Somewhat belatedly, evidence of me, Liesel Schwarz and Mark Hodder at the Del Rey UK launch at FantasyCon in Brighton. This was a lovely day. I met up with Liesel beforehand at London Victoria. Thanks to the vagaries of Southern Rail cancellations, we spent the journey down to Brighton sitting in the luggage rack (never say there’s no glamour in publishing), but all was worth it when we arrived and got to see proofs of our books for the first time. The OSIRIS cover artwork was still being tweaked, so Del Rey had produced a short run of this cool black and white cover. Needless to say I nabbed copies of Liesel’s and Mark’s books (A Conspiracy of Alchemists, and A Red Sun Also Rises respectively), both of which look fantastic – I can’t wait to read them.
This week, I was sent a new proof of the UK OSIRIS with the actual cover. Isn’t it pretty! It’s released in the UK on 7 February 2013, and you can pre-order from Amazon here.
Lastly, here’s a link to an interview with fellow Night Shade author Paul Tobin as part of his author-to-author series. This was a really fun one and he’s also interviewed Jeff Salyards, Adam Christopher, Chris Roberson and others as part of the series, which you’ll find on the blog.
OSIRIS review round-up:
“A fantastic blend of worldbuilding, excellent storytelling and complex characters.” – this review at SF Signal made my week!
LA Review of Books
A detailed, in-depth review by Strange Horizons editor-in-chief Niall Harrison:
Staffers Book Review
The Cleveland Plain Dealer describes OSIRIS as “a terrific debut”
And finally… Library Journal Reviews listed OSIRIS as their Sci Fi/Fantasy Debut of the Month for July – very cool indeed.
On Saturday I dropped in on the small press expo at Forbidden Planet, picked up a lovely signed copy of Jurassic London’s Pandemonium: Stories of the Smoke, and was thrilled to discover OSIRIS on the shelves! Obligatory photo:
OSIRIS in the wild… in Forbidden Planet!
Some good news this week and a few links – firstly, I’m very happy to announce that Audible have bought the rights to publish OSIRIS in audible format (US). Details of publication dates and further information to follow when available.
The Qwillery very kindly had me over for an interview posted on 9 June 2012, which you can read here:
Also at The Qwillery, you can vote for the OSIRIS cover with its gorgeous artwork by Sparth, in the 2012 Debut Author Cover Wars Challenge for June. 4 days left to vote!
Finally, I’ve missed posting a few Night Bazaar posts over the last couple of weeks, so a few back links:
Week 10’s discussion topic was “Anti-hero doesn’t mean bad guy!”:
Week 11’s discussion topic was “Writing on cultures that are not your own”:
And this week’s discussion topic is “Comics: tights vs existential angst”. I know very little about comics, but happily I remembered Michael Chabon’s wonderful The Amazing Adventures of Kavalier & Klay which provided some much needed inspiration for this post:
And as usual, there are lots of great posts from the other Night Bazaar writers on the same topics. Only one week left for me at the Night Bazaar – next week we’ll be discussing “Managing promotion vs writing vs your personal life” – on which I’m sure there will be plenty to discuss…