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Two more great reviews for Paths to the Stars

Paths to the Stars, my collection of short stories, continues to get good reviews! Writing at The Future Fire, Lisa Timpf says: "Willett’s short story collection has much to offer. Between the pages of Paths to the Stars, readers will find both inner and outer journeys. Some of the characters find what they are hoping for, and are pleased by it. Others get what they thought they were looking for, but realize it’s not at all what they expected. We get to experience alien cultures and strange worlds, and witness strange happenings in our own world. For a speculative fiction collection, that hits ...

Posted by Edward Willett at 7:55, September 22nd, 2018 under Blog, Books, Shadowpaw Press, Writing and Editing | Comment now »

Cave Beneath the Sea audiobook released

Cave Beneath the Sea, Book 4 in my Shards of Excalibur young-adult fantasy series, published in print by Coteau Books, is now available in audiobook format through Audible. Elizabeth Klett once again narrates, as she has for the previous three books in the series, and once again does a fabulous job. About the book: The fourth shard of Excalibur might come with a price Ariane doesn’t want to pay: her mother.   Seeking to recover the shards of King Arthur’s sword Excalibur before Rex Major (the ancient sorcerer Merlin in a modern-day guise), ...

Posted by Edward Willett at 6:53, September 22nd, 2018 under Audiobooks, Blog, Books | Comment now »

Five-star review for Paths to the Stars

Paths to the Stars, Published by Shadowpaw PressBuy an autographed copy directly from me!Shadowpaw Press | Amazon.comAmazon.ca | Chapters/Indigo | Barnes & Noble Just came across a great five-star review on Goodreads of Paths of the Stars, penned (pixelled?) by Toby Welch. Some excerpts: "In the interest of full disclosure, I’ve read Willett’s work before. I’ve enjoyed every novel of his that I’ve consumed and hoped that his latest work would reach the same high bar. It didn’t - it hurdled right over that bar and left it hanging..." "It’s a requirement of mine for science fiction works to push the boundaries ...

Posted by Edward Willett at 0:01, September 19th, 2018 under Blog, Books, Writing and Editing | Comment now »

Worldshaper now available!

It's September 18, release day for my latest novel from DAW Books, Worldshaper. You can buy it any number of ways: Amazon U.S. | Amazon Canada | Indigo | Barnes & Noble | Penguin Random House |Indiebound | Powell’s You can also, of course buy an autographed copy from my online bookstore. Worldshaper starts off a new series called Worldshapers. The artwork is by Juliana Kolesova, who happens to also be from Canada--she works out of Toronto. Good reviews so far: "This rollicking secondary-world contemporary fantasy opens with a bang...(the characters) grapple with the ethics of changing ...

Posted by Edward Willett at 9:53, September 18th, 2018 under Blog | Comment now »

Worldshaper press release

Here's the press release I just wrote for Worldshaper, releasing September 18: What if the creators of fictional worlds could actually live in them? That, in a nutshell, is the premise of Worldshaper, the latest book by Aurora Award-winning Canadian science fiction and fantasy author Edward Willett, and the first book in his new series, Worldshapers, published by DAW Books. Publishers Weekly, in a starred review, calls Worldshaper, releasing September 18, a “rollicking secondary-world contemporary fantasy” that “sets up a fascinating, fluctuating universe with plenty of room for growth for the main characters,” and adds, “Readers will eagerly join their journey.”...

Posted by Edward Willett at 14:28, September 10th, 2018 under Blog | Comment now »

New five-star review for Lake in the Clouds audiobook

The audiobook version of Lake in the Clouds, narrated by the amazing Elizabeth Klett, has a great new review from an Audible listener: “For me, this story was a very satisfying follow-on to book 2 in the series. Wally plays a much larger part in this one, something which I very much welcomed. His internal struggles as he tries to balance his worry for Ariane against his growing suspicions about Rex Major’s real plans for her and himself really helped to flesh out this character for me. It made the race to find the next shard that much more interesting. “After the frustration ...

Posted by Edward Willett at 23:32, September 6th, 2018 under Audiobooks, Blog, Books | Comment now »

Worldshaper copies arrive!

I have actual physical copies of Worldshaper, my ninth novel from DAW Books, looking sharp in trade paperback, as you can see (it will come out in trade paperback and ebook to start with, then mass-market paperback probably just before Book 2 in the series, a year from now. Not officially on sale until September 18, but I have permission to sell it early at SaskExpo, September 15 and 16, so if you make it to that convention in Saskatoon, find my booth in Artists' Alley, and you could be one of the first in the world to own an autographed copy!

Posted by Edward Willett at 22:45, September 6th, 2018 under Blog, Books, Writing and Editing | Comment now »

My DragonCon schedule

I'm attending DragonCon in Atlanta this year for the first time ever, as an attending professional. The con runs August 30 to September 3. Here's my schedule, should you be there, too, and want to look me up (please do)! Title: YA in SPAAAAAACETime: Fri 01:00 pm Location: A707 - Marriott (Length: 1 Hour)Description: Outer space is so hot right now (yes, we know it's actually really cold). Our panelists discuss YA books about space travel, distant planets, life in space...& where they might be headed next! Title: JuveniliaTime: Sat 08:30 pm Location: A707 - Marriott (Length: 1 Hour)Description: Everyone ...

Posted by Edward Willett at 22:28, August 23rd, 2018 under Blog, Writing and Editing | Comment now »

Twist of the Blade audiobook called “fast-paced, entertaining”

Cathi Shaw, who previously listened to and enjoyed the Song of the Swordaudiobook, has posted her review the audiobook version of Twist of the Blade, narrated, like Song of the Sword, by Elizabeth Klett: "I’ve said before that the second book in a YA series is often the make or break book. Following up a strong debut novel in a series is difficult and many authors struggle with it. But Edward Willett comes through with Twist of the Blade. This was a fast paced, entertaining second book in this series, which also incorporated character development and a depth to the story that was ...

Posted by Edward Willett at 13:04, August 20th, 2018 under Audiobooks, Blog, Books, Writing and Editing | Comment now »

Publishers Weekly calls Worldshaper a “rollicking” contemporary fantasy in STARRED review

Worldshaper, my ninth novel for DAW Books. Publishers Weekly, the bible of the publishing industry, has given my upcoming novel Worldshaper, Book 1 in my new Worldshapers series for DAW Books, its highest accolade, a STARRED review. Highlights: "This rollicking secondary-world contemporary fantasy opens with a bang...(the characters) grapple with the ethics of changing the world, the question of what makes people 'real' when the worldshapers can change everything about them with nothing more than a thought, and the need to save the universe. Willett...meticulously includes small details that make the constantly changing scenery feel solid and real...This novel sets up a ...

Posted by Edward Willett at 10:16, August 19th, 2018 under Blog, Books, Writing and Editing | Comment now »