I previously said that Impulse (the sequel to Jumper and Reflex) would be published on 8 Jan 2013 but my source, Amazon, has changed it to 15 Jan 2013, a week later. I also obtained a higher resolution image of the cover, at the bottom of this post.
What I haven’t previously said is that we have just concluded a deal for Exo, the sequel to Impulse, to be delivered in the middle of 2013.
Release Date 15 Jan 2013
Have a signing at Broadway Bookmall with Carrie Vaughn and mystery writer Rebecca Hale on Sunday at 3pm in Denver. Come say hi if you’re in the area. I’ll be signing anything I can get my hands on. Okay, not those.
Seen at SF Signal who got it from Amazon.
They also spotted a synopsis over at Goodreads:
Cent is the teenaged daughter of two very special people, Davy and Millie, the world’s only teleports, but her life is far from ideal. Kept in isolation to protect her from her parents’ enemies, she wants a normal life, a life with friends and, perhaps, romance. She wants to go to school like any other normal child.
If only she were normal…
Edited: As it says at Amazon, pub date is 8 Jan 2013.
Recently attended Conquest in Kansas City. At just a little over half-way there, my sister has an off-the-grid ranch in Western Oklahoma. On the way I helped install some solar panels and on the way back I helped install an 800 watt wind generator. Oh the fun!
You have unit June 15th to submit to the one week genre writing workshops on Martha’s Vineyard. If you don’t know why you should go, read this.
At that book place. On my way to my agent’s.
Currently in Manhattan. About to go to breakfast with Ellen Datlow. Later to Tor Books and tonight to a book launch for Alethea Kontis‘s Enchanted. Ah, the exciting life of a SF author.
Now where the heck did I put my limo? You take your eye off the entourage for one minute and everything goes to heck.
Laura J. Mixon’s 3 book series Avatars Dance has just been released in Audio (20 years after the first book appeared in 1992.)
Disclaimer: I am married to the woman, but these books have not diminished in power or skill. Well worth a listen. Go try the samples at audible.com.
Here’s the adjusted cover for the mass market paperback edition of 7th Sigma which will be available from discerning stores June 26th, 2012. I hope to arrange some signings in July and August.
So far, I am definitely signing in Denver on August 12th (3 pm) at the Broadway Book Mall (200 S. Broadway) with:
Carrie Vaughn, Kitty Steals the Show, her latest Kitty Norville urban fantasy novel
Rebecca Hale, Adrift on St. John, the start of a new mystery series; author of the popular series which includes How to Wash a Catand Nine Lives Last Forever.
Ian Tregillis will be here from New Mexico to discuss and sign his latest novel, The Coldest War, as well as the paperback edition of author of Seed.
Oddly enough, I had just finished SHADES OF MILK AND HONEY by Mary Robinette Kowal in time for its sequel GLAMOUR IN GLASS (which comes out TOMORROW,) when I heard that she’d lost her first sentence!
More than that, actually. After the final corrected edit left the editor’s hands and before it hit the printer, it lost the first sentence and several pages of corrections.
Fortunately you can read the first sentence at her web site. Also you can take a quiz trying to identify great works by their second sentences.
I haven’t read GLAMOUR, yet, but the first book in the series is Loverly.
I’ve been correcting some minor errors in the ebook editions of Jumper, Reflex, Wildside, and Helm.
Many, many thanks to the readers who used the email address in the front of the books (email@example.com) to report errors!
A little bit more about it over at digitalNoir publishing.
I have mentioned before that I have a story in Ellen Datlow and Terry Windling’s original anthology, After, which comes out in October of 2012 from Hyperion. They’ve published part of their afterword for the book at The Night Bazaar website.
But other people point out that this is nothing new; every generation has its disasters and apocalyptic fears. The two of us grew up, for example, with “duck-and-cover” drills in elementary school to “prepare” us for nuclear attack…while our parents lived through childhoods shaped by the ravages and aftershocks of World War II. For as long as dystopian books have existed, generations of readers have been devouring them.
Read the entire post.
Last Fall I got to read RA MacAvoy’s latest book four months ahead of publication and then interview her. (I’d last met and talked with her in the early eighties.) It was published in this months Lightspeed Magazine.
R.A. MacAvoy’s first novel won the Locus Poll’s First Novel Award and hooked her the John W. Campbell Award for Best New Writer. Tea With the Black Dragon (1983, Bantam) is a contemporary fantasy, a hard-boiled detective mystery, and a love story. Its protagonists are a middle-aged musician and a centuries-old dragon now in human form. Tea was a finalist for the Hugo, Nebula, Compton Crook, World Fantasy, and Philip K. Dick Awards and received a special citation from the Philip K. Dick jury. It was selected for David Pringle’s Modern Fantasy: The 100 Best Novels, An English-Language Selection, 1946-1987.
In this genre, that is what’s known as a “good start.”
Interview: R.A. MacAvoy by Steven Gould | Lightspeed Magazine.
One of the best things about being good friends with great writers is the ability to read books before the general book-buying public gets access to them.
I read this several months ago (and have reread it since) and I strongly urge you to do likewise.
The Serpent Sea by Martha Wells.
I’m serving on the 2011 Jury for the Andre Norton Award for Young Adult Science Fiction and Fantasy. We don’t get to choose who wins but we can add a book or two to the ballot. If you’ve read some YA published in 2011 that you thought was award-worthy, especially if it hasn’t gotten a lot of attention because it was published by a small press, or in odd formats (including Graphic Novels), or if it was YA but not published as YA, (Middle Grade, for instance!) let me know.
If you are a YA author published in 2011 and you want to bring your work to the attention of the Jury, contact any of us or the Jury as a whole at: firstname.lastname@example.org
Chickens appreciate modern sculpture.
The daughter went to the Halloween Dance as Caroline. Noone got it.
I did, though.
I have been on the New York Times best seller list (once), I’ve been an answer on Jeopardy (once), but I’ve never been had someone hand knit a hotpad before based on a book I’ve written.
Ladies and gentlemen, I give you the 7th Sigma hotpad.