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  1. Jussi

    Upcoming Cover Art VII

    Ballistic Kiss by Richard Kadrey. Ballistic by Marko Kloos. Lord of the Dark Millennium by Dan Abnett. The Court of Miracles by Kester Grant. The Glamourist by Luanne G. Smith. Red Noise by John P. Murphy. A Blight of Blackwings by Kevin Hearne (UK cover art). The Rearranged Life of Oona Lockhart by Margarita Montimore (UK cover art). The Mother Code by Carole Stivers: US cover art UK cover art Tor Essentials: The Wizard Knight by Gene Wolfe. A Fire Upon the Deep by Vernor Vinge. Mythago Wood by Robert Holdstock.
  2. 2021 calendar will be illustrated by Sam Hogg: https://www.penguinrandomhouse.com/books/609078/a-song-of-ice-and-fire-2021-calendar-by-george-r-r-martin/ It will be nice to have images from Fire & Blood. I wonder what are "a few all-new faces and settings" from ASoIaF. People and places we haven't seen in the previous calendars?
  3. Jussi

    Upcoming Cover Art VII

    Lord Foul's Bane by Stephen R. Donaldson (limited edition from Grim Oak Press). The Last Druid by Terry Brooks. A Burning Sea by Theodore Brun. Camelot by Giles Kristian. Sun and Serpent by Jon Sprunk. Spy, Spy Again by Mercedes Lackey. Kill Orbit by Joel Dane. Driftwood by Marie Brennan. Sea Change by Nancy Kress. A Bond Undone by Jin Yong (US cover art). The Buried World by Jeff Wheeler. Firewalkers by Adrian Tchaikovsky. The Chimera Code by Wayne Santos. Corporate Gunslinger by Doug Engstrom. The Ballad of Songbirds and Snakes by Suzanne Collins. Empress of Flames by Mimi Yu. Reign by Cora Carmack. The Unwilling by Kelly Braffet. The Human by Neal Asher: US cover art UK cover art If It Bleeds by Stephen King: US cover art UK cover art From Tor Books: Unconquerable Sun by Kate Elliott. The Last Uncharted Sky by Curtis Craddock. Quantum Shadows by L.E. Modesitt, Jr. Harrow the Ninth by Tamsyn Muir. The Unconquered City by K.A. Doore. Architects of Memory by Karen Osborne. The House in the Cerulean Sea by TJ Klune. From Baen: Penric's Travels by Lois McMaster Bujold. The Eleventh Gate by Nancy Kress. The Vanished Seas by Catherine Asaro. Mamelukes by Jerry Pournelle. Days of Burning, Days of Wrath by Tom Kratman. The Shaman of Karres by Eric Flint & Dave Freer. Give Me LibertyCon, edited by Christopher Woods & T.K.F. Weisskopf. From Orbit: Rule by Rowenna Miller. A Declaration of the Rights of Magicians by H.G. Parry, The Rampart Trilogy by M.R. Carey.
  4. Jussi

    Tolkien 3.0

    Here in Finland, we were allied with the Nazis against the Soviets after the Winter War in 1941-44. Because of our geographical position, the Soviet Union was much greater threat to Finland's independence (or remaining as a nation) than Nazi Germany. I'm sure that most Finns today would back the Nazis against the Soviets. Here Stalin is considered to be "a greater evil". Not a single Finn was killed in the Holocaust, but tens of thousands Finns died in the Soviet camps. During the Winter War (1939-40), the Nazis and the Soviets were allied. Hitler and Stalin agreed that Finland will be a part of the Soviet Union, just like the three Baltic countries. After Finland's peace treaty with the Soviet Union, there was Lapland War between Finland and Germany in 1944-45.
  5. I believe "4 million copies sold" means global sales. Here are numbers from The Bookseller article: https://www.thebookseller.com/news/susanna-clarkes-perfectly-constructed-next-novel-goes-bloomsbury-15-years-after-jonathan Jonathan Strange & Mr Norrell was a failure in Finland in 2005. The Finnish translation of the novel (which was ecxellent) sold poorly in hardcover, and there never was a paperback edition. I hoped that the BBC series in 2015 would inspire the Finnish publisher to print a new edition of the novel, but that didn't happen.
  6. Susanna Clarke update
  7. Jussi

    Upcoming Cover Art VII

    Age of Death by Michael J. Sullivan. The Immortal Conquistador by Carrie Vaughn. Fire Sail by Piers Anthony. The Last Road by K.V. Johansen. Bone Silence by Alastair Reynolds. War of the Maps by Paul McAuley. By Force Alone by Lavie Tidhar. Of Ants & Dinosaurs by Cixin Liu. The Vine Witch by Luanne G. Smith. Archangel Rising by Evan Currie. Deathless Divide by Justina Ireland. Cast in Wisdom by Michelle Sagara. UK cover art for Shorefall by Robert Jackson Bennett. From HarperVoyager: Daughter from the Dark by Marina & Sergey Dyachenko (UK cover art). Dark Star Rising by Bennett R. Coles. Alien Secrets by Ian Douglas. From Orbit: The City We Became by N.K. Jemisin. The Last Wish by Andrzej Sapkowski (new US hardcover edition). Random Sh*t Flying Through the Air by Jackson Ford. From DAW Books: Stealing Thunder by Alina Boyden. The New Improved Sorceress by Sara Hanover. Unreconciled by W. Michael Gear. Cries from the Lost Island by Kathleen O'Neal Gear. Driving the Deep by Suzanne Palmer. Ghost Money by Stephen Blackmoore. From Tor Books: The Poet King by Ilana C. Myer. Network Effect by Martha Wells. The Tyrant Baru Cormorant by Seth Dickinson. The Order of the Pure Moon Reflected in Water by Zen Cho. Flyaway by Kathleen Jennings. The Albion Initiative by George Mann. Uranus by Ben Bova. Glorious by Gregory Benford & Larry Niven. Otaku by Chris Kluwe. You Let Me In by Camilla Bruce. From Titan Books: Eden by Tim Lebbon. Dracula's Child by J.S. Barnes. Night Train by David Quantick. Re-Coil by J.T. Nicholas.
  8. Jussi

    Kate Elliott's Black Wolves series cancelled by publisher.

    True. From Edelweiss catalog: https://www.edelweiss.plus/#sku=0316368695 Kate Elliott is one of epic fantasy's leading female writers. Well-known for her intricate world-building and deadly politics, this series will bring Elliott to a whole new readership. Kate Elliott's previous novels King's Dragon and The Golden Key were finalists for the Nebula Award and the World Fantasy Award, respectively. This fresh new series will be published internationally with coordinated schedules and marketing activity to relaunch Kate Elliott to a much broader epic fantasy readership. PUBLICATION SCHEDULE: #1. THE BLACK WOLVES (TP: 10/15) #2. The Dead Empire (TP: 10/16) #3. The Killing Fire (TP: 10/17)
  9. Jussi

    LOTR prequel TV series 2.0

    New Zealand is official: https://deadline.com/2019/09/amazon-film-the-lord-of-the-rings-tv-series-new-zealand-1202737536/ Amazon Studios revealed today it will shoot The Lord of the Rings TV series, based on J.R.R. Tolkien’s iconic fantasy novels, in New Zealand. Pre-production has started, and production on the series will begin in Auckland in the coming months. “As we searched for the location in which we could bring to life the primordial beauty of the Second Age of Middle-earth, we knew we needed to find somewhere majestic, with pristine coasts, forests, and mountains, that also is a home to world-class sets, studios, and highly skilled and experienced craftspeople and other staff. And we’re happy that we are now able to officially confirm New Zealand as our home for our series based on stories from J.R.R. Tolkien’s The Lord of the Rings,” said showrunners and executive producers J.D. Payne and Patrick McKay. Also:
  10. Robin Hobb's new US numbers (from Edelweiss catalog): MORE THAN 3 MILLION COPIES of Robin Hobb’s books sold, including over 500,000 COPIES OF ASSASSIN’S APPRENTICE. Finnish edition of The Last Wish from 2010 claims that the Witcher books have "more than 20 million readers". I don't know how they got that number.
  11. Orbit publishes Sapkowski only in the United States and Canada. Gollancz has the other English speaking countries. I believe 2 million copies means North America alone.
  12. Here is the full quote: https://www.edelweiss.plus/#sku=0316497541
  13. Andrzej Sapkowski's new US numbers (from Edelweiss catalog):
  14. Jussi

    Upcoming Cover Art VII

    Prosper's Demon by K.J. Parker. New US cover art for The Rithmatist by Brandon Sanderson. False Value by Ben Aaronovitch. A Blight of Blackwings by Kevin Hearne. A Longer Fall by Charlaine Harris. Dead Astronauts by Jeff VanderMeer. Devolution by Max Brooks. The Hidden Girl and Other Stories by Ken Liu. Gravity of a Distant Sun by R.E. Stearns. Daughter from the Dark by Marina & Sergey Dyachenko. A Pale Light in the Black by K.B. Wagers. Jade Legacy by Fonda Lee. The Age of Witches by Louisa Morgan. The Obsidian Tower by Melissa Caruso. Titan's Day by Dan Stout. The Last Human by Zack Jordan. The Companions by Katie M. Flynn. The Only Good Indians by Stephen Graham Jones. Vagabonds by Hao Jingfang. Finnish cover art for The Birthday of the World and Other Stories by Ursula K. Le Guin. From Baen Books: Penric's Progress by Lois McMaster Bujold. Forced Perspectives by Tim Powers. The Initiate by James L. Cambias. Castaway Resolution by Eric Flint & Ryk E. Spoor. Ship of Destiny by Frank Chadwick.