A brief but happy post to announce that Shadows of the Apt, like a good missile, has now gone intercontinental. In early 2010 expect to see the first three books turn up on US shelves at intervals of around a month, bringing America up to date swiftly. Credit for this goes to Lou Anders and Pyr, the SF imprint of Prometheus. As one of the questions I've been routinely asked before now is "is it being released in the US?", it's good to be able to answer in the positive from this point onwards.