So, first off, we have achieved an additional signing in Los Angeles. We will be at Barnes & Noble Santa Monica on June 17th at 7pm. We’ll be reminding y’all as we get closer, but if you’re in LA, please come play.
And in other news . . . well, this is really cool, but it takes a little explanation. My first fantasy series — The Long Price Quartet — did not, perhaps light the world of commercial fantasy on fire. The folks who read it tended to love it, but publishing is a casino. They were good books, they are books that I continue to be quite proud of, and they didn’t sell much. And in Europe, they didn’t just sell poorly. They tanked.
When the time came to do the new fantasy series, Daniel Abraham was not what you’d call a name to conjure with. In order to get the new books a chance, my French and German publishers suggested a pseudonym. Now, I’m pretty up front about being comfortable with pseudonyms, so that was fine. I’d been writing under MLN Hanover for a while, my Twitter handle was AbrahamHanover. It was suggested that The Dagger and the Coin series be released under the name Daniel Hanover.
Well, Daniel Hanover’s La Voie du Dragon (Daniel Abraham’s The Dragon’s Path in the US & UK) is short-listed for the 2014 Prix Imaginales along with some very impressive company:
Joe ABERCROMBIE.- Servir froid (Bragelonne)
Miles CAMERON.- Le Chevalier rouge – Renégat t.01 (Bragelonne)
Daniel HANOVER.- La Voie du dragon – La Dague et la fortune t.01 (Fleuve éditions)
Nnedi OKORAFOR.- Qui a peur de la mort ? (Éclipse)
Catherynne M. VALENTE.- Immortel (Éclipse)
My thanks go to Emmanuel Chastelliére who wrote all the actual words in the book and Fleuve Noir for taking another chance on me under whatever name.