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Grim indeed, yet eloquent and utterly compelling."
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Once again, I've failed to keep this blog updated in a timely fashion. I've been working like mad on Milkweed #2, The Coldest War, and of course my day job. And, more significantly, I bought my first house just 2 weeks ago. (Closed on the day before Thanksgiving, as a matter of fact.) So now, on top of everything else, I'm in the middle of moving/buying furniture/hauling dead refrigerators away.
Speaking of which, a tip of the hat to Melinda Snodgrass, whose interstitial chapters have been singled out as the highlight of the novel in just about every single review. And rightly so. I had the privilege of reading Melinda's sections via our monthly critique group meetings, and it was clear from the very start that she was doing something fantastic. Read the book and you'll agree. (In fact, all you need to do is read a brief excerpt from the novel, and you'll see what I mean.)
Busted Flush also contains "Political Science 101/201/301/401", a four-part story that I co-wrote with Walton "Bud" Simons. Bud and I wrote two separate characters whose personal storylines are so closely intertwined that it made the most sense for us to work together and submit the final product to GRRM and Melinda as a single story. This marked the first time I participated in a co-writing endeavor. It was challenging, because the evolving plot of Busted Flush kept us on our toes throughout, but in the end I think Bud and I managed to put together a nice piece of storytelling. If I do say so myself.
I received my authors' copies of Busted Flush this past weekend. (Oooh... shiny.) The cover image on this site's Words page doesn't do justice to the physical product. Once again, Michael Komarck has knocked it out of the park. Just as he did for Inside Straight. I've seen the concept art he devised for the Suicide Kings cover, too-- WOW. I can't say anything specific about it yet, since the finale of the Committee Triad won't be out until December, 2009, but I will say that what Mr. Komarck considers a "rough sketch" is sickeningly good.
Thanks to our flagging economy, news out of the publishing world has been a little grim lately. So, what better way to prop up the economy and the publishing industry (and the livelihoods of your favorite authors!) than by purchasing a few books for the holidays?
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Hey Ian, I'm glad i stumbled upon your site! I definitely look forward to reading your books. looks like some amazing things coming from your end... I'm impressed and happy to see you having fun out there.
These books are pretty good, I guess, but what's with that metal guy? Why does he talk that way? Is he retarded?
Wow, I was just thinking about you recently. How nice to hear from you. Thanks for stopping by my website! I hope things are going swell for you. Happy Holidays.
Are you referring to Dr. Rustbelt, world-renowned brain surgeon,
rock musician, male model, and expert Grand Prix driver?
He's just a regular guy.
Blush. Thank you. It was interesting writing in first person and discovering I'm actually good at it. One of the best writers I've ever read -- Roger Zelazny was a master at first person so I never had the guts to try until George pushed me to it.
I'm glad people are enjoying it, and it was really fun having our characters link up. :)
And your house is wonderful. I'm looking forward to the house warming party.
Unwalkers interview [English | French ]
Interview with Speculate! Podcast Interview with Adventures in SciFi Publishing
Ian Tregillis on the Sword and Laser Podcast
Ian Tregillis on John Scalzi's The Big Idea
Interview with Pat's Fantasy Hotlist
Interview with SFRevu
Interview with Mad Hatter Book Review
Interview with Apex Books
Interview at Literary Musings Interview with Pat's Fantasy Hotlist
An interview with the authors of Busted Flush at Pat's Fantasy Hotlist
Interview with Travis Heermann at The Write Line
9-way interview with the contributors to the Wild Cards novel Inside Straight at Pat's Fantasy Hotlist
Interview in the February, 2008 newsletter of the Online Writing Workshop for Science Fiction, Fantasy, and Horror
An extended interview with Ian Tregillis by Ty Franck, on www.wildcardsbooks.com.