Thursday, April 21, 2005

"Scion of the Serpent" cover art detail

Detail, "Scion of the Serpent" cover art by Justin Sweet.

reproduced with permission of Conan Properties International

"Scion of the Serpent" full cover art.

"Scion of the Serpent" full cover art by Justin Sweet.

reproduced with permission of Conan Properties International.

I've been sitting on this for a while now, but just got permission to release it. Cool, huh?

(Note added much after the fact: I was showing to someone at the local bookstore a couple days ago, and they pointed out something that I, and everyone else I've shown it to, missed in this painting. Look carefully at the background, and remember that this is about the evil snake-cult of Set. See anything?)

Wednesday, April 20, 2005

Age of Conan web-site

The web site for the Age of Conan, Hyborian Adventures MMORPG (to which my upcoming Stygian novel trilogy is a tie-in) has just gone live.

Lots of pretty pictures, web forums, press-material, and other goodies. Check it out.

Saturday, April 16, 2005

Fortress of Lies German edition coming

The cover for the German edition of MechWarrior: Fortress of Lies, which will be out this fall.

Thursday, April 07, 2005

New MechWarrior coming

Oh, one other development to report:

While I haven't gotten the contracts yet, I think this is official enough to report. I'm taking a two-book contract to produce two new novels in the new MechWarrior series. While I'd love to be doing a follow-up to my first MechWarrior book Fortress of Lies, the next book will pick up with a totally different group of characters. I'm supposed to turn the book in mid-summer, and I believe it will be out early next year. The second book on the contract won't appear until 2007, and I don't have a clue what I'll be doing yet.

But I have a lot of fun with the first book, and it's good to be returning to this universe.

Checking in from the mines

Book two of my "Hyborian Age" world-of-Conan trilogy, "Heritic of Set" has been turned in, pounded on (in a good way) by my editor, rewritten (mostly expanded actually, I added another 10K words), and turned in again.

I'm plugging along on the final book, Venom of Luxor. A life-threatening illness with Banzai, one of our two cats, has put me behind schedule. Fortunately, Banzai has taken a dramatic turn back from the brink, and is doing well this week. So is the book.

Back to work.