10 November, 2010

It's News To Me #32

The local library had one of their annual sales this week and I realized I pretty much live for these. :)

Picked up some great stuff, but I'm most proud of a Moorcock omnibus I found that has the first three books of the Eternal Champion, Elric, including Elric of Melniboné, The Sailor on the Seas of Fate, and The Weird of the White Wolf. It's usually pretty expensive, but only a buck at the library sale. May not be able to resist reading this ASAP.

Cover Art

This is a really cool cover for Book 2 in The Aeon's Gate, Black Halo [US] [UK]. It's vibrant, it's action-packed, and maybe I'm getting used to realistic personages on covers. It appears they're not going anywhere.

Wise Man's Fear [US] [UK] is done right? That's the word on the street at least. Gollancz has a picture of the manuscript and has let the excitement ensue. The March 1st, 2011 release date is holding strong although there are still copy edits, etc., etc. to do, this is happy news indeed.

Not only are pirates causing Global Warming, but they they're abusing the publishing market.The Speculative Scotsman, The Wertzone, as well as author, Celine Kiernan speak on the subject. (I think I got out enough stupid pirate spam for one day)

Pat has a list for authors to follow who don't want their work to be derivative junk. There are actually 75 questions, but here's a little taste:
- Is your main character a young farmhand with mysterious parentage?

- Is your main character the heir to the throne but doesn't know it?
Seventh Star Press has some more good news with their soon-to-be-released novel, Thrall (as seen above). Here's a tidbit (full press release here):
Seventh Star Press is proud to announce the release of THRALL, the new
heroic fantasy novel from author Steven L. Shrewsbury.

Now available for pre-order in limited edition hardcover and trade
paperback, THRALL is the first published adventure of a brand new hero in
fantasy literature, Gorias La Gaul.

Set in an ancient world, Thrall is gritty, dark-edged heroic fantasy in
the vein of Robert E. Howard and David Gemmell. It tells the story of
Gorias La Gaul, an aging warrior who has lived for centuries battling the
monstrosities of legend and lore. It is an age when the Nephilum walk the
earth, and dragons still soar through the air … living or undead. On a
journey to find one of his own blood, Gorias' path crosses with familiar
enemies ... some of whom not even death can hold bound.

Updates and additional information can be obtained at the official site
for Seventh Star Press, at www.seventhstarpress.com , or at the author's
site at www.stevenshrewsbury.com

Lastly, there's The Great Steampunk Kerfluffle of ought '10 that The Mad Hatter nicely summarizes.

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


Jamie Gibbs said...

I like the fantasy checklist. It's pretty funny, but also a little sad because it's true :P

Bryce L. said...

Haha, yeah it is.