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Aspect-Emperor status posted 06 Dec 2005, 19:12 by gyrehead, Candidate

A bit early you might think. Well I'm sure Scott thinks so at least!!!! Still the clock needs put in place before it can start ticking. Can you hear it ticking Scott? TTT is fantastic btw and I can't wait until more people get a hold of their copies to allow for some real discussion (plus when I get a hold of the hardocver Overlook edition in another month, I'll probably do a re-read). Anyway, now we have a thread for Scott to keep us updated on the status etc. Now don't forget to do that Scott! view post


posted 06 Dec 2005, 22:12 by Entropic_existence, Moderator

Damn you people who have had the chance to read it already and your teasing! :) *goes back to his waiting for TTT* view post


posted 07 Dec 2005, 05:12 by Egaragoras, Candidate

Give....me.....TTT! view post


posted 09 Dec 2005, 14:12 by Cu'jara Cinmoi, Author of Prince of Nothing

I've been cooling my heels for the past couple of weeks, waiting for criticisms of the first draft of Neuropath to trickle in - or rumble in, as the case may be! I've been working at AE in the interim, but the only thing I have completed is the prologue. The rest is all snippets and scenes - which is the way I write, filling things in nonlinearly. I'm gone for the remainder of December, but when I return, I plan to take January to cook up a final draft of NP, then settle in for long, concentrated write. I'm very excited about AE - which is actually a problem, because I'm very excited about NP as well, and I'm one of those people who can literally only do ONE thing at a time. The contract with Orbit UK has already been agreed upon, and the contracts with Penguin and Overlook will probably be wrapped up soon. The delivery date I'm giving is January 07, which should put the pub date somewhere late spring, early summer. view post


posted 10 Dec 2005, 02:12 by Nauticus, Auditor

Sounds like fun. I couldn't wait for [i:13vsb3e4]Thousandfold Thought[/i:13vsb3e4] any longer, so I went to eBay to bid for an Advanced Reader Copy. I found one, spent the afternoon pondering over it, and decided to bid on it. Unfortunately for me, the one I was eyeing up was already snatched up by someone else and bought. The only one left is only orderable to the United States. I bet God's having a blast teasing me. view post


posted 11 Dec 2005, 04:12 by Entropic_existence, Moderator

I need to start doing book reviews so I can start reading things early :) BTW Scott any plans for a book tour after TTT comes out by any chance? view post


posted 19 Dec 2005, 19:12 by fortyseven, Commoner

That was me above. view post


posted 19 Dec 2005, 21:12 by Twayleph, Auditor

It's going to be a sci-fi thriller situated in the near future. From what Scott has told us, it's probably going to contain some very horrifying reflections on the possibilities of new technologies such as neuro-imaging. view post


posted 19 Dec 2005, 22:12 by Nauticus, Auditor

I'm extremely excited about [i:yl3tpdhh]Neuropath[/i:yl3tpdhh]. Sounds very psychological... but I'm curious how Scott'll combine such a psychological theme with, well, a plot ;) view post


posted 20 Dec 2005, 00:12 by Twayleph, Auditor

So am I, especially since it's going to be a thriller and probably a smaller tome than his previous novels...I'm not skeptical at all, though, just curious too :) view post


posted 28 Dec 2005, 14:12 by Cu'jara Cinmoi, Author of Prince of Nothing

[quote:39nm10ci]BTW Scott any plans for a book tour after TTT comes out by any chance?[/quote:39nm10ci] I know I'm flying out to Calgary and to Vancouver, but there seems to be some confusion as to when. As per usual, I'll likely only have hard details come the eleventh hour. Nothing from Overlook about American dates yet. I'm hoping they at least fly me down to NYC. view post


posted 31 Dec 2005, 22:12 by Entropic_existence, Moderator

Yea, hoping you would be doing some signings in Toronto since it is so close by and all. :) view post


posted 01 Jan 2006, 13:01 by Cu'jara Cinmoi, Author of Prince of Nothing

I know I'll be at Bakka Books for a launch in the very near future. The problem is that I went on holiday earlier in December, and my Penguin publicist was on holiday when I got back. All I know is that I got dates lined up, lots and lots of dates. I'll find out specifics tomorrow, I assume. Happy New Year all! view post


posted 01 Jan 2006, 16:01 by Entropic_existence, Moderator

Happy New Year! view post


posted 11 Mar 2006, 11:03 by Mithfânion, Didact

Scott: [quote:2be9o7ps]The contract with Orbit UK has already been agreed upon, and the contracts with Penguin and Overlook will probably be wrapped up soon. The delivery date I'm giving is January 07, which should put the pub date somewhere late spring, early summer.[/quote:2be9o7ps] Scott, I was wondering, since you found out in PoN that you're a "one and half year per book" author is that a realistic date for Aspect Emperor? Wouldn't that mean that you now have to finish the first book in 10 months time? Have you continued writing AE or are you still working on Neuropath? view post


posted 15 Mar 2006, 17:03 by Cu'jara Cinmoi, Author of Prince of Nothing

Never fear, Mith! I've been working on AE all this time, mostly hammering out scenes and details. Note that the dates I gave correspond exactly with the 18 month schedule. In my original Penguin contract, the time from inception to [i:3jyxhhxq]publication[/i:3jyxhhxq] was a year. You do know you're using the wrong sports analogy for the publishing world, and that's why you end up getting so bummed by the shifting schedule. It's not like football, where the games over when you run out the clock. It's more like baseball, were the game itself determines the time spent. Although there are a number of exceptions, some notorious, I think this actually works best for the readers in the end. Don't you think? The more scheduling accountability you impose on the writing process, the more you risk distorting it, it seems to me. view post


posted 08 Sep 2006, 00:09 by Mithfânion, Didact

Hey Scottonimous, Any updates on AE? Cheers, Mith :D view post


posted 21 Sep 2006, 02:09 by Nauticus, Auditor

Does Scott exist anymore? view post


posted 21 Sep 2006, 18:09 by Warrior-Poet, Moderator

In our hearts maybe, as for actually exists noone knows. view post


posted 15 Nov 2006, 21:11 by Mithfânion, Didact

An update of any sort would be nice, yes, to say the very least :) view post


posted 15 Nov 2006, 22:11 by Warrior-Poet, Moderator

I think anything from Scott would be nice right about now. view post


posted 16 Nov 2006, 13:11 by Harrol, Moderator

Yes I am having Scott Bakker withdrawls too. :cry: view post


posted 16 Nov 2006, 22:11 by Warrior-Poet, Moderator

Ive already gone to group therapy. view post


posted 17 Nov 2006, 13:11 by Harrol, Moderator

That is what I need to do group therapy. view post


posted 19 Nov 2006, 06:11 by Nauticus, Auditor

I can see it now. I'll be sitting in a chair at a psychiatrist's office, explaining my obsession with Scott Bakker, and his novels. The doctor will explain that 'Scott Bakker' is just a figmint of my imagination, and no such novels ever existed. view post


posted 19 Nov 2006, 17:11 by Warrior-Poet, Moderator

Lol view post


posted 19 Nov 2006, 20:11 by Entropic_existence, Moderator

I'm sure we'll hear back from Scott one of these days :) view post


posted 22 Nov 2006, 12:11 by Phil, Candidate

I hope so! Hi all, first post here... I was chatting about Bakker V Erikson (I think they're both great) on another board a few days ago, so I was roused to come check out this forum for AE news. Does anyone have a reasonable guess as to when AE comes out? Some say late 2007, some say May 2008... anything been confirmed? Is it true that the next series is only two books, and the same for the third series (which I am predicting will be called [i:2ymnrig5]The No-God[/i:2ymnrig5], and if he's announced the actual title since I came up with that prediction and that's not it, then he's wrong ;))? Thanks to all for the info. Nice forum you've got here - the books are quite a handful on a first read, so I'm planning on doing a re-read soon :) Phil PS - is there any way to get the other forum styles to work? This grey on black is killing me. view post


posted 22 Nov 2006, 13:11 by Harrol, Moderator

Hello Phil and welcome. I do not know a hard date for AE. I believe it will be 18 months from when TTT came out. By the way are you from the ASOIF board? Someone else will be along that knows more details than I and they can give you better info. view post


posted 22 Nov 2006, 13:11 by Phil, Candidate

No, I'm not from that board. I'm from Manchester ;) Seriously though, I've not read any of Martin's series yet, I'm waiting for him to finish it. Too many unfinished series on my bookshelves already. view post


posted 22 Nov 2006, 15:11 by Guardsman Bass, Candidate

[quote="Phil":1w05v4h0]No, I'm not from that board. I'm from Manchester ;) Seriously though, I've not read any of Martin's series yet, I'm waiting for him to finish it. Too many unfinished series on my bookshelves already.[/quote:1w05v4h0] Hope you can wait until something like 2013, then. :) view post


posted 22 Nov 2006, 21:11 by Phil, Candidate

Aye. I think it'll be easier to wait when I haven't read the previous books. It does my head in when it's two years or more between parts of a series, because I always forget everything I've read. It's not practical to re-read 7 or 8 books before the next one comes out. view post


posted 22 Nov 2006, 21:11 by Harrol, Moderator

I agree with you on that Phil it is difficult. For some reason I find it easy to reread Scott's books though. view post


posted 22 Nov 2006, 22:11 by Warrior-Poet, Moderator

Ive only reread them twice so far, I dont think i could do a third time unless I wait awhile. view post


posted 28 Nov 2006, 16:11 by Harrol, Moderator

I always get such new insights when I reread that some times it is like looking at the story from another angle and it gives me a deeper appreciation. view post


posted 05 Dec 2006, 22:12 by Werthead, Candidate

Orbit Books said on the SFX Forum that their date for Aspect-Emperor is May 2008, regardless that it will come out in Canada and the USA 6 months or more beforehand. They did the same thing with The Thousandfold Thought. And I am from the ASoIaF board. 2011 is what the optimists are saying, but 2013 sounds about right. When Bakker does return, triumphant but probably bloodied, it would be interesting to find out if 'Aspect-Emperor' is the book title, the series title (and the book has a different title) or both, and if he's sticking with the duology route or going to a trilogy (which he said was a possibility at a signing in September). view post


posted 05 Dec 2006, 22:12 by Warrior-Poet, Moderator

A trilogy would likely allow more of the story to be told and build the suspense up to the final book but I dont know if I could wait for a third. When Scott does return he has alot of posts to read thats for sure. view post


posted 06 Dec 2006, 13:12 by Harrol, Moderator

Yeah that will take him a very long time. I look forward to hearing from him. view post


posted 06 Dec 2006, 15:12 by gierra, Sorcerer-of-Rank

maybe he'll pull one of those fun trilogy of 5 books. :lol: that release date sounds good, at least i know what to get the hubby for his birthday now. view post


posted 09 Dec 2006, 15:12 by Entropic_existence, Moderator

I think Scott had been talking all along of Aspect-Emperor being the name for the next series as opposed to the next book. Regardless I know we are all eagerly awaiting its eventual arrival. End of 2007/early 2008 (if the May 2008 UK date is accurate and it comes out here before that) would be outstanding. Erickson's next one comes out this spring and I am very excited about that as well. view post


posted 17 Mar 2007, 05:03 by gyrehead, Candidate

Well Oribt has listed the new book on amazon.uk so they at least have a title floating around and a tentative plan for release. No word from Overlook yet, but they tend to be less proactive it seems. If the UK March date holds firm (and we all know such don't always follow the first or second or even third listing), the US could see the book appear in January of 08. Oh. The title is called [b:2rnidxzf]The Great Ordeal[/b:2rnidxzf] and is listed for UK release March 1st 2008. view post


posted 19 Mar 2007, 17:03 by Twayleph, Auditor

Thank you very much for digging that out Gyrehead, it's great to finally have news on AE ! I really wonder why Scott hasn't been around in such a long time. It's great to have a synopsis of The Great Ordeal, at least. view post


posted 23 Mar 2007, 09:03 by Mithfânion, Didact

Did folks read the synopsis? It's pretty cool. Spoilers below of course: [quote:30tv5ciu]First he was the Prince of Nothing, then the Warrior-Prophet. Now Anasurimbor Kellhus is the Aspect-Emperor. But is he a living god. . . or a demon from hell? Book Information: Some twenty years have passed since the events narrated in The Prince of Nothing. Anasûrimbor Kellhus now rules all the Three Seas, the first true Aspect-Emperor in a thousand years. The masses worship him as a living god, though a few, the Orthodox, dare claim he’s a walking demon. With Proyas and Saubon as his Exalt-Generals, he leads a holy war called the Great Ordeal deep into the wastes of the Ancient North, intent on destroying Golgotterath and preventing the Second Apocalypse. Esmenet, meanwhile, remains in Momemn, where she struggles not only to rule his vast empire, but their murderous children as well. And Achamian, who lives as a Wizard in embittered exile, undertakes a mad quest to uncover the origins of the Dûnyain. [/quote:30tv5ciu] I wish we knew when the Canadian and US edition came out, cause they are usually months earlier. view post


posted 23 Mar 2007, 10:03 by Warrior-Poet, Moderator

[quote:h1al73ga]Did folks read the synopsis? It's pretty cool. Spoilers below of course: [/quote:h1al73ga] Yup we got it in the Aspect Emperor topic under TfT. Makes alot of specualtion possible doesnt it. view post


posted 23 Mar 2007, 21:03 by Mithfânion, Didact

In light of the news of a UK edition I contacted Penguin and Overlook to see if they had a date for the book as well. Now, this is odd. Penguin say they do not have the rights to the Canadian edition of this book at all. This is very peculiar since this should obviously have been wrapped up ages ago. They tell me that I should contact Overlook, but they are a US publisher. Overlook then tells me that they will publish AE "sometime in 2008" which is not exactly heartening and does not lead one to think the book will bve out sooner than the UK edition. It would be great if Scott could shed some light on all of this. Why is Penguin not doing the Canadian edition when they did such a great job with the trade paperbacks of the first trilogy? When will a Canadian edition come out and by who? view post


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