starts up again.
In other news, that good news about the Promethean Age books? I'm allowed to tell you now.Item 1: There will be a mass-market paperback release of Blood & Iron in June of 2008. *\o/*
In practical terms, this means if you have been putting off buying the trade, and want it in that format, now is the time to buy one, because the trades will likely be remaindered before the mass-market is released. If you have been putting off buying Blood & Iron
because you don't love me fourteen dollar's worth, it means you will be able to get the book for seven or eight bucks.Item 2: Publication dates and cover concept for Ink & Steel and Hell & Earth have arrived.
And this is really
good news. Ink & Steel
and Hell & Earth
are being published, not in 2008 and 2009, as previously planned, but back-to-back in summer of 2008. Exact dates are pending, but I would bet on July and August, or June and July.
Which means I will be doing a lot of revising and then CE manuscripts this autumn and winter, yes yes.
Also, cover concepts. It looks like I&S will get Elizabeth I on the cover, and H&E will have... the Mebd.
Morgan, need I mention? Is cranky.An unrelated item:
Amazon is listing a publication date for Dust, which is December 26 of 2007. This may or may not be accurate, but it's certainly possible.
In any case, that's (technically speaking) a January 2008 pub date, because the ways of publishing are mystical and strange.
In additional other news, I've just more or less completed the massive website update and you can now find a whole bunch of online fiction linked in one convenient place, on my Short Fiction Pimpin' Page
. There are three new, previously-unavailable stories: "The Cold Blacksmith," "Los Empujaderos Furiosos," and "House of the Rising Sun."
More will eventually follow, as I intend to keep the site content coming. Next step? Decent excerpts of the various novels.