This Week’s SFF Book News
Seventh Star Press also has announced a new author, Steven L. Shrewsbury and his new heroic fantasy novel called Thrall. The book should be available during the first week of December. You can find more information (pictures, a nice book trailer and more) on the author’s website.
Towers of Midnight was released on November 2nd. Brandon Sanderson is currently on tour doing readings and signings. I believe Harriet, Robert Jordan’s wife is attending some events. If you want to see if he’ll be visiting your town, visit his website.
N.K. Jemisin’s highly anticipated second installment in her Inheritance Trilogy was released this week and so far reviews have raved about it. If you read The Hundred Thousand Kingdoms (the first book in the series) and liked it, you’ll be wanting to pick up The Broken Kingdoms.
A new dark fiction magazine (aptly called Dark Fiction Magazine) was launched on October 31st. You can find more information about it here.
For fans of Steven Erikson’s Malazan Book of the Fallen series, the series might end with The Crippled God (awesome cover art, by the way), but Erikson is already planning his next trilogy called the Kharkanas Trilogy, set in the same world. The first book will be called The Forge of Darkness. Speaking of the Malazan world, Ian Cameron Esslemont has revealed that his fourth book will be set in Darujhistan taking place right after Toll the Hounds.
ConJour, a new SFF con has been announced. It will take place in March of 2011 in Leeds, UK. Confirmed guests are authors like Mark Charan Newton, Adrian Tchaikovsky, Frieda Warrington and more. It’s a good time to be a UK SFF fan.
And, lastly, good luck to everyone participating in NaNoWriMo (National Novel Writing Month), which started on November 1. The goal of NaNoWriMo is to pop out a 50,000 word novel (or roughly 175 pages) in the month of November. I believe that boils down to 1,500 words a day or somewhere thereabouts.
If I missed anything that should have been added, please let me know.