Tuesday, April 6, 2010

Updates (and a new story!)

Lots of "breaking news" today....<g>

1) It appears that the graphic novel, THE EXILE, may be released on September 21, 2010 (a week earlier than we thought). Diana said she would check with the publisher to be sure, so this is still subject to change, but Amazon is now listing September 21 as the release date.

2) Diana posted a bit today on Compuserve of a new story (as yet untitled) that she's working on:

[It's] for another George RR Martin and Gardner Dozois anthology called "DOWN THESE STRANGE STREETS," and is supposed to involve a detective story with a fantasy element.

Note: If you haven't finished Part 6 of AN ECHO IN THE BONE, you may want to wait until you do, before you read this excerpt!

3) Diana says she is also planning to work on the "Lord John and the Plague of Zombies" story over the next few weeks.

I haven't yet begun that one--partly because I'm not sure where in his lifetime it falls--but I know a few things about it.

4) Diana posted a picture of the cover of the SONGS OF LOVE AND DEATH anthology on Compuserve today. This is the anthology due out November 16, 2010, with the story about Roger's parents, "A Leaf on the Wind of All Hallows", in it. Very cool-looking cover!

My reaction to the new excerpt is below:

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I was surprised and intrigued to see that this story is told from Joan's point of view. She has a very distinctive "voice", which I liked very much. (Despite my rather strong personal disagreement with that opening line! <cough>) Diana says she's "Really Opinionated, too" <g>, which strikes me as a good thing.

Very pleased to see Michael again, too. I wonder if we'll hear whether he believed Claire's story about the time-traveling?

I will post here as more details become available about this story, but it sounds like a very promising start!

3 comments:

Cathy said...

Wow, like it!

Sandra said...

Refresh my memory: Who are Joan and Michael? I'm a little lost.

Sandra

Karen Henry said...

Sandra - have you read AN ECHO IN THE BONE? Specifically, chapters 79 and 80. Both characters have small roles in ECHO, but we don't know much about either of them yet.

Joan is Laoghaire's younger daughter, Marsali's sister. Michael Murray is young Ian's elder brother, who lives in France.

Karen