Monday, August 06, 2007

Sunborn Pub Date—Finally!

I'm happy to report that Sunborn (Chaos Chronicles #4) finally is firmly in the Tor schedule. I'm less happy to report that it's been pushed to Fall 2008! (As I recall, I went all-out to get it finished so it could make the 2007 schedule. However, revisions and delays and various back-and-forthing has resulted in its being pulled and reslotted several times. So, Fall 2008. To those of you who have been waiting so patiently and understandingly, thank you and please stick with me just a little longer. (Now, don't mind me while I go off in the corner here and quietly scream: "Aaaaaiiiiiiieeeeee!")

The good news is, there's now more lead time to solicit quotes from influential voices—not so much, as you might think, to adorn the cover, but more to generate enthusiasm within the sales and marketing halls of the publisher. Yes, expectation is everything, and if those responsible for selling it are excited about it, chances for a successful promotion go way up. (Now, that's all assuming it gets good quotes. Let's not put the rocket before the nosecone.)

Anyway, there you have it: Tor Books, Fall 2008.

"Writing is easy. All you have to do is cross out the wrong words." —Mark Twain

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At 1:11 PM, Blogger Charlza said...

woooo! hot diggity dog! congrats!

Incidentally, this just gives me more time to say I'll reread the other books :)

At 1:14 PM, Blogger VictoriaB said...


I'll be ready with the beer, when you finish screaming.

Peace, V.

At 12:49 AM, Blogger Phil Friel said...

Aaaaaaarrgghh!!! More than a year to wait for Sunborn!

More than enough time for Dubya to get youse guys into a coupla more wars, me to go completely grey, and Earth to be knocked out of orbit by a stray planetoid.

Guess I'll have to make do with a few Alastair Reynolds and Stephen Baxter books in the meantime...


At 10:17 PM, Blogger hbar98 said...

Huzzah! Just one more year!

This'll give me time to find and read the two "prequel" books.

I suppose I'll have to pass my time with Terry Pratchett and Spider Robinson. This has been a great year of books, and the future is looking brighter all the time!

At 6:00 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...


I just finished reading the first 3 books I go online to purchase the next one only to be heart broken to find out you had not written a 4th.

I have really enjoyed reading these books and cannot wait what's in store for John Bandicut.


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