Just a few – but they definitely bear sharing. Check ‘em out!
The Lost Ent-Wife reviews Clementine – I’m always happy to see this one get some attention – and to with regards to the certain-to-be-asked questions about its trade paperback status, please allow me to direct you to this FAQ.
Once Upon A Time takes on Boneshaker – Choice immodest quotes which I hope might prompt readers to take a stab at this book: “Boneshaker is a cleverly weaved nail-biting story full of intricacies and hidden history….It is a fantastically written piece of fiction. It’s atmospheric, chilling, and dark.”
First up – a truly wonderful review over at Tor.com, courtesy of the inimitable Ay-leen the Peacemaker: This is American Steampunk. I swear, there’s nothing more pleasant and flattering than watching a smart person think about your material, and respond to it at length. I can’t thank Ay-leen enough for taking the time and trouble!
Next, I have a handy-dandy link that could win you a fat stack of steampunk books for free: Steampunk sweepstakes! All you have to do is sign up for the Tor.com newsletter (an inoffensive document, I assure you – as I’m a subscriber myself) … and you’ll be entered for a chance to win 16 steampunk tomes, including Boneshaker, Dreadnought, and Ganymede. Go check it out!
And now for an assortment of shorter bits, for your scrolling, clicking, or curiosity-satisfying pleasure:
Steampunk ebook sale – In honor of Tor.com’s “Steampunk Week,” you can get Boneshaker for $2.99 on the device of your choosing. (U.S. only, I’m afraid.)
Ganymede review at Bitten By Books – Choice quote: “Priest once again delivers a rousing adventure that demonstrates both her love of history and her definitive knack for playing with and bending it to fit the purpose of her captivating universe.”
Ganymede review at LitStack – Choice quote: “… amazing at detail, brilliant at transforming an imagined, impossible history in such a way that flying airships and a decades-long Yankee Invasion seems not only plausible but simply neglected in our history books.”
Thanks so much, everyone! And please keep those reviews coming.
It’s finally here! Ganymede officially hits stores – and e-readers, and online retailers – today! And I do very much hope you’ll take a chance on this, my fourth Clockwork Century novel,* set in my alternate history universe with a drawn-out American Civil War complicated by a peculiar form of zombie uprising!
Here – allow me to provide you with links, for your clicking pleasure:
Man, I dipped into the exclamation marks again. Well, can you blame me? I’m so terribly excited about this one! Now I just have to run around all over the internet, updating my websites and widgets and information, oh my …
Thanks for reading, everyone, and if you take a chance on this weird little book, I do hope you enjoy it!
* Counting Clementine, a smaller project that was released through Subterranean Press. If you’re wondering why it’s so hard to come by as of late, click here.
So here’s a splendid thing – a video compiled by Seattle librarians, regarding their “Steampunk Summer” program. Boneshaker was one of the featured titles, and this video uses it as an example of how the program worked. Reader, I squeed. (My favorite bit lands around 1:45, when the kids start acting out scenes from the book.)
Thank you SO MUCH to the SPL system and all its attendant Librarians of Excessive Fantasticness – and thanks also to all the young readers who participated!
Waiting for that first trade review is always a nerve-wracking experience – so you can imagine my relief to learn that the fine folks at Publishers Weekly have given Ganymede a starred review!
[Starred Review] The smashing third volume in Priest’s Clockwork Century steampunk alternate-history Civil War series (after 2010’s Dreadnought) stars Josephine Early, New Orleans brothel owner and Union spy, who must deliver Ganymede, a prototype submarine, to the North. There are only a few problems: no one has ever successfully piloted the craft, and the Texian and Confederate armies are actively searching for it. Josephine’s former lover, Andan Cly, agrees to help while completing his primary mission of retrieving supplies for blighted Seattle, where noxious gas forces residents to live underground and zombies remain a constant peril. Priest is at the top of her game, equally deft with pirate battles and mature romance: Cly is tentatively connecting with earlier protagonist Briar Wilkes, sheriff of Seattle, making him elegantly cautious around Josephine as they both try to focus on their mission. Clockwork Century fans will dub this installment the best yet. (Oct.) ~Publishers Weekly
So far this means that all three full-length releases set in the Clockwork Century have received starred reviews from this magazine. I am absolutely thrilled, and delighted, and flattered beyond belief that they’ve been so well received thus far – and I hope that you, fine readers, will likewise enjoy this new offering when it debuts at the end of September.