While this is not the outcome we’d hoped for, we have every expectation that this will ultimately do more good than harm. I will continue to try to keep you more closely informed of Thorn’s progress, and I don’t think it will be long before we’ll be able to announce that the manuscript is secure and the production process has begun. We’re very close.
Something happens in this book which is hugely controversial and will be the talking point of the year in fantasy
Jussi kirjoitti: Tuskin kustantaja laittaisi levitykseen tällaista tietoa uunituoreessa katalogissa, ellei päivänmäärää ajateltaisi päteväksi.
As you’ve probably noticed, retailers have been doing funny things with pre-orders of THE THORN OF EMBERLAIN, and the reason for that is because, despite all our hopes and the heroic patience of my publishers, we’re not going to make the expected September release date.
I am incredibly sorry about this, and I want it to be understood that there’s nobody to blame but me. In addition to the expected obstacles, I severely complicated my life this year by moving. The process of seeking a mortgage, securing a house, and moving across half a continent (although it was necessary, and has been mostly joyful) has eaten months of my time and made it very difficult to recover lost ground on several projects. Oh– Elizabeth Bear and I are getting married, too. Another real joy, but it’s eating spare time like you wouldn’t believe.
Originally, the book I was trying to write covered the events of what will be Book IV of the Gentleman Bastard sequence. At some point, I decided that I didn’t know the characters well enough to throw them into such a media res situation, and I backed up a few years in their lives to the events that became TLoLL.
Which writers would you say are your biggest inspiration?
Matthew Woodring Stover, the most under-appreciated SF/F writer I know of. This guy should have streets and buildings named after him... he simply doesn't write anything where the passion and quality knobs aren't turned to 11. When I want to improve or refine my technique, I steal from Matt before anyone else.
THORN needs an ending written (the ending is outlined in depth, just not yet written) and some targeted rewrites in three or four specific areas, based on vexing but extremely astute criticism from my agent, my genius wife, and a trusted friend. This is my primary job for December.
Nettikirjakaupat antavat tällä hetkellä The Thorn of Emberlainin ilmestymisajaksi 19. syyskuuta 2018. Tämä on todennäköisesti "placeholder"-päivänmäärä eikä todellinen julkaisuaika. Lynchin saksalaiskustantajan tietokannan mukaan kirjan saksankielinen käännös ilmestyy jo 12. helmikuuta 2018. Mutta eihän näin voi tapahtua, jos kirjoittaminen on kesken.
Jussi kirjoitti: Brittikustantajan toisen katalogin (Rights Guide) mukaan TToE julkaistaan syyskuussa 2018.
Getting the obligatory question that no one wants to answer out of the way then, how is the book coming along?
Everything with my fourth book, The Thorn of Emberlain, is coming along really well. I’m only being slightly facetious when I’m saying that I should be at home working on it [laughs] rather than here in Sweden and Finland traveling between conventions, but some of these things are unavoidable; as strange as it seems to look at this as a professional commitment, I suppose it really is.
My wife and I will have an uninterrupted 2 month period after we go home, during which I basically hope to get the book turned in, and then we can begin setting a firmer schedule for its publication. For the most part I’m very pleased with it. I’m pretty sure that I can fix the stuff that I’m not pleased about in the next 8 weeks or so.
I’ve read that the seven book series was meant to have the first three as the introduction to the world and characters, with the four later books being the actual starting-point of the story. Is that true?
Yeah, that’s still pretty true. I was originally dead set on starting the story with what will be book 4 in the sequence, The Thorn of Emberlain, and I realized about two chapters into trying to write it that I did not feel that I knew the characters involved well enough. It just did not feel right. So I went back and essentially wrote three prequels to it. That cheapens the other novels, you know, in memory - that’s not entirely what I mean to do to them - but I wondered how my readers could feel involved in a setting and these characters if I myself did not feel sufficiently involved in them.
So yes, there will be a major structural difference in the first half of the sequence and the second half, in that the first half was location change, location change, location change, and the second half will be a lot more anchored in place. We will see some new locations, but we’re always going to be returning to Emberlain and the Kingdom of the Seven Marrows, as returning scene settings.
Ostin The Republic of Thievesin äskettäin käytettynä brittipokkarina. Nyt pitää odottaa, että Lynch tulee taas vierailulle Suomeen, jotta voin hakea tähänkin nimmarin...
Jussi kirjoitti: Pitää varmaan hankkia kolmaskin osa omaksi.
Kirjan julkaisuajasta ei siis ole mitään tietoa. Saksalaiskustantajan tietokanta väitää, että saksankielinen käännös ilmestyy 10. joulukuuta. Lynch kommentoi asiaa Redditissä neljä päivää sitten:
Anonymous asked: Any update regarding the thorn of emberlain?
I don’t have any updates I can give at this time, sorry. I get a lot of these, and I wanted to at least answer one. This is the only answer I can give for now.
I wouldn't take that date seriously at the moment. I don't know what it stems from, but I can assure you, they don't have a book that nobody else does. Treat any offered date as nonsense (they've got to have something in the date field in the bookseller databases, even if that something is a random guess) unless you see it coming from me, Gollancz, and Random House all at once.
October 16th is also the release date for the BOOK OF MAGIC anthology, which contains a lot of great stuff including my latest fantasy novelette, “The Fall and Rise of the House of Malkuril.”
Other fun plans include the reinvigoration of my mailing list and a late September / early October rollout of a major website makeover.
Now why, you may ask yourself, is a writer who’s been in a frustrating shell for a while dealing with a long-term project suddenly busting his ass to spruce up his communications, online presence, neglected responsibilities, etc. in the next month or two? Heh. Interesting question.
Tarina tosiaan oli erittäin hyvä, ja odotan nyt pääseväni lukemaan The Fall and Rise of the House of Malkurilin.
Jussi kirjoitti: Kävin kuuntelemassa Lynchin ääneenlukutilaisuuden. Hän luki näytteen tarinasta The Smoke of Gold Is Glory, joka julkaistaan lokakuussa The Book of Swords -antologiassa. Tarina vaikutti erittäin hyvältä, ja olen tykännyt kaikista lukemistani kirjailijan novelleista.
Olin oikeassa, julkaisu tapahtuu syyskuussa.
Jussi kirjoitti: Red Seas Under Red Skies ilmestyy myös sidottuna Gollanczilta samaa tyyliä edustavalla kansikuvalla varustettuna. Ehkä ensi vuoden syksyllä on sitten vuorossa The Republic of Thieves.