Kevin J. Anderson's blog
Another Tuesday, another appetizer of a new book, this time the opening chapter of a recent release from WordFire Press, THE CROWN AND THE DRAGON by John D. Payne, the novel based on the soon-to-be-released fantasy film from Arrowstorm Entertainment.
After Frank Herbert published his brilliant first novel THE DRAGON IN THE SEA in 1956, he spent years writing manuscript after manuscript, but was unable to find a publisher. Until finally in 1963 he wrote a ground-breaking work about a desert planet, which changed the face of science fiction forever.
Stephen Youll is a fabulous artist and has done many of my book covers, almost all of our DUNE covers, all of my Star Wars TALES covers, the original Saga of Seven Suns covers, BLINDFOLD, and the three HELLHOLE covers. It’s no wonder, then, that I really wanted him on board for the covers of my new “Saga of Shadows” trilogy, a next-generation epic set in the Seven Suns universe.
For many months I’ve been gasping for breath and telling you about my “deadline death march,” of working on (and delivering) one book after another. Well, the payoff of that is plenty of reading material for my fans coming out in rapid succession. Here’s what I’ve got coming up for the next year (note that some of the covers are not final yet):
“Naughty and Nice”—Kevin J. Anderson. A new standalone Dan Shamble, Zombie PI holiday story, which we’ll release for 99¢ in all eBook formats.
Readers of this blog will know that I spend a lot of time out hiking in the mountains, being inspired by nature as I dictate new chapters set on fantastic worlds. You’ve seen a lot of my spectacular photos posted here.
Continuing the (one week old) tradition—here is a teaser from another newly reissued novel, BLINDFOLD, my first big SF epic, a standalone science fiction novel just published in trade paperback and all eBook formats by WordFire Press.
Last week I went off on a writing retreat to Breckenridge. Colorado, where I holed up in a ski condo to do a lot of editing work on HELLHOLE INFERNO, written with Brian Herbert, and to write a new Dan Shamble Zombie PI holiday novelette, “Naughty and Nice.” I love going to places like this off-season because it’s like a ghost town, too late for summer vacationers and too early for ski season—it’s quite, it’s inexpensive, and I get a lot of uninterrupted work done (despite a few too many reminders of The Shining or Misery).
I have a story appearing in a just-released anthology, METASTASIS, to benefit cancer research, from Wolfsinger Publications.
“Walk with us.” —Jay Lake
Next April, ECW (the publishers of Clockwork Angels: the Novel) will release a fine new edition of my first novel RESURRECTION, INC.