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Release Date

Rejoice, my friends, for Best Served Cold now walks among you! In fact it’s been available in bookshops here and there for a few days, as UK bookshops have a flexible attitude towards release dates, but from today it should be in Waterstones across the nation and is also, it would appear, shipping from amazon […]

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. […]

Back in the Trenches

Just been through the page proofs of Best Served Cold and made a few teensy little adjustments, which means the book is now officially out of the door as far as I’m concerned. Done, finished, and complete. I’m actually very happy with it, now, which is good, because for a long time – probably up […]

interviews, reviews, awards

Various things to link to. A lengthy and in-depth interview with me up at Literatopia, a german books-related site. English version here, German translation should be coming shortly. Though it occurs to me that if you can read this, your English is probably good enough to follow the English version. Anyway, we discuss all kinds […]

Going Underground

Some among you have already emailed me to let me know that you’ve seen a most surprising – could one even say fantastical – thing, namely vast posters advertising my books on the London tube. Naturally I took these for elaborate pranks/sinister deceptions on the part of rival authors/belated april fools. Imagine my shock, therefore, […]

Two Things

Some fantasy-minded folks are setting up an award to commemorate the late, much-loved, David Gemmell. The David Gemmell Legend Award for Fantasy will be given for the first time in June 2009 for the best fantasy novel of 2008, which means … oh … Last Argument of Kings will be eligible, fancy that, I hadn’t […]

Italy, Germany, Greece

Konigsklingen, Heyne’s german translation of Last Argument of Kings, is out a month early, and now available on amazon.de. Get ’em while they’re hot, German speakers… In great news for the ancient nation of Greece, Unicorn publishing have secured rights to translate the entire trilogy into Greek. I think that’s fourteen translation deals for The […]

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 […]

Last Argument in the US

Just a quick note to say Pyr’s US edition of Last Argument of Kings is now shipping from Amazon.com, more than a month early, you lucky things. Presumably it will soon appear also on the shelves of your regular brick and mortar bookstores also…

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… […]