If anyone is interested in undertaking university research or study of my books, or SF/fantasy in general, the library at Sydney University has all the drafts of every one of my 29 books, plus my shorter stories and articles, plus all my other writing papers and correspondence from the past 25 years.
It also has one of the best institutional collections of SF and fantasy material in the world. For more information, see here (scroll down to Science Fiction and Fantasy Collections).
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I’m going to be signing books at Supanova Sydney, June 22-23, Sydney Showground, Olympic Park. Hope to see you there with your wheelbarrows full of books.
I’ll be there all day Saturday, at the Dymocks Stand, and until mid-afternoon Sunday.
Other fantasy writers there include Raymond E Feist and Juliet Marillier.
The details are here.
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Fellow epic fantasy author Helen Lowe has posted an interview with me on the SF Signal website (SF Signal won the 2012 Hugo award for the best fanzine, so it’s a good place to go for all things related to SF and fantasy). I talk about world-building, The Tainted Realm trilogy and various other matters.
There’s a post on how I wrote Rebellion on the blog of my publisher, Orbit Books.
And another post by my editor in the UK, Jenni Hill, on our five favourite rebels in fiction. A fascinating read.
An excerpt from Rebellion, here.
Now, I’m about to get onto the edits of Justice. Will post the cover here as soon as I see it.
Here, on my friend Kate Forsyth’s blog, I answer her five questions. Kate is a terrific author of fantasy and many other kinds of fiction, and there’s oodles of insights about books and writing on her blog.
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Rebellion, Book 2 of The Tainted Realm trilogy, was published in the US and UK this month. To celebrate, wherever you live, there are discounts and promotional offers for the ebook of Book 1, Vengeance.
In the US, you can get the ebook for $2.99 here, or at your usual ebook supplier.
In the UK, you can get it for £2.99 at all the places that sell ebooks.
In Australia and NZ, the Vengeance ebook is available on the Apple iBookstore for $4.99 until March 26, here.
But hurry, the offers close soon.
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Yesterday, March 14, 2013 was a big day.
As many people here will know, my most frequently asked question is, When are you going to write the sequel to The View from the Mirror – the series which finally tells what happened to Karan and Llian, and their children? I first promised to write this (one day) around the year 2000. And yesterday I started work.
There’s a lot of work to do. I haven’t read the series since I finished working on The Way Between the Worlds in early 1999, 14 years ago. I’m very excited about reading it again and seeing how it stacks up.
I’ve also written 25 books since it was finished, and my writing style has changed a lot. Should I try to write in the style of the Mirror series, or not? And where to begin in the story? And when? Is the story of Karan and Llian and the children the main plot, or one of several plot elements? So many decisions to make, and so much research to do.
I won’t get a huge amount done in the next few months as I’ll be finishing the editing of Justice, Book 3 of The Tainted Realm. But once that’s out of my hands, in June, I’ll go full bore on the detailed planning of the new series. I should have the plan in good shape by late August. Then the writing begins.
And so many people loved the series, it’s an awesome responsibility trying to write a sequel.
But anyway, I’ve begun.
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The long wait is over. Rebellion, Book 2 of The Tainted Realm, is now available in the US/Canada and also in the UK, in both trade paperback and in ebook. It’s also available in Australia and New Zealand, of course, as trade paperback and ebook.
Like to try before you buy? You can read the first few chapters here.
Prefer to read some reviews first? See here.
If you haven’t read Book 1, Vengeance, yet, it’s also available in US, UK and Australian editions and ebook editions. You can read the first chapters here, and there are promotional specials around at the moment.
In Australia and New Zealand, you can buy the ebook of Vengeance on the Apple iTunes bookstore for $4.99. The offer closes March 26.
In the US, you can get the ebook of Vengeance this month for $2.99 here.
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My US publisher, Orbit Books, is currently running a huge Vengeance giveaway on Goodreads.com. 100 copies of the trade paperback are being given away to coincide with the release of Book 2 of The Tainted Realm, Rebellion in the US. The closing date is March 10 and, with so many copies available, your chances of winning are excellent.
Enter from here.
If you’re not from the US, stay in touch. There are other promotions coming up in the UK and Australia shortly.
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