News and new covers.

It’s that time of year, or one of those times of year, when there’s basically too much to blog about (1) First of all, Signings and Events for the near and moderate future now include: This weekend (30th September-1st October) Fantasycon, Royal Albion Hotel, Brighton. Complete programme here and rather like Alt Fiction earlier on, […]

Terrible Lizards

Last week, the BBC debuted a somewhat delayed sequel to Walking With Dinosaurs, Planet Dinosaur (1), and lo! Thumbs up! (3). Dinosaurs were always a big thing for me – starting at the age that kids normally start liking dinosaurs and never really going away. There was probably a crisis point somewhere along the way […]

The World of the Insect Kinden

Herewith the lands of the Insect-kinden, as so far revealed. Click on each map to view in full detail. All maps are the work of Hemesh Alles. The Lowlands, showing the Three City Alliance The East-Empire and the Exalsee The South and West-Empire and the Dominion of Khanaphes The Spiderlands And last, for now, the […]

Carta Mundi, and a little extra news

Firstly, I am very happy to present a complete (to date) set of maps for the world of the Insect-kinden here – and when I say complete, I include a map of the Commonweal, as a sneak preview from Heirs of the Blade. For the news, very briefly: Rebis, one of my all-time favourite publishers, […]

And some late news: Barnes & Noble pick of the month

Yes, yes, own trumpet, but even so this is rather nice. Barnes and Noble have set out their picks for September, each of which will get a going over on their site over the next few days. 9th September is Empire in Black and Gold. Some impressive company I’m keeping, too: Martin, Erikson, Sanderson, Abercrombie, […]

News roundup: Fantasycon, New cover art and cheap kindling.

Latest news from the world of the insect-kinden: Firstly, I will be at Fantasycon 2011 this year (1) and I’ve been asked to sit on a panel on Trends in Fantasy Fiction, 10am Saturday. I will hopefully be essaying a reading too, as the five people who came to the last one at Alt Fiction […]