Sorry I’ve been gone so long. There was much work to be done, and in the summer I am often away for long stretches of time. But I’m back now, and with good reason: my book comes out this month.
Not until the end of the month – Sept 27th – mind you, but still, less than a month to go. Very exciting. And, as of yesterday, I have a copy of the final product. I would have posted about this sooner, but I had to spend my time caressing it, and occasionally smelling it. It smells good.
So I will share some images with you below, but first let me also say that a lot of press – nearly all of it positive – has been happening as well, the most exciting of which is being chosen as one of Amazon’s Best SF/F Books of September. You can keep track of such things on the All Men of Genius Reviews Page, where I put blurbs and such all in one place, to go to when I’m feeling sad.
Also, there is a contest on goodreads – they’re giving away ten copies of the book. And it’s only open to entries a few days more, so you’d better enter now.
There will be many additions and changes coming to this site in the near future; Fiona’s Hair Salon, a game, a new landing page, and if you’ve been watching you can see there are some new additions already: deleted scenes, reading group questions, and a short essay on what steampunk is all about. If anything starts going wonky because of all the new additions, please bear with me.
I’m also pleased to say that closer to when the book comes out, I’ll be featured on a few other blogs, doing guest posts and interviews and such. I’ll let you know more about that when it happens.
But now for the main event, photos of the final book. You’ve seen most of the outside in old posts – the cover hasn’t particularly changed… but here’s a photo of a box of my books taken by my friend Bridget over at Tor:
Beautiful, isn’t it?
I do have some new images to share, though, such as the back of the book jacket, the spine of the book (so you can see how big it is) and the book beneath the jacket, which is also lovely, all green and gold with an embossed gear pattern on the front. Here it all is:
That photo on the right there isn’t the best, I apologize, but you should be able to make out the pattern. It’s the same as on the inside of the book.
That’s all I have to share with you today, I’m afraid. But more soon, I promise, and go pre-order the book, if you haven’t.