Five Questions: Peter V. Brett

painted-man-pb-thumbThat indispensable and very excellent genre site Suvudu has put Five Questions to Peter V. Brett, author of The Painted Man, published here in the UK by Voyager and soon to be released in the US by Del Rey under the title The Warded Man. This superb fantasy has now sold into ten territories and negotiations are afoot for further sales.  Book two in the series, The Desert Spear is due out later this year.

An absolute masterpiece… for me, the novel was literally “unputdownable,” and certainly deserves to be the next Big Thing in dark fantasy.’ — Horrorscope (Australia) on The Painted Man.

Michael Cobley’s 08 Review/09 Preview

Michael Cobley, whose forthcoming novel Seeds of Earth will be a highlight of Orbit‘s schedule for the first quarter of the coming year, has written a piece for the Fantasy Book Critic web site detailing his pick of this year and his tips for the next. And on the horizon for Mike…

Seeds Of Earth, the first part of my Humanity’s Fire space opera trilogy, steps fully-fledged onto the world stage in early March. I hope to be doing a reading or two in Glasgow and Edinburgh, and there will also be the odd competition for goodies and so forth. Eastercon, the UK national SF convention, takes place in Bradford from April 10th to the 13th, and I shall be there, saying hello, signing anything that’ll stay put long enough, and going in search of The Perfect Curry! Also in March, I’ll be submitting volume 2, The Orphaned Worlds, before diving headlong into the final part, The Ascendant Stars.

Sarah Ash Interviewed

A brand new interview with fantasy author Sarah Ash is now available on French web site ActuSF (don’t worry, any Francophiles out there, the interview is in English!), in which she discusses her influences and her future plans.