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Red Country Extract (and other updates)

Some of you may be interested to learn that I’ve put up a little extract from Red Country for your viewing pleasure.  You can see it here.  Just a brief taster to whet your appetites.  And the relevant links should now be live, for those who’ve been complaining… You may have noticed some other long […]

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Best of 2011

Ah, Christmas is well on its way, and what does that mean?  That’s right!  The endless round of Best of 2011 lists has already begun.  Isn’t that a little unfair on those books that will come out in the last two months (some 17%, after all) of the year?  Yes, maybe it is.  But who […]

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On Blogging

Hmmmm.  I notice it’s a good couple of weeks since my last post around here.  When I started blogging I always said I’d try and do at least a post a week, and by and large I’ve kept to that, at times nosing up towards two a week, indeed, you lucky people.  The last thing […]

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The Heroes – Published

Ladies and Gentlemen, may I recommend to you my latest book, The Heroes, published today in the UK by Gollancz, and available NOW from all quality emporia of the printed word, and for that matter of the digital word too.  Further information here.  I think it’s rather good, but why take my lying word for it?  Comments from […]

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The Heroes Copy

Final copy for The Heroes: “They say Black Dow’s killed more men than winter, and clawed his way to the throne of the North up a hill of skulls.  The King of the Union, ever a jealous neighbour, is not about to stand smiling by while he claws his way any higher.  The orders have […]

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Progress Report June ’10

Progress on the editing and revision of The Heroes presses doggedly forward.  I’ve finished a second draft which means I now have a complete and hopefully coherent book considerably tighter, more focused, slightly simplified, and lacking in characters who suddenly disappear and are never mentioned again.  It’s also some nine thousand words shorter than the […]

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Victory and Defeat

Back from holiday down in Devon, and I failed to win the David Gemmell Legend Award the other night, which went to Graham McNeill for Empire.  Curses.  But on the upside, Best Served Cold did win for cover art, so congratulations to the artists Didier Graffet and Dave Senior and the designer Laura Brett.  Talented […]

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Red Dead Redemption

The western is a genre somewhat neglected by the computer games industry.  There have been a few reasonable efforts over the years, enjoyable romps with which to six-shoot away a few cactus-themed hours, but nothing particularly memorable.  Until now, that is. Red Dead Redemption is in theory a “spiritual successor” (whatever that means) to Red […]

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Enhanced E-Books

E-Books!  The Future!  So bright it blinds me! Clearly they’re a rapidly growing (and mutating) sector of the market, and publishers and authors are still fumbling their way to a model that makes sense for everyone, as well as trying to find various ways to make new uses of this new technology. One thing we’d […]

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First Law Audiobooks

So they’re currently recording the audiobooks of the First Law, due out in June as downloads, and I dropped into the studio on Monday to see how it was going. They’re unabridged, so it’s taking them sixteen full days of recording, and when I got there they were just starting on Before They Are Hanged. […]

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