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As part of the Summer of The Promethean Age Extravaganza (brought to you by Roc books, in cooperation with, well, me), the mass market paperback of Blood & Iron
(probably already available in a brick & mortar store near you) officially ships tomorrow--for the inexpensive mass-market paperback price of $7.99. It's also available at Mysterious Galaxy
, along with all the other usual suspect. Of course, I encourage you to patronize an independent bookseller near you, if you happen to have one tucked in a corner somewhere.
In other news making today excellent, I just heard from my fabulous Tor editor casacorona
, and she is accepting my revisions of By the Mountain Bound
, which means the book is delivered, I get paid, and I don't have to touch it again until the CEM comes home to roost sometime in 2009. *\o/*
And we're edging up on fabulousity, because my publication schedule between now and October is insane. For the rest of the year:Blood & Iron
reprint mmpb: June 3 ($7.99)Ink & Steel
original trade paperback: July 1 ($14.00)A Companion to Wolves
reprint mmpb: July 29 ($6.99) (with truepenny
, of course. Also, she and I have a short story in the VanderMeer's forthcoming Fast Ships, Black Sails
anthology)Hell & Earth
original trade paperback: August 5 ($14.00)All the Windwracked Stars
original trade hardcover: October 28 ($24.95)
And of course, the original mmpb of Dust
($6.99), the reprint trade paperback of New Amsterdam
($14.95), and the entire first season of Shadow Unit (A quarter of a million words of fiction!)
(absolutely free but for the large guilt-riddling eyes of starving writers!) are already available. As is the Ellen Datlow edited Del Rey Book of Science Fiction and Fantasy.
Yanno? That's a pretty awesome year, that is. I strongly suspect I will never have one quite that insane (at least for new material) again. Especially since I had to save up material for a long time to pull that off. *g*
So it doesn't matter that I kind of sucked at climbing tonight (three days of solid typing are not the best way to prepare for anything demanding grip strength). Because the world is bright and wonderful. And my fiction schedule for the next two years now looks like this....2008:
Finish and revise Chill
Revise Seven for a Secret
Finish "The Red in the Sky is Our Blood."
Finish two Shadow Unit
episodes for season two, tentatively titled "Wind-Up Boogeyman" and "Smoke & Mirrors."
If Roc buys Promethean Age 5 & 6, revise One-Eyed Jack & the Suicide King2009:
Rewrite The Sea thy Mistress
(Edda of Burdens #3) which is basically writing a whole new book, because it was the second novel I ever finished, and, er. Yeah. Like that. Not so much leaving the house in that dress, missy.
Write some Shadow Unit
for season three.
I may try
to write PA 6 in 2009 as well, maybe. I may have
to, but I'm going to see if I can get a longer spread between book in that series now, because while there may be people who can write three books a year indefinitely, I suspect I am not one of them. 2010:
....out of contract all over the place. Oh noes! Starvation looming! Better sell some foreign rights, or hope I have a brilliant idea about something... or that somebody keeps buying those PA books. 0.0