So, it’s been pointed out that we’ve been pretty Expanse-centric around here of late — and for decent reason, I think — but there are other things going on. So, for those keeping score at home, here’s how things stand:
Ty and I are both at Bubonicon this weekend. If you’re in Albuquerque, do stop by.
2) The Widow’s House launch
The Widow’s House — fourth and penultimate book of The Dagger and the Coin — launches Tuesday (though there are a few early copies at Bubonicon). I’m heading up to an event Tuesday night in Santa Fe at the Cocteau where George RR Martin and I will sit around with whoever shows up and chew the fat.
The final book — The Spider’s War — will be out next year, finishing out the five-book outline that I pitched back when this all started.
3) A Game of Graphic Novels
It’s not out yet, but I’ve turned in my final script for the Game of Thrones graphic novels, and — things being what they are — I’m sitting out the next round. I expect that there will be a series of graphic novels for Clash of Kings, and I’m doing what I can to help build and support the creative team that’s taking it over. It was a great process, and a fun project.
If you didn’t know, I’ve been doing a series of articles at Clarkesworld for a while now. The latest one just went up.
So, I’ve been putting off talking about this one for a while.
I started writing a series of urban fantasy novels a while back called The Black Sun’s Daughter. It was originally proposed as a ten-book series, but it’s pretty clear at this point that we’re only getting as far as 5 — Graveyard Child, which came out April of last year.
I have enjoyed that process, and I have nothing but praise for Pocket Books and the editorial, production, and publicity staff who helped carry it through. Publishing is a form of gambling, and while I stand by the quality of the books and the project they were embarked on, the fact is that sales on the last couple books weren’t great. Graveyard Child sold about half as much in its opening week at Killing Rites did in its. The sales for Killing Rites were actually low enough, that the writing was on the wall even back then. Pocket were kind enough to give me a contract for the one more book to let me get the story to a place where we could step away without leaving it at a cliff hanger.
And you? What’re you up to?