Thursday, February 2, 2012
The Night of the Swarm: New Publication Date (no, not earlier...)
I'm told this had nothing to do with the state of the manuscript. It was an internal decision by my publisher, Gollancz, part of some kind of house-wide reorganization. I don't know anything more than that, I'm afraid. But I'm do get the feeling that my editor and the whole fantastic team there regret it.
Let me just say that I, too, regret this delay very much. I am moved and humbled and grateful and thrilled to have such enthusiastic readers, and if I could, I'd put the book in your hands tomorrow. But I can promise you this: I've done everything in my power to make Swarm a thoroughly satisfying conclusion to The Chathrand Voyage Quartet. After giving a meaningful piece of my life to the series, I couldn't have dreamed of doing less.
I'll have some lengthy excerpts available soon, so watch this space. Thank you, readers, for your intelligence, your praise and criticism, your understanding.