Fiddlehead – Coming Soon!

November 5, 2013 - 11:21 pm Comments Off

Landing on November 12, 2014 … the final full-length book in the Clockwork Century: Fiddlehead!*

You can get a whole host of details on this project over at its entry at the Macmillan website – including, but not limited to, sample content, reviews, and the various formats in which it shall appear (with instructions re: how you can order/preorder them).

So what’s this one about, you ask? Well. Please allow me to direct you to its Publishers Weekly review – reproduced in its entirety as follows:

“Priest’s final Clockwork Century novel (after The Inexplicables) wraps things up nicely, once again turning a mash-up of too-worn genre tropes (steampunk, alternate Civil War, zombies) into a work of entertainment laced with social criticism. In 1879, as the Civil War continues to rage, scientist and ex-slave Gideon Bardsley’s invention, a massive computer called the Fiddlehead, has predicted that the zombie outbreak from the Northwest will overwhelm both sides if they don’t end the war. Working with ex-president Lincoln (long disabled from an assassination attempt), he enlists the Pinkertons, including their agent Belle Boyd, in an attempt to find allies in the South. Meanwhile, amoral businesswoman Katharine Haymes attempts to prolong the war for her own reasons. Priest again throws in a huge cast of characters, and the historical figures (Boyd, Lincoln, Grant) are as interesting as the fictional ones. New readers would benefit from starting at the beginning of the series, but returning fans will be satisfied by the elegant conclusion and will regret that a great series has ended.”

BUT HERE. Let me make this EVEN EASIER. Here’s a handy-dandy list of the usual suspects:

And DON’T FORGET – your local independent bookseller will either carry this book or be able to order it for you, NO PROBLEMO. (I always recommend you try and support your indies when you can.)

Thanks for reading, everyone – and stay tuned. Over the next couple of weeks I’ll bring this site up to speed and get it all shiny, to reflect Fiddlehead and its highlights. So please, if you would be so kind, go check this one out. I had a hell of a time writing it, and I’m very proud of the way things come together.

I hope you enjoy the ride.


* Next year, there will be another one-off from Subterranean Press called Jacaranda … which will be set in this universe, but will happen some years after the original books, and will not participate in the main arc.

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