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I have a couple of pieces written, status indeterminate, nothing I can really talk about yet.
Yeah, at this point we're not gonna hit a 2014 publication. I'm going to scrape past the manuscript finish line well before the end of 2014, but too late to get it on the docket in a sensible fashion. At least as far as I know. So, early 2015, precise date TBA. Don't take anything in a bookstore database as meaningful, look for the announcements from me and Gollancz/Random House.
Helsinki, at last. Safely ensconced in hotel. We are thoroughly wiped.
Awake, or simulating it pretty well, in Helsinki. Going to run around and exercise and stare at things.
Vaikka varmasti harmittaakin, on näissä toisena puolena se, että conien järjestäjät ovat (joskus kantapään kautta) oppineet, ettei varsinkaan rapakon takaa tulevia ja jetlagin vaivaamia vieraita kannata kauheasti rasittaa menoilla ja tapaamisilla ennen conia.
max kirjoitti: On se tosiaan mälsää kuulla että Lynch ei mennyt suoraan Jyväskylään vaan yöpyy Helsingissä ja silti ei mitään saatu aikaan.
max kirjoitti: Sääli että nuo ovat antologioissa joiden muut tarinat ei ihan hirveästi kiinnosta.
Iivari kirjoitti: Okei, ainoa negatiivinen asia Finncon-viikonlopusta paljastui nyt: missasin ryntäillessäni paikasta toiseen Jussin tapaamisen. Olisi ollut hauska nähdä sinutkin livenä.
Apparently the current target date is mid-to-late 2015. At Worldcon Scott said he hadn't quite finished it yet but he's almost there. If he hands it in in the next few weeks it would be July 2015, but that might be a little too ambitious right now.
I get the impression Lynch wants to still bang them out one a year, but the publishers would be happy with a bit more time for editing and rewrites and to do it in two years each.
AS: What are you working on right now?
SL: I’m working on my 4th novel, The Thorn of Emberlain; a couple of short stories I owe to people; and I definitely have to finish work on a new novella, The Mad Baron’s Mechanical Attic, which is very overdue. Poor Bill Schafer of Subterranean Press deserves much better. That will be part of the story that fits between my 3rd and 4th novels and links those stories. That is what I’ve got for the rest of the year.
Anonymous said: You said in an interview a while back that "Thorn of Emberlain" would be out in 2014, is that still true?
No. My past self was brimming with optimism. It was going to be damn close, but I just couldn’t pull it off. The good news is there will be a) still no more fucking 6-year gaps, and b) several major goodies to announce between now and its actual release date, mid-to-late 2015.
Yes, the time is coming when I can no longer get away with concealing the shape of Locke’s continent, and that time is THORN. This book will involve (though not all may be in the book itself, that has yet to be determined) a map of Emberlain, a map of the Kingdom of the Marrows, and a map that puts it all together with the Therin states, Syrune, Jerem and Jeresh, etc.
With Thorn's cover now circulating, is it safe to assume we can expect the book to be out before the year is up?
That’s the plan.
Gollancz has basically hinted/commited to a 2015 release, so we have our fingers crossed. And unless I get hit by a bus, I’m very confident that it’s going to get a very late 2015 release. Late Autumn. I don’t know if it will be October or November. But late Autumn.
It’s not the one year gap I wanted since Republic of Thieves, but two years compared to five or six? Or seven or eight? I will keep on ratcheting it down and I promise to do better next time.
The second story is called “Cash Poor, Temple Rich” and Strahan wants it but I don’t know where he will put it. He says he’ll find a home though, so somewhere, sometime in the future you will see that in a Strahan anthology. And there will be more “Red Hats” tales.
There’s two novellas I’ve owed Subterranean Press for ages and ages. They’re Locke and Jean stories that will fit in between Republic of Thieves and Thorn of Emberlain. There’s another untitled novella, which, if Subterranean goes for it, is a Zamira Drakasha story. I’ve known I wanted to do one, but I didn’t have an idea to go on until a couple months ago it sprang into my head.
And there’s another novel called Untitled Lynch #1 that no one gets to know about. I read a bit of it at ReaderCon 2012 and swore everyone who heard to secrecy, but that’s as close as I’ve come to talking about it. That will be the next project after Thorn of Emberlain is handed in.
That’s not the book that I set out to write in 2008. It adjusted my views on romance and the inevitability of puppy love lasting forever. I don’t think I’m more cynical, just more realistic and I think I have a more mature view.
Jussi kirjoitti: Lynchin brittikustantamon tietokannassa romaanin väitetään ilmestyvän 17.9.
With a controversial twist in the tale coming, Locke and Jean find themselves sucked into the horror of war.