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Thu, 13 May 2004

A word from the sponsors

I've been quiet this week because on Tuesday a large wedge of paper landed in my letterbox with a thump -- the copy edited manuscript of The Family Trade, which (I am informed) is due out in the last week of September. This is the first volume in the ongoing fantasy series I'm writing (in between SF novels), and it's now slouching towards the bookshelves -- or it will be, when I put the checked MS back in the mail tomorrow.

Which reminds me: I really must update my FAQ with some dates ...

The next red-letter day in the US is July 1st. That's when Ace are due to publish Iron Sunrise (although Amazon won't be shipping it until July 6th). Not entirely coincidentally, Singularity Sky, to which "Iron Sunrise" is the sequel, goes paperback at the very end of June. And the first UK release of "Singularity Sky" (in hardcover, from Orbit) is due July 1st, too. (If you want the UK hardcover of "Iron Sunrise", or the UK paperback of "Singularity Sky", you'll have to wait until February '05.)

The Family Trade is due out in hardcover from Tor in the last week of September: no definite word on the paperback release date yet, but it should be significantly less than a year. (Books 2 and 3, "The Hidden Family" and "The Clan Corporate", are already clogging up my editor's office.) There's no definite word on a UK edition as yet, either.

The book most people bug me about, "Accelerando", is due in hardcover around July '05, hopefully simultaneously in the UK and US. (The last two stories in the series it collects and expands on are due in Asimov's SF magazine later this year.) It will be followed the same time in 2006 by "Glasshouse" (which is set in the same universe).

(Speaking of "Accelerando", earlier this week someone asked me just why I wrote it. The resulting email probably makes a nice little essay on the subject, and when I've tidied it up a bit I'm going to post it here. But not right now ...)

If you've lost count, this brings me up to eight novels sold in the US, of which two are in print right now, another four have been handed in and accepted, one is about to be handed in, and another needs some final polishing. The translation and non-US rights picture is a bit blurry, but the four SF novels are sold in the UK, and I'll get round to posting an update on the various translations that are in the works as soon as I can confirm all the contracts are solid. For now, the only one I've been told the publication date of is the French translation of "The Atrocity Archives", which is due out in November this year.

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Early days of a Better Nation (Ken MacLeod) ]
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S1ngularity ]
Pagan Prattle ]
Gwyneth Jones ]
Calpundit ]
Lenin's Tomb ]
Progressive Gold ]
Kathryn Cramer ]
Halfway down the Danube ]
Fistful of Euros ]
Orcinus ]
Shrillblog ]
Steve Gilliard ]
Frankenstein Journal (Chris Lawson) ]
The Panda's Thumb ]
Martin Wisse ]
Kuro5hin ]
Advogato ]
Talking Points Memo ]
The Register ]
Cryptome ]
Juan Cole: Informed comment ]
Global Guerillas (John Robb) ]
Shadow of the Hegemon (Demosthenes) ]
Simon Bisson's Journal ]
Max Sawicky's weblog ]
Guy Kewney's mobile campaign ]
Hitherby Dragons ]
Counterspin Central ]
MetaFilter ]
NTKnow ]
Encyclopaedia Astronautica ]
Fafblog ]
BBC News (Scotland) ]
Pravda ]
Meerkat open wire service ]
Warren Ellis ]
Brad DeLong ]
Hullabaloo (Digby) ]
Jeff Vail ]
The Whiskey Bar (Billmon) ]
Groupthink Central (Yuval Rubinstein) ]
Unmedia (Aziz Poonawalla) ]
Rebecca's Pocket (Rebecca Blood) ]

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