New Developments

I’m heading off to GenCon in just a few hours for a whirlwind of activity, but before I go I wanted to thank Troy and Dale and Mick for alerting me to the pre-order cancellation issue with my new book. Because you told me so swiftly, my publisher was able to get to the problem in a timely manner. For the Killing of Kings should be available for pre-order again by the end of the week.

I also had some exciting news to share. I’m now the Executive Editor of the Perilous Worlds imprint for Cabinet Entertainment. There’s an article here discussing the imprint itself. I’m very impressed with the team and their plans and thrilled to be a part of what they’re building. When I return from GenCon, one of my first duties will be to begin editing John Chris Hocking’s second Conan novel, Conan and the Living Plague. Any of you regular visitors know that I’ve been championing this book for years, and I am pleased and honored to be involved in seeing it finally reach the audience it deserves.

This doesn’t mean that I’m going to stop doing all of my other activities, although I may need to change some things — like possibly hiring someone else to trim this big property! Between writing, and Tales From the Magician’s Skull, and this new post, I’m going to have a lot to do. But I’m going to be very happy.

I finished the copy edits and a slow, careful read aloud of For the Killing of Kings and returned it to my publisher yesterday. Just made the deadline! After this week I’ll get back to revision of it’s sequel, which is starting to smooth out nicely

At GenCon, I’ll be on two panels Thursday, one at 10:00 in historical fantasy, and one at 11:00 titled Creating History in your Speculative World. Friday I have one panel, at 11:00, What’s Hot and Not: Fantasy. Apart from that, you’re most likely to find me either wandering around the panels (especially Thursday) or hanging out at the Goodman Games booth in the Great Hall. Friday I’ll be there most of the afternoon until the booth closes, and Saturday I’ll be there from 10 until 2.

I’ll have a lot going on for the rest of the week and I may not be able to report about it until my return. Here’s hoping I see some of you in Indianapolis!

6 Comments on “New Developments

  1. Fantastic news!
    GenCon is something i have always wanted to attend, as is REH Days in Cross Plains. Maybe I can hit both next year.

  2. Very cool. Congratulations! Does this mean Fred Malmberg will require you to attend Howard Days next year to discuss the REH related projects you’ll be working on.

    Also, will the panels you’re on at GenCon be filmed and posted on the web? I’d love to attend those panels but won’t be able to attend GenCon.

  3. This is awesome news!! I read Bob Byrne’s Blackgate article on Cabinet and possible Howard pastiches forthcoming and had a feeling of excitement mixed with a heavy shot of trepidation. I was worried they might throw in someone with little to no experience or- to me the much more important factor- respect for the source material. Knowing you’re on board and that one of the first projects is from Hocking goes a long way to allay any fears I have. Congratulations!
    Hope GenCons a blast- one of these years I’m going to make it back.

  4. This is great news! I too, was concerned about the direction and guidance of future pastiche books based on REH’s characters and worlds, but no longer. With Conan and the Living Plague being one of the first works out of the gate, I simply cannot wait to see what else is in store. Hopefully the releases will be spaced out enough that it doesn’t put too much pressure on my finances; yes, I’ll be buying them all!

  5. I second Stan’s comment – i also will be buying them all.

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