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John Jarrold’s Corner: Author-News

Hey everyone! πŸ™‚ Yes, I’ve taken some time from the Writing Course (which is going along splendidly, by the way – note the 5000+ words I’ve written) to share some news-bits I’ve received from John Jarrold. πŸ™‚

First up, Jasper Kent has redone his website, sprucing things up a bit as well as giving us a neat, spine-tingling intro; Thirteen Years Later, the sequel to the excellent Twelve (reviewed here) will be out shortly, so head on over and check out the revamped site. πŸ™‚ Twelve will be released on the 18th of March, and you can count on a review as soon as I’ve received a copy and read it! πŸ™‚

In other news, the colossus of Urban Fantasy, China Mieville, has read (and enjoyed) the second novel in Mark Charan Newton’s The Legends of the Red Sun series, City of Ruin; Awesome stuff, right? πŸ™‚ Check out the post on Mark’s blog to see what China said. πŸ™‚

And from Chris Beckett: his tale, Johnny’s New Job, will be published in Interzone‘s March 2010 issue (no. 227), but this is a short story with a difference – it was inspired by the events of a case of child abuse (horrific, I might add – and not for the faint of heart). Check out Chris’ website here; even though it was birthed by such a tragic case, the Johnny’s New Job is certain to be an excellent tale!

And finally, here’s the cover of Jaine Fenn‘s Guardian’s of Paradise, which will be available from Gollancz in September:

On a completely unrelated-to-John-Jarrold’s-clients note, the cover for Brandon Sanderson’s The Way of Kings has been released, posted over at Tor.com by Irene Gallo; recognize the style of the artwork? If you don’t, think of Stephen King’s The Dark Tower series. πŸ™‚ Make of point of heading over to read the post – Michael Whelan (oops, let the cat out of the bag there, didn’t I? :-)) takes us through the process of creating the cover, too!

That’s what I’ve got for you for the time being. πŸ™‚ Until next time,

Be EPIC!

 

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New Novels in-Coming!

This news was originally posted over at Realms & Galaxies: Celebrating SFF on the 25th of November 2009.

News from TOR (thanks to Chloe Healy) and John Jarrold!

Some great news for all you Hard-SF / Space Opera lovers out there (like me): Gary Gibson (who’s Nova War should be on shelves everywhere, so get on Exclusive Books’ case if it isn’t) has signed with TOR for three more novels! πŸ™‚

“Gibson has already begun work on the first book in the new contract, the working title of which is Final Days. The second will be a sequel and the third a standalone novel set in the same world as The Shoal Sequence, the second book of which, Nova War, has just been published to rave reviews.”

Julie Crisp (Mark C Newton’s editor, too) says of Gibson and the incoming novels: “Gary is easily considered one of the up-and-coming stars of, not only the Tor UK list, but space opera in general and is constantly aligned with Alastair Reynolds, Peter F Hamilton and Neal Asher as a leading name in British hard SF. So I’m thrilled to continue working with him on his very exciting books.”

What does gary have to say about the news? Taken from his blog, “I just got an offer for Tor for three new books, starting with Final Days, which I’ve blogged about in the past. The other two books are a sequel to Final Days, called The Thousand Emperors, and Core (very much a working title), a standalone story set in the same world as Stealing Light and its sequels. Off to a restaurant to celebrate.”

Awesome news! I’ll have to get my ass in gear and get some Gibson’s under the belt! πŸ™‚ As I’ve said, Nova War is already available in SA, and I’ll keep you updated on the paperback-release date, as well as release dates for Final Days, The Thousand Emperors, and Core. πŸ™‚

Now for news from John Jarrold:

Eric Brown’s new deal with Solaris!

PRESS RELEASE – NEW SOLARIS DEAL FOR ERIC BROWN

Jonathan Oliver, commissioning editor of Solaris Books since the imprint’s acquisition from Games Workshop by Rebellion earlier this month, has commissioned a new SF novel from Eric Brown, GUARDIANS OF THE PHOENIX. The agent was John Jarrold, and the deal was for UK/US rights. The book is due for publication late in 2010.

β€œEric has been a mainstay of Solaris since their very successful publication of his novel HELIX,” said John Jarrold. β€œThis proposal looks fascinating, and I can’t wait to read the finished novel!”

Great news, especially considering the fact that, for a while, everything was so up in the air with Solaris. πŸ™‚

And great news for Jaine Fenn fans!

PRESS RELEASE – TWO-BOOK DEAL FOR SF NOVELIST

Jo Fletcher, Associate Publisher of Gollancz, has acquired two new novels by British SF author Jaine Fenn. The agent was John Jarrold, and the deal was for World rights.

These novels, titled BRINGER OF LIGHT and QUEEN OF NOWHERE, are due for delivery in 2010 and 2011 respectively and will be published under the name J N Fenn, as will all the author’s future novels.

Fenn’s first novel, PRINCIPLES OF ANGELS, was published to critical success by Gollancz in 2008, with CONSORTS OF HEAVEN following this year and GUARDIANS OF PARADISE forthcoming in 2010.

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Awesome stuff all round! Long Live SF! πŸ™‚

Be EPIC!

 
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