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Question to R.S. regarding release dates. posted 01 February 2004 in Author Q & AQuestion to R.S. regarding release dates. by Mithfânion, Didact

Greetings one and all!

First, I must say I'm happy to see that this series has it's own forum at last, nice to be here at the beginning since I expect this series to become truly major once the UK and US releases have commenced, possibly even Erikson/Martin/Hobb scale. And tres cool that the author is posting here!

Anyway, I have two or three pressing questions regarding the release dates.

First and foremost, The Warrior Prophet. The April 27th release date that your website mentions, is that still correct? It seems not to be, because both Penguin.ca and amazon.ca now have a Mid-June release date. Some clarification here would be great. Also, I'm very curious about the size of WP. Same size as TDTCB?

secondly, what is the title of the third book and when in 2005 will it be released? Have you seen the cover art for that one yet ( more specifically, what colour is it?)

Thirdly, will the trade paperback of "The Darkness that comes before" go out of print once the small mass market paperback is released in April this year?

I'd really appreciate answers to these questions <!-- s:) --><img src="{SMILIES_PATH}/icon_smile.gif" alt=":)" title="Smile" /><!-- s:) --> view post


Question to R.S. regarding release dates. posted 02 February 2004 in Author Q &amp; AQuestion to R.S. regarding release dates. by Wil, Head Moderator

Welcome Mith! Glad that you could come to our site! We are ever eager for new members.

I know I am not the author, (Rest assured, he does stop by here almost everday) but if you don't mind, I will answer the questions that I know.

I recently asked Scott as to the release of the Warrior Prophet. He was suprised when he learned that the date had changed on the Penguin website, and he assured me that he would get to the bottom of this hopefully by tomorrow.

As to the title of the third book, I beleive that The Thousandfold Thought, is at the top of the title list.

Again, welcome to the site and I would encourage you to go and introduce yourself in the "Welcome" forum! view post


Question to R.S. regarding release dates. posted 02 February 2004 in Author Q &amp; AQuestion to R.S. regarding release dates. by Cu'jara Cinmoi, Author of Prince of Nothing

Hi Mithfanion. Thanks for the kind words! As far as the release dates go, all I can say is 'you know you're a small fry when...' As far as I know TWP will heft in a little bigger than TDTCB - big enough to be useful in a potentially life-threatening situation. For the title for Bk III, I've been debating between When Sorcerers Sing and, as Wil mentions, The Thousandfold Thought. If I'm tending to TTT rather than WSS it's because of When Dragons Rage.

I'm not sure about the tpbk of TDTCB - I certainly hope they keep it in print. Otherwise, Overlook is using the same cover design for the US release. The colours we've discussed for Bk III are in the orbit of red, but we have no mock ups of it as yet. I think I'd have to be pretty lucky to have it look as cool as TWP.

If any of this changes, I'm sure you'll know before me! view post


Question to R.S. regarding release dates. posted 02 February 2004 in Author Q &amp; AQuestion to R.S. regarding release dates. by Mithfânion, Didact

Thanks for the replies guys.

Well, I hope we'll hear something definitive about the Warrior Prophet release date very soon.

I've been been debating between When Sorcerers Sing and, as Wil mentions, The Thousandfold Thought

The Thousandfold Thought. Definitly <!-- s;) --><img src="{SMILIES_PATH}/icon_wink.gif" alt=";)" title="Wink" /><!-- s;) --> view post


Question to R.S. regarding release dates. posted 02 February 2004 in Author Q &amp; AQuestion to R.S. regarding release dates. by Sovin Nai, Site Administrator

I agree. view post


Question to R.S. regarding release dates. posted 03 February 2004 in Author Q &amp; AQuestion to R.S. regarding release dates. by Mithfânion, Didact

Any news yet regarding the release of WP? view post


Question to R.S. regarding release dates. posted 03 February 2004 in Author Q &amp; AQuestion to R.S. regarding release dates. by Wil, Head Moderator

I just received information from Scott saying that May 20 looks like the release date. Slightly better then June, eh? view post


Question to R.S. regarding release dates. posted 03 February 2004 in Author Q &amp; AQuestion to R.S. regarding release dates. by Mithfânion, Didact

It certainly is. <!-- s:) --><img src="{SMILIES_PATH}/icon_smile.gif" alt=":)" title="Smile" /><!-- s:) -->

Still, it is a bit confusing isn't it? Penguin and Canada saying it is June 11th or 13th, the website saying April 27th. I take it May 20th is definite then? view post


Question to R.S. regarding release dates. posted 03 February 2004 in Author Q &amp; AQuestion to R.S. regarding release dates. by Wil, Head Moderator

May 20 is what the Author knows, hopefully it's right. <!-- s:lol: --><img src="{SMILIES_PATH}/icon_lol.gif" alt=":lol:" title="Laughing" /><!-- s:lol: -->

I would say May 20 is most likely the most accurate. view post


Question to R.S. regarding release dates. posted 03 February 2004 in Author Q &amp; AQuestion to R.S. regarding release dates. by Mithfânion, Didact

In that case it might be sensible to contact the publisher and alert them to the fact they have it listed one month too late. As long as they don't change the date we're unlikely to be buying any Warrior Prophets at May 20th. view post


Question to R.S. regarding release dates. posted 04 February 2004 in Author Q &amp; AQuestion to R.S. regarding release dates. by Cu'jara Cinmoi, Author of Prince of Nothing

Oh, I've told them. I'll let you all know as soon as I get anything definite... The most it seems anyone can say is that it's coming out sometime between the end of April and mid-June. I'm pretty dismayed about all this - and embarrassed.

But then GGK told me once that stuff like this is pretty much the rule in the biz. view post


Question to R.S. regarding release dates. posted 04 February 2004 in Author Q &amp; AQuestion to R.S. regarding release dates. by Mithfânion, Didact

Yes, it happens a lot. For instance Tad Williams's Shadowmarch was scheduled for Spring 2004, and now it's November. It's not often that it happens so close to the expected release date though.

No reason to be embarrassed anyway, you finished the book and can hardly be blamed for the strange behaviour on the publisher's part ( by strange I mean primarily postponing the book for no apparent reason and even more for not even telling the author, I would think he/she would be the first one to be informed). view post


Question to R.S. regarding release dates. posted 04 February 2004 in Author Q &amp; AQuestion to R.S. regarding release dates. by Voland, Candidate

Any word on a European release of the books. Specifically Scandinavia, and even more specific, Sweden. I got my copy from <!-- w --><a class="postlink" href="http://www.ueb.se">www.ueb.se</a><!-- w -->, last one incidentally, but I have no idea from where they got it. While no stranger top ordering books from overseas, I did order GRRM: a Rretrospective from Clarkesworld (who carries darkness, he's a great guy btw, frequent poster at both asoiaf and malazan empire), but I'd rather pick it up at my local bookstore. view post


Question to R.S. regarding release dates. posted 04 February 2004 in Author Q &amp; AQuestion to R.S. regarding release dates. by Cu'jara Cinmoi, Author of Prince of Nothing

Nothing for Scandinavia as of yet. S&amp;S UK actually has Scandinavian rights for English publications. I'll ask my agent about the translation rights - though I thought most of you hyper-educated norsemen preferred reading your fantasy like your philosophy - in the original English!

As it stands, the book is being translated into Russian, French, and German. I'm intensely curious to see how these turn out.

If you don't mind, Voland, I'm very curious how many of the names strike your ear. English, which is a bastardized, mongrel language if there ever was one, has a curious hierarchy of sound-groups because of its history, with Germanic words (like 'good') at the bottom, French-derived words (like 'superb') in the middle, and Latinate words (like 'excellent') at the top (with Celtic and Scandinavian influences wriggling in from the side). What this means is that native English readers will more readily associate 'earthiness' with those names I derive from Germanic roots, and 'loftiness' with those names I derive from Latinate roots.

How do they strike you? view post


Question to R.S. regarding release dates. posted 05 February 2004 in Author Q &amp; AQuestion to R.S. regarding release dates. by Voland, Candidate

I haven't read a fantasy book in Swedish since the Belgariad back when I was 13 (12 years ago), for that matter the books I've read in swedish in the last 10-12 years outside school can be counted on one, perhaps two hands. I always try to read in the author's language (when possible), since I believe that you inevitably lose some ideas/humor etc. in the translation <!-- s:) --><img src="{SMILIES_PATH}/icon_smile.gif" alt=":)" title="Smile" /><!-- s:) -->
There is a really good sci &amp; fi bookstore in Stockholm, perhaps they can be persuaded to sell your books <!-- s:D --><img src="{SMILIES_PATH}/icon_biggrin.gif" alt=":D" title="Very Happy" /><!-- s:D -->


As for the names, I think I know what you mean. Names like Esmenet differ a great deal from, say, Anasûrimbor Kellhus/Moënghus, Ikurei Xerius &amp; Conphas and Nersei Proyas. The latter do imply a certain loftiness, as you put it. With Kellhus &amp; Moënghus feeling somewhat different. So, imo, it works really well. But I have to put some more thought into it...gotta get to school real soon. <!-- s:D --><img src="{SMILIES_PATH}/icon_biggrin.gif" alt=":D" title="Very Happy" /><!-- s:D --> view post


Question to R.S. regarding release dates. posted 05 February 2004 in Author Q &amp; AQuestion to R.S. regarding release dates. by Cu'jara Cinmoi, Author of Prince of Nothing

Just a note: I've confirmed that the official Canadian release date has been pushed back one month to the third week in May. Not so bad afterall I guess... view post


Question to R.S. regarding release dates. posted 05 February 2004 in Author Q &amp; AQuestion to R.S. regarding release dates. by Mithfânion, Didact

No, it certainly isn't bad, in fact delays don't come much smaller than that. Excellent news in fact <!-- s8) --><img src="{SMILIES_PATH}/icon_cool.gif" alt="8)" title="Cool" /><!-- s8) --> view post


Question to R.S. regarding release dates. posted 05 February 2004 in Author Q &amp; AQuestion to R.S. regarding release dates. by LooseCannon, Peralogue

Yeah, that news isn't too bad at all. Just out of curiosity, do you have a page count for the Canadian version yet? I think you said somewhere on this forum that it was bigger than tDtCB...

Also, was it your choice or the publishers to put it in the trade paperback style? Whatever the case, it is easily the most durable book I've ever read (even more than Mieville's which is in the same style) because the pages and the front and back cover actually flex instead of bending and creasing. Please don't change the style! view post


Question to R.S. regarding release dates. posted 05 February 2004 in Author Q &amp; AQuestion to R.S. regarding release dates. by Sovin Nai, Site Administrator

I personally really like the hardback though. I would vote for a HB edition. view post


Question to R.S. regarding release dates. posted 05 February 2004 in Author Q &amp; AQuestion to R.S. regarding release dates. by Cu'jara Cinmoi, Author of Prince of Nothing

It was Penguin's decision to go with the trade paperback (with french flaps) after their beancounters priced the hardcover version at around $40 Cdn... A little steep for readers gambling on an untested author!

I love what they did as well. view post


Question to R.S. regarding release dates. posted 05 February 2004 in Author Q &amp; AQuestion to R.S. regarding release dates. by Mithfânion, Didact

Sovin, in case you didn't know, the US edition will be a hardcover <!-- s:) --><img src="{SMILIES_PATH}/icon_smile.gif" alt=":)" title="Smile" /><!-- s:) -->

I prefer trade paperbacks myself, it's got the stature of a hardback but the nice (weighty) feel of a thick paperback. view post


Question to R.S. regarding release dates. posted 06 February 2004 in Author Q &amp; AQuestion to R.S. regarding release dates. by Cu'jara Cinmoi, Author of Prince of Nothing

I'm guessing that TWP will weigh in at about 620 or 630. A little bigger than TDTCB. view post


Question to R.S. regarding release dates. posted 06 February 2004 in Author Q &amp; AQuestion to R.S. regarding release dates. by banditski, Candidate

i've recently become interested in collecting books, and i was wondering about the "value" placed on a trade paperback vs hardcover.

if indeed the american (or british) is published as a hardcover, does anyone know if there is any value to it over the true first edition canadian trade paperback??

i wouldn't think so, i'm just curious...

and add my tick to the column for those that love the "feel" of darkness. call me cheesy if you want, but the embossed cover and different width pages help to make the book feel exceptionally enticing. and the cover art is outstanding. view post


Question to R.S. regarding release dates. posted 06 February 2004 in Author Q &amp; AQuestion to R.S. regarding release dates. by Cu'jara Cinmoi, Author of Prince of Nothing

I haven't a clue. I'm pretty much a Scylvendi when it comes to my books. Moody and abusive. I've been kicking myself in the ass for beating up all my editions. They're so dog-eared they're beginning to look like cabbages. view post


Question to R.S. regarding release dates. posted 06 February 2004 in Author Q &amp; AQuestion to R.S. regarding release dates. by Sovin Nai, Site Administrator

I got into collecting about a year ago, mostly with Robert Jordan (who needs to get a move on) and Robin Hobb. Honestly, When I first picked up TDTCB and randomly read a hunk out of the middle in the bookstore, I was so excited to find a new author who I thought would go somewhere I wanted "the hardback," first edition first printing. I was even more excited when I discovered that there was no Hardback, because I figured that they would re-release the book in hardback in a year or so when things picked up and then the trade would be worth a lot.

So I'm betting that provided RSB does make it big (and I think he will), these early editions will be the ones others are drooling looking at on used book sites for $200.

That's just my extremely amateur opinion. view post


Question to R.S. regarding release dates. posted 11 February 2004 in Author Q &amp; AQuestion to R.S. regarding release dates. by Mithfânion, Didact

I find it a bit disconcerting that Amazon and Penguin are still listing TWP as a Mid-June release. Perhaps they haven't updated yet? view post


Question to R.S. regarding release dates. posted 11 February 2004 in Author Q &amp; AQuestion to R.S. regarding release dates. by Cu'jara Cinmoi, Author of Prince of Nothing

My editor says that they chose to post that as a 'safety date.' I think I was so far overdue with the unrevised draft that they were sceptical of my ability to deliver the revised draft this week, as I have. The May date is the 'if all goes to plan with that lazy f&amp;%ker date.'

And it will, from my end at least. It's all bolt tightening from here on in - something I seem to have some success prognosticating. view post


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