Okay, I admit it. I pretty much added cake to the title because I wanted you to read the post. But fear not! There will be cake of some sort at the launch event for THE SEVEN, which I will post about in due course.
This is nice and simple. Bookwise, The Malice is my only eligible work, and short storywise (or novellawise, if we're being precise) it's The Hammer and the Goat. Job done!
Oh, and the Tea and Jeopardy Podcast is still eligible for podcasty type awards (like the Best Fancast Hugo).
Books coming out in 2017
The Vagrant and The City (Novelette, ebook): 23rd Feb
This is set between books 2 and 3 of The Vagrant trilogy. It isn't required reading as such* but it forms a bridge between the two books and gives you an extra hit of the Vagrant, for those of you who want to know what he does next.
The Malice (UK Paperback): 9th March
A smaller, softer, perfectly formed version of The Malice.
The Malice (US paperback release): 7th March
The Seven (UK Hardback): 20th April
The third and final book of the trilogy! There will be some kind of launch in London hopefully involving cake, wine, doodles, hugs** and no loud music!
*But I'd really like it if you did read it.
2016 was weird. In terms of global and national news (which I'm not going to talk about here, I promise!) it was one of the worst I can remember and yet for me, personally and professionally, it was an excellent year.
Books that happened:
The Vagrant (US release)
The Vagrant (UK Paperback)
Landfall (Albion Online novel)
The Malice (UK Hardback)
A novellette that happened:
The Hammer and the Goat (ebook)
Other cool things:
This one! (Photo by Annie Czajkowski)
The Vagrant was shortlisted for a British Fantasy Award and it won the David Gemmell Morningstar Award for best newcomer! Which on its own was wonderful but also led to my favourite picture being taken.
I was also pretty chuffed about this:
(For The Vagrant)
And, those lovely folks at Harper Voyager picked up my new trilogy, The Deathless. The first book will appear sometime in 2018 and I will talk more about this in the future…
People continued to be generally lovely throughout the year, in person and online. And given the things we're not talking about here, I wanted to say how important that was to me. Looking forward to spending more time with you all in 2017!
Is out today! It's set parallel to events in The Vagrant and though you don’t have to, it’s best enjoyed if you’ve read the novel first. Expect more demons, half-breeds, some of humanity’s worst, some weirdness, some action, and of course, a very bad tempered goat.
You can get it from:
Look who's back!
THE HAMER AND THE GOAT
My first short story set in the world of THE VAGRANT, is now available for pre-order! It follows The Hammer that Walks and the goat on an adventure set parallel to events in THE VAGRANT, and is best read after you've finished that. The cover is by the ever awesome Jaime Jones.
I'll be going to Stockholm this month with the fabulous Francesca Haig. We'll be attending the Big Book Bananza on the 12th September and doing a panel and signing event at 6pm on the 13th September at the Science Fiction Bokhandeln (I'm told the store is amazing btw). I'm really looking forward to it.
The Czech versions of THE VAGRANT have arrived from Host and they're looking really cool! I especially like the swishy spot uv on the cover and the blue tint they've given it. If there are any Czech readers in the UK who would be interested in getting a copy, drop me a line.