That gorgeous cover, by Paul Young
, will grace my next book from DAW
, Masks, written under the pseudonym E.C. Blake. I just got it this week, and now I'm doubly excited about the book coming out.
Here's what DAW has come up with for the book jacket flaps (Masks is coming out in hardcover, my first hardcover novel, so it actually has flaps). Now all I have to do is live up to it!
Masks, the first novel in a mesmerizing new fantasy series, draws readers into a world in which cataclysmic events have left the Autarchy of Aygrima—the one land blessed with magical resources—cut off from its former trading partners ...
I was in San Diego last week for the World Fantasy Convention, and had a great chat with my editor at DAW, Sheila Gilbert, during which she revealed the cover art for The Helix War, the omnibus of Marseguro and Terra Insegura coming out April 3. And now I share it with you!
The art work is a detail of the Terra Insegura cover by Hugo Award-winning artist Stephan Martiniere.
The back cover reads:
WORLDS AT WAR—
Marseguro, a water world far distant from Earth, is home to a small colony of both unmodifi ed humans and the Selkies, a water-dwelling race created by geneticist Victor Hansen from modifi ed ...
Just got the cover art for Twist of the Blade, Book 2 of my Shards of Excalibur YA series from Lobster Press. The artist is Paul Davey. That's a different artist from last time, and so Ariane looks a little different (she seems to have lost weight). And that's not quite the way I picture Wally. Bu it's eye-catching!
By way of reminder, here's the synopsis of this upcoming (though probably not until next spring, I'm told now) sequel:
In France, archaeologists have begun to investigate newly discovered cave paintings…but deeper inside the cave, resting below a pool of icy black water, lies a different ...
Just got this today: the cover art for Magebane, the first fantasy novel by my alter ego Lee Arthur Chane. It's by Paul Young (and you can see more of his artwork here
). The cover blurb will change slightly, because in the course of revisions that reference to "four centuries" became "eight centuries," but otherwise, this is what you'll see on the shelves come October 4.
Do I like it? Well, yeah! The airship isn't a perfect rendition of the airship in my head, but that's hardly surprising. It's got the right feel. And it's definitely eye-catching!
I'm already discussing ideas for the second Lee ...
What? You thought since I was already editing Fine Lifestyles Regina and Fine Lifestyles Saskatoon and Fine Weddings Regina, I was done? Ha! The Fine Lifestyles empire
continues to grow. Here's the cover for the latest in its stable of magazines that I'm editing: Fine Homes Regina.
Fortunately for my sanity, Fine Homes and Fine Weddings only come out twice a year...
I'm pleased to finally be able to show off the cover art for my upcoming YA fantasy, Song of the Sword, Book 1 of five-book series The Shards of Excalibur, coming out in mid-October from Lobster Press
The art work is by Allen Douglas
, and I like it a lot.
Here's the blurb from the Amazon.ca
page (where you can already pre-order the book...and where, obviously, some people have, because it has a remarkably high rating for not actually being in print yet):
Before the Lady called her, Ariane's life was a mess. Two years ago, her mother disappeared. She bounced around different ...
Blogger Shaun M. Duke, who really liked Terra Insegura, has chosen its cover, by Stephan Martiniere
, as the winner of his award for best cover of 2009
I agree with him, of course. It really is a terrific cover. Shaun writes:
The artwork for Terra Insegura is stunning, as are all of Martiniere's paintings. A big plus is the cover actually matches what is in the book. What more can I say? Just look at it!
However, I must take issue with some of Shaun's other comments in his list of awards for 2009, particularly the notion that you should refuse to buy books from someone whose opinions you ...
In his New Works gallery
on his website, Hugo Award-winning artist Stephan Martiniere has included the cover of my DAW SF novel Terra Insegura, minus the text (title, my name, DAW logo) that clutters up the actual book. It's a stunner! And I literally got a chill looking at it when I realized for the very first time that, down at the very bottom, there are human skulls littering the spaceport pavement...
You may have noticed that blogging pretty much dried up after WorldCon. Heavy-duty vacationing will do that to you. And now that I'm back home I'm so completely snowed under by things that need doing that blogging generally falls pretty far down the list. Heck, I'm barely managing a Tweet now and then.
Still, I've grabbed a few minute this evening to post a few things.
First, here's some video of me winning the Aurora Award for Marseguro, courtesy of of Neo-Opsis Science Fiction editor Karl Johanson (who won one himself that evening):
A couple of additional stories on the win ...
I knew it was coming, but I didn't expect it to arrive so hard on the heels of Disease-Hunting Detective: my latest children's non-fiction book, The Bounty Mutiny: from the Court Case to the Movie
, showed up Monday from Enslow Publishers
Here’s the description from the back of the book:
“The Bounty was a British ship visiting Tahiti in 1789 when some of the crew overthrew the captain, William Bligh, and set him adrift in a tiny boat with sailors loyal to him. The mutiny resulted in a number of trials—both of the men who mutinied and of Bligh ...