Archive for June, 2010

Happy updates ahoy!

June 15, 2010 - 5:25 pm No Comments

Via my marvelous agent – it’s finally announceable: We’ve reached an agreement with Tor for two more Clockwork Century books to follow up Boneshaker and this fall’s Dreadnought!

Tentatively they shall be Ganymede (2011) and Inexplicable (2012), and I shall be over here doing the happy book sale bootydance! (Not such a dignified display, really, but a very enthusiastic one all the same.)

(I’ll be back to post a few details regarding these upcoming titles … but not until this evening or tomorrow. I have a busy day lined up.)

But wait, there’s more!

Subterranean Press – producers of the Clementine – will be re-releasing that same book next year in trade paperback form! This is great news because the gorgeous upcoming hardback (available within the next few weeks) is being offered in a fairly small run. In fact, the limited edition has already sold out – so if you want to guarantee yourself a hardback copy, there’s no time like the present to preorder it.

But if it does sell out in preorders, or if you can’t afford the hardback and you’re the patient sort … well, come spring it’ll be available once again. (And yes, I already asked. They’re totally keeping this cover art for the paperback run!)

[:: shakes it ::]
[:: shakes it ::]
[:: shakes it some more ::]


June 10, 2010 - 2:23 am No Comments

I have news with regards to two Clockwork Century projects, so here goes: First of all, Boneshaker has gone into an eighth printing! Not only is this a personal record (by a long-shot, really), but this is also a print run wherein a batch of books will go toward a Scholastic edition – meaning it will be making the rounds with Scholastic’s teen book club. So three cheers for that, eh?

Second, with regards to the upcoming Clementine – there has been a slight delay due to a production change, but it ought to be out by the end of June. If I hear otherwise, I’ll absolutely let you know.

And in not altogether unrelated news, Clementine has a new cover. As the publisher makes clear at the link above, the shift was not due in any way to any problem with the artist – but in the end, Subterranean opted to run with Jon Foster, who did the cover art for the Clockwork Century books released through Tor. The result is nothing short of fabulous, as you can see:


I’m so excited! It’s simply amazing.

Speaking of covers, to the best of my knowledge there is no final cover for Dreadnought yet, but it ought to arrive any day. If you’ve seen the Advance Reader Copies going around, you know that there is artwork thereupon – but I am lead to understand that this may not reflect the book’s actual appearance when it debuts. Last I heard, they were still going back and forth on this matter.

Rest assured, when such a definitive cover arrives, I will absolutely come share it here.

Audio news

June 3, 2010 - 2:38 am No Comments is hosting a free “slice” of the Boneshaker audio book, plus a wee smidge of behind-the-scenes commentary on Dreadnoughtright here. Click to hear Wil Wheaton read one of Zeke’s sections – and no, it’s not the one that was already previewed for free over on the Macmillan audio site.

Happy listening!