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Robert Redick Lives!

Many of you may have noticed that Robert has been quiet since the end of September, when he posted the UK and US covert art for the third Chathrand Voyage novel, The River of Shadows; well, he’s back, and as entertaining as ever!

On Tuesday passed he posted an update about the intense process that is writing, a company called CHEMIPLASTICA (if you don’t laugh at the end, well, you’ve got a difficult sense of humour to satisfy!), and updates on The River of Shadows and Book IV, The Night of the Swarm. 🙂

Also, Robert’s latest post is not only an interesting read for fans but also a snapshot of just what happens in a writer’s brain when having to make a very difficult but important decision: he gives us all the titles he considered for Book III.


(Amazon US, UK)


(Amazon US, UK)


(Amazon US, UK)

And yes, I am planning to read and review Robert’s work – I’ve got copies of both Book 1 and Book II and just have to damn well get to them – there’s something about an epic fantasy adventure on the sea that really sounds awesome, and I’ll be getting to them soon, hopefully. 🙂

As always,

Be EPIC!

 
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Posted by on October 28, 2010 in Announcements

 

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Angry Robot and Robert VS Redick at Forbidden Planet!

Hey guys and girls of the UK, some great news for you that you’ve no-doubt already heard. 🙂 But you know me, spread the news far and wide I say!

The official UK launch of Angry Robot, the awesome new SF, F and WTF? imprint that’s been steadily building a robot army and bringing us some wonderful new fiction to get lost in, will be on my birthday – the 10th of October! 🙂 So, while I’m here in South Africa wishing I was at the launch to meet the authors and the people behind Angry Robot, many of you will be enjoying great company and even better books at Forbidden Planet! 🙂 I would say I’m jealous, but hey, you wouldn’t really care, right? 😉

And just because I’m not going to be there doesn’t mean I shouldn’t spread the word – after all, the more people read the awesome books that Angry Robot is bringing us, the faster they’ll take over the world!! Mwahahahahaha -ha -huhg -urgh! *clears his throat*

Check out the info below!

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Invite everyone you think will enjoy the company of great authors (Dan Abnett, Andy Remic and Colin Harvey) to celebrate the UK launch of Angry Robot! The more the merrier! 🙂

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And there’s more!

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The excellent Robert VS Redick, author of The Red Wolf Conspiracy and The Rats and the Ruling Sea, as well as friend of the ward-master, Peter V Brett, will be at Forbidden Planet too – and here’s the cherry on the icing for sure: Want to get your hands on The Rats and the Ruling Sea before the official publishing date? Well then you better be at Forbidden Planet on the 16th of October!

The event will begin at 6 and go on through to 7 (that’s the evening, yes folks, not even I would wake up that early in the freezing UK!), but you better get there early to avoid having to fight your way through other rabid fans. 🙂 Don’t want to wait until the 29th of October to get your copy of the second book in The Chathrand Voyage (that is the new official publishing date)? Then make a point of getting to Forbidden Planet on the 16th of October! 🙂

Also, if you just can’t make it to the signing (I’ve got an excuse, I’m on a different continent), you can still order your copies of The Rats and the Ruling Sea and should get them well before the 29th. 🙂

And finally, here’s a little something that I saw that’s truly wrong – if you’re on Facebook, a fan of Robert and his work, then join the fan-page! 🙂

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Posted by on September 29, 2009 in Angry Robot, Announcements

 

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John Jarrold’s Corner: Cover Art and Twelve News!

Hey Guys and Girls, here’s some news from your favourite agent and mine – John Jarrold! He’s got the beautiful cover of Robert VS Redick’s second novel for us, and some news about Jasper Kent’s Twelve! 🙂

The Rats and the Ruling Sea, Book 2 of the The Chathrand Voyage, will be available in the UK and in the Commonwealth in August! I’ve yet to read Book 1, The Red Wolf Conspiracy, but after reading the first chapter it’ll definitely jump to the top of my TBR list! 🙂

The Rats and the Ruling Sea

The Rats and the Ruling Sea

And in news about Jasper Kent’s excellent historical horror, Twelve:

Jasper Kent’s TWELVE, published in trade paperback by Bantam UK in January, is now number 11 on Borders UK’s overall paperback fiction bestseller list – many congratulations, Jasper!

This is even more impressive because it is competing directly with every recently-published – and much cheaper – mass-market paperback title, sale for sale.

This is wonderful news for Jasper and John! 🙂

 
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Posted by on February 7, 2009 in John Jarrold's Corner

 

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Updates and a discovery

Hey Guys and Girls, here’s my discovery: Steph Swainston. Okay, I know that many of you will have heard of her and will have read her novels, but I received a copy of The Modern World in the post last week and have been reading it ever since! I’ve never been clouted over the head with such a tense opening chapter, and even though this is the third book in her series, I’m not finding it difficult to get into. So, if you see the unassuming paperback of The Modern World on a shelf, buy it, because it’s been waiting for you to discover it, too. 🙂

Okay, onto other updates:

The Fan-Made Malazan Audio Book; as I said in a previous post, I’ve gotten permission from Transworld to record and publish a ten-minute excerpt of Steven Erikson’s Gardens of the Moon. I’ve finished the recording, and my friend, Remy, had also finished his recording. I’m going to be waiting until early next year to post it, though, because I’ve gone over the ten-minute limit by a minute and a half, and since normal people (;-)) get to have a break over the holidays, I’ll need to wait until Jan to find out if I can go ahead and post the longer excerpt or if I have to cut it down – or record a different section. Remy and I are in contact and sharing thoughts about it, so we’ll have a back-up ready if Transworld says that he have to stick to the ten-minute excerpt. But as soon as I get any news, I’ll let you all know. 🙂

What else I’m reading; other than The Modern World, I’m also reading The Crown Conspiracy by Michael Sullivan, and Graywalker by Bruce Skye (who are also both on Wonderlands). And I’m making my way through C.C.
Humphreys’ Vlad: The Last Confession, which will be available in Feb ’09. After reading Twelve, I was in the mood for more vampires! 🙂 And last but not least, I’m reading the short story ‘Challenging Lessons’ by Tracy Falbe. I’ll have those reviews for you soon. 🙂

I’ve also read something else that I can’t talk about yet – sworn to secrecy and all that, but I might just drop a few hints in future posts. 🙂 Suffice it to say that what I’ve read will definitely be one of the top Fantasy titles of 2009! 🙂

Also, head on over to Robert V.S. Redick’s site and download the first chapter of The Red Wolf Conspiracy – trust me, after reading that except, you’ll want the whole book! 🙂

I’ve also received more books from Jonathan Ball Publishers (a local South African publisher), and I’ll be posting the photos of the books they sent to me later today (my ‘this evening’).

Okay, that’s about it! 🙂

Be Fantastic!

**UPDATE:

Forgot to mention that I’ve hit 12500 words on the first draft of my Epic Fantasy novel – will be blasting past 13000 words tonight! 🙂

 
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Posted by on December 15, 2008 in Announcements

 

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