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The Heroes

With Best Served Cold already three months out (can it really be so long?), perhaps the time has come to talk a little about my next book. Like Best Served Cold it’s intended to be a semi-standalone, which can be read on its own (hopefully) but has a few characters and settings in common with […]

e-books, limited editions, and exciting anthologies

Pleased to note that Best Served Cold, and the First Law Trilogy, are now available on e-book via Waterstones.com: The Blade ItselfBefore They Are HangedLast Argument of KingsBest Served Cold The prices are a tad disappointing – £10 and change for Best Served Cold when a hardback is selling at £8.50, and around £6 for […]

Exciting News!

Oooooooh. Looks as if Best Served Cold will be Waterstones sci-fi/fantasy book of the month for June. That’s exciting for me, of course, because it means all kinds of excellent selling opportunities like end displays and tables and stickers, and those little tags on the shelves where x says they love y because of z. […]

Aetherica ’09

So I’m due to be a guest of honour at a new Fantasy Convention next year, called Aetherica, to be held in Chester, June 19th-21st. Peter Beagle, of The Last Unicorn fame, is currently the other Guest of Honour. Not sure what my involvement will consist of, but I’m guessing probably a Q&A; of some […]

Lost by a Whisker…

So I failed to bag the John W. Campbell award for Best New Writer. The really frustrating thing was that I only just missed out… Well, if you count fourth out of six as just missed out. Yes, if it hadn’t been for the more popular half of the field the Campbell would be mine… […]

In Orbit

Just a quick announcement since there’s been a press release, that Best Served Cold will be coming out in the US with the redoubtable Orbit books. In June 2009 (fingers crossed) roughly simultaneous with the UK release from Gollancz. No bust-up whatsoever with Pyr, who’ve been my US publisher to this point. I’ve got nothing […]

1 Today

It is August the First, and I am proud to announce that this blog is 1 year old today. This is also its hundredth post. Rejoice, one and all. I should hardly have to tell you there’s been an avalanche of high quality content here over the past dozen months. And some not so high, […]

God of Publication Dates Part 2

Well, here are two publication dates that I’m pretty sure won’t move back. Why? Because the book’s already written, that’s why! Last Argument of Kings will be out in the US in September, from Pyr books. You can order it now on amazon.com. Before they are Hanged actually shipped a month early, so you never […]

The God of Publication Dates

Gather round, my friends, for I have some (slightly) bad news. Publication Date for Best Served Cold has moved from April 2009 back to June 2009. Only a couple of months, which is probably small fry for some of you folks who are used to waiting for books, but I thought that you should be […]

Germany on FIRE…blade

The German language edition of Before They are Hanged is available on amazon.de – Feuerklingen (or Fireblade for the Engish-speakers amongst us). This is, of course, the breathlessly awaited sequel to Kriegsklingen (or Warblade to you and I). You will note immediately that the German publisher, Heyne, have gone for a much more “straight ahead” […]