I Can See the Floor

great_bazaar_cover_webLots of things going on these days. The Great Bazaar and Other Stories got its first online review yesterday on Pat’s Fantasy Hotlist, and it was quite positive. One more reason to enter the Fan Art Contest for a chance to win an advance copy 2 months before the book comes out. Why not enter today?

Since Subterranean Press mentions it on their own site, I guess the cat’s out of the bag and I can let out the news that another Arlen Messenger novella will be published in their upcoming dark fantasy anthology:  Subterranean: Tales of Dark Fantasy 2

What’s “Dark Fantasy”, you ask? Hell if I know, but apparently I write it. How about that?

Anyway, the story will be entitled Brayan’s Gold and tell the tale of Arlen’s first solo Messenger run, a trip to the distant Milnese mine of Brayan’s Gold, which lies well over a weeks travel from Fort Miln, high upon a steep mountainside. Still an apprentice, Arlen is riding as sidekick to a licensed Messenger, but when an unexpected bandit attack leaves him alone on the road, stubborn Arlen decides to press on, despite the fact that the indestructible and vengeance-driven rock demon One Arm continues to hunt him. At about 19,000 words, it is around 20% longer than the Great Bazaar novelette.

For my German fans, even better news! Both The Great Bazaar and Other Stories and Brayan’s Gold, in addition to some additional new maps and supplementary materials, will be combined in a German language edition by my fantastic German publisher Heyne. Not sure how they will translate the title yet, but it is tentatively scheduled for release next summer, a few months after Das Flustern der Nacht (The Desert Spear) comes out, as a treat for readers hungry for more and to help tide them over until I finish The Daylight War.

The Painted Man has also recently sold to publisher Varrack in Estonia who will translate it into Estonian. Another addition to the list of countries I need to color as “conquered” on the RISK map

Also, great progress on the Hobbit-hole. I can see the floor now after alphabetizing and organizing all my books. Pretty soon my as-yet unnamed writer’s studio will be ready for me to actually WRITE in.

The latest update:

Posted on October 16, 2009 at 11:47 pm by PeatB
Filed under Brayan's Gold, Fan Art, Fans, Germany, Great Bazaar, Hobbit-hole, Interviews, Life, Reviews, Sales, World Traveler, Writing

11 responses to “I Can See the Floor”

  1. Looks awesome. So much progress since we hit the comics portion of your book collection. I’m also available for action figure layout although you do quite a good job as is.

    Posted by Jayf, on October 17th, 2009 at 12:04 am
  2. I like these progress videos a lot and can’t wait to see the final layout of your den/hermitage/atelier.

    Posted by Kevin, on October 17th, 2009 at 12:49 am
  3. A big “Yay!” for the news for Germany 🙂 I know that I’ll read The Desert Spear in a few days so now I have sth to read afterwards. Looking forward to it!

    Posted by Kathrin, on October 17th, 2009 at 8:21 am
  4. When abouts will “Subterranean: Tales of Dark Fantasy 2” be out for the US/UK?

    Posted by Lo, on October 17th, 2009 at 8:42 am
  5. Lo, to be honest, I don’t know. I’ll post it when I find out.

    Posted by Peat, on October 17th, 2009 at 9:21 pm
  6. Nice to hear that the german translations will be out so soon after the english relase. Anyways, I have never been to good at waiting, so I allready orderd “The Great Bazaar” and “Desert Spear” in english. 🙂

    Posted by Oli, on October 18th, 2009 at 5:35 am
  7. It’s going to look like somebody set off an action figure bomb in there.

    Posted by Myke, on October 18th, 2009 at 8:42 pm
  8. Your “To Read” shelf looks good. I highly recommend Brandon Sanderson’s work especially Mistborn. Having read your book, I think you will like it.

    Posted by Justin, on October 19th, 2009 at 8:43 am
  9. Looks great, I particularly like the Cap’n Morgan stool. Wow, that sounds wrong when you say it out loud. Good luck with the naming of the office/lair/sanctum.

    Posted by Gregory Falkner, on October 20th, 2009 at 12:35 am
  10. Yeah! Its cool that Heyne will put your works together in one anthology. I am very excited 🙂

    Greetings from the north of Germany

    Posted by Feenfeuer (Fairy fire), on October 21st, 2009 at 12:32 pm
  11. You could call it Anoch Sun…. since this is where you’ll be “finding” all these powerful stories for us, your faithful readers…. *wink wink*

    Posted by Joie, on October 21st, 2009 at 10:46 pm