So you know that dream where you forgot to go to class all semester, and then you have to go take the final? My relationship with the blog has been kind of like that. I wound up getting on Twitter and Facebook, and then the whole updating the blog thing totally fell apart. So. let’s see… where to we stand, where do we stand…
The Expanse Novels and Novellas
The fourth Expanse novel — Cibola Burn — will be coming out this summer. I’ll tell you the truth, there are some things about this one that made me *very* *nervous* but all our beta readers said we got away with it.
Also the second of the five novellas will be out before then. It used to be called Beloved of Broken Things, but because we never have anything come out under the names we pick, it will be released as The Churn. This is why our working title for Cibola Burn was Dave. But anyway, keep an eye out, and we’ll let you know when it comes out.
The fifth book is well under way. Right now, it’s going under the moniker Nemesis Games, but by the time it comes out, it could be anything.
The Expanse TV Show
We’ve seen the script that Mark and Hawk wrote, and it’s effing AWSOME. Ty’s also seen some of the concept art. What does this mean? Hard to say. The process of business in Hollywood is pretty much a cipher to me, but the project has the best team I could ask for, and they’re doing great work. We are, after all, professional gamblers.
The Dagger and the Coin
I finished the page proofs for the penultimate Dagger and Coin book this weekend, only two days late. The last book — presently The Spider’s War — is underway, and I’m already feeling a little wispy about ending my time with these characters. I shall be bloody bold and resolute. And there are some scenes coming up soon that I’ve been waiting five or six years to write.
The Game of Thrones graphic novels, Clarkesworld, etc.
I’m coming very close to the end of the the fourth Game of Thrones graphic novel. Tommy Patterson, the artist who has been responsible for the heavy lifting on the art, has been doing great work. Also, I’ve been doing columns for Clarkesworld. And James SA Corey has a (non-Expanse) short story in the Old Mars anthology. Daniel has one coming out Rogues.
If you’re of a mind to come hang out, Ty and I will be at the Phoenix Comicon, Bubonicon, and MileHiCon. I’m also going to be spending a few hours with George RR Martin at his theater in Santa Fe come August (about which more as we get closer).
We’re also looking at some signings one place and another when Cibola Burn comes out. We’ll let you know when we have a better idea what that looks like.
We’ve got a couple. They’re pretty cool. Without giving anything away, they involve watching West Wing, talking to a bunch of scientists and engineers, and talking about the economics of blackmail.
What’ve y’all been up to?