15 December, 2010

It's News To Me #37

I'll try really hard to keep some posts going through the holidays, but I'm making no promises. Once finals are over I'm headed home to California immediately and nice weather will ensue. :)

Cover Art

Lots of good stuff came out the other day:

This one just looks awesome, I'm glad it's gotten a bit of a face lift from the last. And a blurb:
Summer is the season of war in the Free Cities. Marcus wants to get out before the fighting starts. His hero days are behind him and simple caravan duty is better than getting pressed into service by the local gentry. Even a small war can get you killed. But a captain needs men to lead — and his have been summarily arrested and recruited for their swords.

Cithrin has a job to do — move the wealth of a nation across a war zone. An orphan raised by the bank, she is their last hope of keeping the bank’s wealth out of the hands of the invaders. But she’s just a girl and knows little of caravans, war, and danger. She knows money and she knows secrets, but will that be enough to save her in the coming months?

Geder, the only son of a noble house is more interested in philosophy than swordplay. He is a poor excuse for a soldier and little more than a pawn in these games of war. But not even he knows what he will become of the fires of battle. Hero or villain? Small men have achieved greater things and Geder is no small man.

Falling pebbles can start a landslide. What should have been a small summer spat between gentlemen is spiraling out of control. Dark forces are at work, fanning the flames that will sweep the entire region onto The Dragon’s Path — the path of war.

Then here's the next volume following the great debut, Shadow's Son. This artwork is done by Michael Komarck again for the US edition, and below you'll find Chris McGrath's work on the UK edition:

I'm torn as to which I like better. I think I had this same problem with Shadow's Son.


Lots of bloggers are getting gigs with Tor lately and I have to say I'm a bit jealous. :D

Fantasy - Aidan Moher (A Dribble of Ink)

Steampunk - Ay-Leen the Peacemaker (Beyond Victoriana)

Science Fiction - Mark Chitty (Walker of Worlds)

From Orbit, N.K. Jemisin's news two book series has been acquired and tentatively titled Reaper and Conqueror.
In the city-state of Gujaareh, peace is the only law. Along its ancient stone streets, where time is marked by the river’s floods, there is no crime or violence. Within the city’s colored shadows, priests of the dream-goddess harvest the wild power of the sleeping mind as magic, using it to heal, soothe… and kill.


A new interview with Alistair Reynolds is at First Tuesday Book Club.

Un:Bound Video Edition is up and running and I have to say I'm impressed:

And in movies, here's the newest Pirates of the Caribbean - On Stranger Tides (the title coming from Tim Powers' novel, which should be arriving at my doorstep any day now). Loved every one, so I don't think this will disappoint:

And that's the news...at least to me.