Reserve Your June For Reading

by wjw on March 14, 2014

roguesI’m pleased to report that the publication date for Rogues, the new blockbuster collection from George RR Martin and Gardner Dozois, has been advanced to June 17.

Pleased because, after all, I’m in it.  I’ve contributed a story featuring Sean Makin, the protagonist of The Fourth Wall.  It’s a complex, knotty little near-future novella with a solid science fiction heart.

And as if my illustrious name isn’t enough to get you to buy it, consider that Connie Willis, Neil Gaiman, Patrick Rothfuss, and GRRM himself have also contributed stories.  And George has written something about Westeros, which means that about fifty billion crazed Game of Thrones fans will be trampling their grandmothers to get a copy on the very day of release.

Which is why I suggest you reserve your copy now.

mearsk March 14, 2014 at 2:27 pm

That’s some pretty fine company you’re included with. Joe Abercrombie is probably my favorite fantasy author right now.

John Appel March 15, 2014 at 4:16 pm

I’d be scoring it anyway (Walter is on my “Buy all the things” list) but looking forward to discovering some new authors. And I’m very intrigued to see what Sean has gotten himself into. Is this story set before or after The Fourth Wall?

wjw March 16, 2014 at 2:57 am

The story is set after The Fourth Wall, and we find Sean with a whole other career milestone to obsess over.

John F. MacMichael March 16, 2014 at 9:20 pm

Thanks for the heads up on this. “The Fourth Wall” is one of my favorites among your recent novels.

Brad DeLong March 19, 2014 at 12:51 am

I take it that the time GRRM has spent writing this story is time that has *not* been spent writing “The Winds of Winter”?

wjw March 19, 2014 at 3:31 am


Brad DeLong March 20, 2014 at 11:01 pm

It would be really sad if authors writing multi-book series had to routinely begin them with a promise that they will achieve narrative closure in less than two decades and less than eight books…

Of course, the real problem with ASoIaF is that the series title telegraphs that if it’s not about (a) Ice Zombies or (b) Dragons it’s irrelevant for the series resolution, but that’s a discussion for another place…

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