With today’s post on tragedy as comfort fiction over at Charlie Stross’s place, so ends my three-week blog tour for the paperback release of GOD’S WAR in the UK (hint: buy one. Buy another for a friend).
There was a lot of incredible news this week that I’ve been sitting on for a bit. The biggest being the 2-book deal with Angry Robot books for a new epic fantasy series, starting with THE MIRROR EMPIRE, due out this September. This means that… yes, my friends, we’ll be doing this all over again in September. The good news is, my inspiration for these new books wasn’t the same as the last, so it won’t be all South African bugs, chronic illness, and Alaskan outhouses (I feel like somebody could do a really awesome parody of one of my blog posts now). I’ll have a whole new batch of awesome featuring orreries, flesh-eating plants, blood magic, and tortured orphans.
If you’re a blogger interested in hosting a piece from me this September, please don’t hesitate to reach out to me. I’ll be putting together this calendar in the coming weeks, because as much work as it was, it did what it was supposed to do, which was have people go, “Who the fuck is this Kameron person?” Which really, is about all you can ask for.
Thanks again to everyone for hosting posts. It was greatly appreciated and I owe you all a beer, or a soda, or some tea. Now I have a 160k book to write.
So… I’ll see you in September!
WEEK THREE.. WRAP UP!
- NEW!!! 2-book deal with Angry Robot Books. First book, THE MIRROR EMPIRE, comes out Sept 2014(!)
- NOMINATED: God’s War was nominated for the BSFA Award for Best Novel, alongside my fav book, ANCILLARY JUSTICE
- “The Babbling Tower: Language, Immigration & Complexity in Fantasy,” hosted by Fantasy Book Critic
- “Embracing Bugpunk: A Little Science, a Lot of Magic; Stir Until Frothy,” hosted by Charlie Stross
- Reddit AMA – Ask away! Worldbuilding, religion, buckets, naughty bits, and the state of publishing.
- “Tragedy as Comfort Fiction: On Death, Drama, Disaster & Saving the World,” hosted by Charlie Stross (interesting aside to this post, which Charlie shared via Twitter, is this research into the onset of PTSD in patients who spent time in the ICU)
- “Worldbuilding: It’s more than a pretty map,” hosted by Fantasy Faction
WEEK TWO (ICYMI)
- “A Complexity of Desires: Sexuality in Science Fiction,” hosted by The Booksmugglers (1-20)
- “On Persistence, and the Long Con of Being a Successful Writer,” hosted by Chuck Wendig (1-21)
- “Creating Better Fantasy Economies (Who Does All the Work?),” hosted by Suzanne McLeod (1-22)
- “And the World Turned Gray: Gritty vs. Classic Heroes,” hosted by Civilian Reader (1-23)
- “In Defense of Unlikable Women,” hosted by Kate Elliott (1-24)
- “When to Persist…and When to Quit,” hosted here (1-24)
WEEK ONE (ICYMI)
- Goodreads Giveaway:
- My upcoming ConFusion schedule (this weekend!)
- FREE Nyx Novelette, “The Body Project” hosted by Del Rey UK (or, purchase on Kindle: US : UK)
- “Building Enigmatic Gods in Fictional Worlds” hosted by Juliet McKenna
- “Women and Gentleman: Unmasking the Sobering Realities of Hyper-Masculine Characters” hosted by Kari Sperring (mirrored here)
- “Inside the Ring: Writing Believable Combat in Fiction” hosted by Anne Lyle
- “Writing Rule-Bound Magic Systems that Break all the Rules” hosted by Over the Effing Rainbow
- My mom and I square off about Popular Fiction (her) vs. Spec Fiction (me) over at Pornokitsch’s place.
- “5 Guests Posts I’d Never Write” hosted by The Speculative Scotsman
- “History is Another Country: South African Influences on a Fictional World at War,” hosted by Violin in a Void