Today, the mass market paperback edition of Firstborn has been published and released into the wild. The links will be on the book page here, but just in case, I’ve copied them into the body of this post. Mass Market published February 2020 by DAW Books ISBN 9780756415549 • Cover art by Jody A. Lee Find it at Amazon • Indigo • Indiebound Books A Million • B & N • Powell’s • Book Depository My brief in other news update is: I have finally, on the seventh attempt, achieved new chapter one for the first book of The Burning Crown, which is as yet untitled. I have started, and am working on the also untitled Cast 16. I have received mass market page proofs for War, and copy-edits for The Emperor’s Wolves … Continue reading
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This is the spoiler thread for discussion of Cast in Wisdom. Thanks for keeping spoilers to a minimum in the release post. As for me: I am now working on yet-another-beginning for the next West novel (because the start point initially skips a bunch of things that, on reflection, need to be on the page), and the beginning of the next (untitled) Cast novel.
January 28, 2020 is book day for Cast in Wisdom, the chronicles of Kaylin Neya’s life as a police officer in the city of Elantra. I’ve written, or attempted to write, the following paragraphs multiple times since I reached my computer, but… I always ending up heading to spoiler territory and have to back up and try again. So: there’s something in the book that moves toward changes that I otherwise can’t speak about on a book’s release day T_T but I’m excited to have you read it! In other news: In the way of writers, the book that has been tormenting me is not Cast in Wisdom. Because I failed to take a step and land on my foot, the revision for the next novel — The Emperor’s Wolves — has only just … Continue reading
I first “met” Mike Resnick through the long defunct GEnie. I had written a novel. I had, after revisions, sold it. I joined SFWA, and because I was a member of SFWA, I was given access to the SFWA RT. A chat room was attached to it, and Mike Resnick was frequently in the chat room. I spent time in the chat room. Mike Resnick frequently made me laugh. Loudly. He had an almost sibling-like desire to tease, and he did. I was afraid of meeting real professionals. Why? Because I don’t always remember how to behave. Because I say what I’m thinking far too often. FAR too often. Because I over-focus sometimes and my thoughts become a runaway train and in the end the only thing I am concentrating on is conveying … Continue reading
I’m answering a question that was asked on twitter that probably won’t be of general interest, but, well. It’s a question about the dedication of Cast in Deception. Over on Twitter: @msagara Hey, a few years ago a few of my friends and I turned up in the special thanks section of your novel “Cast in Deception*”. We were really excited about the shout out but I’m wondering, why did we turn up there exactly? The answer is a tiny bit circuitous — which is to say, this won’t seem like an answer until closer to the end. * PART ONE My household is basically a geek household — a house full of people who drift from one end of the over-focused spectrum to the other (can walk into moving cars … Continue reading